Today, egg freezing is not only an option for those with a medical need, but also for those looking to egg freezing for social reasons. In addition, egg freezing offers an option to women who have produced extra eggs for an in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle but don’t want to destroy or donate their unused eggs to research.
a blog by Serena H. Chen, M.D., IRMS Reproductive Medicine at Saint Barnabas, July 28, 2014
Egg freezing for fertility preservation is rapidly becoming more main stream and is now becoming an important option outside of the cancer setting. With live birth rates that are essentially the same as fresh eggs, freezing eggs may make sense for any woman who, for whatever reason, medical or social, cannot have a baby right now. This is exciting, cutting-edge technology, but there are other, very simple things you can do right now to preserve your fertility and maintain reproductive health.
If you are considering egg freezing to preserve your fertility, but you’re still not sure it’s right for you, ask these four questions: Why freeze my eggs now?; How many eggs should I freeze?; Should I freeze my eggs or should I freeze embryos?; What if I don’t use all my frozen eggs?
A blog by Dr. Sonya Kashyap, Genesis Fertility Centre, September 18, 2014
On a scale of 1-10, how important is it for you to one day conceive with your own eggs?
This is a question I ask my patients frequently. It is not uncommon for women and couples to be uncertain about their desires to conceive, or to have a timeline. And there are, of course, many options for building a family. There is no doubt that for most women, trying to conceive sooner or egg freezing at a younger age will be associated with higher success rates but these are not the right options for everyone.
Peter Klatsky, M.D. discusses how many eggs you should freeze to preserve your fertility. During an extraction, it's oftentimes difficult to estimate how many follicles will be produced and of those, how many will mature into healthy, viable eggs to be frozen and used later to achieve pregnancy.