Some of the newer stories concerning IVF have focused on the benefits of freezing embryos. Recent data analysis revealed that women who freeze their embryos for transfer during a later cycle had a 30% greater chance of achieving pregnancy compared to fresh embryo transfers during the same cycle.
While further investigation still needs to be conducted, we’ve achieved high success rates here at New Hope Fertility with frozen embryo transfers, helping women get pregnant without the overmedication and costs associated with multiple cycles involving follicle stimulating hormones (FSH).
We came across two significant IVF success stories to highlight in the frozen embryo transfer category this week. Our first comes from a 35-year-old, returning to our clinic to use embryos she froze in 2010. Because Ms. 35 froze her embryos, this means she did not have to take the hormone medication involved in an initial IVF cycle, which work to stimulate the ovaries to produce multiple eggs for use during treatment. This also means frozen embryo transfer protocols not only cost less, but have the added benefit of being more minimally invasive since you don’t have to undergo another cycle to release more eggs. Congratulations to Ms. 35 on her second baby with New Hope!
Our second success story comes from a 40-year-old, who first arrived at New Hope at the age of 38 after having trouble getting pregnant with her first child. She completed 1 Natural IVF cycle and 2 Ultra Mini-IVF™ (no injections), got pregnant from her first fresh embryo transfer, and delivered a baby girl at the end of 2010. When she recently returned, she was able to get pregnant again using one of her frozen embryos during another injection-less Mini-IVF™ cycle. Congrats again, Ms. 40!
Whether you’re undergoing IVF treatment to try and have your first or second child, exploring frozen embryo options may be the route for you, especially if cost and overstimulation major concerns. Thanks to the stories like those from Ms. 35 and Ms. 40, New Hope can share the positive successes we’ve had with our minimally invasive frozen embryo transfer protocols.