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What to expect from the egg freezing process?

You are not alone if your peak reproductive years (20s and early 30s) aren't exactly when you are ready to have kids. Whether it's because they haven't yet met a partner to have a child with, because of professional reasons, or just because they aren't ready to start a family, more and more women are delaying getting pregnant.

September 15, 2023

You are not alone if your peak reproductive years (20s and early 30s) aren't exactly when you are ready to have kids. Whether it's because they haven't yet met a partner to have a child with, because of professional reasons, or just because they aren't ready to start a family, more and more women are delaying getting pregnant.

Egg freezing may be a desirable alternative for certain people as it provides a form of reproductive insurance against age-related fertility decline. Here's a thorough explanation of what happens during the egg freezing procedure with us so you can know what to expect.

The process of freezing your eggs

Fertility testing, which includes blood tests and transvaginal ultrasounds to count visible follicles with the potential to form eggs, is the first step in the procedure. Birth control to control and forecast your cycle and general health modifications may be a part of the preparatory stage. Then, your doctor will prescribe hormone therapy, which entails daily blood injections that you must take for roughly two weeks while also making office appointments every two to three days for blood work and ultrasounds. Following the medical stimulation, your eggs are collected during a quick surgical procedure. The lab checks the extracted eggs over the course of the following 24 hours to identify mature eggs, which are then quickly frozen and kept at -200 C.

It is advised to follow a healthy diet before egg freezing (high fiber foods, fruits, and vegetables, no processed foods, and little or no sugar), cut back on alcohol, or avoid it altogether. You should stay hydrated, consume protein shakes, and drink electrolyte-enriched beverages like Gatorade after the retrieval to recover more quickly.  Also, high-intensity exercises should be avoided before, during, and after stimulation. The more healthy lifestyle you adopt before the procedure, the easier it will be on your body.

Is getting your eggs frozen painful?

After the operation, most people report feeling OK, and severe side effects are quite uncommon. During drug stimulation, some women report feeling lethargic and bloated, while some report feeling extremely emotional during or after the egg freezing procedure. Simply be prepared for it. You can continue to feel bloated for another 7 to 10 days following retrieval, but it will all go away. Your physician keeps an eye on you during and following the surgery to ensure everything is in order.

The end results

Our friends and family have talked to Blooming Eve about how difficult it is to locate reliable, understandable information on egg freezing and its price. We have gathered information from various websites and professional sources to compile it into straightforward material so that we can assist women in resolving this problem. We also developed a database including hundreds of clinics and specialists prepared to respond to your inquiries and start the freezing of your eggs for you. Please contact our team to learn more about how we can help today.

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