I see patients wrestle with infertility issues every day. And I remember my own struggle with multiple miscarriages when I was finally ready to start a family. My battle with infertility was fought and won but many couples I meet aren’t so lucky.
Here’s what I will tell my girls.
Egg freezing, like birth control, gives a woman more choices. You get to decide when you’re ready to devote yourself to raising a child. Egg Freezing allows you to prioritize your emotional development, your career, and choose the right partner. It removes the pressure of your biological clock and puts you in the driver seat to determine when you’re ready to devote yourself to raising a family.
With Egg Freezing You can:
- Choose the most optimum age to freeze for egg quality and quantity, ages 25-34
- Gain peace of mind knowing your eggs are frozen and ready when you are
- Focus on growing your career and working towards the life you want
- Plan for your future and build a timeline that works for you
- Reduce the pressure of finding the right partner
- Biopsy your embryos with PGT-A before implantation with IVF to eliminate passing on genetic diseases from both you and your partner
After your eggs are retrieved, they can stay safely frozen for years. When you’re ready to fertilize you can have the resulting embryos genetically tested to make sure the chromosomes are correct before implantation in your uterus. The ability to schedule a pregnancy is revolutionary. And this process increases your odds of having a healthy baby at a later age.
Just make sure you have the procedure done at a facility you trust. We tend to think of IVF as very advanced technology, but many do not realize that egg retrieval and freezing are really the first, and in some ways, more delicate part of IVF. A clinic that has good success rates for live births will also be a good bet for performing the egg freezing procedure.
Accurate labels, backup electricity and redundancy, and longevity of the business are also things to consider. Egg Freezing is a big business so more and more pop-up facilities are coming on the market, but they do not have a record of producing live births from their eggs. Pick a clinic with a solid reputation and board-certified fertility doctors. When it comes time to use your eggs, you’ll want to have faith that they’ll fertilize, implant, and grow into healthy babies.