What does Preservation of Fertility involve?
- You want to be a mother -that you know for sure- but maybe it’s not the right time or you don’t feel ready yet. If you’re worried that the right time is years away and that your biological clock is ticking, don’t worry. Science makes it possible for you to preserve and keep your young eggs under the optimal conditions until the moment you decide you’re ready to become a mom.
- Factors such as age, genetics, lifestyle habits or medical conditions can lead to a considerable decline in female fertility.
- Now, thanks to the advanced technique of cryopreservation, science makes it possible for us to preserve our fertility and press pause on the clock so that the passing of time doesn’t work against us.
When is Preservation of Fertility recommended?
Postponement of motherhood
Age matters, and 3 out of every 5 cases of infertility are caused by age. Between the ages of 25 and 35 female fertility will decline by up to 50%.
It’s not only illnesses such as cancer that have an impact on fertility. There are other conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, premature menopause and autoimmune diseases that also affect female fertility.
How are the eggs preserved?
Egg retrieval is a straightforward, quick and painless process. Following egg collection, the eggs will be vitrified in the laboratory at a temperature of -196º and kept stored in liquid nitrogen.
How long can my eggs stay frozen?
As long as you need. Vitrification is a very safe process that guarantees the viability of eggs once they are thawed, and the passing of time will not have any impact on their quality.
Now I want to be a mom
The eggs will be thawed, fertilised and cultured in the laboratory (3-5 days), until the resulting embryos are ready to be transferred to the uterus.
What can I do to boost my fertility?
Start to take care of yourself
If you want to become a mom you should know that consuming alcohol, tobacco and coffee affect your fertility, as does a sedentary lifestyle. When was the last time you exercised?
Avoid contact with toxins
Coming into contact with contaminants such as pesticides can negatively impact your fertility. If you’re thinking of becoming a mom, avoid coming into direct contact with these types of toxic elements.
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Frequently asked questions about Preservation of Fertility
Although there is no age limit, patients are advised to freeze their eggs before turning 35 for the sake of egg quality.
Cancer treatment generally impacts the fertility of a high percentage of oncology patients. This is why the cryopreservation of eggs, sperm and ovarian tissue makes it possible for patients to have children once they’ve recovered.
The younger the patient is when she makes the decision to undergo egg freezing, the better the results will be when her eggs are used in the future.
All of the mature eggs obtained during the stimulation cycle will be vitrified. If a patient wants to freeze more eggs, she can undergo consecutive stimulation cycles to accumulate eggs.