Fertility Preservation

Egg freezing is a technique to preserve a woman’s fertility. This is because its quality can be maintained for several years until the woman is ready to become a mother. 

Ideally, it should be done before the age of 35 to ensure that the woman has a good ovarian reserve and that the quality of the eggs is the best at the time of freezing. 

The first thing that should be done is an anti mullerian hormone test, also known as AHM. In this way, the woman’s current ovarian reserve can be checked. Once the AHM is verified, various gynecological and hormonal studies are performed to verify that everything is fine and to begin treatment. 

The fertility preservation treatment consists of an ovarian stimulation to enhance the growth of the eggs, for approximately 8 to 12 days. After which the egg retrieval is scheduled. 

The ovarian puncture requires a very mild sedation for 15 minutes so that the woman does not feel discomfort. After this, the patient must wait between 1 and 2 hours to rest while she wakes up from the sedation and is discharged. 

At the same time, the biology laboratory checks the quality of the eggs and then vitrifies them at -196°C and they will remain there until it is decided to use them in the future. 

Frequently asked questions

  • How many eggs are obtained in ovarian stimulation? It depends on the patient’s ovarian reserve. The ideal is to have at least 12 cryopreserved oocytes.
  • What is AMH hormone? The anti-mullerian hormone is the hormone released by the follicles in the ovaries, it is an indicator of the ovarian reserve of each woman.