You do not have to force yourself to have a baby if you are not ready. Instead, you can take control of your fertility by preserving your eggs through freezing. We offer this procedure using the most cutting-edge technologies available, and we do it right here in our Neway Fertility Center.
In these modern times, women have a lot on their plate. So, sometimes the prospect of having children is desirable but the timing isn’t right. However, as women age, the likelihood of abnormalities with chromosomes increases, and with it, the risk of congenital disabilities, miscarriage or disorders that complicate the conception process.
Egg freezing, also known as oocyte cryopreservation, is seen by some as a solution to stop the biological clock, expand reproductive options and preserve the younger, possibly healthier eggs. In addition, it has become an increasingly attractive option for many women looking to extend their childbearing years.
How Egg Freezing Works
Your egg preservation journey begins with you taking daily hormone injections for 8-10 days. Meanwhile, our center will monitor you every 2-3 days. Once your eggs are ready for retrieval, we collect and prepare them for the freezing phase. We utilize the most advanced vitrification technique to instantly flash-freeze your eggs, which are safely stored at our center. Then, whenever you are ready to use your eggs, you can return to our clinic, and we will help you through the next phase.
Egg Freezing With IVM
We are the only fertility center in the United States to offer unique and efficient in vitro maturation (IVM) technologies as part of the egg freezing process. IVM is a good option for women who want fewer monitoring visits, do not want to take large amounts of hormones, have a high risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome or are diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome or sensitive cancer, such as breast cancer.
Why Women Freeze Their Eggs
There are several reasons why women delay pregnancy and choose to freeze their eggs, including:
- they want to preserve their eggs when they are at their highest quality
- they are more focused on their career, and the timing isn’t right
- they are without or with a partner and are not ready to have children just yet
- they will be receiving cancer treatment with radiation or chemotherapy (which can be toxic to the ovaries and cause premature menopause)
- they need to remove their ovarie
- they have a genetic history of endometriosis, early menopause or premature ovarian failure
Egg preservation is an excellent option for women who want to be in charge of their fertility and determine for themselves when it is a perfect time to start a family.
It is important to remember that as women age, they lose their eggs and increase their risk of miscarriages and other complications. Women are born with roughly 2 million eggs; once they reach puberty, they will have 300,000 and 500,000 eggs. However, after her menstrual cycle, a woman loses around 1,000 (immature) eggs per month, and by the time she reaches 37, there are only approximately 25,000 eggs left in her ovaries.
With this in mind, it’s a good idea to freeze your eggs while you still have some. For the best chance of success at a healthy birth in the future, it’s best to freeze your eggs before you reach age 35. By doing so, the eggs stored may still be of sufficient quality for freezing.
Preserve Your Fertility
One thing is sure: nothing compares to the peace of mind that comes from knowing your eggs are safe and will always be here if and when you need them to grow your future family.
Contact us at Neway Fertility for more information about egg freezing and our other fertility services.
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