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Egg freezing is a relatively new concept. The process of

rapid freezing, where eggs are immersed in liquid
nitrogen and rapidly chilled, was only invented in 2005,
and it was only declared mainstream rather than
experimental as a fertility treatment in 2012. Arguments
about failure rates can get pretty heated: clinicians point
to the fact that it seems to have the same baby-making
success as IVF with a non-frozen egg (there are a lot of
similarities between the procedures), but others don't
think that rate's good enough - it averages 20-35 percent
- to justify the expense and invasiveness.

Getting Your Eggs Ready To Be Harvested

Can Take A Month

Harvesting eggs (above) from your nethers isn't a

matter of going in, having them scraped off, and
wandering on your merry way. The process of
preparing for egg harvest is very similar to IVF:
you're injected with hormones that stimulate egg
production and often put on birth control as well.
This can take over a month, and is liable to give you
hormonal side affects, including hot flashes, nausea,
and headaches.
Once your body's produced excess eggs, they're
removed (while you're knocked out, don't worry) by
a needle into the vagina. Sexy, right? Up till this
point the procedure is identical to IVF - it's what
comes next that marks it as different.

Your Eggs Can Be Frozen Either Quickly

Or Slowly

You may not know this, but there are two different ways
to freeze eggs once they've been taken out of your system.
One is called vitrification, where eggs are rapidly
dehydrated using antifreeze (yes, that antifreeze, and no,
it doesn't harm them) and then plunged into liquid
nitrogen, freezing them.
There's another way, too, which is older and can lead to
more damage to the eggs. It's known as slow freeze, and
involves gradually freezing the eggs but most clinics
now use the vitrification method, which was invented in
2005, as it's less likely to cause any problems with the
eggs' viability when they're eventually thawed.

Eggs Are Kept Frozen At -320 F

This is an industry standard. To give you some idea

(not that it's possible), the lowest winter
temperature ever recorded in the Antarctic, the
coldest place on Earth, is -128.56. In technical
terms, it is f*cking cold.

When You're Ready, They're Thawed &


Getting a frozen egg ready for pregnancy isn't left up to

chance. Instead, once it's thawed - which happens incredibly
rapidly, usually in a day, through immersion in warming
liquid - it's fertilized by fresh semen from your chosen babydaddy, using an injection directly into the egg. Then, after 16
hours, the egg that have been injected are inspected, to see if
any have been fertilized and become embryos.
They continue to be watched for three to five days, and that's
when a fertilized embryo might be implanted in your uterus which, by the way, has been prepared for the possibility by a
course of ovary-blocking medication, so it's not producing
new eggs.

Only 5,000 Babies Have Been Made

Using Frozen Eggs

Exact data is hard to come by, but only 5,000 babies are
estimated to have been successfully born thanks to frozen eggs.
The longest anybody has seen an egg thawed successfully is 10
years, but that was an aberration: most common freezing
periods are measured in months, not years. Nobody's ever
studied whether the eggs could survive any longer, and
clinicians will not recommend that you risk it.

The Success Rate Is Only 24 Percent

Out of 414 egg thaws in 2013, according to TIME, 83 live babies

resulted. It's a success rate of 24 percent - which is good, but not
earth-shattering. It's also dependent on what age you are when
you freeze your eggs: the older you are, the more likely the
eggs won't be viable. So you should do a lot of research on the
financial commitments and your family history of infertility
before you go ahead; it may not be the right choice for you.

The Minimum Recommended Number

Of Eggs To Freeze Is 10

Want to up your chances of a future baby as much as possible?

Do a batch of eggs in one go. The normal number
recommended by clinics is 10-20 - because it makes the
possibility of a viable thawed egg that becomes fertilized a lot
more probable. It's a "just in case" situation - there are a lot of
reasons that eggs may not become embryos or survive the
freezing process intact, so more eggs means more probability.

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The Cost Of The Procedure Is More

Expensive Than Storing The Eggs

The two big expenses of freezing your eggs are at the start and
the end. The freezing process will cost an average of $10,000,
plus fertility drugs, and the thawing and fertilization will take
another $10,000 chunk. Depending on your state, your clinic,
and other ideas - like whether you're part of an egg-sharing
program where other women may use your eggs - the cost of
storing the eggs is calculated yearly, and hits at about $500.
Because fertility treatment is normally viewed as an elective
procedure, it's unlikely that insurance will cover it.

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You Can Also Freeze Fertilized Embryos


Eggs are delicate things, and not all of them may make it out
of the nitrogen vat with the capability to bear a kid. There is,
however, another option: if you already have a partner or
sperm donor picked out, it's possible to freeze a fertilized
embryo too. People sometimes do this with unused eggs
after an IVF cycle: the egg is injected with sperm, fertilized,
and then frozen indefinitely. Unfortunately, this can lead to
legal complications if you then break up, as Sofia Vergara's
legal battle over embryos with ex - fiance Nick Loeb

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Whatever your choices, make sure you've got

all your financial, legal, health, and emotional
ducks in a row before you make the plunge. Or
duck eggs, as it were.

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Dr Rita Bakshi(IVF Specialist)

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