In 2018, IVF is making rapid changes and improving their protocols and procedures constantly. This is great news for any intended parent hoping to have a child through modern medicine. Furthermore, you no longer have to perform fresh transfers to have successful pregnancy rates.
In fact, the ability to freeze and then thaw embryos has increased the successful nature of IVF. It is one of the greatest advancements in assisted reproductive technology (ART). There are many benefits to embryo freezing. Vitrification is making dreams come true and giving parents the ability to get pregnant on their timeline.
The success rates are rising and are better than the fresh embryo transfer cycles. Here are just a few reasons frozen embryos are the way to go:
Frozen Embryos Can Be Genetically Tested
In a process that is so involved both emotionally and financially, ensuring the best embryos are going into your surrogate or woman trying to get pregnant is important. It’s key to eliminate any embryos that are less than stellar.
Frozen embryos can now be tested with PGD (preimplantation genetic diagnosis). Once the eggs are retrieved and fertilized, an embryologist will biopsy each embryo on their final days of maturation. Then, the embryos will be frozen while the results are being determined.
Your doctor will transfer the embryos that appear to be in the very best condition. This increases your chances of getting pregnant and of having a healthy baby through a live birth.
A Tailored Timeline
Frozen embryos have made the process of IVF both convenient and safe. Now you can take your time and make sure you are ready to get pregnant with your frozen embryos being transferred.
Furthermore, if you are a woman and feel that your biological clock is ticking, then perhaps you should create and freeze embryos. This way, you can have children later in your career based off of the age the eggs were when they were first fertilized.
It’s More Affordable
Especially if your first cycle doesn’t work out, it will be a much more cost-effective venture to simply use the remainder of your frozen embryos. This will eliminate the need to go through more medications for your donor and egg retrievals for fresh transfers.
IVF can be costly. Having the ability to save money on a future cycle and increase your success rates is invaluable.
Frozen, The Ultimate Embryo
Frozen embryos can create a set up for success as you journey through the process of having a child through unconventional means. It’s an exciting process, but it also comes with its challenges. Having the ability to eliminate some of the risks and increase your chances for success will help you achieve the best outcome possible.
Using advanced procedures and vitrification is one of the many blessings of living in 2018. Pair your frozen embryos with a doctor who is on the cutting edge of the field, and you’ll be in the best hands possible.
For a consultation and start your journey, contact us today.