Frozen Embryo Transfer
Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) is a process of thawing, culturing, and transferring embryos (Blastocysts) into the recipient’s uterus in a separate cycle from the IVF cycle.
In an FET cycle, the patient will not need to undergo ovulation induction or egg retrieval processes. The uterine receptivity will be examined and controlled by careful monitoring of the Fertility specialist to ensure readiness to receive the embryo. FET cycles usually involve fewer medication and costs are significantly lower as compared to a full IVF cycle.
Frozen embryo transfers also give couples the chance to have IVF cycles that are less costly than creating embryos through fresh new IVF cycles. This is because the thawing of embryos and the transfer process is more economical than a lengthy stimulation, egg retrieval and new IVF cycles.
The success of FET is on an average as good and sometimes better than fresh embryo transfers. The quality of the embryo plays a key role in the thawing process and good quality embryos have a high success rate of implantation.