IVF Transfers: Fresh vs. Frozen; 3 day vs. 5 day

Radio Show

0

ivf-transfers-fresh-frozen
 

Download

 

What does the latest research show on the best day to transfer embryos in an IVF cycle? Is it better to transfer fresh or frozen embryos? Host Dawn Davenport, Executive Director of Creating a Family, the national infertility & adoption education and support nonprofit, interviews Dr. Desireé McCarthy-Keith, a Board Certified reproductive endocrinologist with Georgia Reproductive Specialists, and a Clinical Professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Morehouse School of Medicine.

 

+ Highlights of the show (click to expand)

  • In a typical cycle, what is the process of IVF?
  • It used to be that embryos were usually transferred on Day 3 of growth, but now most transfers take place on Day 5. Why has there been this shift?
  • In nature, at what stage of development does the embryo usually reach the uterus? Which better mimics what would occur in natural conception: Day 3 transfer or Day 5 transfer?
  • One of the concerns is that the medium we use for growing embryos is not as good as the environment for the embryo inside the woman, thus the desire to limit the time the embryo is growing in it. What do we know about the how the in vitro medium compares to nature?
  • Does Day 3 transfer or Day 5 transfer result in high live birth rates?
  • Are Day 6 transfers being used? Are they preferable?
  • What makes a good embryo? How do embryologists and reproductive endocrinologists know which is the best embryo to transfer?
  • Is there research to support the use of video monitoring of the embryo growth?
  • How are embryos graded? What is the difference between grade A, B, or C embryo?
  • There has been some fascinating research in the last several years on the benefits of frozen embryo transfer over fresh IVF transfers. What are the benefits of using one over the other?
  • Is it possible to avoid any medications when doing a frozen embryo transfer? What is a natural cycle IVF or frozen embryo transfer?
  • The importance of the window of implantation?
  • How has the role of genetic testing influenced which day we transfer on?
  • How long should you wait after an egg retrieval cycle to do a frozen embryo transfer cycle? How much time should you take off to let your body return to normal?
  • When are Day 3 transfers utilized now?
  • Has there been much long-term research on the health of children conceived from either Day 3 or Day 5 transfers?
  • Has there been much long-term research on the health of children conceived from either fresh of frozen IVF cycles?
  • What is the importance of air quality in the embryology lab?
  • What is the danger to embryos for being frozen? What percentage of embryos do not survive the thaw?

 

Subscribe to Creating a Family Radio:

Image credit: ZEISS Microscopy
 
Show reaired in 2018.

02/11/2016 | by Radio Show | Categories: 2016 Shows, Infertility, Infertility Radio Shows, Radio Show | 0 Comments



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to Top ↑

Content created by Creating a Family. And remember, there are no guarantees in adoption or infertility treatment. The information provided or referenced on this website should be used only as part of an overall plan to help educate you about the joys and challenges of adopting a child or dealing with infertility. Although the following seems obvious, our attorney insists that we tell you specifically that the information provided on this site may not be appropriate or applicable to you, and despite our best efforts, it may contain errors or important omissions. You should rely only upon the professionals you employ to assist you directly with your individual circumstances. CREATING A FAMILY DOES NOT WARRANT THE INFORMATION OR MATERIALS contained or referenced on this website. CREATING A FAMILY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR ERRORS or omissions in this information and materials and PROVIDES NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, implied, express or statutory. IN NO EVENT WILL CREATING A FAMILY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, including without limitation direct or indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages, losses or expenses arising out of or in connection with the use of the information or materials, EVEN IF CREATING A FAMILY OR ITS AGENTS ARE NEGLIGENT AND/OR ARE ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.