Social Egg Freezing
What is the Social Egg freezing?
Egg freezing is a method of storing a woman’s unfertilised eggs to allow her to try to conceive at a later date, when natural conception would be unlikely. It may been seen as a way of preserving the possibility of fertility for women who are not in a position to becoming pregnant straight away, or whose fertility is as risk for medical reasons such as cancer treatment.
Frozen eggs may be stored for many years without significant deterioration. When the woman is ready to use her eggs, they are warmed, and then fertilised with sperm. The aim is for the fertilised egg to develop into an embryo, which can then be transferred to the woman’s uterus giving a chance of pregnancy.
The steps involved:
Step 1. Before you agree to the freezing and storage of your eggs, your doctor will explain the process involved, including the risks and chance of success. Your should also give yourself the opportunity to discuss your feelings and any concerns you may have with a psychologist specialist.
Step 2. You will be screened for infectious diseases, including HIV and Hepatitis B and C.
Step 3. You will have a course of fertility drugs and the development of follicles (fluid filled sacs containing eggs) monitored with ultrasound examinations and blood tests.
Step 4. When the eggs are mature they will be retrieved in an ultrasound guided procedure under light anaesthetic.
Step 5. The eggs are then frozen and stored in liquid nitrogen. When a woman is ready to become pregnant, her eggs are thawed and then fertilised with the partner’s or a donor’s sperm. If healthy embryos develop, one is transferred to the uterus and any remaining embryos can be frozen for later use.
Storage is unlimited and there is no negative influence of vitrification process on oocyte.
Included in program:
- Initial consultation with a fertility specialist (personal physician and medical coordinator who will be in constant contact with you at all stages of your treatment)
- Individual treatment planning for each patient.
- Monitoring ovarian stimulation.
- Hormonal monitoring of ovarian response.
- Egg retrieval under general anesthesia.
- Assistance with hotel and travel arrangements.
- 2 Airport transfers
- Patient support during and after the treatment program.
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