Understanding the Procedure
The Types of Frozen Embryo Transfers We Offer
For a successful frozen embryo transfer, the woman’s uterine lining must be carefully prepared and ready to host the embryos. This is done naturally or with medication. Our treatment facility provides three different options in FET for our patients.
Natural Transfer: If you have a consistent monthly ovulation and menstrual cycle with healthy hormone levels, a natural FET may be a great option for you. When your menstrual cycle is predictable, the doctor can easily determine the precise timing of ovulation. Once the ovulation date is set, in most cases, the uterine lining will be ready for the embryo transfer five days later. Natural FET is simple, cost-effective, and minimally invasive.
Medicated Transfer: For a medicated FET, hormone stimulating medications and injections, such as estrogen, progesterone, and leuprolide are used to prepare the lining of your uterus for embryo transfer. Having the right balance of hormones is key in achieving a successful embryo transfer. The ability to schedule your procedure in advance is one of the primary benefits of a medicated FET over a natural FET.
Partial Medicated Transfer: With a partial FET, ovulation is induced with the administration of a human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) injection. Ovulation will trigger your body to prepare your uterus to host an embryo. Depending on your individual needs, the doctor may also prescribe estrogen or progesterone to develop the uterine lining.