Blastocyst freezing

How successful is blastocyst freezing, can the success rate drop when thawed?

Our Expert's Answer

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Successful blastocyst freezing is now possible through a technique called ‘vitrification’.  The success rate for all frozen embryos is slightly lower than fresh transfers as some embryos will not survive the freeze-thaw process and the best embryos are selected for transfer in the fresh cycle.