Embryo Freezing, additional opportunities for success
Embryo freezing, also known as cryopreservation, is just one of the effective treatment options available at Western Fertility Institute. Freezing embryos adds an important component to assisted reproduction – allowing the process of selecting, freezing, and storing embryos for later use.
Some patients may have excess embryos which may provide them with another chance for pregnancy without having to go through another ovarian stimulation and egg retrieval. Freezing of the additional embryos provides an opportunity to achieve pregnancy at a later date, increasing the number of potential transfers from a single retrieval. The chances of becoming pregnant with a frozen embryo are not affected by the length of time the embryo has been stored.
Another important component to embryo freezing is the ability to do genetic testing, preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) – testing for genetic conditions and genetic mutations. In addition, embryo freezing allows preimplantation genetic screening (PGS). PGS testing looks for chromosomal abnormalities.
If you are interested in learning more about the embryo freezing process and all of the options involved, the physicians at Western Fertility Institute are here to help you determine if embryo freezing is the right choice for you on your family building journey.