Preserving Fertility: A Guide to Egg-Freezing Treatment

Written by: Dr Irfana Koita
Edited by: Aoife Maguire

In today's fast-paced world, women often face challenging decisions when it comes to their reproductive health. One such decision is the option of egg-freezing treatment, a groundbreaking procedure that allows women to preserve their fertility for the future. In her latest online article, Dr Irfana Koita delves into the details of egg-freezing treatment and highlights the importance of booking a consultation with a renowned fertility specialist.



Why consider egg-freezing treatment?


Egg-freezing treatment is a valuable option for those who wish to postpone pregnancy due to personal or medical reasons. Whether you're focused on your career, have not yet found the right partner, or have a medical condition that may affect your fertility, this treatment can offer peace of mind and allow you to take control of your own reproductive journey.


Understanding the egg-freezing process


Egg-freezing, also known as oocyte cryopreservation, involves harvesting a woman's eggs, freezing them, and storing them for future use. The process typically starts with a consultation with a fertility specialist like Dr Koita.


During the consultation, Dr Koita will perform a thorough assessment of your reproductive health, including examinations and tests to evaluate ovarian reserve and overall fertility potential. This evaluation is essential in determining your eligibility and crafting a personalised treatment plan. Dr Koita's expertise and experience in the field ensure that you receive the best possible guidance and care throughout the process.


Once the initial assessment is complete, you will begin an ovarian stimulation cycle. This involves taking hormonal medications to stimulate the ovaries and promote the development of multiple eggs. Regular monitoring and ultrasound scans will be done by Dr Koita to ensure the optimal timing for egg retrieval.


Once the eggs have matured, a minimally invasive procedure called transvaginal ultrasound-guided egg retrieval is performed. Under mild sedation, Dr Koita will use a needle to gently extract the mature eggs from your ovaries. After retrieval, the eggs will be carefully frozen using a technique called vitrification, which has significantly improved the survival rate of frozen eggs.


The benefits of consulting a specialist


When it comes to choosing a fertility specialist for egg-freezing treatment, Dr Koita is an expert you can trust. With years of experience and a commitment to personalised care, Dr Koita understands that every patient's journey is unique. By booking a consultation with Dr Koita, you will gain access to:


  1. Expert guidance: Dr Koita's expertise in fertility preservation ensures that you receive the best possible care throughout the process. With her guidance, you can make informed decisions about egg-freezing treatment and create a plan that aligns with your individual goals and circumstances.


  1. Advanced technology: The clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art fertility preservation technology. This ensures the optimal freezing and storage of your eggs, giving you peace of mind that your future fertility is in safe hands.


  1. Emotional support: Deciding to freeze your eggs can be an emotional journey. Dr Koita and her team understand the importance of providing emotional support along with medical care. They will be there to answer your questions, address your concerns, and guide you through this transformative process.


Take the first step


Preserving your fertility through egg-freezing treatment can provide you with the freedom and flexibility to plan your future on your terms. With Dr Koita, you can explore the possibilities and take proactive steps towards preserving your fertility for the years to come.



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By Dr Irfana Koita
Fertility specialist

Dr Irfana Koita is an expert fertility specialist in London who specialises in fertility diagnostics, egg freezing, IVF, preimplantation genetic diagnoses, polycystic ovaries and endometriosis. She also treats patients with fibroids and experiencing recurrent miscarriage. Dr Koita is a fertility consultant at LycaHealth and IVF Matters Fertility Clinic, where she is also a director.

Since achieving her medical degree from Grant Medical College in 1998, she has gained over 18 years of experience as a fertility specialist. She trained at King's College Hospital London NHS Trust and has achieved both membership and fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG). She also holds a Master's in Healthcare Leadership from the prestigious Cornell University.

Dr Koita is the founder and director of IVF Matters, the UK's first online fertility clinic. She offers both video consultations and in-person consultations within the clinic at Harley Street and Canary Wharf, London for all fertility issues. Throughout her career, she has arranged numerous events spreading awareness of fertility issues and empowering women. Her health advice has been featured in The Times, Daily Mail and Grazia.

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