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Freezing Your Eggs in Miami
If you know you’d like to have a child—but feel the time isn’t right to do so now—you may benefit from looking into egg freezing.
Egg freezing is a type of fertility preservation procedure in which your eggs are frozen when they are healthy and viable so they can be used to produce a pregnancy in the future. You may choose to freeze your eggs for social reasons—say, if you haven’t yet met the right partner—or for medical reasons, like if you’re undergoing chemotherapy, which can damage fertility.
How Does Egg Freezing Work?
First, your fertility doctor will start you on ovarian stimulation drugs, so that you will produce multiple eggs for egg retrieval. You’ll receive a trigger shot when the eggs have matured. Then, about 36 hours after the trigger shot, you’ll begin egg retrieval.
During egg retrieval, your fertility doctor will use an ultrasound-guided needle to harvest the eggs. You’ll be under anesthesia, so you won’t feel any pain. After your eggs are harvested, they’ll be frozen. Many fertility clinics now use a process called vitrification—this is a flash-freezing technique that prevents the formation of potentially-damaging ice crystals.
Where Can I Freeze My Eggs?
If you are interested in freezing your eggs, there are many fertility clinics in the Miami and South Florida area that offer the procedure. The following fertility clinics offer egg freezing:
- Boca Fertility
- Fertility & Genetics
- IVF Florida
- Palm Beach Fertility Center
- South Florida Institute for Reproductive Medicine
- University of Miami Infertility Center
Egg Freezing Costs
Egg freezing can be expensive—a single cycle can range anywhere from $6,500 to $18,000.