Jefferson University Hospitals

Embryo Cryopreservation

More embryos than recommended for transfer into the uterus may result from a single egg retrieval. Researchers have shown that transferring high numbers of embryos does not improve your chance of becoming pregnant; it only increases your chance of a multiple gestation. Therefore, you must decide what to do with the remaining embryos.

What Does Embryo Cryopreservation Involve?

Reproductive Medicine Associates at Jefferson offers couples the option of freezing and saving excess embryos, a procedure called cryopreservation. These embryos can be thawed and transferred to your uterus in a later cycle if an earlier in vitro fertilization (IVF) attempt fails or if you want a second child. Cryopreservation potentially reduces the cost and eliminates the egg collection step in subsequent cycles.

A Jefferson fertility expert from the Center will work with you and your partner to determine the best course of action.

Why Choose Jefferson for Embryo Cryopreservation in Philadelphia?

Our reproductive endocrinologists are specially trained in infertility therapy and board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology. Our physicians also work with an expert team of embryologists and certified women's healthcare nurse practitioners.

Schedule an Appointment with a Fertility Expert

To schedule an appointment with one of our fertility specialists, please call 215-922-1556.

Flexible financing options, a refund guarantee program, military and first responder discounts, and financial aid programs each aim to make our world-class care as widely available as possible. To reach out to a financial counselor, please e-mail