The practise of egg freezing is becoming increasingly common among today’s modern ladies. However, despite the procedure’s growing popularity, there are still some women who are wary of it due to worries over its success rate and associated costs.
You will discover answers to nine of the most frequently asked questions regarding egg freezing in this post.
At what age do eggs freeze best?
When you are in your twenties, you have the greatest potential for having children. After the age of thirty, a person’s fertility starts to decrease, and after the age of forty, that reduction becomes substantially more pronounced.
Therefore, the later part of your twenties and the early part of your thirties is the optimal period to freeze your eggs.
However, getting a comprehensive fertility exam and consulting with a fertility professional is the best approach to determine your odds of success while trying to have a child.
Can a woman over 40 have her eggs frozen?
The answer is that it is possible. However, because egg production decreases with age, there may be fewer eggs available for freezing as the chicken gets older. To maximise a woman’s chances of conceiving a child after the age of 35, it is recommended that she undergo egg freezing prior to reaching that age.
If you are beyond the age of forty and wish to delay having children, your physician may recommend that you use donated eggs from a woman who is younger than you.
How does egg freezing actually work?
The following procedures are included in the process:
Step 1—Ovarian Stimulation
Ovarian stimulation is the first phase in the process of freezing eggs, and it consists of taking fertility medicines on a daily basis for ten to twelve days in order to enhance the number of eggs that are growing. After you have begun taking these drugs, your doctor will do blood tests and an ultrasound to evaluate how well you are responding to them.
Step 2 – Egg Retrieval
Once the desired number of mature eggs has been produced following a course of hormone therapy lasting around a week to two, the eggs are extracted from the ovaries. The egg retrieval process typically takes between ten and thirty minutes and is carried out under a light form of anaesthetic. In order to retrieve eggs, the attending physician will utilise ultrasound to guide a needle into the vagina and into the ovarian follicle that houses the egg.
Step 3: Determine Your Level of Maturity
After being collected, the eggs are checked to see if they are mature, washed, and then frozen at a temperature of -196 degrees Celsius before being placed in cryopreservation tanks that are cooled by liquid nitrogen.
Step 4: Defrosting and Adding Fertilizers
When you are ready to start trying to conceive, the frozen eggs are thawed and fertilized by injecting sperm into the egg. This process is repeated until you are successful in achieving pregnancy (ICSI).
How much money will you need to freeze your eggs?
The cost of egg freezing in India is between 150,000 and 170,000 Indian rupees (INR). This price is inclusive of all expenditures related to the IVF protocol, including those for egg harvesting and subsequent freezing operations, as well as drugs and injections required to stimulate the ovaries.
How high of a success rate does egg freezing have?
Egg freezing is a fairly new method, and it can be hard to predict how often it will work. But the chances of success are much higher if the eggs are taken from the woman before she turns thirty.
Because success rates can also vary between fertility clinics (depending on how the retrieval, freezing, storing, and thawing procedures were done), it is important to do a lot of research before choosing a fertility clinic to make sure you have the best chance of having a successful treatment.
At RISAA Fertility, we are aware of how nerve-wracking the process of becoming pregnant may be. Your emotional health will be just as important to us as the therapeutic standards we follow, and our team of experts will be there to help you through the whole operation.
For what time period are eggs suitable for storage?
The eggs can be used after being frozen, and their quality will remain the same for up to 10 years.
How many of my eggs should I freeze if I want to conceive naturally?
The maximum number of eggs a woman can have frozen decreases as she gets older. 6 out of every 8 eggs will survive the freezing and thawing process. Pregnancy rates from these six eggs vary from 32 percent to 18 percent, depending on the woman’s age upon egg freezing.
Therefore, in order to have a good probability of becoming pregnant, a woman has to undertake 2-5 treatment cycles in order to preserve 30-40 eggs. The availability of a significant number of eggs, however, is no assurance of a successful pregnancy.
Is egg freezing always successful, and what factors affect its effectiveness?
When considering how successful egg freezing will be for you, consider the following:
- Age 35 or above
- Low egg quality
- Low ovarian reserve
- Lifestyle factors, such as diet or weight
- Smoking or drinking alcohol
- Your genetics
- Existing disorders or diseases
- Poor ovarian response to stimulant medications
Are there any typical negative reactions during egg retrieval?
Egg retrieval can have a variety of unwanted outcomes, the most prevalent of which are:
cramps and distention, most notably in the pelvic region
Soreness in the Breasts
Injection site pain
apprehension around the procedure