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Freezing Your Eggs in New Hampshire
Egg freezing is a fertility preservation procedure. If you know you’d like to have a child, but feel the time isn’t right to do so now, you may want to consider this.
Some women choose egg freezing for social reasons, such as if they haven’t yet met the right partner or if they have certain educational goals they’d like to achieve first. It’s also an option for women who are undergoing medical treatments like chemotherapy, which can damage their fertility.
Egg freezing generally works best if a woman freezes her eggs while she is in her 20s or early 30s, when her eggs are most viable.
What to Know About Egg Freezing
The egg freezing process begins like an IVF cycle, by undergoing ovarian stimulation to help you produce multiple eggs. This ovarian stimulation takes a couple of weeks.
When your eggs are ready, you’ll be given a “trigger shot.” Your fertility doctor will schedule your egg retrieval about 36 hours after this. The actual egg retrieval is performed under anesthesia, so you won’t feel any pain. Your fertility doctor will use an ultrasound-guided hollow needle to extract your eggs.
Your eggs will then be frozen. Many fertility clinics prefer a process called vitrification to freeze the eggs. This is a rapid, flash-freezing procedure that prevents the formation of potentially damaging ice crystals.
Egg Freezing in New Hampshire
Looking for a fertility clinic that offers egg freezing? FertilityAuthority.com has a database of reproductive endocrinologists in New Hampshire. To find one near you, type in your zip code in the “Find a Doctor” or “Find a Clinic” search on our website.