Fertility Preservation 101 – Is Egg Freezing Right For You?
Egg freezing, also known as oocyte cryopreservation, has become more common in recent years. The news has been filled with celebrities opening up about their decision to preserve their fertility, which has helped to shed more light on this topic. At Fertility Specialists of Texas, we offer the latest treatments in fertility preservation, including egg freezing. You may decide to hold-off on starting a family for many reasons – some medical and some not – and we are here to help.
Reasons to consider egg freezing
- You are focused on your career, finishing school, or just haven’t found the right partner
- You have been diagnosed with cancer and will be undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation treatment
- You have been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), utrine fibroids, or endometriosis
- You have a family history of early menopause
Freezing FAST For Best Results
Vitrification is newest technology in cryopreservation. This advanced procedure allows the freezing of eggs without the formation of ice crystals inside the cell. This revolutionary technique is very effective, with up to a 90% survival rate.
2 Weeks Is All It Takes
Once you have made the decision to freeze your eggs, the process can be completed in approximately two weeks. You will be required to take shots for two weeks to prepare your body. These shots are medicine that makes your eggs grow so they can be collected. During this time, you will need to come into our office for intermittent ultrasounds and blood tests to monitor the growth of the eggs. On the day of the retrieval, our doctor will collect the eggs during an in-office procedure. Following the collection, you should rest at home for the remainder of the day (and limit exercise, too). Your cycle should be back to normal when your period starts in approximately two weeks.
Ready To Learn More?
If you are interested in learning more about egg freezing, contact us today! We can schedule a consultation with Dr. Goldstein, Dr. Chilvers, Dr. Patel or Dr. Skora where all of your questions will be answered and you can determine if egg freezing is right for you.