Medical and Elective Fertility Preservation for Women
There are many reasons why you may be considering the option of freezing and storing your eggs for future use. This process is commonly referred to as fertility preservation, or social egg freezing if you are freezing and storing electively. Whether elective or medically necessary, fertility preservation is a very personal decision. At Cryos, we understand the journey and want to help you achieve your goal of having a family on your own time.
What is Fertility Preservation?
Fertility preservation for women, commonly referred to as egg freezing, is the process of:
- Ovarian stimulation
- Egg retrieval
- Egg freezing
- and then storing of the eggs.
This way you can use them to have children in the future.
The chance of becoming pregnant begins declining after age 28, as age affects the quality and quantity of your eggs negatively. As the likelihood of pregnancy declines, it also becomes increasingly possible that your eggs may have chromosomal abnormalities.
Egg freezing gives you a better chance of successful conception through IVF. The eggs you freeze now will remain at the same “age”, so regardless of your age when you decide you are ready to start a family, your eggs will still be in their prime.
Why should I freeze my eggs?
A woman’s reasons for freezing her eggs may vary, but the ultimate goal is the same: To help maximize her chance of having a baby, when she’s ready. Learn more about the reasons for egg freezing.
While elective fertility preservation and medical fertility preservation for women are becoming more popular, few practices have the experience and capability to offer egg freezing as a service. At Cryos, we have both the experience and the capability, as well as an onsite surgery center and state-of-the-art embryology lab, located at our US headquarters in Orlando, Florida.