Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET)
The assisted reproductive technology process known as Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) is often utilized in fertility treatments. In order to increase the likelihood of conception, it entails transferring previously frozen embryos into the uterus. This method has transformed the world of reproductive medicine and gives many infertility-stricken couples a ray of hope. Surya Hospitals create individualised treatment regimens for each couple based on their particular requirements, increasing the likelihood of fertility procedures to be successful.
Recognizing the FET Process
Using embryos that have been cryopreserved (frozen) from an earlier in vitro fertilisation (IVF) cycle is known as frozen embryo transfer. These embryos are kept viable until they are ready for transfer in specialized tanks at extremely low temperatures. FET lessens the physical, emotional, and financial load by allowing couples to attempt numerous embryo transfers without the need for subsequent IVF treatments.
Conditions that Could Necessitate FET
Surya Hospitals recognizes the fact that the path to becoming pregnant is different for every couple, and our fertility specialists aim to provide individualised care by closely identifying elements including age, medical history, and prior fertility treatments. The following circumstances could justify the use of frozen embryo transfer:
- Failed IVF Cycle: FET can offer a second chance for a successful pregnancy if a previous IVF cycle did not produce a pregnancy.
- Molecular Genetics: Embryos can undergo pre-implantation genetic testing (PGT). FET makes it possible to transfer genetically healthy embryos, which lowers the risk of developing certain genetic diseases.
- Medical disorders: FET may be advantageous for several medical disorders since it allows for better timing and control of the embryo transfer, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) or endometriosis.
- Delaying the transfer of embryos: Due to health issues with the woman or the necessity for further embryo growth, embryo transfer may need to be delayed. The embryos can be kept until the ideal time for transfer with the help of FET.
How FET helps?
The benefits of frozen embryo transfer are as follows:
- FET has proven to have higher success rates than fresh embryo transfers since it gives the woman’s body time to recuperate from the stimulant medications used during the IVF cycle.
- FET eliminates the need for repeated ovarian stimulation and egg retrieval procedures, cutting down on the total amount of time and money spent on treatment.
- Genetic testing on frozen embryos makes it possible to transfer chromosomally healthy embryos, increasing the likelihood of a successful pregnancy.
Preparing for FET
Patients undergoing fertility treatments benefit from the supportive environment provided by the Surya’s staff members’ well-known compassion and empathy. There are some actions that must be taken in order to get ready for a frozen embryo transfer:
- Hormone Preparation: Usually, hormonal drugs like progesterone and oestrogen are used to get the uterus ready for embryo implantation.
- Uterine Evaluation: To evaluate the uterus’ status and guarantee ideal circumstances for embryo implantation, the doctor may do an ultrasound or hysteroscopy.
- Medication Administration: Prescription drugs are often taken orally or applied topically or intravenously. These drugs aid in fostering the perfect conditions for embryo implantation.
Expectations throughout FET
The thawed embryos are put into the uterus during the FET technique using a tiny catheter. This can be done in an outpatient environment and is a reasonably quick and painless procedure. Follow our specialist’s recommendations for rest, exercise, and any required medications during the transfer. A pregnancy test can be used to assess the effectiveness of the procedure 10–14 days following the transfer.
Patient care and satisfaction are of the utmost priority at Surya Hospitals. The hospital aims to address any of your worries, communicate clearly with you, and support you sympathetically and empathetically during the entire procedure. By choosing a hospital with decades of expertise in fertility, you can be confident that you’ll get the best possible specialised care and treatment options that are catered to your individual needs.