When healthy embryos are created for patients who undergo IVF treatment, the extra embryos can be frozen and used for future use. This is done through a cryopreservation process and can be used if the first cycle is unsuccessful or if the patients choose to have additional children in the future through a process called Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET). Many people choose to freeze their eggs to be used in the future when they have established they are ready to have children.
Whatever the reasoning, freezing your healthy embryos is a beneficial option to explore. When a couple is ready to have children, they have the option to use fresh embryos or thawed embryos that have been previously stored for them. We will discuss the differences of frozen and fresh embryos and the benefits of both.
One thing to note is that you must undergo an egg retireval in order to create embryos that can be tranferred at a future date. If the first cycle of IVF is unsuccessful or you are choosing to grow your family even further you have the option to use fresh embryos or thawed out ones from the previous cycle.
One benefit of FET compared to a fresh cycle is the fewer amounts of medication needed. Egg stimulation medications are not needed and only medications designed to prepare the uterus for the embryo transfer. The cost of using a FET can be lower compared to using fresh embryos because stimulation and retrieval steps are not needed.
At The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, our IVF cycle pricing includes not only a fresh embryo transfer but also UNLIMITED thawed embryo transfers for up to one year of the egg retrieval using the embryos created in the treatment cycle, thereby maximizing your success in having a child.
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