ELA is the fastest growing Fertility and Reproductive healthcare facilitator, having partnerships with 1250+ Fertility Centres and IVF Doctors across India and South- East Asia. Ela is an end-to-end fertility platform that helps you with:

  1. Discovery: We help you find the best rated IVF Doctors, Fertility Centres and Surrogacy Clinics, by mapping your specific fertility problems and matching those to the best specialists available based on your budget. Our algorithms compare treatment prices, doctor experience, hospital/clinic/centre facility offerings and IVF Success rates to decide on the best treatment available.
  2. Connect: Get access to our unique technology platform ‘Ela Connect’ to allow us remove all “friction points” through your fertility treatment – from multiple Fertility Doctor Appointments to Diagnostics tests, Financial help, Legal aspects and through your IVF or Surrogacy cycle.
  3. Second Opinion: Based on your treatment we assist with second, third or multiple opinions from experts across the nation. We also help in communication with your present specialist, wherever needed.
  4. Records and Appointments: We help you maintain Digital Records including diagnostic reports, prescriptions, receipts, et al and keep a note of all your appointments – past and upcoming – through out your journey.
  5. Concierge Services: We not only help you connect to best IVF Doctors but also facilitate you throughout your treatment by providing support in all forms including grievances and smoothing your treatment process.
  6. Community Access: Get connected to other fellow members to discuss your problems with patients having similar fertility problems, couples going through a similar phase of life and successful users who are now happy parents and learn from their experiences.
  7. Fertility Friend: Ela is your true fertility friend who walks alongside throughout your fertility journey to help you achieve the happiness of parenthood.

Moreover we offer you a platform where you can book your first appointment FREE, making sure you have the luxury to choose the best fertility expert at your comfort. Ela never charges its patients and users; so all our services are completely FREE.

Through us, we guarantee the lowest prices for all your Fertility Treatments.

Egg freezing or Oocyte Cryopreservation is a breakthrough technology in the field of Assisted Reproductive Technology where it involves a technical process to extract, thaw and preserve oocytes or ovarian eggs to facilitate future pregnancy/s.

Under Oocyte Cryopreservation, the procedure to mature and retrieve ovarian eggs are similar to the process used for In-vitro Fertilization (IVF). The process simply consists of following steps:

  1. Ovarian Hyper Stimulation- Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) injections along with other ovulation inducing drugs such as Clomid are used to stimulate ovulation.
  2. Ovarian Stimulation: The IVF specialist or the RE (Reproductive Endocrinologist) after a successful ovarian scan, injects stimulating medicines called HCG (human Chorionic Gonadotropin) for the growth of ovarian follicles to produce mature eggs which causes ovulation after a breeding period of 36 hours.
  3. Egg Retrieval- Once the eggs mature they are then retrieved through ultrasound guided needles from the vagina. All this is done under sedation.
  4. Freezing the Eggs- Eggs can be thawed and preserved either through Controlled rate slow cooling method or rapid cooling method such as Vitrification.
    1. Slow Programmable Freezing- It is a controlled rate freezing technique of ovarian eggs using cryoprotectants fluid at temperature down to 196 degree Celsius. The frozen eggs are then transferred into containers of liquid nitrogen and are kept for future use.
    2. Vitrification- The collected eggs are mixed with cryoprotectants (chemical substance to protect biological tissue during freezing) and are thawed immediately. The cryoprotectants help the eggs to dehydrate themselves so that formation of ice crystals does not occur within the eggs.

Frozen egg proves very beneficial for many women who want to continue with their pregnancy at a later age due to reasons such as-

  1. Women diagnosed with cancer- Cancer treatment procedures such as Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy are toxic for the oocyte health, and so in these cases freezing the eggs before opting for cancer treatment is a option opted by many patients.
  2. Frozen eggs help those women opposing physical sex due to various religious, cultural or medical reasons.
  3. Egg Freezing is also beneficial for those women who due to various reasons such as education and job, want to postpone their pregnancy. Frozen egg lives up to 10 years and a woman can use it any time during this time span.

Research shows that IVF cycles with frozen eggs are as successful as freshly retrieved eggs. However, maternal age is a factor for a successful fertilization with both kinds of eggs-freshly retrieved or frozen. Women above the age of 35 years normally tend to have a much lower success rate of pregnancy. The pregnancy success rate for women below the age of 35 with frozen eggs is 41.5 % as compared to 1% for women with maternal age of 45 and older.

The procedure for Egg freezing involves ovarian stimulation, egg retrieval, thawing and preserving the ovarian eggs for future use. Though being simple, the procedure still involves some risk factors, which should not be undermined.

  1. Due to fertility drugs (Clomid, HCG i.e.) used during ovarian stimulation, one may experience side effects such as headache, bloating, insomnia, tender breast, hot and cold flashes.
  2. In some cases, women may experience OHSS (Ovarian Hyper Stimulation Syndrome) due to use of fertility drugs leading to symptoms such as increasing weight gain, blood clots in legs, and breath shortness.
  3. Frozen egg can lead to many complications during pregnancy such as Gestational Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, and baby being born under-weight.
  4. Freezing eggs for a longer time can put you in serious emotional risk such as Depression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
  5. Egg freezing is a high risk procedure and includes the risk of damage due to human or technical error. There are cases of ice formation, membrane damage etc. during the freezing process of the eggs.