The 21st-century woman is ambitious, enterprising and intelligent. How many times have married women in India heard the saying “Your body clock is ticking!” from their friends and relatives? We bet they can’t finish naming instances in a whole day! Not everybody may want to have a baby before the age of 35 to 40 and yet are forced to give up on career opportunities to have a child. However, with the advancement of technology, this is no longer a problem for women. After IVF, the next big thing in the field of assisted reproductive technology is the concept of egg freezing!
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Egg freezing involves retrieving eggs from the woman’s ovaries and freezing them for later use when she feels she is ready for conception and pregnancy. The frozen eggs are good for use and are not compromised in quality for up to many years after the freezing process. The medical term for egg freezing is oocyte cryopreservation.
Women can opt for egg freezing for multiple reasons.
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The process of egg freezing is not very different from IVF.
Egg freezing, like all other methods of assisted reproductive technology (ART), has risks.
Today’s women are independent, self-sufficient and financially secure. Egg freezing serves as an additional step in helping decide when and how to get pregnant. To clear up all doubts or misconceptions you may have regarding the process and results of cryo freezing your eggs, it is always advisable to discuss your desire with your doctor, weigh the pros and cons, and then make your decision. The doctors on Cloudnine are always here to assist and guide you however you need.
Infertility has been a problem for ages now, but it has only recently started to be discussed and debated with increasing awareness of infertility, newer advanced methods of dealing with issues related to infertility are surfacing. The most well-known form of assisted artificial reproduction is IVF. Not all infertile patients could benefit from IVF making pursuit for better techniques continued. One of the most popular methods among these is ICSI. It is commonly referred to as ICSI-IVF Treatment since it is complementary to IVF; it only has a few additional steps to IVF.
ICSI stands for intracytoplasmic sperm injection. The process essentially entails selection of the best sperms from the semen, and then artificially injecting it under magnification into the egg for fertilization under a microscope. It is one of the most successful methods of artificial treatment for problems related to infertility.
The success rate for ICSI can range from 85% to 90% depending on expertise. It means that 8 to 9 eggs out of 10 eggs get fertilized normally after ICSI.
ICSI is suggested under the following circumstances:
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ICSI treatment is divided into five main steps;
ICSI does not have too many risks involved if done under proper supervision at a proper medical facility. However, In some unusual cases, these are the risks that are involved in ICSI treatment.
ICSI is a boon especially for male infertility. This advanced technology has helped countless childless couples to have their own biological child. ICSI has improved the success of artificial reproductive techniques many folds.