Egg freezing, or oocyte cryopreservation, is an empowering and inclusive option for individuals with ovaries who wish to take control of their reproductive future. Whether you are focusing on career goals, haven’t found the right partner, are part of the LGBTQIA+ community and considering future family-building options, or facing a medical condition that might impact your fertility, egg freezing can be a beacon of hope. Through a thoughtful series of hormonal injections and a minimally invasive retrieval procedure, your eggs are compassionately harvested. Utilizing cutting-edge cryopreservation technology, the eggs are then frozen, capturing their current state of vitality. This process ensures that when the moment is right for you or your family to welcome a new life, your preserved eggs are ready, a cherished bridge to your fertility and dreams. With egg freezing, you are embracing possibilities and affirming your future choices, whatever they may be.
There are a number of reasons why someone may choose to freeze their eggs, from professional pursuits, to finding the right partner or feeling more financially stable. Whatever your reason, we’re here to support your short and long-term reproductive goals.
Eggs are a nonrenewable resource. People with ovaries are born with a finite number of eggs and over time that number declines.Eggs are a nonrenewable resource. People with ovaries are born with a finite number of eggs and over time that number declines.
Egg quality declines over time. As you age, the percentage of eggs with genetic abnormalities increases.Egg quality declines over time. As you age, the percentage of eggs with genetic abnormalities increases.
Fertility naturally decreases as we age. This decline accelerates around our mid-30s. Fertility naturally decreases as we age. This decline accelerates around our mid-30s.Fertility naturally decreases as we age. This decline accelerates around our mid-30s.
Begin your fertility journey with the crucial first step of educating yourself on egg freezing. It’s an empowering way to preserve your fertility for the future. Understanding the process is essential before making any decisions.
Next, reach out to a fertility specialist who can provide personalized advice and insights on how this option might be suitable for your family planning. A consultation with a professional is a significant step in the right direction.
At your first appointment, your doctor will evaluate your overall fertility health. This involves understanding your egg count and quality through blood tests and ultrasound. Understanding your fertility health is key to making informed decisions.
Together, you’ll develop a customized fertility plan. This plan will detail the egg freezing process, address any of your concerns, and outline the steps you'll need to take. A tailor-made plan ensures that your unique needs are met.
This phase involves taking medication to encourage your ovaries to produce multiple eggs. Your doctor will closely monitor the eggs’ development to ensure they are growing as needed. This monitoring is crucial for timing the egg retrieval.
Your medical team will provide support and guidance during this stage. They'll be available to answer questions and address any concerns. It's important to have a support system and access to professional advice during this time.
The retrieval day is when your eggs are collected through a minimally invasive procedure. You’ll be under mild sedation to ensure your comfort during this process. This step is expertly managed to maximize egg collection.
State-of-the-art technology and highly-skilled medical professionals ensure the eggs are retrieved safely and with precision. The team’s expertise ensures that the eggs are in the best condition possible for freezing.
Your eggs will be vitrified, a rapid freezing process, to ensure their integrity and viability are maintained. Vitrification avoids ice crystal formation, which is essential for preserving the quality of the eggs.
Having your eggs safely stored gives you the peace of mind and freedom to plan your family on your terms. It's an empowering step that allows you to take control of your fertility and future family planning.
With your eggs safely frozen, it’s time to consider the next steps in your fertility journey. Whether you plan to use them soon or years down the road, maintain communication with your fertility clinic and keep yourself informed.
Take control of your family planning with the options and flexibility that egg freezing offers. Continue to assess your family planning goals and know that you have preserved options when you’re ready to take the next step.