After the transfer, you’ll take a medication that boosts the chances of successful embryo implantation and development. After about two weeks, you’ll take a pregnancy test. If the test is positive, we’ll administer another test soon after to make sure the pregnancy is progressing successfully. If everything goes well, you’ll be well on your journey to building your family.
If your pregnancy test is negative, we’ll schedule a follow-up visit to discuss your options.
Any high-quality embryos that are left after an implantation attempt can be frozen by flash-freezing. Flash-freezing is a special way to freeze your eggs and embryos that avoids trauma to the cells. Water is removed from the eggs or embryos and replaced with an “antifreeze”. Then the egg is quickly brought to a very cold temperature. By removing the water and freezing it quickly, your eggs or embryos are safe from damaging ice crystal formation.
The frozen embryos from your previous IVF cycles are thawed in the laboratory.
Your embryos are graded by highly skilled embryologists for health and viability to maximize your chance of success.
The highest graded embryo is transferred. Just like the transfer process for those doing IVF for the first time, this quick outpatient procedure requires no sedation and feels similar to a pap smear.