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Embryos

When an egg is fertilized by a sperm cell, the cells begin to divide and develop, forming the embryo, which subsequently becomes the fetus. During an in vitro fertilization cycle, it is not uncommon for several embryos to form. In most cases, since only one embryo will be transferred into the uterus, it is necessary to freeze any extra embryos that form. These are called supernumerary embryos. By freezing them, patients can attempt IVF again in the event their cycle fails, or plan for a second pregnancy later on.
 
We may also recommend freezing embryos during an IVF cycle, if medical conditions are not favourable for an embryo transfer. This precaution is often taken to ensure the embryo is transferred under the best possible conditions, in order to maximize the chances of success.

For more information on oncofertility, please visit these websites:
CKN: Cancer Knowledge Network
Oncofertility Consortium
Fertile Future

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FLASH FREEZING (VITRIFICATION)

Flash freezing is a highly effective and virtually harmless way of preserving embryos that increases the rate of survival and pregnancy. The success rate following a frozen embryo transfer is comparable to that of a fresh embryo transfer. To be eligible for freezing, embryos must meet specific criteria. If necessary, the laboratory team and the physician will explain to patients whether or not their supernumerary embryos are eligible for vitrification.

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DURATION OF FREEZING

The length of time that embryos are kept frozen does not affect their quality; embryos can be stored for as long as necessary. However, note that we will not transfer embryos beyond the age of menopause, hence why the clinic contacts patients annually to confirm their intention to continue freezing their embryos, and for billing purposes, where applicable.
 
Note: It is important that patients update their file annually and inform the clinic of any change of address or contact information.