Oocyte Cryopreservation - Egg Freezing for Future

There should be no pressure to have children; people and couples should conceive and give birth when ready.

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There should be no pressure to have children; people and couples should conceive and give birth when ready.

 

Because many women focus on building a successful career and want to bring their children into the world later in life, oocyte cryopreservation, also known as egg freezing, can help you do this, extending your fertility for years. Egg freezing has gotten increasingly widespread throughout time, and the technique has become more sophisticated.

 

Babies & Us, a reputable IVF clinic in Mumbai, offers a safe and cost-effective oocyte cryopreservation service. Here's all you need to know about oocyte cryopreservation to help you decide whether or not to freeze your eggs.

 

First, let's know,

What is Exactly Oocyte Cryopreservation?

Oocyte cryopreservation, also known as egg freezing, is the process of extracting and freezing a female's eggs to halt their biological clocks and preserve their reproductive potential when they are ready. It allows women to keep their best and healthiest eggs for IUI or IVF while maintaining their fertility.

Frozen oocytes can be stored for several years or until you are ready to start the parenthood process. When frozen eggs are stored for long periods, they have no harmful effects. Best results are obtained when eggs are frozen in your mid-to-late twenties. Don't put off freezing your eggs any longer; younger eggs are healthier and more likely to survive the freezing process.

 

Now, let's see,

Who is a Good Candidate for Oocyte Cryopreservation?

Oocyte cryopreservation is a treatment that may be explored for various reasons. Egg freezing is frequently recommended for people who have one or more of the following criteria:

Educational and professional objectives: You can freeze your eggs to pursue a degree or a challenging career. So, you can be confident that the eggs will be safe to use when you require them.

 

Personal Reasons: If you want to start a family but don't yet have a partner, you can freeze your eggs and use them when you do.

 

Cancer Therapy: Cancer treatments may interfere with your ability to conceive. If you have reproductive cancer, your ovaries may be removed. Cancer treatment can affect fertility, but egg freezing can help.

 

Infections and other medical difficulties: Fertility can be impaired by various factors. Endometriosis is a condition that causes uterine tissue to develop outside of the womb. 

 

If you have a critical illness, such as chromosomal defects that cause early ovarian failure or an ovarian disease that puts you at risk of ovarian damage, freezing eggs may be a good choice for you.

 

Let's take a look at the,

Actual Procedure of Oocyte Cryopreservation

  • The fertility doctor assesses the female's ovarian reserve before the stimulation cycle to calculate the oocytes' potential yield. Blood tests and pelvic ultrasounds are part of the evaluation. It assists in determining the correct pharmaceutical dosage.
  • Injectable hormonal medications are used to stimulate the ovaries. The eggs are analyzed for maturity.
  • At first, to gather the eggs, the doctor introduces a needle into the ovarian follicles. If the eggs aren't apparent, the doctor may recommend abdominal surgery. The doctor inserts a needle and creates a small incision in the abdomen to collect the eggs. Throughout the procedure, the doctor uses an ultrasound.
  • The eggs are frozen as soon as possible once they have been retrieved. The eggs should not be frozen more quickly because they will still be full of water. The doctor injects a special chemical into the egg before freezing it to keep it alive.

 

Let's know,

What is the Process of Thawing Frozen Eggs?
  • The eggs are placed in a warm solution and examined when ready to use. The doctor analyses the frozen eggs and fertilizes them through ICSI (from your preferred sperm source, whether a spouse or a donor).
  • The fertilized eggs are then incubated for several days before being transferred to the prospective mother via an embryo transfer procedure.
  • The potential parents will then have to wait two weeks to check if the cycle was effective before taking a pregnancy test.

 

Individuals and couples can prepare for their future families according to their schedules, rather than feeling rushed or concerned about running out of time. We encourage learning more about your fertility preservation options if you consider egg freezing.

Don't hesitate to contact us if you are ready to start family planning, and we will walk you through everything you need to know!