Wow! Diana Hayden pregnant with twins thanks to her three-year-old frozen eggs
Mum-of-one Diana Hayden pregnant with twins is a testimony to IVF advancements. Read on to know how she did it this time.
Congratulations are in order for the gorgeous former Miss World, Diana Hayden.
The mum-of-one who was in Mumbai over the weekend with her daughter revealed that she is pregnant with twins with the help of eggs she froze three years back.
Yes, you read that right.
If you recall, when Hayden gave birth to her daughter in January of 2016, it was no short of a medical success story. Arya Hayden was born from an egg that the 42-year-old beauty froze eight years back. And now her siblings also also joining her the same way.
Diana Hayden pregnant with twins is "fantastic news"
"IVF doctors are God's angels to help couples who have any form of difficulty in conceiving. Me being pregnant with twins is fantastic news. We are looking forward to their birth," the glowing mum-to-be told a daily.
Hayden first froze her eggs in 2005 when she was 32, then repeated the process with Dr Nandita Palshetkar, between October 2007 and March 2008, freezing close to 16 eggs.
"Her pregnancies prove how infertility techniques have improved"
And three years back she followed it up with another egg freezing procedure after she was diagnosed with endometriosis. She was looking for a back-up plan at the time.
"I froze my eggs for two reasons: I was busy with my career at that time and, more important, I was very clear that I was going to wait to fall in love and marry before having a baby," Hayden shared then.
And it looks like this plan has worked exceptionally well for her and the experts are crediting advancement in technology for this good news.
"Her pregnancies prove how infertility techniques have improved over the years," infertility specialist Dr Nandita Phalshetkar shared with the daily. Dr Phalshetkar along with Dr Hrishikesh Pai are treating Hayden this time around as well.
But let's not forget that the process of egg freezing is anyway fast gaining popularity with urban couples in India, given its cost-efficiency and a positive result graph.
Who benefits from frozen embryo transfer?
This fertility technique is most beneficial to couples coping with infertility, single parents and couples above the age of 35 years.
Dr Shobha Gupta, medical director and IVF specialist at Mother’s Lap IVF Centre, Delhi, spoke to theindusparent and explained its benefits specifically on older women.
“Let's say a couple has a baby through IVF and the couple froze some of the eggs for future use. When she returns in a few years for an frozen embryo transfer for her second baby, her ovaries and eggs will have aged and her fertility will have statistically decreased somewhat, but her frozen embryos are just as good cellularly as they were when she was younger,” she shared.
Dr Gupta also explained what to expect during this process.
What to expect during frozen embryo transfer process?
Freezing is complex and you should be patient with the frozen embryo transfer process. This is how it happens.
Process of freezing and thawing eggs: The culture medium containing one or two embryos is loaded into a thin catheter with a syringe on the end. The doctor then carefully guides the catheter through the vagina and cervix, and deposits the embryo(s) into the uterus. Implantation begins three to four days later.
Cooling off period: After the embryo transfer, a woman has to wait approximately one to two weeks before a pregnancy can be detected. Once the embryo(s) are in, the woman has to take it easy for a couple weeks.
As for the cost, as we previously mentioned, egg freezing could cost anything between Rs 10,000 and Rs 15,000.