What is egg and embryo freezing?
Human oocyte cryopreservation, commonly known as egg freezing, is the process in which a woman’s eggs are extracted, frozen and stored. When she is ready to start her family, the eggs are than thawed. Embryos are created via IVF and transferred into her uterus. With the advances in technology, the pregnancy rate when using frozen eggs continues to improve.
Embryo cryopreservation, commonly referred to as embryo freezing, is the process in which created embryos are frozen and stored for later use. Embryos are often frozen if an individual or couple plan on having multiple children.
Over the last 10 years, more women are choosing to delay childbearing. However, after the age of 30 fertility rapidly declines, and even more so after the age of 35. Fortunately, women now have more control and can preserve their fertility by freezing their healthy eggs at a young age and undergo IVF when they are ready.
When to consider egg freezing?
- You have a condition, or are facing medical treatment for a condition, that may affect your fertility (chemotherapy for example)
- You are concerned about your fertility declining as you get older and are not currently in a position to have a child
- You wish to focus on other aspects of your life before starting a family
State of the Art Laboratory
Here at RSMC, we continue to lead the industry by minimizing risks and maximizing success rates with the help of our of state-of-the-art lab and skilled members. Rest at ease knowing that your eggs and embryos are handled and stored securely in a laboratory featuring advanced technology, up to date accreditation, and talented lab technicians.