EGG FREEZING & FERTILITY PRESERVATION
More and more women are choosing to take control of their reproductive future by freezing their eggs.
Women freeze their eggs for a variety of reasons. Maybe you know you want to have kids, but just aren’t ready yet. Or maybe you are single or focused on other things in your life. The uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic has also prompted women to consider preserving their fertility.
No matter the reason, egg or embryo freezing can give you peace of mind and help you plan for your future family.
THE RISE FERTILITY PROCESS
Egg Freezing Step-By-Step
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Custom IVF Protocol
RISE Fertility is sensitive to your individual needs and goals as we tailor your treatment protocol to fit you and optimize your outcome.
Medications promote the growth of the eggs over 10-12 days. You are carefully monitored during this phase in order to maximize the number of eggs obtained.
Once the eggs are ready, a minor outpatient procedure is performed to collect the eggs. The egg retrieval takes 10-15 minutes and is performed under anesthesia.
Once the eggs are collected, expert embryologists evaluate the eggs in the lab and freeze them for storage. The eggs can be stored indefinitely.
Fertility Preservation for Cancer Patients
A cancer diagnosis can be devastating and some treatments can damage your fertility. Our RISE Fertility physicians have extensive experience caring for women with cancer and can help preserve your fertility for the future. We will guide you through it in a way that is safe, effective, and efficient.
Benefits of Fertility Preservation and Egg Freezing
Increase Chances of Conceiving After Treatment
Fertility preservation can help women with cancer diagnoses increase their chances of conceiving exponentially after completing treatment. Other conditions, such as endometriosis, may also affect a woman’s fertility.
By preserving reproductive material, a fertility specialist can offer fertility treatments that may not have been possible before. These fertility treatments can help a woman become pregnant even after she has undergone cancer treatment or other fertility-compromising procedures.
Reduce the Need for In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
In vitro fertilization is often seen as a last resort for couples struggling to conceive. However, fertility preservation can help some couples avoid IVF altogether. It can also prove less timely and costly than IVF as well.
Plan Your Family Later Into Your Life
Egg quality and quantity decrease over time. Fertility preservation can be used to allow women to plan their families later in their lives. With fertility treatments, a woman can become pregnant even if she freezes her eggs in her early 30s. This ensures that higher-quality eggs remain available.
Preserve Egg Quality
By freezing your eggs earlier in your life, you can save higher-quality eggs for when you are ready to add to your family. This is especially important for women who are undergoing cancer treatment or other fertility-compromising procedures, as well as women near or past the age of 40.
Freezing Eggs Does Not Affect Future Fertility
Many women are hesitant to freeze their eggs because they fear it will affect their fertility later in life. However, fertility preservation does not negatively impact a woman’s fertility. In fact, it can improve fertility by preserving eggs of the highest quality.
Preserve Fertility During Gender Transition
Transgender men who wish to have their own children may have to consider some medical factors in their transition that could impact fertility later. For example, testosterone therapy may affect ovulation and a procedure like a hysterectomy removes the uterus and ovaries altogether.
Treatments such as egg freezing can allow transgender men to preserve reproductive material before beginning medical transition. Pregnancy can later be achieved through processes such as reciprocal IVF or surrogacy, which still enables you to have biological children.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Common Questions About Egg Freezing
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