We promote the use of Japanese/Minimal Stimulation IVF or Natural Cycle IVF to retrieve the highest quality eggs, and then we culture embryos to blastocyst to give our couples the highest chances for a healthy, successful pregnancy. Similarly, we take a unique approach to embryo transfers to optimize the procedures.
We will either perform a fresh embryo transfer or recommend freezing them and transferring during a later cycle depending on the circumstances. Our advanced, flash-freezing technique for embryo freezing (vitrification) allows us to safely keep your embryos on hold until the timing is perfect for a transfer. In addition to allowing us to have more successful transfers, frozen single embryo transfers are also safer and result in fewer miscarriages and twin complications. Safety and success are our top priorities, so we always make sure to monitor your uterine environment closely, so that transfers can be made at the optimal times.
Most IVF centers use abdominal sonogram probes and ask patient to have a full bladder for the embryo transfer procedure to visualize uterine lining. The full bladder may be uncomforting and can cause cramping during procedure that can jeopardize the success of this procedure. But all of this can be simplified to perform embryo transfer with transvaginal probe and specialized embryo transfer catheter.
We recommend single embryo transfers to minimize the risks associated with multiple implantations, and we also use minimal/no medications during our embryo transfers to make the procedures as natural, physiologic, and stress-less as possible.