Since the mid-1980’s embryos have successfully been frozen or cryopreserved with the first birth utilizing a frozen embryo occurring in Australia. Since that time thousands of couples have frozen embryos.
The fundamental benefit from surplus frozen embryos is that it allows for additional chances of pregnancy success without completing an additonal IVF cycle. Embryo cryopreservation can also help reduce the risk of multiple gestations and it may be utilized in patients with severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome.
Reproductive Resource Center of Greater Kansas City is a multi-disciplinary practice which focuses every capacity of science, technology and the healing arts for couples experiencing infertility.
The Center is an approved member of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology(S.A.R.T.).
Since our creation in 1988, there have been over 10,000 babies born from all therapies, and over 3,800 babies born as a result of assisted reproductive technology (ART) provided by our center.
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RRC has over 200 years of combined experience. As a leading reproductive health, infertility, and in-vitro fertilization (or IVF) center based in Kansas City, we're proud to have the highest level of expertise available to our patients.
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Options for Unused Embryos
When couples pursue IVF treatment, their focus is on creating viable embryos that successfully implant to become healthy, full-term babies. Thoughts about leftover embryos may only briefly cross their minds. Once their family is complete, families need to decide what to do with the leftover embryos – and this can...