Mature Oocyte Cryopreservation or Egg freezing, is a procedure that is performed in order to preserve the reproductive potential of woman, so that it may be revived in the future. The Egg freezing procedure involves the harvesting of the eggs from the woman’s ovaries, freezing these unfertilised eggs and then storing them for future use.
Before you commence the egg freezing procedure, make sure that you have adequately considered the following questions:
• How many eggs would you like to freeze? Our experts at Apollo Fertility recommend freezing almost 20 to 30 eggs so as to increase the patient’s chances of a successful pregnancy. An ovarian stimulation might also be good idea to consider.
• When do you plan to become pregnant? It is a good idea to consider the probability of becoming pregnant at your current age, as against the probability of a successful pregnancy through the use of frozen eggs. If the chances of pregnancy are significantly higher in the present as compared to later with the use of frozen eggs, our experts advise our patients to opt for a pregnancy in the present itself.
• What do you plan on doing with the unused, frozen eggs? Consider looking for a facility to donate unused eggs, donate them to a couple or to a research facility. Another option is to discard all the unused eggs.
Results of egg freezing
Once the patients choose to utilise her frozen eggs, these eggs are thawed, fertilised with a sperm (this procedure is performed in a laboratory), and then implanted either in the woman’s or a surrogate’s uterus.
At Apollo Fertility, our team of expert doctors, specialists and gynaecologists may evaluate the patient’s health and might recommend a procedure known as Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), if the need arises. In the Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) procedure, a single healthy sperm is directly injected into each unfrozen, mature egg. The ICSI procedure dramatically increases the chances of the success of the fertilization of an egg; thereby increasing the chances of pregnancy.
Studies show that almost 90 percent of the eggs that are harvested from the patient survive and are usable after undergoing freezing and thawing. Of these, 75 percent eggs are successfully fertilised. Further studies and evaluations have reveal almost 30 to 60 percent chances of pregnancy post the fertilisation of the frozen eggs, depending upon the patient’s age at the time of egg freezing. The more the patient’s age at the time the eggs were frozen, the lower the chances of a successful pregnancy post implantation.
At Apollo Fertility, we make sure that our patients receive the best possible treatments, at the most competitive costs of treatment. Our team of expert doctors, specialists and our motivated support staff work to ensure that our patients not only receive the best treatments, but also that these treatments are provided in a very comfortable and secure environment. We also provide our patients with mental and emotional support throughout the course of the treatment, as well as post the treatment.