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Freezing Your Eggs in Central New Jersey
If you know you’d like to have a child someday—but feel the time isn’t right now—you might benefit from egg freezing.
Egg freezing is a type of fertility preservation procedure in which eggs are frozen so they can be used to create a healthy pregnancy later on. Egg freezing has grown in popularity recently, both for women looking to preserve their fertility for social reasons and others for medical reasons.
What to Know About Egg Freezing
The egg freezing process begins just like an IVF cycle does—with ovarian stimulation to jumpstart the number of eggs you’ll produce. The process will take a couple of weeks. You’ll take fertility drugs to produce multiple eggs, and when those eggs are ready, you’ll be given a trigger shot.
About 36 hours after the trigger shot, your fertility doctor will start with the egg retrieval. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia, so you won’t feel any pain. Your fertility doctor will use an ultrasound guided needle to remove the eggs from your body.
Then, the eggs will be frozen. Many fertility clinics use a flash-freezing process called vitrification. This is considered safer than other slower methods, since potentially-damaging ice crystals won’t form.
Where Can I Freeze My Eggs in Central New Jersey?
The following fertility clinics in Central New Jersey offer egg freezing:
- Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey
- IVF New Jersey
- Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey
Egg Freezing Costs
The costs of an egg freezing cycle can vary, but it can range up to $18,000, depending on the fertility clinic and location.