How It Works: The Cryopreservation of Embryos

Many women looking to get pregnant are beginning to take matters into their own hands, thanks to technology. 

Through the cryopreservation of embryos, you’re able to freeze a developing fetus so that it can be implanted once you’re ready to get pregnant. This gives you time to plan out your professional life or otherwise wait to conceive when it suits you. 

cryopreservation of embryos

A lot of women having trouble getting pregnant use this as an additional treatment to aid in conception. To learn more about this process, check out the following information. 

The Process of Cryopreservation of Embryos

The term “embryo” refers to a fertilized egg in the early stages of development. Fertilization professionals freeze the embryo while taking measures to prevent cell death and damage. 

Think about some food that you’ve warmed up after being frozen for months or more than a year. While it might still be fine to eat, there typically are some texture or taste issues. 

The reason for this is that while the temperatures preserved the food, some cells also died along the way. 

During the cryopreservation of embryos, the professionals take special care to keep the cells alive, so that transfer to your uterus is successful. 

Through the use of technology, the embryo is brought down to sub freezing, liquid nitrogen temperatures, in order to preserve it for implantation. 

The Storage of Embryos

Once you are thinking about freezing embryos, you’ll need to find a clinic that provides this service. 

In most cases, clinics that provide In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) also specialize in the cryopreservation of embryos. For a healthy and successful pregnancy, you can expect these embryos to be valid for upwards of 10 years. 

This procedure has a tremendous success rate, while also lowering the chance of premature birth and other issues. 

One of the side effects of this procedure is that you’ll have a greater chance of multiple births. You can also use other embryos from the same cycle years later, after you have already conceived by IVF. 

This process is also popular for women who have to undergo cancer treatment. If you know you want children some day, but have to undergo chemotherapy, it pays to freeze embryos to use later. This is critical since cancer therapies can damage your eggs and ability to conceive. 

Reach Out To Us

If you believe that you’d benefit from the cryopreservation of embryos, reach out and let us assist you. We’re here to answer any questions so you’re fully aware of the procedure. 

Don’t hesitate to visit us, so that you understand more about this option and other forms of fertility treatment. We offer a range of services, including stimulation of the ovaries and gender selection procedures. 

As a woman who yearns to give birth, this can be a tremendous opportunity. You’ll have the chance to conceive a child on your terms, under the guidance of professionals who know these procedures inside and out. 

To learn more about cryopreservation and how it can help, contact our clinic today!