Women’s eggs are usually frozen during their peak fertility years—20s and early 30s. The egg freezing process begins with a consultation with a physician, followed by pre-screening lab work (hormonal lab testing, preconception screening, ovarian and uterine evaluation, etc.). Post that you will receive an outline of the stimulation process.
Around a month after the initial consultation, or when your targeted cycle starts, egg production will be stimulated with fertility medications. Frequent lab work and ultrasounds are done to monitor egg growth over the next 10-12 days. Then, a final injection will be given to mature the eggs and prepare them for retrieval. Thirty-six hours after the injection, the eggs are retrieved under intravenous sedation. After the eggs are retrieved, the IVF laboratory will freeze and store them for your future use.
When you are ready to start your family, frozen eggs are thawed and combined with sperm to create embryos. Before an embryo is transferred, both parents are screened for common inherited diseases. The embryo can then be tested for any recessive diseases identified in the parents as well as chromosomal abnormalities, which occur randomly and are a risk for every pregnancy. Once screened, you will can opt for Single Embryo Transfer (SET) or Multi Embryo Transfer (MET), a procedure in which embryos are transferred into the uterus.
We’re born with all the eggs we’ll ever have. Moreover their quantity and quality keeps decreasing with age. If you think you might want a baby someday, but aren’t ready right now, then you can plan to freeze your eggs now and then go for pregnancy at a later stage.
We urge all women to be educated about their own fertility. A vast majority of women are not aware of their fertility fitness until it’s too late, and by then options get limited. If a woman understands where they are in thier Fertility today, they can make much better choices for future pregnancies. There are numerous factors that affect a woman’s ability to conceive, but below are three tests to understand where you are in your Fertility health.
FSH (Follicle-Stimulating Hormone) levels can be tested through a simple blood test that’s generally administered on day three of your period cycle to determine how hard your body needs to work to produce mature eggs.
LH (Luteinizing Hormone) levels can also be tested through a simple blood test to understand your Fertility Levels.
AMH (Anti-Mullerian Hormone) assesses your ovarian reserve and helps a doctor to determine if you are a candidate for IVF using your own eggs, or if you need to go for Donor eggs.
We have a transparent standard pricing across all our Partners throughout India. Moreover our pricing plans are flexible, and designed to eliminate all financial barriers. Ela’s egg freezing plan includes your reproductive fitness check, carrier screening, medication and psycological wellbeing. Find a plan that works for you, and save your eggs for when you are ready.
At my age of 30, I have several friends who want to freeze their eggs. This is a oppurtunity to keep your options open for another 20 years with no consequences. Start your family whenever you like.
My husband was curious, but was engaged through my entire process of egg freezing. He is pursuing his PhD from UK and we want to start our family after 5 years.
I’ve always really loved the idea of adopting. But I’ve also had the nagging voice in my head “what if I change my mind?” Now that voice is gone, because the freedom to change my mind is built into the plan.
The best thing about the process at the beginning was how easy it was to take the first step. And then everything from there was just another step. It went from “figure out your entire future” to “See Doctor at 10am
As per science there is no evidence that frozen eggs detoriate with time. So eggs can be safely stored and retrived even after several years of egg freezing, with no effect on success.
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