Egg Freezing

Egg Freezing

If you are interested in egg donation and you have started to search it, we have prepared all details about egg freezing for you.

You might be confused about pregnancy and other plans might be preventing any pregnancy. However, unless you do not want to get pregnant at any time and if you want to be able to use your current healthy ovaries to get pregnant in the future, you can have a chance to unfreeze your health ovaries in the future.

Your ovaries are healthier and of better quality while you are young. Therefore, the best time for this process is the beginning of 20s. Nevertheless, the eggs can also be frozen in 30s as well. After necessary tests, your doctor will be informing you if you are eligible for egg freezing.

Which Patients can have it?

• Patients who need to take chemotherapy or radiotherapy on their pelvis,

• Those who might be getting married at an older age or who want to delay their pregnancy to an older age,

• Women whose family involves early menopause history and who want pregnancy at an older age

• In short, egg freezing can be considered a way of protecting fertility for women who will not soon have a child or who are under risk due to medical reasons such as fertility, cancer treatment.

Why is it preferred?

• In case of genetic egg insufficiency

• In case of early menopause risk

• In case of diagnosis of cancer and if chemotherapy will be received due to such diagnosis

Egg Freezing for Singles

Egg freezing for singles is immediately made at our IVF center in Cyprus.

The key criterion for your fertility is not your chronological age but the age of your eggs. What does this mean? Your eggs at your 20 are not equal to your eggs at your 30.

A woman is born with eggs and she loses those eggs as she gets older. There are very few eggs left at the age of 40. Most of the women at their 35-40 have fertility problems.

You might have to delay your dream of pregnancy when you are single and you can freeze your eggs while single. Being single is not an obstacle to freeze your eggs and get pregnant in the future.

Pretreatment and Follow-up in Egg Freezing

After necessary tests and examination, a preparation protocol is determined based on the patient’s age and egg reserves; and the pretreatment starts by any doctor to be determined by the patient herself or a doctor to be recommended by us in her country. The pretreatment starts on the 2nd or 3rd day of the patient’s menstrual bleeding and the treatment takes about 10-15 days. In this process, the purpose is to stimulate and reproduce some maturing egg cells of the patient via medication and obtain a higher number of egg cells and keep the pregnancy rate at the highest level in the future.

Tests asked from the Patient before the whole process:

1. FSH, LH, E2, PRL and AMH (To be made on the 2nd or 3rd day of the menstrual bleeding)

2. TSH, T3, T4 tests

3. Complete Blood Count

4. Fasting Blood Glucose

5. Urea, SGOT, SGPT


7. Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D

8. Blood Group Analysis

9. HbsAg, Anti-HBc total, Anti-HCV, HIV, VDRL

10. Pelvic Ultrasound Report

Information asked from the Patient:

1. The last date of menstrual cycle (the first day)

2. Decision on your date of treatment

Egg Freezing in Cyprus

Upon the completion of the pretreatment applied in the patient’s own country, 1-2 days’ Cyprus travel is sufficient for the process. The process involves egg collection under anesthesia (OPU), washing and cleaning egg cells obtained and packing egg cells with good quality to be used in the future, respectively.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions on your mind!

Egg Unfreezing and IVF Treatment

When our patient is ready for pregnancy, the patient is checked for her eligibility for pregnancy. If there is no problem for pregnancy, the pretreatment is started on the 2nd or 3rd day once she plans pregnancy. In the pretreatment process, the uterus is stimulated by estrogen preparations. Thus, the uterus reaches the thickness to carry the pregnancy.

Upon the completion of the pretreatment, the patient arrives in Cyprus with her spouse. Sperm sample is taken from the future father. And then, the egg cells which were previously frozen and kept are unfrozen. Egg and sperm cells are brought together and fertilized by microinjection (ICSI) method. The fertilized eggs are taken to embryo transfer on the 3rd or 5th day based on the quality of the development process and transplanted to the patient’s uterus and the treatment is completed.

1-week stay in Cyprus is sufficient for egg unfreezing and IVF treatment.

Egg Freezing Price

During the egg freezing process, several procedures including anesthesia, annual storage, medications, egg collection etc. are implemented and egg freezing price will be determined thereby considering the costs of these procedures. Please contact us to get detailed information on the egg freezing price.

How Long Can the Eggs Be Frozen?

You can freeze your eggs for an indefinite period of time. This way, you will have a chance to have a biological child but it still does not guarantee that you will have a child.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Egg Freezing

One of the most important reasons why the pregnancy rate decreases with age is because the quality of the eggs reduces with age. Since the egg freezing is made at an earlier age, the cell’s age stays young even if the woman’s age is getting older. There will be higher chance of pregnancy upon unfreezing the frozen eggs in IVF treatment in the future.

The disadvantage is the ethical responsibility of being a mother at an older age after menopause when fertility function is not available anymore.

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