EGG FREEZING

Nicosia IVF Centre


Women’s place in the community is rapidly changing. More women are focusing on their careers and they get married at a later stage in their lives. The number of couples who postpone their parenthood plans are therefore increasing.

As a woman gets older, her ovarian reserve decreases and as a result of this, her reproductive potential decreases. In addition, the ovarian reserves decrease at an earlier age in some women and so do their chances of pregnancy. This is true mainly for women who have history of early menopause in their family, have endometriosis, have undergone ovarian surgery or chemotherapy. Hence, more and more women have concerns about being able to have children in the future.

  • Women with rapidly progressing endometriosis requiring surgery
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  • Women who must have chemotherapy or undergo radiotherapy on the pelvic area
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  • Women who may get married or have children at a later age
  • Women with history of early menopause in their family and who wish to have children at a later stage in their lives;

may choose to have their eggs frozen.

What Should I Do for Egg Freezing?

Firstly, women who want to have their eggs frozen must undergo some tests to have their suitability for the treatment assessed. In order to retrieve as many egg cells as possible in one menstrual cycle, ovarian stimulation is performed under a doctor’s supervision. Once the egg oocyte is produced, the patient is informed regarding their oocyte pick-up time (OPU) and when they should arrive in Cyprus. In Cyprus, the oocyte pick-up (OPU) is performed and after necessary procedures the egg freezing is carried out. If the patient’s health conditions are satisfactory, she is allowed to fly back the next day.