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

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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? glance
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replied October 15th, 2017
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Fresh means immediately transferred and has higher success rates. Consult your fertility consultant and let them help.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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Khan
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replied March 25th, 2018
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Hi! We're preparing for the 1st ivf with donor egg in our infertility struggling history. Our clinic performs it fresh - means put back immediately. As far as I know, these are going to be 5-day blast(s). They can transfer up to 3 blasts in a time. Together with dh we're thinking about placing 2, if only this would be possible for our case. Praying this option is successful for us. Holly
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