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

Gain peace of mind by planning for your future family in
an affordable and accessible way.

STEP 1

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.

STEP 2

Ovarian Stimulation

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.

STEP 3

Egg Retrieval

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.

STEP 4

Egg Freezing

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

You can freeze your eggs at any time, but the sooner you do it, the better. As you get older, your egg quality decreases, which is important if you want to use your eggs in the future.
The number of eggs to freeze depends on your age. The older you are, the more eggs you need to freeze in order to have a good chance of having a baby in the future.
The egg freezing process takes about 12-14 days from start to finish. You take medications for about 10-11 days and will come to the office for 3-4 quick monitoring appointments during that time. The egg retrieval happens 2 days after the trigger shot.
Eggs can stay frozen indefinitely. Long term storage of frozen eggs has not been shown to reduce their quality.
The stimulation medications are generally well tolerated with few, if any, side effects. Some patients may experience hormonal symptoms such as bloating and fatigue, which go away once medications are stopped.
Freezing your eggs does not affect your future fertility and it does not make you go into menopause sooner. The process simply stimulates eggs that would have otherwise died during a cycle to grow and mature.
When you are ready to use your eggs, your RISE Fertility Specialist will lay out your next steps depending on your goals. The eggs can be thawed, combined with sperm to produce embryos, and those embryos can be transferred into your uterus to help you get pregnant
Coverage for egg freezing depends on your carrier and policy. At RISE Fertility, our unique financial consultation process will help you navigate the costs of fertility care and review your insurance benefit coverage, while our exclusive fertility financing options help put treatment within reach.

Looking to preserve your fertility for the future? You've come to the right place.