Egg & Embryo Banking
Secure Your Fertility & Plan The Right Time For Pregnancy
The process of freezing one or more embryos to save them for future use. Embryo banking involves in vitro fertilization, a procedure in which eggs are removed from a woman’s ovary and combined with sperm in the laboratory to form embryos. The embryos are frozen and can later be thawed and placed in a woman’s uterus. Embryo banking is a type of fertility preservation. It may be useful for women with cancer who want to have children after having radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or certain types of surgery, which can cause infertility. Also called embryo cryopreservation and embryo freezing.
The decision to freeze your eggs is an important one – and selecting the most experienced program is crucial to your success.
Our shared expertise and collaborative efforts are responsible for the best possible chances that are being conducted everyday at the first IVF clinic in Istanbul – and each of our centers throughout the country utilize the most cutting-edge and streamlined egg cryopreservation technologies available today.
Together, our experts are focused on one goal: empowering you to take control of your future fertility.
What is Egg Freezing
Egg freezing (oocyte cryopreservation) involves the retrieval of and storage of a woman's eggs to allow the woman to have more flexibility in when she chooses to embark on her fertility journey. Before retrieval, the production of eggs is accelerated through using fertility drugs. The eggs are then retrieved in a process similar to IVF and stored until you are ready to have a child.
When & Why To Consider Freezing
There are many valid reasons to delay or plan the right time for pregnancy.
You may be more interested in focusing on your career or can't afford to support a child right now. Perhaps you're not in a suitable relationship or are simply not emotionally ready. No matter the reason, only you can determine the ‘best time’ to start your family.
At the same time, your body operates on its own biological clock, with a timeline most likely incompatible with your life. Regardless of how healthy you are, your biological clock dictates that as you age your eggs become older and less effective.
Egg freezing is a way to bridge the gap between your biological timeline and your life plans.
Egg freezing technologies allow you to align your priorities without worrying about your biological clock.
Our program ensures that you still have the choice to start a family when you're ready and is a reliable back-up plan if you encounter fertility problems along your path.
With our egg freezing technologies at your fingertips, you can feel empowered knowing that you have the final say over your biological clock.
Your Age and Egg Suppply
Your are born with a finite number of eggs that can be fertilized; a reserve that decreases rapidly over time
2 million – the average number of eggs at birth
400,000 – the average number of eggs at puberty
100,000 – the average number of eggs at age 30
0 – the average number of eggs at menopause – between age 45 and 55.
Capturing eggs at the optimum time increases the chance of a successful pregnancy.
Egg Freezing Success
Our egg freezing program combines a highly qualified fertility doctors, PhDs, embryologists, and laboratory technicians to form an expert team that will work in unison to optimize your future fertility.
How long can you freeze eggs for IVF?
Thanks to advanced egg freezing methods, eggs can be freezed indefinitely without weakening them. Time is therefore not a factor if the retrieval and freezing are done properly. In fact, In the US, there is no limit on the number of years that eggs can be frozen, while European countries like the UK have even proposed legislation to increase the storage limit up to 55 years.
Schedule An Appointment
No two people are the same, and no two infertility cases are alike. Your fertility status is personal and unique to you. Schedule your initial assessment with one of our fertility specialists.