Fertility Preservation: Elective Egg Freezing
You never know where life is going to take you, or perhaps the road you’re currently traveling doesn’t include the immediate desire to start a family, at least not quite yet. Whatever the reason, more and more women are choosing to stop the biological clock and are opting for elective fertility preservation – a process that freezes eggs in order to have children later in life.
As women age, the quantity and quality of eggs decline each year – dramatically declining after the age of 35 and leaving only a 5% chance of conceiving by the age of 40. With egg freezing, a woman can serve as her own egg donor when she is ready to conceive later in life.
Reasons you may consider Fertility Preservation:
At CRM in Orlando, fertility preservation has never been easier with our Egg Freezing Fertility Preservation package. The first step of the process starts with a physician consultation that includes an in-depth discussion of the patient’s needs and expectations, as well as a detailed description of the procedure. Once the patient decides to move forward, blood tests and a pelvic ultrasound are performed to assess the number of eggs in the ovaries. The next step is ovarian stimulation - a two-week process that involves fertility hormone injections (gonadotropins) in order to produce more mature eggs than a typical cycle. The physician will then determine the exact time to retrieve the eggs which soon after will be frozen and stored. When a woman decides to attempt a pregnancy, the eggs are thawed, fertilized, and transferred into the uterus.
For more information on elective fertility preservation at our fertility clinics in Central Florida, please call CRM today!