Vitrification of Oocytes and Embryos (Freezing)

The vitrification of oocytes is one of the techniques used in preserving fertility. It allows a woman’s reproductive capacity to be postponed for as long as she wants, with the same possibilities as at the point when the oocytes are vitrified. With the vitrification of oocytes, women can reach middle age without experiencing any significant decrease in their ability to conceive a child in the future.

In what cases is it indicated?

  1. Women who for one reason or another wish to postpone motherhood.
  2. Oncology patients and others who are going to be given gonadotoxic treatments.
  3. Women who have had repeated ovarian surgery, for example in the case of endometriosis.
  4. Patients for whom we would prefer to carry out embryo transfer in a cycle other than the one in which follicle stimulation takes place (when there is a risk of OHSS, development of polyps, hydrosalpinx or hydrometra, absence of spermatozoa, etc.). In this case either oocytes can be frozen or embryos.
  5. Patients undergoing IVF where male partner is unable to give sample on the day of egg retrieval.

Dr. Puneet Arora is one of the best infertility specialists in Gurugram, India with a successful career of more than 20 years. Dr. Puneet is an expert in this field and is one of the best IVF specialist and Gynecologist in Delhi/NCR. – She may explain more about Blastocyst in case you wish to discuss further.