Empower Yourself This Galentine’s Day: Freeze Your Eggs and Take Control of Your Future

Galentine’s Day  is a way to break free of the traditional expectations of Valentine’s Day and celebrate the love and friendship you have for the women in your life. It’s all about empowering yourself and your gal pals and giving yourself options in the future when it comes to your fertility. This year, why not give yourself the ultimate Galentine’s Day gift? Freeze your eggs, preserve your fertility and take control of your future. 

Unchain Yourself From Your Biological Clock

At birth, your ovaries contain your entire lifetime supply of eggs, and each month, your body selects just one egg to mature, discarding many others. As a result, you’re left with fewer and fewer eggs as you age. The quality of your eggs also decreases with age, and by your 40s, the number and quality of your eggs has decreased so much that it becomes difficult to get pregnant. 

This limited egg reserve is why your reproductive years are finite. Your 20s and early 30s when you’re likely to be busy with school, starting a career, finding the right partner, or traveling may not be the right time to have a baby. But when you freeze your eggs, you unchain yourself from your biological clock. You can preserve your younger, healthier eggs for use later when the time is right for you to have children.  

Focus on Your Career

It takes time to build a career. Whether you pursue advanced degrees or enter a field that requires you to work your way up, it’s common not to feel financially ready to have children until your 30s, or later. There’s nothing wrong with that!

Fortunately, freezing your eggs allows you to have the best of both worlds. You can focus on building and having a career and have children using healthy eggs harvested at peak fertility. 

Give in to Wanderlust

Itching to travel? Seeing the world often gives you memories you’ll hold onto for your entire life, and often opens the door to new possibilities and relationships. It’s difficult to travel freely with children, so whether you want to go on a trip around the world, hike the Appalachian Trail or scale Mount Everest, we encourage you to follow your dreams! But if you also see children in your future, it’s a good idea to freeze your eggs. 

Wait for the Right Partner

Choosing to have a child with someone is a huge decision. It impacts both of you and your future children for the rest of your lives. 

None of us can predict the future. It’s impossible to know whether you’ll meet your perfect partner tomorrow, next year, or 10 years from now. However, when you freeze your eggs, you don’t have to worry about losing your fertility before meeting the right person. And honestly, is there any better way to celebrate Galentine’s Day than by giving yourself the ability to have children and a relationship on your timetable? We don’t think so. 

Freeze Your Healthy Eggs 

Did you know that by the time you’re in your 40s, more than 50 percent of your eggs are likely to have genetic abnormalities? That means you’ll have fewer viable eggs and be more likely to miscarry. 

If you do plan to have children in your late 30s or after age 40, it makes sense to freeze your healthy eggs now. When your eggs are preserved at the age they’re harvested, they’ll be just as healthy in the future. 

Protect Your Fertility Health 

As we age, it’s common to develop health problems that impact your fertility. Endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and pelvic infections can all lead to infertility. And treatments for conditions like cancer can impact the health of your eggs, cause infertility, or require the removal of reproductive organs. 

If you know you have a medical condition that may impact your fertility, or you just want to plan ahead to avoid the possibility of experiencing health-related infertility, freezing your eggs is a wise decision. 

Gender Transition and Fertility

Freezing your eggs is also important if you plan to undergo gender transition in the future, but would like the possibility of having biological children. Testosterone therapy may impact your ovulation, and having a hysterectomy will take away any possibility of having biological children. Fortunately, there are many options that allow you to have children after a gender transition. 

Don’t wait; if you’re ready to take control of your future by freezing your eggs, schedule a consultation today.

Happy Galentine’s Day from all of us at RISE fertility and remember self care is self love!

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