When your fertility is at its peak, you may not be ready to grow your family. At OC Fertility® in Newport Beach, California, Sharon Moayeri, MD, and Nidhee Sachdev, MD, offer egg freezing so you can preserve fertility for a later time when you’re ready to get pregnant or for additional future pregnancies. For more information about how egg freezing can provide you peace of mind and a family more on your terms, call the office or book a consultation online.
You may choose to freeze your eggs to preserve your long-term fertility. Women choose egg freezing due to a:
Egg freezing gives you the ability to create options for yourself. You can wait to have a family until you're financially, physically, and psychologically ready.
A woman’s fertility is highest in her twenties and begins to decline into her 30s. While many women can still get pregnant after age 35, they may find it harder to maintain a pregnancy due to diminished egg quantity or quality.
Egg freezing is a method of fertility preservation that allows women to extract their egg cells (oocytes) and cryogenically freeze them for future use.
The process of freezing your eggs involves the same initial process and steps as in vitro fertilization. Hormone injections are given to stimulate your ovaries to produce multiple follicles (which contain the eggs). Once the follicles are of a mature size, they are removed in an egg retrieval procedure. The eggs retrieved are evaluated and all viable eggs are frozen.
When you’re ready to use your frozen eggs, they will thawed and fertilized with sperm – from either your partner or donor sperm.
The fertilized eggs culture a few days to form embryos and once created can be implanted into the uterus of you or your surrogate.
If you’re interested in freezing eggs to preserve your future fertility, call the office of OC Fertility®, or book a consultation using the online tool.