Embryo freezing involves first undergoing the IVF procedure. After egg retrieval, eggs can be inseminated with either the patient’s partner or with donor sperm. These embryos may be subsequently frozen for an indeterminate amount of time. Studies have shown that pregnancy rates after embryo freezing are comparable to those with fresh IVF cycles.
Why Embryo Freezing?
- You have embryos remaining from a recent IVF cycle. Embryos can be frozen for future family building.
- You have a condition such as cancer, or are facing medical treatment for a condition, that might affect your fertility.
- You want to do have preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) testing performed . PGD is used to screen for abnormal numbers of chromosomes, broken or damaged chromosomes, and other anomalies.
- You want to put your embryos up for adoption for infertile couples or use by a surrogate.