Freezing your eggs while they are younger and in optimal health increases the likelihood that you will be able to get pregnant later when the time is right for you. Hold the potential of starting a family in your hands, preserving time and granting you the freedom to embrace the future on your own terms.
Freezing eggs when they are younger and healthier allows you to get pregnant later when you are ready. The two most important reasons for doing this are:
A woman’s ovarian reserve, the number of eggs she is born with (typically between one and two million), gradually declines over her lifetime. Each year, a woman naturally releases some of these eggs, leading to a decrease in both her ovarian reserve and fertility.
Egg quality naturally varies throughout a woman’s life, and it is inevitable that quality declines with age. Younger eggs are typically in better condition, making them more fertile and maximizing the likelihood of having healthier babies.
Embarking on your egg freezing journey is a significant step, and rest assured you won’t be walking it alone. Our dedicated team of medical and support specialists will be with you every step of the way. While the process varies from person to person, here is a general overview of what to expect:
Start your egg freezing journey by consulting with one of our specialists. On the third day of your menstrual cycle, we will conduct blood tests to assess your ovarian reserve and perform a vaginal ultrasound to determine the number of retrievable eggs. Based on these results, we will create a customized treatment plan that aligns with your specific needs.
The next phase involves stimulating your ovaries to maximize egg production. You will self-administer hormone injections to stimulate follicle growth. Throughout this process, regular monitoring through blood tests and ultrasounds will allow us to adjust the dosage as needed. Once your eggs reach optimal maturity, a trigger injection will be given to induce ovulation.
Approximately 35 hours after the trigger injection, a minor surgical procedure will be performed to retrieve your eggs. Using a small needle inserted through the vaginal wall the eggs will be carefully extracted from the follicles. Done under local anesthesia, the procedure is virtually painless, and you can typically resume normal activities within 24 to 48 hours.
After retrieving as many eggs as possible, all mature eggs will undergo rapid freezing through a technique called vitrification. To ensure the optimal preservation of your eggs, they will be stored in our clinic’s liquid nitrogen tanks until you are ready to use them. We will tell you exactly how many healthy eggs were successfully retrieved and frozen.
The first step to freezing your eggs is to consult one of our specialists. On the third day of your cycle, we will perform blood tests to determine your ovarian reserve and a vaginal ultrasound to determine how many eggs we can retrieve. We will work with you on your customized treatment plan from these results.
The next step is to stimulate your ovaries to produce as many eggs as possible. You will give yourself hormone injections to stimulate egg production. You will have to be constantly monitored with regular blood tests and ultrasounds during this process. This way, we can see if your dose needs to be adjusted. Once your eggs have fully matured, an injection will be given that will trigger ovulation or egg release.
Approximately 35 hours after the shot, you will have minor surgery to retrieve your eggs. Your doctor will pass a small needle through your vaginal wall into the follicles. It is painless, as you will be given a local anesthetic, and you will be able to return to your normal activities 24 to 48 hours after the retrieval.
After we have retrieved as many eggs as possible, all mature eggs will be quickly frozen through vitrification. To preserve the eggs in the best conditions, we will keep them at the clinic in liquid nitrogen tanks until you are ready to use them. We will tell you exactly how many healthy eggs were frozen.
Begin your journey by scheduling a consultation with one of our fertility doctors where we will determine the best course of action for your fertility treatment.
Treatment involves stimulating the ovaries to promote the development of multiple mature eggs. These eggs are retrieved in a minor outpatient procedure under local anesthesia. Then the retrieved eggs are rapidly frozen and carefully stored in liquid nitrogen tanks at our facility, ensuring their long-term preservation.
** Medications are not included
The first step to starting your journey is to schedule a consultation, either in person or virtually, with one of our specialized fertility doctors.