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Frozen embryo transfer process

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Hello ladies, I’ve not posted for a while. We where lucky enough to have our baby girl in February and have 3 embryos in the freezer. I just wondered if anyone could tell me the process for FET and what is involved please? Thanks 😊

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Chel91

Hi, FET's are pretty straightforward, but there is multiple protocols. Some ladies have down regulation before their FET, some do medicated and some do natural.

For a short medicated FET (my protocol), day 1 with AF just start taking some form of estrogen for approx 12-14 days to thicken lining, start progesterone once lining is good and then transfer on the appropriate day (day 14 to 16 approx). A breeze compared to a fresh. Best of luck xx

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Stephybivf in reply to Chel91

Awh thanks so much for replying x I thought you might have to inject again 🙈

Hi Steph can I ask you what grade your embryos were that you have frozen ?

I have 1 at a 4AA

I have to wait for a bleed and also go on progesterone tablets to help with my uterine lining before I have the FET . X

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Stephybivf in reply to Greekprincess1975

Hi, I’m not completely sure. I think 2 of them are 3AB which is what I had transferred last year and now have my daughter, however the 3rd embryo didn’t develop into a blastocyte until day 6 so I’m not sure if that affected the grading and they never said?

Good luck! Xx

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Greekprincess1975 in reply to Stephybivf

Thank you so much

I wish you all the best to . This is very hard emotionally isn’t it xxxx

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Stephybivf in reply to Greekprincess1975

It’s very hard, emotionally and physically. I don’t think people realise how tough it is especially if it’s not successful and even when it is the worrying never stops xx

There’s all sorts of processes. I had an FET to get my LG and we are now starting again.

I’m starting next cycle and will go in to have an injection on day 25 (as my periods are a bit long) , wait for period 10-14 days later, go in for scan and then start HRT, go back for another scan 10-14 days later and then transfer the week after.

My friend is also starting FET same time and her protocol is completely different to mine x

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Stephybivf in reply to

Thankyou. It doesn’t seem as complicated as a fresh cycle. We’re looking into it hopefully beginning of next year. Wishing you lots of luck with your transfer xxx

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Anipea

Hi stephyivf, I have just had a 3bb put back and on medicated FET. Started taking estrogen tablets 3 times a day alongside folic acid. Had a scan around day 11. On day 12, started taking progesterone injection in morning and pessary in evening. Had transfer on day 17. All these drugs you continue to take until week 12 of your pregnancy xx

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Stephybivf in reply to Anipea

Thanks so much for reply! Wishing you the best of luck for test day ☺️ Xxx

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Anipea in reply to Stephybivf

Thank you. It's our OTD today and its positive 😊 xx

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Cinderella5 in reply to Anipea

Congratulations Anipea!xx

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Anipea in reply to Cinderella5

Thank you 💞 xx

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Stephybivf in reply to Anipea

That’s fantastic! Congratulations lovely xx

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Anipea in reply to Stephybivf

Thank you 💖 xx

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Cinderella5

Its so much easier than a full cycle Stephy, no egg collection is a joy! There are a few different ways, natural cycle which is of course timed with your own cycle/ovulation.. Semi medicated which is what I prefer, start HRT on day 2 then a couple of lining checks and if all all then start progesterone for 5 days then transfer. Some clinics also like to do a fully medicated cycle where they down regulate you first then same as above so it will depend on your clinic.xx

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Stephybivf in reply to Cinderella5

Thankyou so much for your advise xx

Hope your doing ok and ready for your scan, is it tomorrow? Xx

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Cinderella5 in reply to Stephybivf

I'm definitely not ready, absolutely dreading it! Yes its tomorrow, will update then!xx

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Stephybivf in reply to Cinderella5

Fingers crossed everything is going well. I’ll be thinking about you as I’m sure EVERYONE on this forum will! Xxx 🤞😘😘

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