We'll see more frozen embryo
transfers in the next few years.
IVF babies born from frozen embryos
are heavier and result in longer pregnancies than those that are born from fresh embryos, research suggests.
1) Often, the couple successfully uses some, but not all, of those frozen embryos
to create the family they originally intended.
Indeed, on a strict interpretation of the Act, women or couples can create embryos specifically for use in certain kinds of research, and they can also donate fresh or frozen embryos
originally created for reproductive purposes to research before they have completed assisted reproduction, including embryos that are not-yet-surplus.
Referring to a White House meeting last May in which President Bush praised the adoption of frozen embryos
, sometimes called "snowflake" babies, Madsen said it's hard enough being a couple that has to make a decision on what to do with frozen embryos
without outside noise.
The process of a frozen embryo
adoption is much the same as a traditional one.
A number of cases in the United States have acknowledged that couples should decide what happens to their frozen embryos
To Nolan, "the real issue is who is responsible for the frozen embryos
, not who owns them.
Since frozen embryo
transfers occur a significant amount of time after a woman's ovaries were stimulated with medications, the hormone levels in the body have had time to return to normal, which mimics a more natural conception process," says William Schoolcraft, M.
Pinborg presented the results of the Danish study, which included data on 910 singleton pregnancies conceived by frozen embryo
transfer, 9,603 from fresh embryo transfer, and 4,656 conceived naturally.
2% of frozen embryo
babies were "small-for-gestational age" compared with 14.
And the ice baby is also a record breaker as she is the longest frozen embryo
to result in a child at the Midlands centre where her parents underwent in vitro fertilisation.