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SOCIAL EGG FREEZING
A healthy baby
– our ultimate goal!
FREEZE YOUR EGGS TO PLAN A PREGNANCY LATER
OF EGGS QUALIFY AS ABNORMAL AFTER THE AGE OF 40
LARGE EXPERIENCE IN VIRIFICATION
Why undergo postponed maternity in NGC?
- Experienced medical team
- Embryological laboratory of the highest class
- Top-quality egg vitrification (95% egg survival rate)
Why conduct a program of postponed maternity (social egg freezing)?
Postponed maternity refers to the practice of delaying pregnancy and childbirth with the help of assisted reproductive technologies (ART). This is often done to allow individuals or couples to focus on their careers, education, or other life goals before starting a family.
With aging, women are exposed to fertility decline. Freezing one’s eggs, while being in the best reproductive condition, is a great and wise investment. Additionally, it can also eliminate the impact of various other health issues. By freezing their eggs, women can secure their chances of achieving a successful pregnancy later in life without resorting to multiple costly IVF procedures and donor biomaterial.
How does the process of egg collection work?
The process of egg collection is a key step. Here is an overview of how it works:
- Ovarian Stimulation: Before egg collection, a woman usually undergoes ovarian stimulation with hormonal medications. These medications promote the development of multiple mature eggs, instead of the usual one egg that is naturally released each month. This is done to diminish the number of procedures necessary to attain the quantity of frozen eggs sufficient for the second step of treatment.
- Monitoring: During the ovarian stimulation period, the woman's follicle growth are regularly monitored using ultrasound scans. This allows the fertility specialist to track follicle development and determine the optimal time for egg retrieval.
- Trigger Shot: When the follicles have reached an appropriate size, a final injection called a trigger shot is administered, which launches the final maturation of the eggs within the follicles and prepares them for a successful retrieval.
- Egg Retrieval: Approximately 34-36 hours after the trigger shot, the egg retrieval procedure under anesthesia takes place.
The egg vitrification process
Egg vitrification is a technique used in assisted reproductive medicine to freeze and store a woman's eggs for future use. It involves rapidly cooling the eggs to extremely low temperatures, so they can be preserved without damage. Here's a step-by-step overview of how the egg vitrification process typically works:
- Egg Preparation: After retrieval, the eggs are carefully examined by an embryologist to assess their quality and maturity. The eggs that meet certain criteria are selected for vitrification.
- Vitrification: The eggs are transferred into a small droplet of a cryoprotectant solution, that allows them to survive freezing and thawing.
- Rapid Cooling: Vitrification involves rapidly cooling the eggs to an extremely low temperature, typically around -196 degrees Celsius (-320 degrees Fahrenheit) using ultra-rapid freezing techniques. The eggs are placed in straws before being submerged in liquid nitrogen to achieve such low temperatures.
- Storage: Once vitrified, the eggs are stored in cryopreservation tanks filled with liquid nitrogen. These tanks are designed to maintain a stable low temperature indefinitely until the eggs are ready for thawing and future use.
The second stage of postponed maternity program
When the woman is ready for a pregnancy, the eggs are thawed, and the cryoprotectants are removed. The eggs are then fertilized with partner’s or donor’s sperm using ICSI technique. The resulting embryos can be transferred to the woman's uterus, or biopsied for PGT-a (genetic screening) and vitrified. PGT-a allows for the maximum embryo implantation rate and ensures the baby will be born healthy.