Preserve your fertility for when you are ready. Since women are born with a set number of eggs and cannot produce new ones, there is a significant age-related decline in fertility in both egg count and quality. Egg freezing gives you a better chance to start your family when you’re ready. By freezing your eggs, you will have the benefit of time to achieve your goals before you start your parenting journey. The younger age at which you freeze your eggs, the higher the chance of a successful outcome when you use them in the future.
Egg freezing is a choice that helps people extend their fertility allowing them to plan for parenthood and their future families. There are several reasons why patients choose to freeze their eggs:
While there are no guarantees, egg freezing can significantly increase a patient’s chances of conception later in life using their own eggs.
Our highly experienced embryologists maintain excellent egg thaw survival rates above 90%. It is crucial not just to be able to freeze eggs, but to also thaw them successfully for the best chance of viability. The pregnancy and live birth rates from frozen eggs depend on how many were frozen and the patient’s age when they were frozen.
The primary risk of egg freezing is a condition called ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). The ovaries become enlarged, and fluid can build up in the abdomen sometimes requiring treatment after the egg retrieval. Studies have shown that with egg freezing, OHSS occurs in less than 1% of cycles.
As with any procedure, there are the rare risks of infection, bleeding, and ovarian torsion. Fortunately, these risks are very low.