While it is true that the uterus (more than the ovules) is capable of gestation in women in their forties, the ovaries and the oocytes have a shorter life.
Liquid nitrogen and cryoprotectants (cryopreservation) are used to freeze the ovules, after freezing they are kept at a very cold temperature (-196ºC) to avoid the deterioration of their quality. This way their preservation can be maintained over the required time, however gestation is not recommended after the age of 50.
Should it be the case that you no longer have the need, to preserve your eggs, for example is you become pregnant naturally, you can ask for them to be eliminated or donated to someone else. Some women may wish to delay bearing children until they find the right partner or indeed they may wish to delay motherhood for professional or personal reasons and, for ethical or religious reasons, prefer to freeze their eggs instead of embryos.
Another relevant reasonmay be due to women being diagnosed with cancer and wishing to have children in the future. In such cases it is advisable to freeze the ovules before surgery or chemotherapy or radiotherapy to avoid damage to the quality of the eggs.
Would be mother have to face certain facts of life and plan accordingly:
In conclusion, you can give yourself more options to protect your fertility by taking the necessary measures while your eggs are still healthy and also prolongs the time during which you can conceive, further enabling you to combat emotional distress.
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