The Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) process involves freezing embryos from a fresh in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle or donor egg cycle. After cryopreserving the embryos, they are thawed and transferred back into the recipient’s uterus. FETs are clinically proven to increase implantation rates and support positive obstetrical outcomes. FETs are also generally considered the “healthier” implantation option due to stronger connections between the placenta and mother.
Frozen Embryo Transfer
RMA of Southern California considers FET the standard of care for all of our IVF patients. Based on published scientific data and large-scale trials conducted by RMA and other fertility organizations around the world, we believe FET offers the safest and most effective solution to IVF patients.
Fresh vs. Frozen
FETs have proven to increase implantation rates and support positive obstetrical outcomes such as higher birth weights, and carry a lower risk of premature birth than fresh embryo transfer cycles.
Timing is Everything
FETs allow for a more natural embryo transfer experience. By freezing embryos until the patient’s hormone levels return to normal, recipients will have a greater chance of a successful pregnancy. During fresh transfers, the recipient’s hormones are still in flux due to the retrieval procedure.
We have generated consistent success rates higher than the national average for over a decade thanks to our recommended method of FET and our overall infertility treatment model.