Postponed motherhood

What is the
«Postponed motherhood»?

The ability to give birth to a healthy baby at any age became real due to the oocyte ultra fast freezing technology at a temperature of -196 Celsius.

This method differs from classical freezing process, because the fluid inside the oocyte does not turn into a crystal, thus excluding harm to its living structure. Instead it is transferred immediately into «hibernating state», ensuring oocytes safe preservation after they are thawed many years later.

Preserving one’s biological material is a kind of insurance for the future. If a girl feels not ready to become a mother in a certain time period, or she has given birth to a first child and would like to postpone the birth of a second child, without depleting healthy oocytes ability, she can choose «Postponed motherhood» program to provide herself with her own healthy, young genetic material to a later date.

When should you сonsider using oocytes cryopreservation program?

«Aufgeschobene Mutterschaft» wird allen angezeigt, die planen, nach dem 30. Lebensjahr ein Baby zu bekommen. Aufgrund der Tatsache, dass Anzahl und Qualität der Eizellen mit jedem Jahr, insbesondere nach dem 30. Lebensjahr, abnehmen, steigt der Anteil der Embryonen mit Chromosomenstörungen und -anomalien. Aus diesem Grund ist das Einfrieren von Eizellen die zuverlässigste Methode, um tatsächlich in jedem Alter ein gesundes Baby zur Welt zu bringen.

Im Falle einer vorzeitigen Abnahme der Eizellenzahl, wenn es unmöglich ist, innerhalb eines bestimmten Zeitraums ein Baby zu bekommen, wenn nahe Verwandte eine frühe Menopause durchgemacht haben. Derzeit wird der Begriff «Oocyte Banking» für den Vorgang verwendet, bei dem während mehrerer Menstruationszyklen Eizellen in einer Kryobank eingefroren werden, wenn eine Befruchtung mit dem Sperma eines Mannes oder einer Spenderin nicht möglich ist.

Program stages

  • Medical exam is to be conducted before initiating a program.
  •  Ovarian stimulation (is conducted during 11-12 days under ultrasound monitoring control until the follicles reach 18-20 mm), followed by a prescribed drug to trigger final oocyte maturation;
  • Follicle puncture for oocyte retrieval is performed under intravenous anesthesia in comfortable conditions of a medical center;
  • Evaluation of oocytes quality, washing and getting them ready for cryopreservation;
  • Vitrification (freezing) of the obtained oocytes with their subsequent storage in liquid nitrogen at a temperature of -196 Celsius;
  • Thawing and fertilization. After a certain time, when a woman is ready for motherhood, well preserved oocytes are fertilized, embryos are cultured and preparations for transferring a healthy embryo into the uterine cavity are made.