Updated: October 14, 2017
Egg freezing, embryo freezing and ovarian tissue freezing are the
option of Fertility preservation for women. if you are getting older , if
you have any medical issues, do not want a baby right now, you can
consider these options of preserving your fertility. If you want to plan
a family beyond the age at which fertility naturally declines then you
can go for this options. You can discuss these treatments with a
fertility specialist to decide which option is right for you.
Egg freezing, woman's unfertilized eggs are stored to make her try to
conceive whenever she wants in her later stage. Some women are not in a
position to become pregnant due to some reason, Egg freezing is a way of
preserving the possibility of fertility.
Frozen eggs might be stored for a long time without any problem. At the point when the lady is prepared to utilize her eggs, they are warmed, and after that fertilized with sperm. The point is for the fertilized egg to form into a fetus, which would then be able to be transferred to the lady's uterus giving a shot of pregnancy.
do egg freezing, a woman has to take hormonal stimulation injections
for 10-12 days to get a number of eggs to mature. Your fertility
specialist will monitor your egg size during the egg stimulation
You have to take
the stimulation medications daily using a pen device with a small
needle. You might feel a little bloated after taking the injection but
there are no side effects and you can continue with all normal
activities throughout the period of stimulation.
eggs retrieval process is done using an ultrasound guided probe
inserted into the vagina. A needle runs inside the probe and can be
gently inserted through the vaginal wall into each ovary and collect the
eggs. You will be given light general anesthesia or you will be
sedated. After 1 -2 hours of the procedure , you can go home and take
rest for some time.
undergo a freezing procedure in the laboratory after the egg retrieval
procedure which is called vitrification. Fluids are extracted from the
eggs to prevent from any damage in the egg freezing process. Eggs may be
freezed for many years Once vitrified.
difficult to give exact figures for the chance of pregnancy after egg
freezing and fertilization. The chance of success depend on the woman's
age at the time of freezing.
Currently we would expect the success rates for egg freezing would be
for a woman aged 35 or under, one stimulated cycle would result in the collection of 10-12 eggs of which 7- 9 would be suitable for egg freezing
Approximately 80-90% if eggs would survive warming in the future
Approximately 50-80% of surviving eggs would fertilize
Approximately 80-90% if fertilized eggs would develop into embryos
A single embryo would have a 20-35% change of developing into a pregnancy
Success rates are lower for women over 35 and egg freezing in women over the age of 38 have lower of a pregnancy.
Egg freezing cannot give assurance to lead to a successful pregnancy and birth of a healthy baby later in life. Ladies who freeze their eggs may not know the result for a long time and may lose the chance to have a child normally.