Journal article

Comparing pregnancy outcomes between natural cycles and artificial cycles following frozen-thaw embryo transfers

Cassandra Pakes, Michelle Volovsky, Genia Rozen, Franca Agresta, David K Gardner, Alex Polyakov

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Frozen embryo transfer (FET) is increasing in prevalence. In contrast to the amount of research performed on the actual cryopreservation procedure, there are limited data with respect to optimal endometrial preparation in FET cycles. Increasingly artificial cycle (AC) preparation is being adopted over the natural cycle (NC) to facilitate greater access to FET. However, there remains a paucity of data comparing pregnancy outcomes between these two commonly used cycle types. AIMS: To examine the efficacy of AC vs NC following FET, by comparing pregnancy outcomes including biochemical, clinical and live birth rates, along with miscarriage rates. MATERIALS AND METHOD: This is a large..

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