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A frozen embryo transfer, or FET, is a cycle in which a previously frozen embryo is thawed for transfer. Developments in freezing techniques and the vitrification of embryos has significantly increased embryo survival rates and pregnancy rates, making this a very successful treatment for those patients with previously frozen embryos.
We know that undergoing fertility treatment can be an anxious and stressful time. Our team will guide and support you throughout your journey whilst ensuring that they deliver first class clinical results.
Your treatment journey begins with a consultation with your doctor to discuss your previous cycle, options for embryo transfer and medical history. We focus on the details in order to design an individualised treatment plan to deliver the best possible results for you. You will spend time with one of our expert nurses who will guide you through the process and be on hand to provide you with care and support throughout your journey.
During your cycle, we will closely monitor you to ensure an optimal response to your treatment. This monitoring will involve tracking follicle growth, measuring the thickness of the uterus lining and measuring hormone levels to ensure an optimal environment for the embryos and to determine the best time to transfer them.
You will be asked to attend the clinic for the embryo transfer and, dependent upon the number intended for transfer, either one or two of the best embryos will be thawed by the embryologist and transferred by the doctor.
Approximately two weeks following the embryo transfer, it will be time to do your pregnancy test. A follow up appointment with your doctor will ensure you are fully supported following your test result and will provide an opportunity to discuss any steps from there.
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