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5 Questions Women Should Ask Themselves Before Freezing Their Eggs

Despite the rise in popularity of egg freezing around the world, many women are still unsure of where to begin. It is not a fad to be pursued with little thought. The entire point of freezing your eggs is to ensure your future fertility is preserved. Whatever your reason, you are being proactive about making certain you have the abiilty to conceive a biological child when you are ready to build your family. With that in mind, here are five questions to ask yourself before freezing your eggs.

Why Am I Considering Egg Freezing? egg freezing

Freezing your eggs just because may be a truly pointless and expensive venture. While companies such as Facebook and Apple have proudly begun including the cost of egg freezing as a benefit to their employees, you shouldn't just jump in head first without a real, personal and/or medical reason.

There is a lot more involved with freezing your eggs than the typical person realizes. Consider the physical implications.

  • Daily fertility drug injections for up to 2 weeks
  • Frequent monitoring of your egg follicle growth through blood tests and ultrasouns
  • Surgical retrieval of your eggs under anesthesia
  • High cost of fertility medications
  • Expense of IVF procedure

One cycle of egg freezing is $7,200, plus medication costs which will vary depending on your treatment plan. For example, if you choose a Natural Cycle IVF, there are no fertility medication costs. We offer complimentary storage for 6 months at the end of your first egg banking. After 6 months, the storage fee is $1,200 a year.

When Should I Freeze My Eggs?

During your 20s and early 30s. If you wait to freeze youre eggs into your mid-30s and beyond, the quality of your eggs will have significantly decline.

How Many Eggs Should I Freeze?

It is recommended that a woman freeze between 10 to 20 eggs. Egg can be frozen indefinitely, so consider the fact it is always better to have more than less.

 

Revolutionary Egg Freezing at new hope fertility center

When considering egg freezing, you should look for a reputable fertility clinic that utilizes the vitrification freezing process. This process flash-freezes eggs without ice particles that can damage the eggs, resulting in up to a 99% survival rate in comparison to 50% of other freezing methods. You will also want skilled doctors intent on providing you with personalized treatment. New Hope Fertility Center has all that and more. To schedule a consultation with one of the fertility preservation specialists at New Hope Fertility Center, click the icon below and enter your information online - or - call 917.525.5496.

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