If you know that you want to have children sometime in the future, but not right now, you could freeze your eggs to ensure you have healthy egg cells when the time is right. Conceive Fertility Center in Irving, Texas, offers state-of-the-art egg freezing services to help you protect your fertility well into the future. Call Conceive Fertility Center or schedule a consultation online today to start the process of freezing your eggs.
Egg Freezing Q & A
What is egg freezing?
Egg freezing, or cryopreservation, is the process of cooling your egg cells to subzero temperatures. This process halts all biological activity and preserves your egg cells for future use.
Conceive Fertility Center uses flash-freezing, also called vitrification — the most advanced freezing technology available today. Flash-freezing provides egg survival rates of around 90%. The younger you are when you freeze your eggs, the higher your chances of a successful pregnancy later in life. You can choose to freeze your eggs at any age, but egg survival rates decrease as you age.
Why should I freeze my eggs?
You may choose to freeze your eggs for many reasons. For example, some of the most common reasons for egg freezing include:
- Delaying pregnancy until later in life
- Undergoing radiation or chemotherapy
- Failure to obtain sperm on the day of egg retrieval
Deciding to freeze your eggs is a personal decision. Conceive Fertility Center is here to help you fulfill your fertility wishes with state-of-the-art egg harvesting, freezing, and storage, regardless of your motivation or circumstance.
What is the egg freezing process?
The egg freezing process is similar to the beginning of in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments. You begin by taking medication that stimulates ovulation. The drugs make your ovaries produce multiple fertile eggs during your cycle. Conceive Fertility Center monitors your ovaries with ultrasounds and blood tests to identify the best time to harvest your eggs.
When your eggs are ready, Conceive Fertility Center uses a transvaginal aspiration procedure with ultrasound guidance to collect your eggs. Ideally, your doctor harvests and stores around 10 eggs. The more eggs you store, the higher your chances of successful fertilization and implantation in the future.
How are my eggs stored?
Conceive Fertility Center rapidly freezes your eggs at subzero temperatures. The eggs are then put in a cryopreservation storage unit that keeps them safe for years. Successful pregnancies have been achieved with eggs that were frozen for 10 years.
If you want to freeze your eggs for future use, call Conceive Fertility Center or make an appointment online to learn more about the process and decide if it’s right for you.