Egg Freezing

Egg Freezing

Preserving Your Fertility: Egg Freezing

 

At Fertility Point, we understand the importance of family planning and the desire to have children in the future. That's why we offer fertility preservation services, including egg freezing, to help individuals preserve their fertility options.

 

What is Egg Freezing?

 

Egg freezing, also known as oocyte cryopreservation, is a procedure that allows women to freeze and store their eggs for future use. This process involves stimulating the ovaries to produce multiple eggs, which are then retrieved and frozen. By freezing the eggs, they can be stored for an extended period, maintaining their quality and viability until the individual is ready to use them.

 

Who Should Consider Egg Freezing?

 

Egg freezing can be a viable option for various individuals, including:

 

  • Women who want to delay childbearing: Egg freezing provides an opportunity for women to preserve their fertility while they focus on other aspects of their lives, such as education, career, or personal goals. By freezing their eggs at a younger age, women can increase their chances of conceiving in the future, even if their fertility declines due to age-related factors.

  • Individuals undergoing medical treatments: Certain medical treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy, can affect fertility. Egg freezing allows individuals to preserve their eggs before undergoing these treatments, offering hope for future parenthood.

  • Those with genetic or chromosomal conditions: Women with genetic or chromosomal conditions that may affect their fertility can opt for egg freezing to preserve healthy eggs for future use. This can be particularly beneficial for individuals with conditions like Turner syndrome or premature ovarian insufficiency.

  • Individuals with career-related or personal reasons: Some women may choose to delay childbearing due to career aspirations, financial stability, or personal circumstances. Egg freezing provides an option to safeguard their fertility and pursue their goals without worrying about age-related fertility decline.

 

The Egg Freezing Process

 

Initial Consultation: At Fertility Point, your journey begins with a thorough consultation with our experienced fertility specialists. We will discuss your medical history, assess your ovarian reserve, and address any concerns or questions you may have.

 

Ovarian Stimulation: In order to retrieve multiple eggs, you will undergo ovarian stimulation. This involves taking fertility medications to stimulate the ovaries to produce multiple mature eggs. Throughout this process, we will closely monitor your hormone levels and perform ultrasounds to track follicle development.

 

Egg Retrieval: Once the follicles have reached optimal maturity, the eggs are retrieved using a minimally invasive procedure called transvaginal ultrasound aspiration. This is typically performed under sedation to ensure your comfort.

 

Freezing and Storage: After retrieval, the eggs are carefully frozen using a process called vitrification, which involves rapid freezing to prevent the formation of ice crystals. The frozen eggs are then stored in our state-of-the-art cryopreservation facility, where they are monitored and safeguarded until you decide to use them.

 

Future Use: When you are ready to use your frozen eggs, they will be thawed and fertilized using either in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) techniques. The resulting embryos are then transferred to your uterus for implantation, with the goal of achieving a successful pregnancy.

 

Success Rates and Considerations

 

While egg freezing has seen significant advancements in recent years, it is important to note that success rates can vary depending on factors such as age and overall health. Generally, the younger you are when you freeze your eggs, the higher the chances of success when using them in the future.

 

Additionally, it's important to understand that egg freezing does not guarantee a future pregnancy. However, it does offer individuals the opportunity to preserve their fertility options and increase their chances of conceiving when they are ready.

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Dr. Rajesh Chaudhary

Lead IVF Specialist. MBBS, MD (OBGY/GYN,Gold Medallist), FGMIS, FRM, FMF-UK certified NT practitioner.

Dr. Rajesh has Excellence, Experience & Expertise in Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Reproductive medicine and Expertise in IVF/Infertility care with over 10 years†experience in IVF. He has handled over 5,000 IVF cases to date. He is a Gynaecologist endoscopic surgeon with special interest in fertility enhancing endoscopic procedure. He has worked in India and Nepal and is now the Lead IVF Specialist at Fertility Point Kenya.

Achievements

  • In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)
  • Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
  • Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
  • Egg Vitrification and much more..

Mrs. Manju Chaudhary

Lead Embryologist

Manju Chaudhary is a Clinical Embryologist at Fertility Point with an experience of 5 years in the field. She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Embryology from Manipal University and has undergone training on Embryo Biopsy and Vitrification, Fertility Preservation, Embryo Culture Systems, and Sperm Morphology and DNA Fragmentation. Mrs. Manju has also a Masters in Science and Bachelors of Science (Zoology) from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. Her thesis was based on Pre-implantation Genetic Screening of Embryo. With an experience of 2000 In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) / Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), she has helped hundreds of couples from 12 countries including UK and USA to achieve parenthood.

She is passionate in her role as an Embryologist, hardworking and methodical in her work. She has excellent and extensive experience on Embryo Biopsy as well as in In- Vitro Maturation. She is an expert on oocyte freezing and thawing programme. She has updated herself to sync with the recent advancement in embryology to help couples fulfill their dreams, including Time lapse embryology and oocyte activation. Her next skill target is Mitochondrial/spindle transfer technique, which could help an agile egg to develop into a normal embryo and baby.

Advanced IVF lab with the Latest Technologies

Fertility Point's state-of-the-art IVF laboratory is equipped with the most advanced and innovative technologies that ensure quality care and achieve high success rates.

Our lab features the latest cutting-edge technologies including the time-lapse incubator to capture images of embryos developing, in a safe and controlled environment. These images from high-tech incubators enable embryologists to evaluate embryos for better prediction of future developmental and implantation potential.

We have introduced standard operating procedures in our IVF lab to ensure that we meet high-quality standards and laboratory protocols.

Our lab has a robust quality management system and processes in place to more efficiently help infertile couples in their quest to have a healthy baby.

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At Fertility Point, we consider every aspect of your journey to achieve your dream of parenthood. Our aim is to assess your needs accurately and offer a personalized treatment plan guiding you through every step of your fertility journey. Our IVF centre gives couples the opportunity to undergo infertility treatment in an international clinical setting, setting, fertility treatment at their own convenience, and most importantly without any waiting period.

With the Fertility Point team, you can be assured of world-class reproductive care, underlined by a sincere commitment to your overallВwell-being.