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UNDERSTANDING FERTILITY & TREATMENT

Frozen Embyro Transfer (FET)

Statistics showed that about 25 percent of all babies born from IVF techniques come from frozen embryos. The ability to postpone parenthood through embryo freezing was made possible by the discovery that we can freeze embryo for many years and still get a baby after thawing the embryo.

The extra embryos from In vitro fertilization (IVF) or Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) which are not being transferred into the uterine cavity will be stored at an extremely low temperature ( -196°C ) in liquid nitrogen. The thawed embryos will be transferred into the uterine cavity of patients with a soft catheter, the steps are the same as the embryo transferred for IVF and ICSI.

At IVF Bridge Fertility Centre, unlike the traditional slow freezing method, the Vitrification Technique for the freezing of embryos has been used for embryos freezing and thawing . By using this technique, the survival rate of good quality embryos is higher as it increases in thawing rate. Embryo thawing or warming will only be performed once the patient is ready for the Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) procedure.