What is a Freeze-All Cycle?
What is a freeze-all cycle? A fresh embryo transfer occurs in the same IVF cycle in which the embryos were created (a “fresh” cycle). Any embryos remaining following a fresh embryo transfer can be frozen (vitrified) for later use in a “frozen” embryo transfer (FET) cycle. Sometimes, instead of performing a fresh embryo transfer, all embryos […]
Lowering the Twin Rate in IVF
Many suffering infertility when faced with the prospect of IVF desire twins in an attempt to expeditiously complete their family. Unfortunately, twin pregnancies do not always come out healthy as there are both adverse maternal consequences such as pregnancy induced hypertension and diabetes, and other even more serious problems predominantly preterm labor and delivery resulting […]
Laser Assisted Hatching of Vitrified Embryos
A human egg or oocyte is surrounded by an outer protective shell known as the zona pellucida. As an embryo develops from zygote (day 1) to blastocyst (day 5), the outer zona progressively thins (see photos of day 3 embryo with thicker zona and day 5 blastocyst with thin zona). This ultimately enables the embryo […]