Egg freezing, also known as oocyte cryopreservation, is an option chosen by women looking to preserve their current fertility level while delaying motherhood for a variety of reasons, including career, education, lifestyle, and relationship status. Egg freezing is a proactive treatment that secures a reserve of eggs, effectively “putting them on ice,” where they can be stored for years and then accessed at any point in the future to be thawed, fertilized, and implanted to achieve pregnancy.
Delhi IVF Clinic - India’s cutting edge laboratory utilizes the latest advanced cryopreservation technology, called vitrification, which has revolutionized the ability to freeze and successfully thaw frozen eggs. Vitrification is an extremely successful technology and has resulted in the survival of well over 80-90% of eggs frozen and consistently achieves high embryo survival rates.
Egg freezing provides women with the revolutionary advantage of delaying their childbearing years and overcoming the limitations of the “biological clock.”
When should I freeze my eggs?
Women are at their most fertile in their early to mid-20s, after which a steady natural decline in both egg quality and quantity begins and negatively affects the ability to become pregnant. Younger eggs therefore offer a better chance of achieving a healthy pregnancy, which conflicts with the fact that it is very common for women to delay childbearing for a multitude of reasons. Fortunately, advances in egg freezing technology have made it possible to safely and successfully retrieve and freeze unfertilized eggs to be used whenever a woman is ready to start a family.
Oocyte cryopreservation, or egg freezing, can be a valuable opportunity for many women, including those who:
- Are building a career
- Have lifestyle considerations
- Have religious objections to freezing embryos
- Have not yet met the right partner
- Have medical considerations
Preserving Your Fertility: Peace of Mind
At Delhi IVF Clinic - India, our goal is to provide you with options that meet your desires for a future family. We offer you the opportunity to stop your biological clock by retrieving, freezing and storing your eggs during your fertile years so those healthy eggs will be available to create your family in the future when you are ready, thus reducing concerns about an age-related decline in fertility. Though years may go by, the eggs remain the same age they were when retrieved, greatly improving your chance of conception in the future. Our use of innovative cryopreservation techniques has resulted in both a high survival rate when thawing cryopreserved eggs and healthy babies born following fertilization and transfer.
The Egg Freezing Process
Both the egg and embryo freezing processes start much like traditional IVF. Medications are taken to stimulate the ovaries to simultaneously mature multiple eggs that can then be retrieved from the body. The egg freezing process generally takes less than four weeks from start to finish.
Egg Freezing at the Delhi IVF Clinic - India Fertility Clinics
Advances in Technology
The development of an advanced cryopreservation technique called “vitrification” has allowed for very high egg survival rates. At Delhi IVF Clinic - India, our successful thaw rate is over 90%. Thousands of babies have been born worldwide from eggs that have been frozen and thawed, and studies have revealed no apparent increase in chromosomal abnormalities or birth defects. In fact, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine no longer considers egg freezing an ‘experimental’ procedure, and recent findings show that frozen eggs are yielding successful pregnancies and healthy babies at rates comparable to those achieved through in vitro fertilization cycles using fresh eggs.