Embryo cryopreservation, also known as embryo freezing, is a technique used in assisted reproductive technology (ART) that involves freezing embryos for later use. This process allows patients to have a chance of pregnancy without going through a full IVF cycle. Embryo cryopreservation is especially useful for patients who have leftover embryos after an IVF cycle.
Spare oocytes or embryos resulting from fertility treatments may be used for oocyte or embryo donation to another woman or couple. In this process, the donated eggs or embryos are thawed, fertilized and transferred to the uterus as embryos to facilitate pregnancy. Embryos may also be created, frozen and stored specifically for transfer and donation by using donor eggs and sperm.
Human oocyte cryopreservation, also known as egg freezing, is a technique used to preserve a woman's eggs. This procedure involves the extraction, freezing, and storage of eggs. The intention is that the woman may choose to have the eggs thawed, fertilized, and transferred to the uterus as embryos to facilitate a pregnancy in the future.
Semen cryopreservation, also known as sperm banking or sperm freezing, is a technique used to preserve sperm cells. Semen can be used successfully indefinitely after cryopreservation. This process is used for sperm donation where the recipient wants the treatment in a different time or place. It is also used as a means of preserving fertility for men undergoing vasectomy or treatments that may compromise their fertility, such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy or surgery.
Aashakiran IVF is a fertility clinic that provides ART services, including embryo cryopreservation, oocyte cryopreservation, and semen cryopreservation. At Aashakiran IVF, patients can freeze their embryos or gametes for later use, giving them a chance of pregnancy even if they do not succeed in their first IVF cycle or if they choose to delay their pregnancy. The clinic also offers donor egg and sperm programs for couples in need.