We have been hearing more now on the advantages of freezing all the embryos created from an IVF cycle and then thawing/transferring at a later time to allow the woman’s body to normalize after the egg stimulation.

Does this “freeze-all” approach reduce the overal success rate? Fascinating new research addressed this question.

What is the chance of having a child following one complete in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle for patients using a freeze-all strategy? This is the question that Qianqian Zhu and co-workers from Shanghai, China, asked themselves. The answer, after doing 20,687 freeze-all cycles, is that the chance of having a child after one complete freeze all cycle and all resulting embryo transfers is 51%.

You can read more of the details about the study and its findings here.