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Frozen Embryo Transfer
Ensuring the best possible outcome for your frozen embryo transfer

We create and store your embryos with the utmost care and attention, and when it comes to transferring them, we work to optimise both environment and timing, to give you the best possible chance of pregnancy.

Frozen embryo transfer at The Evewell

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 have significantly increased embryo survival and pregnancy rates, making this a very successful treatment for those patients with previously frozen embryos.

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Creating optimum environments for transfer

Every body is unique, and this is even more important when considering an embryo transfer.

Whereas other clinics have a standard day in every cycle for transfer, our consultants may suggest additional tests to ensure your hormone levels are where they should be.

This may mean your frozen embryo transfer date may be adjusted, but it means we’re ensuring both your hormone levels and uterus are at their optimum receptiveness.

Our Team
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At The Evewell, you'll have access to our best in class embryology team

We understand it’s important to be empowered with all the information before you decide to freeze and transfer your embryos.

Unique to The Evewell is allowing all patients access to our embryology team – at any stage of their journey.

You’ll be able to meet with this team and ask any questions relating to freezing your embryos, including how this will help the outcome of your treatment cycle.

Our Laboratory Team
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We're here for you at any stage of your fertility journey

Your treatment journey doesn’t have to have started at The Evewell, we’re happy to help transport any frozen embryos from another clinic for you to undergo your frozen embryo transfer with us.

We don’t want you to have to go through extensive unnecessary tests or treatment, so if you have medical notes or test results from previous treatments or clinics, we’re happy to use these providing they are within the required timeframe.

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Your Embryo Transfer Journey

What does a typical FET cycle look like?

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.

FET: Step 01
Optimal environment

FET: Step 01
Optimal environment

Your treatment journey begins with a consultation to discuss the outcome of your cycle, options for further tests and when you would ideally like to have your embryo transfer.

We focus on the details in order to design an individualised treatment plan to deliver the best possible results for you.

FET: Step 02
Natural cycle

FET: Step 02
Natural cycle

If your periods are regular, your consultant may suggest having the embryo transferred in time with your natural ovulation cycle.

In this case, ultrasound scans will be used to check the lining of the uterus, and urine or blood tests will be used to check when you are ovulating, which indicates when the lining of the womb is ready to receive the embryo.

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FET: Step 03
Medicated cycle

FET: Step 03
Medicated cycle

If your periods aren’t regular, or you don’t have them at all, your consultant may suggest using drugs to artificially create an optimum transfer environment.

We’ll closely monitor both your hormone levels and uterine lining thickness to determine the best time for transfer.

FET: Step 04
Embryo transfer

FET: Step 04
Embryo transfer

On the day of the embryo transfer, the embryo is removed from storage, thawed and closely monitored by our embryologists.

You’ll be asked to attend the clinic and will be made as comfortable as possible for the procedure, which is usually over in half an hour.

FET: Step 05
Ongoing support

FET: Step 05
Ongoing support

We understand that an embryo transfer can be the most emotional stage of the IVF process.

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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Is embryo freezing for me?

How much is does a frozen embryo transfer cost?

We know that fertility treatments are not only an emotional commitment but also a financial one too, and with the ultimate goal of finding the quickest, easiest, and least invasive way to get you pregnant, we’ve made sure our prices are competitive.

We always recommend to patients that when comparing prices between clinics they ensure that they have prices for all the elements that a clinic expects a patient to pay for.

Contact one of our Patient Services team today to further discuss treatment costs.

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