North Houston IVF With Frozen Eggs
Egg freezing is a fantastic way to preserve your fertility in the event that you aren’t ready for kids yet, but wish to have some in the future. If it has been a few years and you’re ready to use them, this article will explain the steps that follow in your fertility journey.
Once You’ve Frozen Your Eggs, It’s Time To Undergo IVF
Once you decide you’re ready to attempt getting pregnant, we will proceed with North Houston IVF at one of our IVF clinics in Kingwood or The Woodlands.
IVF is a process in which we fertilize an egg outside of the body. Once the egg has been fertilized, we will let it grow to the day-5 embryo stage–known as the blastocyst stage–and then conduct Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT).
Preimplantation Genetic Testing To Improve Your Chances Of Carrying A Successful Pregnancy
Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT) is a way to determine if your embryo has a high chance of leading to a successful birth. The fertility specialists at our Kingwood IVF or The Woodlands IVF clinics will conduct genetic testing by performing a simple biopsy on the embryo, which gives us insight into embryo quality by showing any genetic abnormalities that may affect your chances of achieving a successful birth. If the embryo is genetically healthy, our Houston fertility doctors will transfer it to your uterus and conduct a pregnancy test after 10 days.
North Houston Frozen Embryo Transfer
Once the embryo has undergone PGT, Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) is the next step. At this time, we will prepare your uterus for pregnancy so it can accept the embryo. Our Kingwood and The Woodlands IVF specialists achieve this by administering hormonal medication so that your body undergoes the same hormonal changes it would with a conventional pregnancy. After a period of taking hormonal medication, the uterus is ready. We will thaw the frozen embryo and inject it into the uterus with the help of an abdominal ultrasound. You won’t feel any pain when this occurs.
North Houston IVF Specialists In The Woodlands And Kingwood Can Help You Achieve A Successful Pregnancy
If you have frozen your eggs and are ready to get pregnant, or would like to learn more about egg freezing, then please request an appointment with our IVF specialists. We want to provide the support you need to achieve your dreams of motherhood.