Embryo freezing, also known as embryo cryopreservation, is a procedure that is chosen by couples that choose to delay starting a family or have underwent in vitro fertilization resulting in more embryos than needed. After the fertilization of the egg takes place, the embryo is stored. If you are considering such a procedure, you should find the types of professionals that provide embryo freezing.
Embryologists are specialists that will provide embryo freezing. The embryo is created by fertilizing an egg, dehydrating it and freezing it after, through slow cooling or vitrification. The freezing procedure prevents the cell death and is mostly used when the in vitro fertilization has resulted in more embryos than needed. The embryologist should be certified and should have training in embryo freezing, as this procedure requires additional knowledge.
Fertility doctors may also have training in embryo freezing and can be chosen for the procedure. It is always important to ask whether there are suitable storage facilities the fertility doctor has access to, so that the embryo is stored in a safe place.
How to Choose an Embryo Freezing Professional
Embryo freezing professionals should be listed in local directories or may be found online. When choosing a fertility doctor or an embryologist, you should always make sure he has certification and is trained to perform embryo freezing. It is also important that the specialist attends fertility conferences and trainings on a regular basis, which ensures that he is informed about the latest developments in the field.