Embryo freezing, also known as embryo cryopreservation, involves freezing embryos (fertilized eggs) for future use. In many cases, embryos left over from an IVF cycle are frozen so that they can be thawed and used in future cycles. In other cases, embryos are created specifically for the purpose of fertility preservation for individuals and couples who are not yet ready to conceive and start a family.
Embryo freezing along with preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) is becoming increasingly popular for patients going through a cycle of IVF. Instead of transferring a fresh embryo three to five days after fertilization, the embryos undergo preimplantation genetic testing so that the healthiest embryos can be identified. The embryos are frozen while the genetic testing is performed by an outside specialty laboratory. Once the PGT results come back within 1-2 weeks, the healthiest embryo is identified, thawed, and transferred to the patient’s uterus. This timing also allows the body’s hormone levels to stabilize after being on fertility medications. There is growing evidence that frozen embryo transfer with PGT can significantly improve implantation rates.
Advanced Embryo Freezing Technology
Thanks to advances in reproductive technology, success rates for embryos that were frozen, thawed, and used in fertility treatment are high. Vitrification, or, fast freezing, allows embryos and eggs alike to be frozen indefinitely. Regardless of a patient’s motivation for fertility preservation, the process gives the gift of time and peace of mind.
Patients previously struggling with concerns about age and fertility, how to balance career and education goals with family planning, or simply knowing that now is not the right time to have a child can be assured that their fertility is preserved and their embryos will be available when the time is right.
Choosing RMA of New York at CareMount for Embryo Freezing
Since 2001, RMA of New York has successfully facilitated the births of thousands of healthy babies for patients across the New York City metro area and beyond. By combining RMA of New York’s world-renowned expertise in reproductive care with CareMount’s long-standing commitment to delivering local exceptional care, we’re able to offer that same personalized, state-of-the-art fertility care right in your Hudson Valley neighborhood. We provide the expertise, technology, research, resources, and compassion needed to help ensure your future family is in the best of hands. No matter the path needed to complete your family-building goals, you can count on our team to be in your corner every step of the way.
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