Ways to prepare for FET (and IVF, in general):
Practice mind-calming techniques, such as yoga or meditation.
Follow a fertility diet for at least 3 months before your FET that is rich in plant-based protein, folic acid, omega-3 fats, iron, fibre, vitamin B12 and vitamin D, if need.
Get rid of toxins (aka fertility cleansing) using liver and uterus-detoxifying herbs such as raspberry leaves, ginger root, milk thistle seed, yellow dock root, goldenseal root, and burdock root.
Fortify your uterine lining by consuming L-arginine and iron. This will also help prevent miscarriages.
Have a fertility massage that is believed to help strengthen the uterus and promote healthy blood circulation to the uterus.
Risks Involved in Frozen Embryo Transfers
A FET cycle does not have more risks than any other IVF treatment. Studies have evidenced that frozen embryo transfer cycles come with fewer risks than IV cycles. One major difference between FET and IVF, though, is that the first is NOT associated with increased risk for Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome from the prescribed IVF fertility drugs simply because we do not use ovarian stimulation medications for this procedure.
Also, depending on the number of embryos that are transferred during FET, embryo transfer may increase the chance of multiple pregnancies. At the same time, the possibility of having an ectopic pregnancy is also high (as is with naturally-occurring pregnancies, of course).
Finally, with cryopreservation, some embryos may not survive a second biopsy if, say, the embryo PGT testing gives indeterminate results. And, if they do, the success rates are slightly lowered.
Waiting for a frozen embryo transfer is a critical moment in a couple’s life that is sprinkled with mixed feelings of anticipation, excitement, and agony for the unknown and the possibility of starting a family soon. Although a healthy pregnancy is dependent on several factors, knowing what to expect and how to prepare your body and mind for embryo transplantation are important aspects of this journey.Back to Articles
Remember that you are never alone. Cyprus IVF Clinic is right by your side all along the way, with experienced embryologists, geneticists, gynaecologists, and a highly qualified team of medical professionals ready to answer all your questions and caress your concerns. Together, we will find solutions to your fertility issues and help you achieve your dream of parenthood.