If you have high-quality frozen embryos, you can use those embryos for subsequent transfers, even if those embryos were made at another clinic.
(FET) is a common procedure in IVF where frozen embryos from a previous IVF cycle are thawed and transferred into the uterus. FET can be beneficial for a number of reasons, including an increase in the success rate of implantation due to selection of only the highest quality embryos. FET is also a great option for those who want to time the timing of their pregnancy, as frozen embryos can be stored for years before being transferred.
We offer three packages for frozen embryo transfers. Our ethical pricing model offers flat prices without hidden fees, surprise costs, or inflated profit margins. Talk to your financial coordinator to determine the right frozen embryo transfer option for you.
Does not include for each of the packages:
Medication purchased through a pharmacy (your insurance may cover this)
Bloodwork sent to an outside lab
The frozen embryo transfer journey
Thawing & Grading Frozen Embryos
The frozen embryos from your previous IVF cycles are thawed in the Oma laboratory. Once the embryo has thawed, highly skilled embryologists will examine it under a microscope and grade it in order to select the best embryos and maximize your chances of success.
After thawing and grading, the next step in the frozen embryo transfer process is the transfer procedure. Our embryologist will pick the highest-graded embryos using ultrasound imaging for guidance and gently place the selected embryos into the patient's uterus. This quick outpatient procedure requires no sedation and feels similar to a pap smear.
Following the embryo transfer process, you may be prescribed medication to support the implantation and increase the likelihood of pregnancy.
After about two weeks, you’ll take a pregnancy test. If the test is positive, we’ll administer another test soon after to make sure the pregnancy is progressing successfully. If everything goes well, you’ll be well on your journey to building your family. If your pregnancy test is negative, we’ll schedule a follow-up visit to discuss your fertility treatment options.
When can I do an FET cycle?
An FET cycle can be done at any time, as long as your frozen embryos are available and viable for thawing and transfer. However, it is important to discuss with your healthcare provider if an FET is the best option for you, as there may be other factors to consider in deciding whether or not to pursue an FET cycle.
Another factor to consider is the age of your frozen embryos. Embryos can typically be frozen for several years before their viability begins to decrease, but it is important to discuss this with your healthcare provider and fertility clinic.
Can I do an FET cycle multiple times?
It is possible to do multiple FET cycles, as long as there are frozen embryos available. However, it is important to discuss with your healthcare provider the potential risks and benefits of multiple FET cycles before making a decision.
What is the success rate for FET?
The success rate for FET can vary depending on a number of factors, such as the age and quality of the frozen embryos and the individual patient's unique fertility factors. In general, studies have shown that the success rate for FET is comparable to fresh embryo transfer. It is important to discuss your specific situation with your healthcare provider to understand your potential likelihood of success with an FET cycle.
Can I select which frozen embryo is transferred during an FET cycle?
In some cases, it may be possible to select a specific frozen embryo for transfer. This selection can often be based on the embryo's characteristics, such as cell number and appearance under the microscope. However, this decision should be made in conjunction with your healthcare provider, as they will have important expertise and knowledge about