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Nearly all women today are victims of the “ Fertility Time Bomb”. There are many reasons for which a woman may want to start a family post 30 years of age. The reasons range from medical reasons like cancer, premature menopause to professional reasons like career and ambition or other reasons like lack of the right partner at the right time to name a few. But how to ensure a successful pregnancy at a later age? STOP your BIOLOGICAL CLOCK from ticking, FREEZE YOUR EMBRYO.

How to ensure your biological clock does not hamper your dream of starting a family?

It is a known fact that as women age, complications and abnormalities related to pregnancy, chances of miscarriage along with the probability of birth defects and disorders increases while conceiving power decreases. Hence, couples today are going through a constant struggle to enhance their childbearing years.

The most attractive and safe option today for such couples will the technique of Embryo Cryopreservation or Freezing of Embryos which emerged due to the revolutionization of reproductive technology in the early 1980s. This technique is not only safe but has a very high success rate. It helps you preserve your fertility before it gets contorted.

What is Embryo Cryopreservation?

Embryo freezing or Embryo Cryopreservation is a technique in which ovaries stimulated with hormones to produce multiple eggs, eggs retrieved from the ovaries and taken to a lab where they get cooled to sub-zero temperatures and thawed at the right time. When an egg is frozen instead of an embryo, it is called Oocyte Cryopreservation.

It’s an astounding fact that more and more young women getting their eggs/embryos frozen now. The average age of the women going for Embryo Cryopreservation has reduced from 38 years to 36 years of age taking the world average.

Who needs Embryo cryopreservation?

  • A patient who wants to delay their childbearing in order to pursue an educational, career, or other personal goals.
  • Female who diagnosed with cancer.
  • Women with a family history of early menopause.

When will be the right time to get your eggs frozen?

The best time to get your eggs frozen also called at Oocyte Cryopreservation is in your early 20’S and 30’s to get maximum advantage of premium egg quality and quantity due to young age. As your biological clock starts ticking, the eggs start diminishing in number as well as in their cellular integrity. This explains why a woman in her 40’s has a lesser chance of becoming pregnant than a woman in her early years.

What is the procedure involved in Egg Freezing?

A hormone injection procedure followed to retrieve the eggs. Once, the eggs adequately mature, they removed with a needle placed through the vagina under ultrasonic guidance. This process is done under vaginal sedation and that’s not painful. After the eggs retrieved, they are frozen for the required period of time, after which they thawed, fertilized, and transferred to the uterus as embryos.

How long can the eggs remain frozen?

The eggs are frozen at a temperature of -196 degrees Celcius. The long-term storage of eggs/embryos does not cause any decline in quality. There have been cases where embryos stored for 10 years have yielded perfect results.

Is egg freezing safe?

Thousands of babies are born worldwide from frozen eggs and research conducted on a huge sample shows no signs of increased birth-related defects or any complications at a later stage.

Why Should Gunjans Ivf World Be Your First Choice for Embryo Cryopreservation?

  • Team of trusted doctors.
  • Experts in the field of Embryo Cryopreservation
  • Latest and advanced technology
  • Experience of nearly a lakh deliveries and multiple thousands of IVF cases
  • Immense faith and love of our patients make us a trusted name in the field
  • A legacy of doctors with more than two decades of experience


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Dr. Gunjan Gupta Fertility and IVF Specialist in Delhi

Dr. Gunjan Gupta

Gynecologist and IVF specialist
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Dr. Gunjan Gupta is a Gynaecologist with a specialization in IVF, Infertility & Laparoscopy specialist doctor and has close to 2 decades of experience in : Treating Infertility, Performing Gynae Laparoscopy (Keyhole Surgeries) Handing high-risk Pregnancies. She is a Member of Royal College of Obs and Gynae (MRCOG) of UK and has been trained in Laparoscopy at EUDGES (France).

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