SECURE MOTHERHOOD WITH EGG FREEZING
The urge to have a baby may arise at any stage of life. Advancing age of woman becomes the biggest limiting factor as fertility rapidly begins to fall after a certain age (link for age). For such women, egg freezing is definitely an option.
Egg freezing can put your biological clock on pause
The major difference between the fertility of a man and a woman is that after 30s, a woman’s fertility starts to decline. This puts pressure on a woman to have children before their biological clock stops ticking once and for all.
Egg freezing is a viable option for women who wish to take control of their fertility. In the current age and era, as a woman, you have as much a right to concentrate on your career as your male counterparts. Moreover, you may not want to marry or settle down because your age demands so, or you may not have found your soul mate yet. If that’s the case, freezing your eggs when you are young, with the objective to use them later in life to affect a pregnancy, is the best solution available to you now, thanks to the rapid and effective development of the science of egg freezing.
Hundreds of frozen eggs are now being thawed and used in IVF cycles to raise healthy embryos. This is a good news for women who refrain from getting pregnant at the time when they are the most fertile because of professional or personal issues.
Why should I freeze my eggs?
Freezing eggs give you more empowerment as you are better able to prevent your age from stopping you to have kids. Considering the amount of challenges and stress that today’s generation is exposed to, 40s has become the new 30s for women. An increasing number of women are not able to conceive now even in their 30s and research suggests that a woman’s chance of conceiving naturally falls each year by 22 percent!
Egg freezing ensures that you are able to conceive a biological child whenever you are ready for pregnancy, no matter whether you are in your early or late 40s. Unfortunately, once female fertility starts to decline after the age of 35 years or so, with a decreasing AMH & egg reserve, many women have no option left other than IVF with donor eggs at that time. To prevent yourself from such a scenario, its utmost important to freeze your eggs when young.
Which is better – Egg freezing or Embryo Freezing?
This is a question we are asked by a lot of women. The scientific fact is that embryo freezing and thawing is a much more advanced technique with better success rates of freezing and thawing, as good as 99%, than egg freezing. Hence, if you are a married woman planning to delay childbearing, you should be freezing your embryos as it’s a better scientific process. However, if you are a single woman, you can freeze your eggs now, which can be thawed at a later stage, fertilised with the male partners sperm and used to create embryos.
Am I ready for pregnancy or should I freeze eggs?
Do you want to be a mother?
Would you like to have a family with your partner?
Do you want to experience pregnancy and child birth?
Thinking about having a baby gives you what type of feeling?
Are you willing to make compromises to raise your child?
Is your relationship stable?
Do you both agree on who will look after the child and how the expenses will be distributed?
How will pregnancy affect your career?
It does not matter
Do you have pregnant, successful co-workers?
Will you job conditions allow you to safely carry pregnancy till end of term?
Mostly 0’s: You are still not ready to have a baby. In case you want to delay pregnancy to late 30’s, egg freezing and accompanying IVF is a good choice.
Mostly 1’s: You are still in the negotiation phase. Look back at the questions and see where you can make changes to become prepared for pregnancy.
Mostly 2’s: You are all set to become a parent and this is the best time for you to try!
Egg Freezing Process: How Does It Work?
t takes only 10 to 20 minutes for the cryopreservation experts to retrieve released eggs from the ovaries and the procedure is performed under the influence of light sedation with local anesthesia or short general anesthesia, if required.
How long can eggs remain frozen and viable?
Research suggests that eggs can be kept frozen for years, without compromising with their quality. Eggs are typically stored at the same temperature as embryos and successful pregnancies are possible with them even after 10 years of preservation.