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. Later, when she is ready to become pregnant, the eggs can be thawed, fertilized by way of In vitro fertilization (IVF) and transferred to the uterus as embryos. With advances in egg preservation technology, the pregnancy rate when using a fresh or frozen egg continues to improve. Embryo cryopreservation, commonly referred to as embryo freezing, is the process in which a fertilized egg is frozen and stored for later use. The eggs are extracted from a women and fertilized by a sperm to create an embryo. The embryo is frozen using rapid freezing technology and then stored until needed.
In the last 10 years, more women are choosing to delay childbearing. However with each passing year, women may face challenges to becoming pregnant, considering fertility rapidly declines after age 30 and even more so after the age of 35. Fortunately, in today’s day and age these women can preserve their fertility by freezing their healthy eggs at a young age and undergoing embryo transfers at a later age.
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.