In a conventional IVF treatment cycle, multiple egg follicles (10 to 15) are typically produced through hyperstimulation of a woman’s ovaries resulting in the development of several high-quality embryos in vitro. Today’s standard practice of care is for only one or two fresh quality embryos to be transferred directly to the woman’s uterus for hopeful implantation into her uterine lining. This practice reduces the chances of multiple pregnancies.
To increase their chances of future pregnancies, many couples are preserving their embryos through embryo cryopreservation rather than undergoing multiple fresh IVF cycles. After a fresh IVF cycle, excess quality embryos are cryopreserved for future Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) procedures.
Single Embryo Transfers
The best fertility specialists at New Hope Fertility NYC promote the practice of Single Embryo Transfer (SET) to reduce health risks associated with multiple births. Cryopreservation of surplus embryos for future Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) procedures is encouraged by the fertility specialists at New Hope Fertility NYC – in lieu of repeated, expensive fresh IVF cycles.
Pioneering Vitrification Method of Freezing Embryos
The flash-freezing technique of vitrification makes it possible to ready fresh embryos rapidly for cryopreservation. Using the vitrification method, embryos freeze quickly and damaging ice crystals do not form between cells. New Hope Fertility NYC is a pioneer in embryo freezing. Dr. John Zhang was one of the first doctors in the United States to implement the vitrification method of embryo freezing.