Embryo freezing

It's a process in which embryos that are produced through in vitro fertilization (IVF) are frozen and stored for later use.

Overview

Embryo freezing, also known as embryo cryopreservation, is a process in which embryos that are produced through in vitro fertilization (IVF) are frozen and stored for later use. This is often done to increase the chances of a successful pregnancy in couples who are undergoing IVF or to preserve fertility for individuals who are about to undergo medical treatments that may affect their fertility.

Embryo freezing typically involves fertilizing eggs in a laboratory with sperm to create embryos. The embryos are then grown in a culture dish for several days until they reach a certain stage of development. At this point, some of the embryos may be transferred to the woman’s uterus for implantation, while the remaining embryos are frozen and stored in liquid nitrogen.

When the couple is ready to use the frozen embryos, they are thawed and transferred to the woman’s uterus using a thin catheter. The timing of the transfer is carefully planned to coincide with the woman’s menstrual cycle and maximize the chances of a successful pregnancy.

Embryo freezing can be an effective way for couples to increase their chances of having a successful pregnancy through IVF. It can also be used to preserve fertility for individuals who are about to undergo medical treatments, such as chemotherapy, that may affect their ability to conceive in the future. However, it is important to note that the success rates of frozen embryo transfers vary depending on a range of factors, including the quality of the embryos and the woman’s age at the time of the transfer. Additionally, the process of embryo freezing and storage can be costly and may not be covered by insurance.

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Dr. Indu Madhusudhan

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Speciality : Infertility Specialist, Gynecologist, Obstetrician Experience : 22+ Years Experience
Languages spoken : English, Kannada ,Hindi , Marathi

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Dr. Madhusudhan H.R

MS - General Surgery, MCh - Urology/Genito-Urinary Surgery, DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery, MNAMS - General Surgery, FRCS - General Surgery, MBBS

Speciality : Infertility Specialist, Gynecologist, Obstetrician Experience : 22+ Years Experience
Languages spoken : English, Kannada ,Hindi , Marathi

Sushma Dasari
Sushma Dasari
2022-12-30
It’s a gods grace to meet Dr.Indu Madhusudhan, our life has changed completly because of her advices, I am conceived now and expecting a baby in few days. She is extremely patient friendly, polite and smiling in addressing all our concerns. More to it she also made us feel comfortable in communicating freely during the appointments. I would say she is one of the top most gynaecologist with impeccable knowledge. Thank you mam for utmost care and advices.
Suseela kurakula
Suseela kurakula
2022-12-24
Very good consultation…and preferable
vinutha prabhakar
vinutha prabhakar
2022-10-17
I have known Dr.Indu for over a year now. She is extremely kind and helpful. Patiently addressed all our concerns. She has such a positive aura which is calming. She has been of great support in my pregnancy journey! I am so glad to have consulted her. Thank you, Doctor.
Srujana Banjagere
Srujana Banjagere
2022-09-07
Extremely kind and empathetic. carefully investigates your entire history and explains the options available. Doctor is very transparent and knowledgeable. She also has a soothing aura. Definitely recommend to anyone trying for a baby.
sonali manure
sonali manure
2022-05-17
Doctor is very professional and friendly. I am so grateful to have met her. 🙂🙏
Pratibha Kulkarni
Pratibha Kulkarni
2021-11-13
We are thankful to Dr.Indu for always being there for us. Throughout our infertility journey she gave us hope and encouraged us to not give up. We really appreciate her knowledge, friendliness and frankness. Her calm demeanour and constant guidance helped us keep calm through our challenging pregnancy and emergency c-section. She has not just been our doctor but also a friend and a guide.

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