It is possible that you have always considered that someday you want to be a mother but you think that time runs against you. That’s why you have the option to save your own eggs for when the time comes.
The preservation of fertility consists in keeping your own oocytes to be able to use them in the future.
Why should I save my eggs?
Because now is not the time to be a mother; because I have a low ovarian reserve or because there is some medical indication: endometriosis, oncological treatment or ovarian surgery.
How to know my ovarian reservation?
To know the ovarian reserve of a woman at a certain time is necessary to perform a simple blood test that will determine the number of available ovules
And, what does the preservation of fertility consist of?
The technique consists of the conservation of the ovules, for which they must be extracted from the ovary and cryopreserved.
To obtain the ovules, the patient must undergo a process of ovarian stimulation, which is carried out with medicines and must be controlled by periodic ultrasounds to monitoring their evolution.
Once the stimulation process is finished, the ovules are collected from the ovary through a puncture performed on an outpatient basis under sedation. The oocytes obtained are counted in the laboratory and prepared and classified for cryopreservation.
The vitrification process guarantees that the ovules can remain as long as needed, so the patient who wants to keep their eggs to have a pregnancy later, should not worry about the passage of time, since their chances of pregnancy they will be those of the moment of the conservation since the oocyte will preserve its quality.