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Why should I freeze my eggs?

Options. You may not be ready to be a mom yet but want to preserve that option. Egg freezing provides the greatest opportunity to have a baby using your own eggs instead of donor eggs in the future. Freezing your eggs is about giving yourself some peace of mind and minimizing stress, so you can pursue your goals. It’s okay, now we can hit snooze on that biological clock.

Is it safe?

Yes. Numerous studies investigating the long term consequences of ovarian stimulation show little to no significant risk. Serious complications are rare. Most women report mild bloating and fatigue.

How many eggs do I need?

We recommend numbers of eggs based on your age, reproductive history, ovarian reserve and family building goals. Everyone is different and your unique situation will help us arrive at an appropriate number for you, but we generally recommend 20 eggs for women under 35 and more for women over 35. For older women, this may mean multiple cycles, depending on your ovarian reserve.

What are your chances? Estimate your outcomes with this tool:

EGG FREEZING CALCULATOR

 

 

What happens when I’m ready to use my eggs?

When you’re ready, your eggs are thawed, fertilized with sperm, and ultimately transferred back to your uterus as embryos.

Do I have to use my frozen eggs if I want to get pregnant in the future?

No. Most women can get pregnant naturally and their eggs become a backup plan or insurance policy. We encourage you to think about how many children you want when freezing your eggs. Although it may be easy to get pregnant naturally the first time, depending how many children you want, consider freezing eggs for that second, third or fourth child (if that’s your desired plan). You can use our egg calculator to help you plan accordingly.

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