What is egg freezing?

What is egg freezing?

Egg freezing, or oocyte cryopreservation, is a process in which a woman’s eggs (oocytes) are collected and frozen at -196 °C. When she is ready to have a baby, the cryopreserved egg will be thawed to prepare for fertilize with sperm from her husband. The embryo will later become the expecting parents’ beloving baby.

Egg freezing is a suitable solution for modern women. Since women today live freely and possess high professional capability, they dedicate a whole period of their lives to prove themselves and their worth. Family planning would allow them to live their lives as modern women. They will have an opportunity to realize their dream of a lovely family without having to give up advancement in their career.

Besides, egg freezing provides a chance for women with an ovarian disease requiring surgery, or women with cancer requiring chemotherapy, to build a family. Freezing their eggs before the radiation therapy or chemotherapy treatment, which can be damaging for the eggs, is an option that would allow them to have babies in the future.

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