Transfer of cryopreserved embryos (TCE)
The transfer of cryopreserved embryos consists of the implantation of embryos that were previously frozen. They may be leftover embryos from previous IVF treatments or embryos from a donation.
The process includes a previous endocrine control, embryos defrosting and their transfer.
The transfer is done in an operating theatre and under ultrasound guidance. It does not require anesthesia and only takes about 15 minutes. The embryos are placed in the uterus with a cannula.
BEFORE THE PROCEDURE
Patients must undergo a previous hormone treatment to improve the reception of the embryo after the implantation.
Patients should drink plenty of water in the moments before the intervention to allow visibility with the ultrasound machine.
AFTER THE PROCEDURE:
Patients should take the prescribed medication and rest for the first few days after transfer. After a few days they should return to the centre to see if the procedure has been successful