IVF Procedure - The Transfer and Frozen Embryo Transfer

Published: 08th December 2011
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When you are going through the IVF procedure, there are several steps that are required before you get to take the pregnancy test. The most important aspects are the embryo transfer, or for those that have frozen embryos, the frozen embryo transfer. Depending on the maturity of the eggs, your transfer will happen of day 2 or day 5 of the initial retrieval. The number of embryos that are transferred also can vary based on how many eggs are mature and how the quality of them is.

For the most part, if an embryo can grow to day 5 before being transferred, you can have an increased rate of success at getting pregnant as opposed to ones that are transferred on the second day. The second day results in embryos not being mature enough and they may also have some errors in them. This will decrease your chances of getting pregnant. IVF is a great procedure as there is a way to tell what A eggs are to be collected, and of which B subsets are going to be mature, and then of which C sub-subset ones are going to fertilize of D sub-sub-subset ones are going to develop and further on. The stimulation phase is primarily going to help generate enough eggs to be transferred while still having some left to freeze and save for later.

After eggs are retrieved, a woman may be prescribed progesterone by either an injection or in the vagina as a pessary. This is going to help prepare the lining of the uterus to help the embryos stick better. It can be hard to decide on how many embryos to transfer and this is up to the couple solely. The more embryos that are transferred, the better the chances of are getting pregnant however this could also result in multiple pregnancies. Multiple pregnancies, however, does have a risk of premature babies and can result in complications for the mother as well.

There are some things that affect the amount of embryos transferred and include your medical history as well as your risks of complications. The more babies a woman has the higher the risks get to have an unsuccessful cycle.

It can be draining and emotionally stressful if you have an unsuccessful cycle and it is a hard decision to decide whether or not to continue. However, if you have frozen embryos, you can still have a chance of getting pregnant and your costs the next cycle may not e as high as the first cycle. However, with frozen embryos more caution needs to be taken especially when thawing the embryos out.

There are few different ways that a frozen transfer can occur and one method is by monitoring a woman for her menstrual cycle. The other method is simply monitoring ovulation and placing the eggs inside her uterus after ovulation. This will help supplement the other part of a woman's cycle with more progesterone. This helps to create a cycle as it gives progesterone and estrogen to help suppress Lupron. It then performs what is called an artificial cycle. This is going to be a process that is not as complicated as IVF. This is because egg retrieval is eliminated as well as stimulating more eggs.

IVF is something that should be taken into consideration as it can be draining to some couples both mentally and financially.


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