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The Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Egg Freezing

Many women want to start a family on their terms when they are ready, but are unsure what fertility preservation involves.  By understanding what egg freezing is and how it can help you pause your biological clock, you can determine if fertility preservation is the right choice for you. 


The top 10 things most people don’t know about freezing their eggs:

  1. You’re never too old – Biologically, a woman’s fertility begins to decline after age 35.  However, this is not a cut off for fertility preservation.  If a woman is still ovulating, she may be able to preserve her fertility.
  2. The survival rate is high – When vitrification is used to freeze eggs, the eggs have a 98 percent survival rate for the freezing and thawing process.
  3. You will be monitored frequently - A key part of the egg freezing cycle is monitoring your progress throughout the cycle.  This includes blood work and ultrasounds to determine how the eggs are progressing.
  4. It’s not as expense as you think - The leading provider of fertility preservation in NYC, New Hope Fertility Center, offers egg freezing cycles for $6,400.
  5. Tests will help determine if you’re a good candidate – Prior to the start of the freezing cycle, tests will be done to evaluate your egg reserve and determine if you are a good candidate for the process.
  6. You’ll get peace of mind – Once your eggs are frozen, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that choosing to live your life your way isn’t being done at the cost of having a family later. 
  7. Egg freezing does not jeopardize your current fertility – Harvesting eggs for use later does not jeopardize your fertility now.  Your body will continue to produce eggs normally. 
  8. An egg freezing cycle typically takes two to four weeks - While the specific cycle duration varies by each woman’s needs, most cycles are complete from beginning to harvest in less than four weeks.
  9. There’s no storage limit – Once eggs are frozen, they can safely be stored until you’re ready, even if that is years later.
  10. Experts are best – For best results, work with a fertility center that is an expert in both fertility preservation and IVF treatment. 

Please click the link below to enter your information and New Hope will contact you, or simply call 212-517-7676. Thank You.

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