Fertility Doctor Tina Koopersmith
Discusses The Embryo Freezing Process
Sometimes after egg fertilization and embryo transfer, there are extra embryos available that we can freeze for future use.
If the embryos undergo genetic testing, they then undergo biopsy on Day 5 and are either transferred on Day 6 or flash-frozen for transfer in the next month. This embryo freezing technique, also known as vitrification, is a newer technology that allows more embryos to survive the freezing and thawing process than ever before. At WCWRC, we prefer to transfer genetically tested embryos in a subsequent frozen embryo transfer cycle.
Younger women who go through egg retrieval for IVF typically have a higher number of eggs and embryos available for freezing, yet older women may also have extra embryos available as well.
Together We'll Find A Way
Altogether, embryo freezing is a wonderful technology for increasing the odds of pregnancy both in a current IVF cycle and in future cycles. Our experienced fertility doctors will evaluate your specific situation and individual fertility, and guide you through the IVF and egg freezing process. We can also answer any questions you may have on this procedure.
We look forward to meeting you, learning about you, and helping you to be healthy and happy. To schedule an appointment you can call the West Coast Women's Reproductive Center at (818) 616-9277 or make an appointment online.