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