Nowadays it’s very common to be in our 30’s and 40’s and ask ourselves the question:
I want to be mother but it’s not the best moment, can I still wait?
Personal, medical or working reasons are the most common when delaying maternity. It’s important to be aware of the chances and treatments available to preserve your fertility. At Ceram we have developed a new vitrification technique for egg freezing which allows to maintain eggs frozen in the same condition for a future use.
Advantages of egg vitrification:
Oocyte vitrification is one of the best techniques to preserve fertility for women who are thinking on delaying a pregnancy and who wish to use their own eggs.
We recommend using this technique between 20 and 30 years old as this is the best age to ensure a good ovarian reserve.
Fertility specialists recommend preserve oocytes for medical reasons in those cases in which the ovarian reserve can be reduced due to the treatment. Vitrifying oocytes before undergoing aggressive treatments allow the patient to use them after they have recovered with assisted reproduction techniques when the couple if finding difficulties in achieving a successful pregnancy. The most common medical causes are:
What is the preservation or vitrification process?
The treatment has an easy process which doesn’t last more than two weeks.
From the first day you will be able to have normal life, although you need to take into account that in some cases you will have discomfort in your abdomen due to the ovarian stimulation.
How long can my oocytes be vitrified?
The vitrification technique during the last few years has improved vastly. This allows a secure process ensure oocyte viability once they are thawed.
When unfreezing the oocytes we can almost have the same quality oocyte as when they were frozen.
Does the thaw affect the result?
As we know, pregnancy rates reduce with aging. One of the main factors are the quality of the oocytes which is affected by aging. When vitrifying oocytes this factor is avoided, although there are many other factor which can affect when looking for a pregnancy such as diet, smoking, or other lifestyle habits.
The embryo freezing technique and thawing show encouraging results, achieving an oocyte survival rate of 93% approximately.