The egg freezing process takes a total of around 2 months from the initial consultation to the final step of the egg retrieval. The first month consists of meeting with the reproductive endocrinologist and having appropriate blood work and testing done prior to administering the medications. Monitoring and medications can take up to two weeks. Following this, the egg retrieval is done. Dr.
When deciding to do frozen embryo transfer it is dependent on several factors; it includes the developmental stage of the embryo and the specific treatments and expertise offered by the clinic explains Dr. Bruce S. Shapiro, Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Nevada School of Medicine and founder of The Fertility Center of Las Vegas.
In a time where so many fertility doctors are recommending single embryo transfers, it sometimes amazes me that in three IVF transfers, I had nine embryos placed in my uterus. I'm not someone who has good luck with things. There were frequent jokes between me and my husband during our first cycle about our only three embryos all taking and splitting and then we would need our own reality show called something like, "We Should Have Known". But then, despite the pictures I held onto for dear life, those three embryos didn't make it. No baby, no babies. That was reality.
Seattle fertility doctor Julie Lamb, M.D. of Pacific NW Fertility and IVF Specialists discusses the benefits of a frozen embryo transfer during IVF compared to a fresh transfer and how a natural, non-medicated cycle promotes IVF success.