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Monthly Archives: July 2017

What is Vitrification for egg and embryo freezing?

Vitrification also known as the instant freezing technique has replaced the old slow freeze technology for both egg and embryo freezing. Vitrification has greatly improved egg/embryo thaw survival rates as well as increased embryo implantation rates. Vitrification has been so advantageous that most programs now are freezing all day 5/day 6 embryos and transferring them in a subsequent cryo cycle where estrogen and progesterone levels mimic those of nature. This technique has been associated with higher pregnancy rates, higher birth weights (almost a pound) and a lower incidence of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. If you are considering an IVF program make sure they are using the vitrification freezing technique for both eggs and embryos.

Kevin L. Winslow, M.D.
Director for Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine

FIRM is one of the few programs in the country providing IVF care throughout the year

The Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine is one of the few programs in the country providing IVF care throughout the year. Most programs batch their IVF cycles in series for program convenience – patients often have work and vacation conflicts with these cycles.   Spreading out our IVF cycles throughout the year not only facilitates patient convenience, but also allows our embryologists to spend more time on each case. When embryologists have several cases to do in a single day there is an increased chance for mistakes. The Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine has five board certified reproductive medicine specialists, five doctoral level embryologists and a team of ten IVF nurses that allow us to provide IVF care throughout the year on your schedule.

Kevin L. Winslow, M.D.
Director for Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine

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