What is egg freezing?
Egg freezing or cryopreservation refers to the freezing of eggs (oocytes) to sub-zero temperatures to preserve them for future use.
Egg freezing enables the preservation of the woman’s fertility by freezing her eggs before the quantity and quality of the eggs drops too low.
Why freeze your eggs?
A woman’s fertility diminishes over time as the quantity and quality of the eggs naturally decrease.
As more women are having children later in life when their fertility is lower, egg freezing can provide women with more flexibility to pursue their educational or career goals first while preserving their fertility for a later time.
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When is the optimal time to freeze your eggs?
Women who delay childbirth may face infertility by the time they are ready to get pregnant as a women’s fertility is strongly influenced by her age. Age-related decline in fertility is primarily from the decline in the quality and quantity of the eggs. As such,...read more
Egg freezing vs. Embryo freezing
In the past, women only had the option of freezing an embryo if they wanted to preserve their fertility. This meant that if the woman was single and wanted to preserve her fertility, she had to find a sperm donor to fertilize the egg before it was frozen....read more
Egg Freezing (Oocyte Cryopreservation)
Egg freezing or oocyte cryopreservation refers to the freezing of eggs (oocytes) to sub-zero temperatures to stop its biologic activity, keep it in a frozen state, and preserve them for future use. When the eggs are thawed at a future point in time, they resume normal...read more