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Cryopreservation of EmbryosCryopreservation of Embryos

After fresh embryo transfer in an IVF/ICSI cycle, any remaining good quality embryos can be frozen and stored for later use through process of cryopreservation. Later, these embryos can be thawed and transferred back in a frozen embryo transfer cycle. These frozen embryos can be stored for a maximum of 10 years and the storage consent and fees need to be renewed every 2 years.

Elective Cryopreservation of all embryos

Elective cryopreservation of all embryos will be considered in the following circumstances:

  • Risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome
  • Uterine lining not optimal for a fresh transfer
  • Preimplantation Genetic Testing case
  • Clinical conditions (e.g. polyps, fibroids distorting cavity or other illness)

Instruction for freezing and storage of embryo(s) or gamete(s)