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Freezing Your Eggs in Southern New Jersey
Over the past few years, more and more women are opting for egg freezing as a fertility preservation technique. Egg freezing is a fertility preservation process in which a woman freezes her eggs when they are healthy and viable so they can be used in the future.
Why choose egg freezing? Some women decide on egg freezing for social reasons, such as if they haven’t yet met the right partner yet. Other women may want to freeze their eggs for medical reasons, such as if they must undergo certain treatments like chemotherapy, which can harm fertility.
How Does Egg Freezing Work?
Once you decide on a fertility clinic that has expertise in egg freezing, you will undergo tests like lab work and ultrasounds.
Then, you will begin ovarian stimulation meds, which will help you produce multiple eggs for harvesting. You’ll receive a trigger shot when your eggs are ready. About 36 hours after this, you’ll go through the egg retrieval process.
For egg retrieval, your fertility doctor will use an ultrasound-guided needle to retrieve the eggs. This will occur under anesthesia, so you won’t feel pain. Then your eggs will be frozen. Most fertility clinics now use a process called vitrification, which is a flash-freezing technique that prevents ice crystals from forming. That can harm the eggs when they are thawed later on.
Where Can I Freeze My Eggs?
The following fertility clinics in Southern New Jersey offer egg freezing:
- Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey
- Delaware Valley Institute of Fertility and Genetics