IVF Egg freezing, sometimes referred to as mature oocyte cryopreservation, used to preserve women’s future fertility. Unfertilized eggs taken from your ovaries are frozen and kept for later use. It is possible to thaw a frozen egg, combine it with sperm in a lab, and implant it in your uterus. Egg freezing might be an option if you’re not ready to become pregnant now but want to try to make sure you can get pregnant later. Unlike with fertilised egg freezing (embryo cryopreservation), egg freezing doesn’t require sperm because the eggs aren’t fertilised before they’re frozen. However, just like with embryo freezing, you’ll need to take fertility medications to induce ovulation in order to produce multiple eggs that can be harvested. You might consider IVF Egg Freezing in Singapore at Babies Bliss.
Reasons for IVF
- You have a condition or circumstance that can affect your fertility. These might include sickle cell anaemia, autoimmune diseases such as lupus, and gender diversity, such as being transgender.
- You require therapy for cancer or another illness that can damage your ability to get pregnant. Certain medical treatments — such as radiation or chemotherapy — can harm your fertility. Egg freezing before treatment might enable you to have biological children later.
- You’re undergoing in vitro fertilisation. When undergoing in vitro fertilisation, some people choose egg freezing to embryo freezing for religious or ethical reasons.
- You wish to preserve younger eggs now for future use. Freezing eggs at a younger age might help you get pregnant when you’re ready.
- You can use your frozen eggs to try to conceive a child with sperm from a partner or a sperm donor.
Risks involved in Egg Freezing Treatment:
Egg freezing carries various risks, including-
- Conditions related to the use of fertility drugs. Rarely, use of injectable fertility drugs, such as synthetic follicle-stimulating hormone or luteinizing hormone to induce ovulation, can cause your ovaries to become swollen and painful soon after ovulation or egg retrieval (ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome). Signs and symptoms include abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. Even rarer is the possibility of developing a more severe form of the syndrome that can be life-threatening.
- Egg retrieval procedure complications: Rarely, use of an aspirating needle to retrieve eggs causes bleeding, infection or damage to the bowel, bladder or a blood vessel.
- Emotional risks: Egg freezing can provide hope for a future pregnancy, but there’s no guarantee of success.