Egg Freezing in Greece is an innovative service that gives women the chance to freeze time, preventing the further aging of their eggs, and allows them to choose when they want to become mothers.
Motherhood is a conscious choice and an inalienable right of every woman. However, fertility does have its time limits. So cryopreservation can provide the solution. The number and quantity of eggs start diminishing after 35 years, and so does the chance of pregnancy. Egg freezing in Greece is a fairly simple process, concluded in 10-14 days. During this time, proper pharmaceutical treatment is administered for many eggs to mature. Alternatively, egg retrieval may be scheduled without drugs, as part of the natural cycle, or with mild pharmaceutical stimulation. Maturation is monitored via ultrasound and blood tests, while the egg retrieval process lasts a few minutes. After a few hours of monitoring, the woman may return to her daily activities.
The eggs are kept in cryopreservation in the lab using a method known as vitrification. They can remain frozen for many years, without their quality being affected. When a woman decides to have children, the eggs are thawed and prepared for fertilization in the lab, using the man’s sperm. The quality of the cryopreserved eggs, the chance of fertilization and the pregnancy rates are similar to those for fresh eggs. According to the local legislation, egg freezing in Greece is permitted for 5 years, with the option of extending this period by another 5 years, and provided the woman has not reached the age of 50.