Frozen embryo transfer (FET) is a fertility treatment option that involves embryos from a previous IVF cycle, (a woman’s own IVF or from a donor) or sometimes involves the use of a laboratory to fertilize a donor egg with sperm prior to growth and embryo freezing.
Embryo adoption is a wonderful option for women who are unable to use their own eggs or who are otherwise having difficulty conceiving. With embryo adoption there is approximately a 50% success rate, which is similar to that of using fresh egg donation.
Egg donation has become a more common option for women experiencing fertility issues caused by poor egg quality or diminished ovarian reserve (meaning low egg count or quality of eggs).
As a single woman, whether working with a fertility clinic or inseminating at home, cryobanks prove to be an excellent source of sperm donors, egg donors and sometimes embryo donors who have been thoroughly vetted and tested.
As a single woman, we are afforded the option of choosing the genetic makeup of our children and in today's world, there is a multitude of options when it comes to finding a sperm donor.
With a multitude of fertility options comes an even greater multitude of donor options for single women trying to conceive - from sperm and egg donors to embryo adoption.
Home insemination is one of the oldest methods and most affordable methods of artificial insemination. With home insemination, you may use donor sperm from a sperm bank or known donor, perform an intracervical insemination (ICI) by yourself or hire a midwife or OBGYN who is able to perform intrauterine insemination (IUI).
In vitro fertilization (IVF) has been around since 1978 and is considered to be the most effective of all artificial reproductive assistance options.
If you are 35 to 37 or younger, INVOcell may be a less expensive option with success rates similar to IVF.
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a procedure where a very thin tube is inserted through the cervix, transferring sperm that is deposited directly into the the uterus.