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Freezing Eggs Now, To Start a Family Later

For women, the biological pull to have a family is very strong.  However, this biological feeling may dramatically differ from where a woman is socially.  Many women hesitate to follow their dreams or interests before having children as they don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to have a family later. Fertility preservation by freezing eggs provides a way to follow your dreams and aspirations without sacrificing your ability to have children.

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Biological Factors

The “biological clock” is natures’ way of reminding women that their fertile years have a limit.  After age 35, the quality of a woman’s eggs begins to decline – which can make becoming pregnant difficult.  Freezing eggs as early as possible can avoid this problem.  By harvesting and storing eggs when they are at their healthiest you can continue to pursue your goals and use your young, healthy, high quality eggs once you are ready.   Many of the issues older women face with getting pregnant are related to egg quality.  The use of younger, high quality eggs significantly increases the likelihood of getting pregnant.

New Egg Freezing Technologies

Until recently, freezing eggs as a way to preserve fertility was viewed as an experimental treatment method.  This all changed with the introduction of vitrification.  Vitrification is a state of the art method of freezing eggs that significantly improves survival rates due to the reduction of the formation of ice crystals.  Vitrification does this through removing the water from an egg, applying a cryoprotectant, then freezing the eggs in an instant.  These steps make the formation of ice crystals nearly impossible, resulting in a survival rate of 98 percent for the freezing and thawing process.

Egg Freezing Process

An fertility preservation cycle requires two to three weeks of monitoring in a clinic setting and self-administering fertility medication.  The monitoring is to watch your body’s reactions to medication and to make adjustments when needed.  The fertility medication is used to encourage your body to produce a large number of eggs that may be harvested and stored when you are ready.

Receive additional information about freezing eggs to preserve fertility by contacting New Hope Fertility Center today.  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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