A technique called Egg Freezing is used to make the woman’s eggs available in future for those women who are unwilling to have children now and want to preserve their fertility due to various personal reasons (careers, financial problems, marital issues , broken marriages etc).
Through this fertility treatment woman’s oocytes are extracted to keep stored and frozen until the woman is ready to become pregnant, so that after taking the decision to have a baby the frozen eggs can be thawed and used to develop as an embryo, which are transplanted into the uterus.
Is Egg Freezing Treatment for you?
At Delhi IVF, we prescribe Egg Freezing treatment to our patients in some of situations such as,
Day 21 (of the previous cycle):Inj-Superfact /Decapeptyl is started to down regulate the pituitary. Uterine sounding assesses the length and direction of the cervical canal.
Day 2 (Day after periods): Levels of estrogen and LH are evaluated to confirm down regulation. If E2 levels appropriately low, a check scan is done to look for cysts and stimulation is started.
Day 5-13 (approx):Follicle sizes are measured periodically to assess the growth of follicles and thickness of the endometrium, levels of E2 and LH are taken.
Alternate / every 3rd day scans determine the growth of follicles. When 3 follicles are larger than 18mm, Inj HCG is given and egg pickup is done after 351/2 hours. In the ovum pick up procedure, the follicular fluid is aspirated and the eggs are separated from the same under microscope to be used for the fertilization procedure.
Day 2: The injections are started from day 2 of menses and periodical measurements of the follicle size and the blood levels of hormones and checked and once ready the ovum pick up procedure is carried out.
The doctor decides the protocol and mode of treatment after a detailed assessment of the case history, years of marriage, age, and other parameters.