What it is fertility preservation
In recent years, it has become increasingly common to delay motherhood for social or personal reasons but as a woman gets older, the number and quality of her oocytes declines. This is why many women choose to preserve their fertility so that they can become mothers with guarantees when they decide that the time is right.
Want to be a mother but now is not the time? Plan ahead: if you are under 38 years old, you now have the option to preserve your ability to have children and take the next step at a later time. It’s up to you!
What does the treatment involve
Oocyte cryopreservation: after hormone treatment to stimulate your ovaries to produce more eggs, the oocytes are retrieved and cryopreserved (a technique which consists of preserving cells or tissues at a temperature of between -80 and -196°C).
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Ovarian stimulation treatment
Cryopreservation of eggs
What happens next?
When you decide that the time is right:
- The desired number of oocytes are thawed.
- The eggs are fertilised with semen from your partner or a donor using IVF.
- The fertilised embryos are transferred to your uterus.
Make an appointment with your gynaecologist to find out which method is best for you.
Who it is for
Fertility preservation is aimed at:
- Women who for personal or professional reasons want to delay motherhood.
- Women without a partner at present who want to ensure their ability to become a mother either alone or with a future partner.
- Women who have to undergo surgery or treatments that may affect their fertility or who have been diagnosed with low follicular reserve.
If you decide to delay childbearing, you can preserve your fertility at any time, although we recommend that you do so before the age of 35.
Why choose us
It allows frozen eggs to retain the same quality as fresh eggs and ensures that they do not deteriorate over the years.
Same pregnancy success rates
25% of the couples who go through our Reproductive Medicine Department have a history of treatment failure in other clinics. Even so, we maintain the same pregnancy success rates.
Psychological support in case of emotional overload
We provide psychological support in case of emotional overload, an issue which frequently affects women who undergo assisted reproduction treatments.
We are pioneers in reproductive medicine
We have more than 80 years’ experience behind us and a team of highly qualified and specialised professionals. The first Spanish test-tube baby was born in our clinic (1984) and Spain’s first egg donation treatment was carried out here, which culminated in the birth of twins (1988).
Extensive experience, quality and cutting-edge technology
We have one of the top in vitro fertilisation laboratories in Europe where we perform over 3,000 cycles (assisted reproduction techniques) each year. We offer the latest advances in assisted reproduction, such as intracytoplasmic sperm injection and real-time monitoring of embryo development (dynamic monitoring).
Facilities and 24-hour emergency service
All consultations and medical tests can be done at the clinic: insemination in consultation without hospitalisation or anaesthesia, oocyte retrieval, own IVF and andrology lab. We also offer a 24-hour medical emergency service.
Aida, 30 years old, preserved fertility at age 29
“I was curious to know my ovarian reserve, which in my case was low. Also, in relation to my age, I was recommended to have an ovarian preservation if I didn’t want to become a mother in the short term. I would recommend, rather than doing it, that each person should seek advice from their gynaecologist, get information and see what the possibilities are for each woman..”
What is the best treatment for me?
If you don’t know which treatment is best suited to you, try our online pre-diagnosis.