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Three Things You Should Know about Egg Freezing
More and more, women are delaying childbearing to focus on their career, travel, or just because they have yet to find Mr. Right. You may be postponing mommyhood, but your biological clock hasn’t gotten the memo. Fertility declines with age, but there is something you can do to preserve your fertility for the future: egg freezing.
Here are the three simple things you need to know about egg freezing and how to find an egg freezing expert in your area:
- Egg freezing is not as intimidating of a process as it sounds. Essentially, egg freezing is the first half of an in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle. The patient is instructed on how to use fertility drugs to stimulate follicle growth in their ovaries. Once the follicles mature, the patient undergoes egg retrieval in simple, outpatient surgery at the fertility clinic. The eggs are then vitrified in liquid nitrogen and stored until you are ready to use them.
- Time is of the essence. While we’re not rushing you get hitched and settle down, you should be aware that the window of opportunity for freezing your eggs is narrow. Your egg quality reaches its peak between 16 to 28 years of age (hardly fair if you ask us!) and although you can freeze your eggs until your early 40s, your egg quality and quantity deteriorates with time. For the best outcome, your fertility doctor might recommend egg freezing before the age of 35.
- Finding an egg freezing expert is easy! Our Patient Care Advocates have already done their homework and know which egg freezing expert in your area is right for you. Give them a call at 1-855-955-BABY (2229) or you can fill out the Contact Fertility Doctors Near Me form.
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