The following pages contain information relating to a Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) Cycle. If undergoing a FET cycle, please review carefully.

Planning a FET Cycle

Even though survival of embryos upon thaw and their subsequent developmental potential remains uncertain, it is still important to agree ‘a plan’ with respect to the stored embryos. This is not quite as important when there are only a few embryos sto...

FET Pre-Treatment Assessment

Rubella status and Cervical Smear It is important to confirm before treatment that you are immune to rubella (a blood test) and that your last cervical smear was performed within the previous 3 years and was normal. Pelvic ultrasound scan …

Transfer of Frozen Embryos

What is the purpose of freezing spare embryos? Transfer of frozen thawed embryos from your previous IVF cycle gives you another chance at achieving a pregnancy without undergoing a full IVF cycle. Embryos from an IVF cycle where a transfer …

What are the important issues regarding stored embryos?

Legal issues: As explained above, HFEA regulations permit that the embryo storage for a maximum of five years. An extension to this storage period may be available up to 10 years in certain circumstances. Please view your embryos as your …

Risks in a Frozen Embryo Transfer cycle

There are no treatments that are completely free of risk. In an IVF cycle there are the following risks: Miscarriage: The risk of miscarriage after a positive pregnancy test alone is approximately 10-20%. This is no different to that after …There are n...