Egg Freezing

Egg freezing is also known as mature Oocyte cryopreservation. It is a procedure which is used to conserve reproduction potential in women. The eggs removed from your ovaries are kept in frozen condition and stored so that it can be used later. The frozen egg can be defrosted injected with a sperm and placed in your uterus. Your doctor will tell the procedure, risks, based on your medical records.

Why is it done?

It is an option specifying that you are not prepared to carry now.It doesn’t require sperm. Eggs have to be fertilized before they’re frozen. You have to take fertility pills to stimulate ovulation in order to make more eggs for retrieval.

The following factors may tempt you to go for egg freezing.

  • You wish to preserve your eggs for future use.
  • You may undergo treatment for cancer or for other illness that may affect your fertility.
  • You are currently undergoing IVF.

  • Risks

    Egg freezing involves risks like embryo transfer and sperm freezing.

  • Emotional risks
  • Egg retrieval process hurdles.
  • Change in your health condition due to the intake of fertility drugs.

  • If you use the frozen eggs for having a biological child the risk of miscarriage is purely based on your age.

    How to prepare?

    If you are considering freezing your eggs, first check the credentials of the fertility clinic. Go online and collect details, procedure, cost etc. You have to undergo some tests before freezing your eggs.

  • Blood test
  • Infectious disease screening
  • Ovarian reserve testing

  • Ask yourself the questions before proceeding with egg freezing

  • Do you have any plan to become pregnant?
  • How many eggs you like to freeze?
  • What are you going to do with unused eggs?

  • About the process

    Egg freezing requires three steps

  • Ovulation induction
  • Egg retrieval
  • Freezing

  • After the process

    You can start your routine works a week after of egg retrieval. Limit your sexual intercourse time. Contact your doctor if you feel any of these;

  • High temperature 38.6 Celsius or 101.5 Fahrenheit
  • Problems with urinating
  • Heavy vaginal bleeding
  • Sudden weight gain of 0.9 kilos in one day
  • Abdominal pain

  • Results

    The results of egg freezing are

  • 90% of eggs survive thawing and freezing
  • 75% fertilized
  • 30 to 60 % chance of getting pregnancy

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