For the best results for your frozen embryo transfer the Ballarat IVF and South West Fertility team work carefully to grow the highest quality embryos, freeze them carefully, then provide treatments to ensure that your body is perfectly prepared for your embryo transfer.
The great news of a positive pregnancy test from a frozen embryo transfer has it’s beginning when your Fertility Specialist plans the type of stimulation process for you. From this individualized plan, the highest quality eggs are collected, and fertilized.
Once fertilized, embryos are carefully nurtured to give them the best opportunity to develop.
Our Scientists take the time to assess each embryo, and when freezing them, select embryos which have a high chance of leading to a pregnancy. Ballarat IVF only freezes embryos which develop to the blastocyst stage (day 5).
When a couple has embryos frozen at blastocyst stage, they can be confident that the embryo has shown all the features which increase the chances of success.
When it comes to planning the frozen embryo transfer, it is crucial that the lining of the uterus is “synchronized” to the age of the embryo. Ballarat IVF and South West Fertility Specialists and Nurses are expert in planning your frozen embryo transfer. We use a number of factors, such as thickness of the endometrium, hormone levels and assessment of any bleeding to determine the very best time to transfer your embryo.
The steps involved in embryo transfer are highly structured, so that each Fertility Specialist at Ballarat IVF performs the transfer in exactly the same way, using ultrasound to guide the embryo into the correct place. Once the embryo is in place, the Fertility Nurses provide support and advice regarding additional treatment you should continue whilst waiting for the news.
Once we have carefully optimized everything we can, the rest is up to nature!
All the best.