What Is Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET)?

Frozen embryo transfer (FET) is a technique typically employed during in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) routines. The procedure is designed to cryopreserve surplus embryos after transferring up to two embryos to the uterus in any given fertility cycle. Embryos can be frozen at any stage of development during the IVF process. However, studies have shown that freezing embryos on Day 5 has its advantages. Such embryos are known as blastocysts.

Why Choose Frozen Embryo Transfer?

Cryopreserving embryos for the future presents several advantages, including greater savings, access and convenience.

Is Frozen Embryo Transfer Right for Me?

As you embark on your in vitro fertilisation (IVF) journey, it's as important to be patient as it is to be positive. One of the reasons that healthy embryos fail to implant is a mismatch between their stage of growth and that of the endometrium. This could be because of high hormone levels or an array of other factors. Freezing embryos and transferring them in a subsequent cycle into an appropriately prepared endometrium offers superior pregnancy rates. Alternatively, you may choose to freeze your embryos if you plan on expanding your family further a few years down the line. On Cloudnine, the success rate of frozen embryo transfer (FET) is 60%, as compared to 40%, of fresh embryo transfers.

What Are the Steps of Frozen Embryo Transfer?

  • 1Preliminary Screening

    If this hasn't already been done during the IVF procedure, your fertility specialist may screen you and your partner for infections such as Hepatitis B.

  • 2Embryo Freezing

    A superior technique called rapid freezing is used to flash-freeze the selected embryos. The process ensures minimal damage to the embryos and presents a 90% survival rate upon thawing. Although frozen embryos can be stored indefinitely, Indian law states that frozen embryos can be stored only up to five years.

  • 3Frozen Embryo Transfer

    Whenever your uterus is conducive to embryos, your fertility consultant will thaw one or more embryos and carefully place them into your uterine cavity. On Cloudnine, we believe in giving you the best pregnancy possible, thereby limiting the number of embryos we deposit, to two per cycle.

What Are the Risks of Frozen Embryo Transfer?

Frozen embryo transfer (FET) may give rise to risks if not carried out properly. On Cloudnine, we invest long hours ensuring that your procedure is seamless and that your risks are minimised.

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Frozen embryo transfer – FET

A frozen embryo transfer, or FET, is a type of IVF treatment where a cryopreserved embryo created in a full IVF cycle is thawed and transferred to a woman's uterus. At Cloudnine, we give the best care and support to women who come in with infertility issues and under the FET treatment. FET helps infertile women to have healthy babies with a low risk.

Female Infertility specialist

At Cloudnine, we have a comprehensive understanding of family building through assisted reproduction technology. Frozen embryo transfer (FET) technique is one such technique for treating female infertility. Frozen embryo transfer will increase IVF success rate. Our experienced fertility doctors will help you in understanding the procedures and make the process easy.