Frozen embryo transfer (FET) is the process of using the ‘cryopreserved’ or frozen embryos from a previous IVF cycle for an embryo transfer. You can have an FET following a preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) cycle, a cycle in which all embryos are frozen due to concerns over endometrial receptivity or patient well being, an unsuccessful IVF attempt, or after a successful pregnancy and delivery. One benefit of a frozen embryo transfer cycle is that you can have one or more attempts at pregnancy without having to harvest new eggs in another IVF cycle.
Many reports have shown an improved rate of success using FET compared to transfer of fresh embryos following ovarian stimulation and egg retrieval. The staff at the Viera Fertility Center is happy to discuss any questions you may have on the use of frozen embryos.