BONUS 122: Fresh vs. Frozen Transfers

September 29, 2017

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Dr. Allison Rodgers is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and has been practicing medicine since 2004. She currently practices at the Fertility Centers of Illinois. Dr. Rodgers’ personal experiences with both secondary infertility and pregnancy loss have given her a unique insight into reproductive medicine in order to help you BEAT INFERTILITY.

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After Dr. Rodgers answers listener questions about supplements, she and Heather explore everything you need to know about fresh vs. frozen transfers, especially after a failed fresh IVF cycle:

  • What are the typical reasons IVF might fail on the first attempt?
  • What type of information about a patient and any changes that might need to be made leading up to a subsequent transfer can be gleaned from a failed transfer?
  • Does the success rate go up for subsequent transfers? Why or why not?
  • Are there situations in which you do not recommend a subsequent transfer?
  • In general, are fresh transfers better than frozen, or vice versa?
  • Is it better to do a fresh or a frozen transfer following a failed fresh transfer? Is there any research to support either option?
  • How does long-term family planning figure into the decision about how to approach subsequent transfers?
  • What can patients do to improve their outcome during a subsequent transfer?
  • Is there anything else you’d like to add?

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