Freezing technology is a breakthrough in the field of IVF. With its high-tech lab and qualified embryologists, Vatsalya is your trustworthy solution for fertility preservation. This procedure is very useful for those who wish to delay their pregnancy due to other prior commitments like career, family, travel etc. It is also usually done to preserve fertility prior to cancer treatments or other intensive therapies. We provide the following services:
Egg freezing, also known as mature oocyte cryopreservation, is a method used to preserve a woman's ability to get pregnant in the future. Eggs harvested from one’s ovaries are frozen unfertilized and stored for later usage. A frozen egg can be thawed, combined with sperm in a lab and implanted in your uterus (in vitro fertilization). Our doctors can help you understand how egg freezing works, the potential risks and whether this method of fertility preservation is right for you based on your needs and reproductive history.
Freezing sperm refers to the freezing and storage (called cryopreservation) of a man’s sperm. Stored sperm (i.e., “banked” as in a sperm bank) can be frozen indefinitely until needed for assisted reproductive procedures, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), intrauterine insemination (IUI) or sperm donation. Typically, a man freezes his sperm if undergoing a medical treatment that may interfere with his fertility, including a vasectomy and chemotherapy or radiation for cancer. A man may also choose to freeze his sperm if he is in a line of work that puts him in life-threatening danger or otherwise puts his fertility at risk.
Not all embryos are suitable for freezing so only good quality embryos are chosen to freeze. Embryos can be frozen at different stages of their development – when they are just a single cell, at the two to eight cell stage or later in their development. The embryos are put in a special solution containing substances (cryoprotectants), which help to draw water out from the embryo and provide protection in the cells. This protects them from damage caused by ice crystals forming. They are then frozen, either by cooling them slowly or fast freezing (vitrification) and stored in tanks of liquid nitrogen until you are ready to use them.