Egg freezing lets you plan for tomorrow by preserving your fertility today
Worried about your fertility? Protect your future with egg freezing. At our New York fertility center, we offer you the opportunity to stop your biological clock by retrieving, freezing and storing your eggs during your fertile years so those healthy eggs will be available to create your family in the future when you are ready.
Egg quality and quantity decline with age
Unfortunately, women really do have a biological clock that they have to consider. As a woman ages, her fertility begins to decline—it peaks in a woman’s 20s and declines until about 10 years before she starts menopause. A woman’s egg supply, or ovarian reserve, also declines with age in both quantity and quality, which affects her ability to get pregnant.
Before today’s effective egg freezing technology was available, women were faced with having a child before they could meet their career goals, rushing to find a compatible partner during those years, or risking not being able to have a child at all. Utilizing the egg freezing process at our New York fertility center allows women to take a proactive approach to their fertility.
Egg freezing—is it for you?
There are different reasons why women decide to pursue egg freezing.
- If you know you want a family, but you are not ready yet, you may consider egg freezing. This allows you to save and store your healthy eggs during your most fertile years so that you may use them later, when you feel ready to have a child.
- If you have an ethical or religious objection to freezing embryos, you can choose egg freezing because it only involves storing unfertilized eggs.
- If you have a family history of premature ovarian failure, you might consider egg freezing.
- If you are a member of the active-duty military, egg freezing provides peace of mind when you are deployed for service. The US military has launched a pilot program that covers the cost of freezing.
At our New York fertility center, we sometimes treat women who are already undergoing in vitro fertilization but need to freeze their eggs because sperm is not available on the day their eggs are retrieved. Some women also choose to use frozen eggs, or frozen donor eggs, instead of fresh eggs for in vitro fertilization.
You can rely on our New York fertility center staff
We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision about whether or not egg freezing is right for you. You can attend one of our egg freezing seminars or contact us for more information.