For every woman, motherhood is a conscious choice and an inalienable right. Fertility, however, has its time limits.
Cryopreservation is here to give the solution to this problem.
What is exactly the oocyte cr yopreservation?
It’s an innovative service of the Institute of Life that offers women the opportunity to “freeze” time and to choose themselves the right moment to become mothers. The egg quantity and quality both decrease after 35 years of age, thus reducing the likelihood of a pregnancy. Oocyte cryopreservation is now offering a way out of this problem.
Is it a difficult or painful process?
Not at all. All steps are quite simple. The process is completed within 10-14 days. During this period, we use the appropriate medication to cause several eggs to mature. The maturity is monitored by ultrasound and blood tests, while the process of oocyte sampling takes just a few minutes. After a brief check-up, the woman leaves and can return to her daily activity.
What happens when the woman decides to have a baby?
The eggs are freezed in the laboratory with the process of vitrification, where they can stay for many years without an impact
on their quality. When the woman decides to have children, the eggs are defrosted and are ready to be fertilized with the male sperm in the lab.
Is it an effective method?
All studies that have taken place -after the introduction of egg vitrification- show that the quality of the frozen eggs, the probability of fertilization and the pregnancy rates are equivalent to those of fresh eggs.
Is the method safe?
The American Assisted Reproduction Company (ASRM) considers the egg vitrification method as suitable for daily usage, while studies of children born with this method prove also that it is an absolutely safe method.
Is there an age limit on egg freezing?
Although no limits have been set internationally, both the egg quantity and quality decrease after 35 years of age. That is why most experts advise that oocyte cryopreservation is more effective when applied as early as possible.
Is it an accepted method by society?
Absolutely. Companies such as Apple and Facebook pay their employees to freeze their eggs, proving that the option to have children in the future is nowadays a social reality. Science responds to the challenges, meeting the needs of young women, and offers them the freedom to choose the right moment according to their personal and social status. At the same time, it is a big step forward both for women and society. Oocyte cryopreservation is not a “must-do”; it is a choice. A personal choice that is fully supported by our team who has a high level of expertise to make it come true. This choice is in your hands now.