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.
After Dr. Rodgers answers two listener questions, she and Heather explore everything you need to know about frozen embryo transfers (FETs):
- What is a frozen embryo transfer?
- How long after freezing an embryo can it be transferred back into the uterus? Is there a time limit?
- What are the success rates for a frozen embryo transfer? I’ve heard they are often better than fresh. Why is that?
- What is the cost range of cryopreservation and storage?
- I know it varies greatly from clinic to clinic, but what is the cost involved in a frozen embryo transfer?
- What is assisted hatching, and is it something that should always be done in a FET cycle?
- Take us through a natural FET cycle. What is the criteria for recommending this protocol, and are there any studies that back it up?
- I have personally been through several different medicated FET protocols. Can you explain the most common ones, the criteria for recommending each, and any studies that back them up?
- What type of scenario would cancel or delay a FET cycle?
- Any last words you’d like to add about FET cycles?