Which is Better? Fresh Vs. Frozen Embryo Transfer for IVF
In Vitro Fertilization is a treatment which helps a couple with infertility problem to realize their dream of having a family. If you’re considering undergoing IVF treatment in Karaikudi, it is possible you have been hearing some rumors about using fresh or frozen embryos for the process and which one will have a higher success rate.
About In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer
IVF is an assisted reproductive technology where the eggs are taken from a woman’s body and fused with the sperm in a laboratory. Once the fertilized eggs or embryos become mature, they are transferred back into the woman’s uterus, which is called embryo transfer.
Fresh Embryo Transfer
Fresh embryo transfer in an IVF cycle takes place soon after your egg retrieval procedure. This embryo transfer will take place between 1 to 6 days of fertilization.
Pros and Cons of fresh embryo transfer
Pros: The fresh embryo transfer has a long history of high success rate in IVF treatment. Under this method, less fewer hormone injections are used thus reducing the stress of the body. Only the embryos which are considered the best are placed in the uterus.
Cons: The medications and hormones which you take in order to help the eggs mature might lead to an increase in hormone levels during ovarian stimulation. This might, in turn, make it difficult for the embryo to implant in the uterus. The increased level of estrogen might make the uterine lining less responsive to embryo implantation.
Frozen Embryo Transfer
FET is a procedure where embryos have been previously frozen and preserved until the woman is ready to get pregnant. One or more embryos will be transferred to the uterus.
Pros and Cons of frozen embryo transfer
Pros: Usually, women will have an increased risk of developing ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome (OHSS) during egg retrieval and transfer process. FET reduces or eliminates the risk of OHSS. As you have the necessary time to recover from the IVF stimulation cycle and the egg retrieval procedure, frozen embryo transfer will make the uterine lining more responsive to embryo implantation. FET gives you the required time to process the preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) or screening (PGS) tests in order to select the healthiest embryos and then transfer it to the uterus. Studies have proved that babies born by means of the FET are more likely to be healthier by birth. It has less potential side effects and reduces the emotional stress it solves the problem of usable embryos.
Cons: You need to visit your fertility centre only after 30 days of egg retrieval procedure and this can extend your waiting time to one month, which can annoy couples who have been waiting a long time for a baby. The type of freezing technique used in the fertility treatment centre determines the survival rate of the embryo.
The success rate of the both differs from clinic to clinic and can be impacted by various factors like the age of the patient and the quality of donor eggs. Latest reports show that frozen embryo transfers in an IVF cycle have a 15% higher pregnancy rate when compared to fresh embryo transfer. As well as the number of live births with a normal weight is considered to be higher when using frozen embryo transfer. This is due to advanced freezing and storage techniques used by the fertility clinics.
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