PaulsHospital   24-Jan-2023

Egg freezing process in simple terms

1. Ovarian stimulation - You will be given injections to produce multiple eggs rather than a single egg that usually develops naturally every month. You will be monitored via blood tests and ultrasound scans to check your follicles which contain your egg. After about 10-14 days, when the eggs are ready for retrieval, a final injection will be given to help the eggs mature 2. Egg retrieval - It is done under sedation/ short general aneasthesia. Under the guidance of transvaginal ultrasound, a needle is passed through the vagina and into the follicles. With the help of a suction device, multiple eggs are retrieved 3. Freezing - Once these unfertilised eggs are retrieved, they are cooled to sub zero temperature. This process is known as vitrification Once you decide to use the frozen eggs, they have to be thawed, fertilised with a sperm via IVF/ICSI procedure and then implanted into the uterus Women considering egg freezing should be aware of the limited published data about fut