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Fresh and Frozen Embryo Transfers

Fresh and Frozen Embryo Transfers

Fresh and Frozen Embryo Transfers: An embryo transfer is the final step of the In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) process. During a fresh transfer, the embryo is transferred back into the uterus without ever being frozen.  A frozen embryo transfer (FET) is a cycle in which frozen embryos from a previous IVF or donor egg cycle are thawed and then transferred.

What is FSH

What is FSH

Follicle-stimulating hormone, also known as FSH, is a hormone checked routinely between days 2-4 of the menstrual cycle. It is produced by the pituitary gland to stimulate the ovaries to develop follicles. As a dominant follicle develops, it in turn sends certain signals (inhibin-B) that will suppress FSH release (negative feedback).

Why Do I Need Genetic Counseling?

A genetic counselor will integrate the family and health information, genetic testing results, along with personal values and goals, into one complete picture

By collecting family health history and having this information early, people are able to access the growing number of genetic tests available, expand their options for family planning, improve the management of pregnancy or neonatal care, and take advantage of treatments for inherited disease

What is AMH?

EDI now offers AMH testing on select Egg Donors

Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH)

A hormone secreted by the cells of the developing antral and pre-antral follicles (or egg sacks) in the ovaries. Once secreted from these growing follicles, AMH stops more immature ones from getting recruited into the maturation process, so that not all the eggs mature all at the same time. Because AMH reflects the number of eggs maturing in the ovaries on their way to ovulation, AMH is a strong indicator of a woman’s ovarian reserve (OR) – the ovaries’ ability to produce good-quality eggs. Using the Roche Elecsys AMH Assay, the median AMH level (pmol/l) for a donor between 20–29 years of age is 13.1 – 53.8.

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