Embryo banking is a successful and effective way of preserving your fertility. There are several reasons why patients would choose to freeze embryos as a part of their fertility care:
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
At New Hope Fertility Center, we offer three options for IVF treatment, each of which may use embryo banking:
- Natural IVF – During natural IVF no fertility medication is used. The egg your body produces naturally is harvested, fertilized and then frozen, or banked, until the cycle when you and your body are ready for it to be transferred directly into your uterus.
- Mini IVF – Uses a limited amount of fertility medication to stimulate your body to mature three to five eggs. We suggest single egg transfer for our patients. Once retrieved and fertilized, we transfer one embryo back into the mother and bank the remaining embryos for use during future cycles or pregnancies.
- Traditional IVF – This treatment uses high levels of fertility medication to prompt your body to produce a large number of eggs. While some of the harvested eggs are not suitable for fertilization, it is common for several eggs to become embryos. Embryo banking saves these embryos for use during another cycle.
Does freezing embryos damage them?
We use a state of the art process, vitrification, to flash freeze embryos without the risk of damage due to ice crystals. During vitrification, a protectant is added to the embryos and all of the water is removed. The absence of water means that ice crystals cannot form. This process allows us to have extremely high success rates using frozen embryos.
The survival rate for embryos frozen via vitrification is 98 percent. This is in stark contrast to the success rate with traditional coverage which is about 65 percent.
Use embryo banking as a part of your customized fertility plan by contacting us today. Please click the link below to enter your information and New Hope will contact you, or simply call 212-517-7676. Thank You.