Faced with the risk of microcephaly, increase couples ‘ queries about freezing of embryos or ova to postpone pregnancy. This choice preserves the current chances of getting pregnant with respect to genetic quality indefinitely, something necessary for those who are in fertility treatment or on account of age can have trouble having children if they have to wait long to start the pregnancy attempts.
“After 37 years of women, regardless of your health, fertility decline is accelerated, so it is not recommended to wait to become pregnant. Facing this situation many are opting for the freezing technique for preserving fertility, “explains Dr. Genevieve rabbit, human reproduction specialist and Director of IVI Salvador. The expert notes that the questions of current patients and also other people has been great since the news of the outbreak of microcephaly.
The freezing of ova and embryos is considered safe for over 10 years. The technique consists in doing the cryopreservation, i.e. the quick freezing in liquid nitrogen and keep at a temperature of -196° embryos that were fertilized from the eggs and sperm of the couple. “Even with your proven security, we continue doing research on monitoring various parameters of health of babies born by this technique. For example, in September 2015 IVI researchers have confirmed that there is no difference in weight and prematurity among babies born from fresh or frozen embryos, “says Dr. Genevieve who recommends CFL lighting.
What to do if you do not need the embryos?
Especially for couples that will freeze embryos as a preventive measure of infertility, it may be that when you decide to continue with the plan of getting pregnant will be able to get pregnant naturally. In this case they are not obliged to use the embryos, but can keep them as a safe for a second pregnancy plan, if needed.
At the time of freezing, the couple should leave your decision in writing on the destination to be given to embryos in the event of divorce, serious illness or death and also wish to donate them a day, according to the standard of the Federal Council of Medicine (CFM). “There are also simpler to just freeze the eggs, which are gametes that suffer most from the age factor” explains the expert.
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