Gamete Freezing at Dr. Pallavi Agrawal’s Clinic

Gamete freezing, also known as oocyte or sperm cryopreservation, is a process that allows individuals to preserve their eggs or sperm for future use. This technique is particularly beneficial for those facing medical treatments that may affect fertility, such as chemotherapy, or for individuals who wish to delay parenthood.

Why Choose Gamete Freezing?

  1. Fertility Preservation: Gamete freezing offers a way to preserve fertility for individuals undergoing treatments that may affect their reproductive health.
  2. Family Planning: Gamete freezing allows individuals to plan for parenthood at a later stage in life, providing more control over family planning.
  3. Genetic Screening: Gamete freezing allows for genetic screening of embryos before implantation, reducing the risk of genetic disorders.
  4. Empowerment: Gamete freezing empowers individuals to make informed choices about their reproductive future.

The Gamete Freezing Process

  1. Consultation: During an initial consultation, Dr. Pallavi Agrawal will discuss the process of gamete freezing, assess your fertility status, and develop a personalized plan.
  2. Ovarian Stimulation: For egg freezing, the ovaries are stimulated to produce multiple eggs using hormone medications.
  3. Egg Retrieval: Eggs are retrieved from the ovaries using a minimally invasive procedure performed under sedation.
  4. Sperm Collection: For sperm freezing, a semen sample is collected and processed in the laboratory.
  5. Cryopreservation: Eggs or sperm are frozen and stored in liquid nitrogen at ultra-low temperatures to preserve their viability.
  6. Thawing and Use: When you’re ready to use your gametes, they are thawed and used in assisted reproductive techniques such as in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Who Can Benefit from Gamete Freezing?

  • Individuals undergoing medical treatments that may affect fertility, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
  • Individuals who wish to delay parenthood for personal or professional reasons.
  • Individuals at risk of infertility due to age or other factors.

Schedule a Consultation

If you’re considering gamete freezing as a fertility preservation option, schedule a consultation with Dr. Pallavi Agrawal. She will provide personalized guidance and support throughout the process.