Egg Freezing

Egg Freezing at Birla Fertility & IVF

Egg freezing is the process that involves collecting unfertilised eggs and storing them in a state of suspended animation for future IVF cycles. Over the years, it has become increasingly popular amongst women who wish to delay their pregnancy for medical or social reasons.

At Birla Fertility & IVF, we use the latest cryopreservation technique for optimal results. Our team is experienced in performing flash-freezing and works in seamless collaboration with multidisciplinary teams whenever needed for comprehensive fertility preservation.

Why Egg Freezing?

Egg freezing is recommended in the following situations:

For women who wish to delay their pregnancy for personal or professional reasons

For women who are about to undergo treatments or surgeries that can impact their fertility like chemotherapy

For women with medical conditions like autoimmune disorders that can negatively impact their fertility in the future

The Egg Freezing Process

Step 1 – Preliminary Check

Step 2 – Ovarian stimulation

Step 3 – Egg retrieval

Step 4 – Egg freezing (vitrification)

Step 1 – Preliminary Check

Prior to the treatment, you will be tested for certain infections like HIV and hepatitis. You will also undergo an ovarian reserve test to assess the count and quality of eggs present in your ovaries.

Step 2 – Ovarian stimulation

Step 3 – Egg retrieval

Step 4 – Egg freezing (vitrification)

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I freeze my eggs?

Egg quality is said to deteriorate exponentially after a woman reaches a certain age (generally over the age of 35). In cases of advanced maternal age, apart from difficulty in natural conception, there is also a higher risk of the baby being born with congenital defects such as Down Syndrome. Women are advised to explore the option of egg freezing in their 20s or early 30s.

How long will it take to freeze my eggs?

The whole cycle will take around 15 days and consists of a course of approximately 15 injections (the exact number may vary based on your ovarian reserve and response to the fertility medication.

How are eggs frozen?

The vitrification process involves dehydrating harvested eggs and replacing the fluid inside the egg with a special antifreeze agent or cryoprotectant to prevent the formation of ice crystals within the egg during the freezing process. Liquid nitrogen (-196°C) is used to flash freeze the egg. At this temperature, all metabolic activity is stopped, and the egg can be stored indefinitely in this suspended animation state.

Should I get my eggs frozen if I have ovarian cancer or breast cancer?

Egg freezing is recommended for women who need to undergo cancer treatments. It is also helpful in situations where there is a higher risk of developing ovarian cancer or breast cancer especially if there is a family history of the same, considering egg freezing is recommended

How long can I freeze my eggs?

For social egg freezing, guidelines state that maximum time for storage of frozen eggs is 10 years. For cancer fertility preservation, the stipulated duration is extended till use.

Is the process of Egg Freezing painful?

Most procedures involved in egg freezing are painless and during the egg retrieval process, you will be given general anaesthesia and will not be able to feel any pain during the procedure.

What can I do if Egg or Embryo Freezing is not possible?

In some situations, egg or embryo freezing may not be viable like for women who cannot delay their treatments till the end of the ovarian stimulation protocol. In such cases, ovarian cortex freezing is recommended. It is an experimental procedure that has shown promising results around the world.

Patient Testimonials

First of all, I would like to thank the Birla Fertility doctors and staff for making us feel happy with a positive result. All the services are top-notch with full support and care. Thank you, everyone.

Manju and Rohit

Best IVF hospital in Gurgaon. All the latest technology and facilities are available at Birla Fertility. As of now, we do not want a baby, so our doctor suggested egg freezing. It is a good option for people like us who are not ready for a family. The doctors’ team and the staff were very professional and helpful. Fully satisfied with the IVF treatment experience.

Kanchan and Kishor

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