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Does Freezing Your Eggs Really Work?

Women looking into fertility preservation do so for many reasons.  Regardless of the reason, many women wonder if freezing your eggs really works to extend your fertility.  The answer is yes! Egg Freezing is an excellent way to preserve your fertility. 

Optiminal egg freezing age

The best time to undergo freezing your eggs is during your prime reproductive years - 18 to 35.

How is the freezing process done?

At New Hope, we use the vitrification process,  which flash freezes your eggs. The temperature of the eggs are reduced from 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit to -320 degrees Fahrenheit in an instant. This process allows us to freeze eggs without the formation of ice crystals between cells, which can damage eggs. After your eggs are surgically retrieved, vitrification is performed.

During vitrification:

  • A cryoprotectant is added to the eggs and water is removed
  • The absence of water means that ice crystals are not able to form and damage the eggs
  • The eggs are flash frozen, instantly freezing the eggs
  • When thawed, the cryoprotectant is removed from the eggs and water is added
  • When thawed, the eggs are ready for fertilization

The process of removing and adding water does not harm the egg. In fact, freezing with this method allows more eggs to survive the thawing process.

When to Freeze Your Eggs    egg freezing

Your body produces the highest quality eggs before age 35. After age 35 the quality of your eggs begins to decline. Freezing and banking eggs now allows you to have your own high quality eggs available when you are ready to start your family. 

To receive additional information about freezing your eggs, contact us today.  Please click the link below to enter your information and New Hope will contact you, or simply call 917.525.5496. Thank You.


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Topics: Egg Freezing

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