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What is a “partial cycle” of IVF?

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EL8888 Tue 06-Aug-19 15:17:09

Sorry if lm being thick but what is a partial cycle of IVF? My local area offer 1 partial cycle of IVF and lm confused what that includes?

Zest11 Tue 06-Aug-19 15:27:20

A full cycle constitutes the transfer of a fresh embryo and all viable frozen. If say, you have 1 fresh transfer and 2 embryos left for the freezer but your area only funded the transfer of 1 or none of those frozen, it would be a partial cycle. You would then have to pay to transfer any remaining frozen embryos.

HelloBrass Tue 06-Aug-19 16:33:14

@EL8888 how did you find out what your local area offered? Was it available online?

physicskate Tue 06-Aug-19 17:08:03

@HelloBrass the fertility fairness website has all the info and links to most, if not all, ccg's policies.

EL8888 Tue 06-Aug-19 18:16:00

@Zest11 thanks for the info

@HelloBrass this link should help: www.fertilityfairness.co.uk/

Unfortunately it’s a postcode lottery and it varies a lot. Fingers crossed your area have a reasonable policy for it

HelloBrass Tue 06-Aug-19 18:29:09

Great, thank you both

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