A Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) is a cycle in which the frozen embryos from a previous fresh IVF or donor egg cycle are thawed and then transferred back into the woman’s uterus. Not only have FET’s shown to increase implantation rates but support improved obstetrical outcomes. FET transfers have also been known for being the “healthier” implantation process in FET cycles allowing for a better connection between the placenta and mother.
Frozen Embryo Transfer
Based on published data and large trials from our sister practice, RMA of Philadelphia and other fertility programs around the world, we have now made Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) as our standard of care for all patients undergoing IVF (in vitro fertilization).
Fresh VS Frozen
Not only have Frozen Embryo Transfers shown to increase implantation rates but support improved obstetrical outcomes including higher birth weight deliveries and lower risk of prematurity vs fresh transfer cycles.
Timing Is Everything
FET’s allow a more natural transfer experience by safely cryopreserving of “freezing” the embryo and waiting until the patients hormone levels return to a more natural state and ready to receive the embryo, usually on their next cycle.
FET’s have been our recommended method of embryo transfer and part of our overall treatment model.