Frozen Embryo Transfer

Frozen Embryo Transfer

A frozen embryo transfer (FET) is a cycle where a frozen embryo from a preceding fresh IVF cycle is thawed and transferred back into a woman’s uterus. The Frozen Embryo Transfer success rates in good clinics are quite high at around 60-70%.

IVF cycle is a fertility treatment which helps a woman to have a baby by removing her egg from one of her ovaries and fertilising it with husband’s sperm outside her body, and then replacing the embryo in her womb. IVF is an abbreviation for ‘in vitro fertilization’.

Embryos may be transferred anytime between day 2 through day 6 after the recovery of the egg, based on the number and quality of embryos obtained. However, if the embryos are transferred in blastocyst stage which usually occurs around day 5 the pregnancy rates are better.

When do we freeze embryos?
What is fresh embryo transfer?
What is frozen embryo transfer?
What does the FET Procedure involve?
FET With Hormonal Support
Natural Cycle FET
What Are the Risks to FET-IVF?

Success rates - Fresh vs. Frozen Embryo Transfer

Fresh vs. Frozen Embryo Transfer

Success rates for the different procedures differs from clinic to clinic, and can be impacted by factors like the age of the patient. When the quality of thawed embryos are of good grade the success rate from frozen embryo transfer cycles are similar to or even better than a fresh cycle. However, in certain instances such as the presence of slow-growing embryos or, if there is overstimulation, the success with the frozen cycle is definitely better than with fresh cycle. At MotherToBe the chances of success are high for this procedure due to the expertise of our scientists and advanced lab technologies.

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