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5 Factors That Can Increase Frozen Embryo Transfer Success

Frozen embryo transfer is the last stage of an IVF treatment cycle. This is an exciting time as parents are hoping for a successful pregnancy, but embryo transfer can also be a stressful time, especially if this is not the first attempted cycle. Successful implantation of a frozen embryo depends on two main aspects: the viability of the embryo and the condition of the uterus. Other factors can boost the chances of successful implantation. These five tips can help improve the success rate of frozen embryo transfer.

5 Tips for Success | Frozen Embryo Transfer

1. Find an expert for IVF treatment

When it comes to any type of healthcare, finding the best doctor is always a priority, and embryo transfer is no exception. Women who feel confident about an embryologist tend to experience a less stressful IVF cycle than women who have concerns about treatment. A specialist in fertility or embryologist is the best choice for frozen embryo transfer because these experts the experience to perform the procedure without any mishaps.

2. Don’t skimp on the pre-tests

Pre-IVF tests are very important. The fertility team should order key tests before an embryo transfer. These include a trans-vaginal scan of the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes, hormone profiling, and a semen analysis.

3. Take a folic acid supplement

Folic acid is a beneficial supplement to take during IVF because this vitamin reduces the risk of birth defects such as neural tube defects (NTDs). NTDs occur when the spinal column does not close completely around the spinal cord. The most common NTD is spina bifida. The recommendation for a folic acid supplement is 400-600 mcg per day from at least 3 months prior to starting IVF treatment. Folic acid can also be taken as part of a multi-vitamin supplement.

4. Maintain a well-balanced diet

There’s no such thing as an implantation diet. However, the important thing to remember is to eat regular healthy meals. That means plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables balanced with protein, fiber, and healthy fats.

5. Avoid stress

Avoiding stress can be difficult, particularly for women who are on their second or third IVF cycle. Stress can have a huge negative impact on health. Women who are feeling stressed or anxious about an embryo transfer should try to de-stress by meditating, listening to soothing music or doing breathing exercises.

Adjusting to embryo transfer

Every woman’s body is different and will adjust to embryo transfer in its own way. Although the two-week wait can seem like the longest time, these tips can help improve the odds of successful implantation of a frozen embryo.

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