Long-term storage of frozen eggs allows women to take control of their fertility
At Texas Fertility Center, our fertility specialists encourage women to be proactive about their fertility. When a woman visits our Austin fertility center and she explains that she wants to postpone starting a family, we often suggest that she consider preserving her fertility through egg freezing and long-term storage of frozen eggs.
Is egg freezing and long-term storage of frozen eggs right for you?
If a woman wants to delay getting pregnant in order to focus on her education, career or other life goals, she can do so with help from egg freezing. Before the physicians at our Austin fertility center will recommend this fertility preserving procedure and long-term storage of frozen eggs, they will first help a woman decide if the procedure is appropriate.
- Since the quality and quantity of a woman’s eggs decrease with age, Texas Fertility Center recommends egg freezing for women in their 20s and early 30s.
- Our physicians also recommend egg freezing for women who do not have problems with their eggs. Egg freezing only preserves eggs, it does not improve them. As a result, it is not always recommended for women in their 40s. However, these women can build families through other assisted reproductive technologies, such as IVF with donor eggs.
- Most women will store their eggs for five to 10 years, and there have been recorded live births from eggs that have been frozen for eight to 10 years. As a result, the physicians at our Austin fertility center recommend egg freezing and long-term storage of frozen eggs for women who want to postpone pregnancy for 10 years or fewer.
Our Austin fertility center works with local long-term storage facilities for frozen eggs
Texas Fertility Center provides temporary storage of frozen eggs for IVF cycles. For patient interested in egg freezing we recommend storing frozen egg off-site at a reputable and fully credentialed long-term storage facility, like Ovation Fertility™ Long-term Storage.
To learn more about egg freezing and long-term storage of frozen eggs, contact Texas Fertility Center today for more information.