Female Fertility Preservation
What is Female Fertility Preservation or Egg Freezing?
Advantages of Female Fertility Preservation
Why should you Preserve your Fertility?
Female Fertility Preservation or Egg Freezing procedure
Before eggs can be extracted from the woman’s ovaries she normally has to undergo a hormone stimulation procedure for about 2 weeks. During the consultation, the doctor will teach the woman how to self-administer the medicine via an injection. The medication normally allows for about 6-15 eggs to mature for further collection.
Once matured the eggs are extracted from the ovaries. This is a short procedure that does require a general anesthetic, but the patient can return home after an hour or so. Once extracted the patient is required to take rest at home.
Fertility Preservation or Oocyte Vitrification is the final step in the egg freezing process. Fluids are extracted to prevent crystal formation and damage and carefully stored. Frozen Eggs can be stored for several years at a time.