Egg banking, or egg freezing, provides women an opportunity to conserve their eggs (oocytes) in order to have children later in life. RMSCVA is proud to offer this exciting technology to our patients.
Who should bank their eggs?
Egg banking requires that a patient undergo ovarian stimulation and a minor surgical procedure to acquire eggs. The eggs are chilled by ultra-rapid freezing called vitrification. Upon thawing, in vitro fertilization procedures are needed to inseminate the eggs with a sperm and to grow embryos. Either sperm from her partner or from a sperm donor may be used to fertilize the eggs through a technique call ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection). Selected embryos may then be transferred into the patient’s uterus.