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Fresh embryo transfer...what does "fresh" mean?

Postby tctf » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:32 pm

Dear experts:

l am not quite understand the term "fresh" for embryo transfer. Frozen embryo is more easy to understand.Right? I just don't understand how an fresh embryo, without freezing, without storing in liquid culture , can survive in open air and then immediately transfer to the patient... Seems that those fresh embryos are viable? :shock:
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Re: Fresh embryo transfer...what does "fresh" mean?

Postby Ghost » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:29 am

tctf wrote:Dear experts:

l am not quite understand the term "fresh" for embryo transfer. Frozen embryo is more easy to understand.Right? I just don't understand how an fresh embryo, without freezing, without storing in liquid culture , can survive in open air and then immediately transfer to the patient... Seems that those fresh embryos are viable? :shock:


I'm not sure I understand the question. No embryo is in "open air". They are always in liquid media.
Note: I am not an MD and not an expert.
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Re: Fresh embryo transfer...what does "fresh" mean?

Postby tctf » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:36 am

Ghost wrote:
tctf wrote:Dear experts:

l am not quite understand the term "fresh" for embryo transfer. Frozen embryo is more easy to understand.Right? I just don't understand how an fresh embryo, without freezing, without storing in liquid culture , can survive in open air and then immediately transfer to the patient... Seems that those fresh embryos are viable? :shock:


I'm not sure I understand the question. No embryo is in "open air". They are always in liquid media.


Hi! Is that the "fresh" embryo need not go through the process of freezing? :wink:
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Re: Fresh embryo transfer...what does "fresh" mean?

Postby MamaBoo » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:50 am

No an embryo does not need to be frozen. The odds of pregnancy are actually higher with a fresh embryo.
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Re: Fresh embryo transfer...what does "fresh" mean?

Postby tctf » Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:15 am

That means they can survive in room temperature? :shock:
Is that what "fresh" means...
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Re: Fresh embryo transfer...what does "fresh" mean?

Postby biye34 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:05 am

It will depend on your situation. Doctor will choose fresh or frozen embryo transfer for you. "Fresh" means not to froze embryo before transferring to patients. Doctor will transfer embryo to you two or three days later after your operation to take out eggs.
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Re: Fresh embryo transfer...what does "fresh" mean?

Postby leorira11 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:03 am

no, not room temperature. In your body, they would be at body temperature (37 degrees C) - so that's what temp they'll keep them in the lab, in a petri dish in an incubator.

Try looking on youtube for videos showing what they do to make the embryos, grow them and store them. There is some good info out there.

Also, you can call and talk to the nurses at your clinic. They'll be able to explain everything.
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Re: Fresh embryo transfer...what does "fresh" mean?

Postby woodyanita » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:43 pm

The transfer of fresh embryos is associated with fewer miscarriages than the transfer of frozen-embryos. Fresh embryos is always helpful. Gather all the info
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