Embryo Freezing | Frozen Embryo Transfer IVF Chennai India

Embryo Freezing/Frozen Embryo Transfer IVF Chennai India.

Brief introduction on embryo freezing.

A frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) is a cycle where frozen embryos from pervious fresh IVF cycles are defrosted and transferred back into the woman’s womb. More than 38% of the fresh IVF cycles that we compete result in high quality fertility day five to six blastocyst embryos. These are availablefor freezing starting then. However, age plays a major role in determining whether an embryo stands a chance to freeze. In regards to this, women aged lesser than 40 have embryos available to freeze while those aged above 40 have blastocyst stage embryos available for freezing. This is according to past studies.

Types of embryo freezing 

Slow freezing


The proper time to conduct frozen embryo transfer cycles.

Most people raise questions as to when they should do frozen embryo transfer cycles. Well, here is the answer. Frozen embryos remain feasible for a particular amount of time after the very first freeze. It is important that you ask your doctor questions on the exact viability period. That said, FET best works for women with unsuccessful cycles as well as those who are mothers and want to extend their families.

Success ratings of Frozen Embryo Transfers.

FETs stand a chance of success the same as that of fresh IVF cycles. However, maternal age at the time of actual embryo freezing greatly determines the level of success to be achieved. This, especially considering the fact that many women wait for quite some time before initiating the embryo freeing process and attempt of an FET cycle. Though age counts, women should expect success rates as high as those of IVF fresh cycles. For example, a woman aged thirty eight and below should expect more than 50% chances of delivery since frozen embryos are as effective as when they were being frozen. Time is hardly considered for freezing keeps the embryo in its original state. Conversely, if you are above forty especially at the time of embryo freezing, the chances of delivery are not so high.

Benefits of Frozen Embryo Cycle over fresh IVF cycle.

Not as much of medication: unlike fresh IVF cycles this kind uses oestrogen and progesterone to thicken linings of the uterine walls. This prepares embryo transfer to allow implantation. Remember, stimulation phase happened in the prior cycle so no egg retrieval anaesthesia is used here.

Minimal stress: FET cycles are less stressful when compared to fresh IVF cycles. This is determined by factors such as egg development, embryo growth as well as stimulation response.

Average cost of frozen embryo transfers.

Fees for the whole process range from $150-$300. This however highly depends on whether you have health insurance or not. The fees may even go extremely high depending on the facility you are receiving treatment from. Other hospitals even charge a conclusive fee that includes even post-pregnancy checks as well as pre-pregnancy checks. It is upon you to determine the bundle that best fits you. Feel free to call for more detailed information on what to expect when it comes to financing the whole Frozen Embryo Transfer process. It might be within or beyond your limits. Ask and you will determine where it lies exactly.