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Fresh VS Frozen Embryo Transfers: An Explanation through Comparisons

Fresh VS Frozen Embryo Transfers: An Explanation through Comparisons

Fresh embryo transfers were the only option when In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) was initially introduced due to the limited progress in cryopreservation techniques.

However, over the past years, significant advancements in:

Nowadays Generally FET’s are preferred depending upon various factors: -

  • Age of couple
  • No of oocytes received
  • Quality of embryos
  • Hormonal parameters
  • Adequacy of endometrial lining

Fresh & Frozen Embryo Transfers

Understanding the Differences

Fresh Embryo Transfer

Frozen Embryo Transfer

The Benefits & Drawbacks of Fresh & Frozen Embryo Transfer

Advantages of Fresh Embryo Transfer:

  • The waiting time for fresh embryo transfer is shorter as embryos are transferred soon after fertilization.
  • The embryos are not subjected to the stress of freezing & thawing.
  • Fresh cycle involves the process of ovarian stimulation, which can result in a receptive endometrial lining, if the women is not hyper – responded.

Disadvantages of Fresh Embryo Transfer

  • Ovarian stimulation during fresh cycles may result in OHSS (ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome), a potentially serious condition marked by enlarged & painful ovaries.
  • Fresh transfer is time critical & need to be synchronized with the natural menstrual cycle, providing limited flexibility in terms of timing.

Advantages of Frozen embryo Transfer

  • FET provides a couple who have encountered challenging situations like cancer treatments with the opportunity to have children once their treatments are successfully completed.
  • Reduced risk of ovarian hyperstimulation.

Disadvantages of frozen embryo transfer

  • Not every embryo can withstand the freezing & thawing process, which could lead to a reduced no. of embryos available for transfer.
  • Going through frozen embryo transfer can be quite time consuming.

Factors to consider when deciding between fresh or frozen embryo transfer

  • Personal health
  • Timing flexibility
  • Success rate

NOTE: REVIVA IVF & Fertility Clinic in Chandigarh provides advanced fertility preservation methods. Our dedicated healthcare team serves exceptional care with precision & expertise in reproductive healthcare. For specialized assistance with embryo transfer, reach out REVIVA IVF & fertility Clinic

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