Rapid Freezing Increases IVF Success Rates

NUMBERS tell the story about why couples should choose a clinic that uses rapid-freezing embryo technology to freeze eggs and embryos, according to City Fertility Centre medical director Dr Ashish Das.

“IVF clinics have traditionally used a slow-freeze technique with a survival rate of blastocyst embryos (after thawing) of about 60 to 70 per cent,” Dr Das said. “But we are achieving an 80 to 90 per cent survival rate with the rapid-freeze method.”

Dr Das said City Fertility Centre had adopted the new technology, called vitrification, about a year ago because there was a significantly reduced risk of ice forming in frozen embryos and eggs.

“We’ve made parenting a happy reality for scores of people who have a better chance of having a healthy baby thanks to this approach,” he said.

The fertility technology is being offered through the organisation’s six centres in Brisbane, on the Gold Coast and in Melbourne.

Written by Dr Ashish Das
Fertility Specialist and Gynaecologist
City Fertility Centre Medical Director

For more information on rapid freezing (vitrification), please contact City Fertility Centre on 1800 123 483.

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