embryo banking is also an option and involves a 10-14 day cycle in which your ovaries are stimulated to grow mature eggs. the eggs are then removed through a very short out-patient procedure. the eggs are then fertilized with predetermined sperm to create embryos, and frozen for your future use. the egg retrieval process is exactly the same as the first 3 steps in ivf except your embryos are frozen instead of implanted.
once you are ready to use the frozen embryos, the frozen embryo transfer begins. the embryos will be thawed, and transferred into the uterus.
the egg and embryo banking processes start like the traditional IVF process. medications are prescribed to stimulate the ovaries to mature multiple eggs at once that can then be retrieved and frozen. in women who have cancer, ovarian stimulation protocols are tailored to each patient’s medical needs.