Egg Freezing (Vitrification)

Most women are born with a fixed reserve of eggs. By the age of 30, almost 88% of the egg reserve is lost. A lot of women are in pursuit of higher education and modern high profile career options. This often results in late marriage and delayed child-bearing. Sometimes, the woman crosses the age of 40 by the time she is married and ready to start a family. The pelvic clock, however, keeps ticking, with the result that the woman often loses her reserve of young and healthy eggs by the time she reaches that age. The technique of egg freezing (especially by the modern technique of vitrification) comes as a great boon to these new age women.

An estimation of serum AMH is a very good test for predicting egg reserve and "time on hand".

If you are unduly concerned and do not want to lose the opportunity to have your own biological child, you can approach our clinic for a simple procedure called egg freezing. You would have to take a few injections of a hormone called FSH to produce as many eggs as possible in that month. You then undergo a short procedure for the egg recovery (done with a small needle through the vagina under mild sedation). The eggs thus retrieved are vitrified (frozen) and can be used at a later date (often after several years) once you are married and ready to begin your family.

It is important that you understand the following statistics:

On an average, a woman has 400,000 eggs at the age of menarche (first menses) of which only 400 are fertile.

88% of these eggs are lost by the age of 30.

For optimal outcomes in the future you should have maximum number of eggs frozen.

The best age for egg freezing is in the late twenties or early thirties

If you freeze more than 10 mature (metaphase II) eggs you would have a 60% chance of pregnancy in the future (when you use them).

If you freeze more than 20 mature eggs you would have an 85% chance of pregnancy in the future.

The chance of pregnancy in the future depends upon the success rate of IVF at the age at which you have frozen your eggs. (For example if you have frozen them at age 30, the chance of pregnancy with IVF would be 50% per cycle whereas if you have frozen them at age 40, the chance of pregnancy with IVF would be 10% per cycle).

To accumulate 10-20 eggs, you might need one or more rounds of egg freezing (depending upon your age and serum AMH level)

If you freeze more than 10 mature (metaphase II) eggs you would have a 60% chance of pregnancy in the future (when you use them).

Make sure that you contact the clinic on an annual basis to enquire about your eggs

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