Info on Frozen Embryo Transfer from a Colorado Fertility Clinic
- Posted on: Nov 10 2015
What Is Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET)?
During Frozen Embryo Transfer process, healthy embryos from IVF cycle can be frozen and stored for future use. Once a patient is ready to have a child, the embryos are thawed and transferred directly to the uterus at the appropriate time of the menstrual cycle.
This process is known as Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET). For a patient preparing to undergo FET , it is necessary to undergo blood testing and ultrasound scans that will enable the Denver fertility doctor to identify the best point to carry out the embryo transfer. FET has excellent success rates. Patient will only have frozen embryos if they have completed and IVF cycle in which excess embryos were stored or they received donated frozen embryos from another couple.
What are the Benefits of Undergoing Frozen Embryo Transfer?
- Less complicated treatment
- Less medication
- Lower costs
- High success rates
How Long Does the FET Procedure Take?
A typical FET cycle can take 1-2 months to complete.
What Are The Fertility Tests Needed For FET?
Frozen embryo transfer requires a small amount of pre-testing before proceeding to the main procedure. Typically, infectious disease screening, saline infusion sonography/hysteroscopy and a practice Embryo Transfer (uterine measurement) will be done to evaluate the uterine walls. Most of the patients have to first undergo a month/cycle of oral contraceptives before they start the actual frozen cycle.
How many Appointments are needed to get the FET Procedure Done?
On average, a patient may get four appointments during the FET cycle. These are outlined as follows;
- The first one will be a baseline evaluation before starting the medications
- The second will be done at the mid-cycle to find out if the uterine lining has thickened
- The third for the actual frozen embryo transfer
- The last one for beta HGG pregnancy testing, done at approximately two weeks after transfer
Rocky Mountain Fertility Center offers the FET procedure to patients in need at a first rate Colorado fertility center. Dr. Deborah Smith is a Board Certified Denver fertility specialist providing comprehensive diagnostic and treatment options for those desiring to achieve their fertility goals.
Call (303) 999-3877 today!
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