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Best Egg freezing centre in Bangalore

Egg freezing is also referred to as mature oocyte cryopreservation. It is a process used to preserve a woman’s future ability to get pregnant. Unfertilized eggs retrieved from your ovaries are frozen and kept for future use.

A frozen egg is often thawed in a laboratory, combined with sperm, and placed in your uterus (in vitro fertilization).

As a lady ages, her odds of spontaneously conceiving a toddler decrease due to a decrease in the quality and amount of her eggs. 

Attempting to take care of fertility by egg freezing may be a viable option if the woman is young and the eggs are of good quality at the time of freezing.

Your specialist can explain how egg freezing works, the possible risks, and whether this fertility preservation technique is suitable for you supported your needs and reproductive history.

The Procedure of Egg Freezing

The egg freezing procedure will typically take 2 to 3 weeks to finish. Usually, this may include taking medications to increase your egg production while also assisting the eggs in maturation. 

When they’re ready, they’ll be gathered while you’re under anesthesia or sedation.

An egg cryoprotectant (freezing solution) are going to be introduced, to protect the eggs. The eggs will then be frozen, by either gradual cooling or vitrification (rapid freezing) and kept in nitrogen tanks until needed. 

As per the most recent research, vitrification is effective than the gradual chilling procedure.

Most women will have between 15 and 20 eggs harvested. But this might not always be achievable for those with low ovarian reserve numbers (low number of eggs). 

After the eggs are thawed, those that have remained intact will be injected with the sperm given by either your spouse or an anonymous donor when you are ready to utilize them.

Am I a candidate for Egg freezing?

If any one of the following applies, you want to consider freezing your eggs:

  • When you have a medical disorder, or you are undergoing therapy that may damage or destroy the proper function of your ovaries, you could have your eggs frozen.
  • If you would like a form of treatment that will have an impact on your fertility, you’ll choose to freeze some of your eggs.
  • If you’re concerned about your fertility falling but aren’t ready to have a kid or haven’t met the perfect partner yet, you may consider ‘elective egg freezing’.
  • Women who have undergone premature menopause.
  • For ethical reasons, it’s preferred by some not to have any remaining embryos following an IVF procedure. In such a situation, eggs could also be frozen for later use.