Frozen Embryo Replacement (FER)
Frozen Embryo Replacement (FER) is an option for patients who have embryos frozen from a previous treatment.
IVF treatment may result in ‘spare´ embryos. We are able to offer freezing of these embryos to allow you to use them in a FER cycle. Stimulation drugs are not required for this treatment; careful monitoring is carried out to time your ovulation perfectly.
We can then calculate when the lining of the womb will be suitable for your embryo(s) to implant and at this stage we will arrange your embryo transfer. The embryo is placed into your uterus using a very soft plastic tube called an embryo transfer catheter. This is a simple procedure that does not require an anaesthetic.
We may recommend that you transfer one embryo in this treatment to reduce the possibility of a multiple pregnancy and the risks associated with this. We will discuss with you in advance a thaw plan that is tailored to suit your particular needs and circumstances.