Our lab offers cryopreservation technology to patients who opt to, or whose circumstances call to freeze embryos. Once fertilized in our lab, the embryos are frozen using the vitrification method either 3 or 5 after retrieval and stored in liquid nitrogen.
Embryo cryopreservation is an ideal option for patients who have enough embryos fertilized from an IVF retrieval when not all embryos will be transferred back into the patient at one time. Freezing the additional embryos enables the patient to use the stored embryos in the future. Not only will this save on costs, but more importantly the stress of potentially having to undergo another IVF retrieval in the future.
Cryopreservation of embryos is sometimes necessary when the uterus is not yet prepared for transfer, or when a patient experiences Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrom after an IVF retrieval.