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Techniques to Preserve Fertility in Women

Know the Fact

It’s no secret that, in women above 35, not only the production of eggs decline but also the quality of the eggs deteriorate. This may lower chances of pregnancy both naturally or through IVF. There is a higher chance of having a genetically abnormal child as compared to a woman in twenties.

In the current times, women delay conception to accomplish their professional and career goals. While it’s great to set career goals, it is imperative that a woman (married or unmarried) of reproductive age, systematically plan for future in regards of parenthood, before it’s too late.

In such circumstances, Egg freezing or Embryo Freezing, are options that will work wonders. Because, sooner or later, we all dream to start a family. Don’t we?

How Egg Freezing Differs from Embryo Freezing?

You might have read and observed the terms Egg freezing and Embryo Freezing used interchangeably. Both are freezing techniques medically known as Cryopreservation—The process of cooling and storing cells, tissues, or organs at very low temperatures to maintain their viability.

The fact is both these procedures are freezing techniques but not the same. The difference lies in what’s been frozen.

Egg Freezing— Fresh eggs are extracted and stored unfertilised. When a woman is ready for pregnancy, the stored unfertilised egg is fertilised with sperm outside body and then implanted into the Uterus. Egg freezing is medically known as Oocyte Cryopreservation.

Embryo Freezing— Fresh eggs are extracted, fertilised with sperm to make Embryo outside the body, followed by storing of the Embryo. The frozen embryo is warmed and implanted into the uterus when the lady is ready to get pregnant. Embryo freezing is medically termed as Embryo Cryopreservation.

How is Egg or Embryo Freezing Related to IVF?

With growing advancements in reproductive medicines, the complex medical terms may overwhelm you. Both freezing techniques are often confused with IVF.  What’s the relation?
IVF is the process of fertilising the egg with the sperm outside the body in a laboratory.

Hence, Egg or Embryo Freezing are Cryopreservation techniques whereas IVF is a fertilisation technique.

Why Choose Egg Freezing over Embryo Freezing?

Listed are the reasons of making the choice of freezing eggs over freezing embryos clear. Egg freezing offers simpler choices over embryo freezing for following reasons:

Reason 1:

Embryo freezing the not the best option for a single woman who is not sure if her current partner is the co parent she wants.

Reason 2:
Frozen embryos with your current partner or donor’s sperm might go waste in case in you find a partner in future and wish to start a family and have a biological child with that partner.

Reason 3:

Egg Freezing doesn’t require you to make co-parenting decisions right away. When women freeze eggs, they preserve their fertility independently, giving them reproductive autonomy.

What Gunasheela Recommends ?

Gunasheela believes there is no greater joy than childbearing. Gunasheela’s achievements and success in IVF is commendable from last four decades. In regards of opting treatments to preserve fertility for women wanting to delay pregnancy, Gunasheela recommends it’s always a best practice to seek guidance from the experts. You might have read and researched a lot, however, there are various factors such as age, medical history, cost, time, and more, to comprehend before making that decision.

Feel free to receive guidance at ask@gunasheela.com or directly talk to experts at 080-46462600

 

 

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