Pause your biological clock with egg freezing in Austin and Central Texas
Egg freezing, also known as fertility preservation, can preserve a woman’s reproductive potential. You will go through ovarian stimulation to make multiple eggs. One of our doctors will then retrieve the eggs from your ovaries. Our laboratory team will then preserve and store them for later use. We can later thaw these eggs and fertilize them with sperm to create embryos. Your doctor can then transfer one healthy embryo to your uterus.
Who is egg freezing for?
This can help a woman preserve her eggs to potentially extend her fertility. It is an option for women of reproductive age have received a diagnosis of cancer or another serious medical condition. Certain surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation can negatively affect your eggs.
This procedure is also available for women who want to store their eggs at a younger age in hopes of extending their fertility. We call this elective (or social) egg freezing.
Many women postpone childbearing in order to complete their education, advance their career or find the right partner. As a result, the age of first birth is steadily increasing in the United States. Many women are delaying having children into their 30’s or 40’s when they may be less fertile and have higher chances of miscarriages. Freezing eggs at a younger age may help them extend their fertility until they are ready for parenthood.
Does the process work?
Studies show that the pregnancy rates and health outcomes of babies born from IVF with frozen eggs is comparable to in vitro fertilization with fresh eggs.
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) states that a woman’s age at the time of freezing is an important consideration. It directly affects the success rates of future IVF cycles using frozen eggs.
The experience of IVF clinics with freezing varies widely. You should ask about the experience of the clinic with regards to how long they have been doing egg freezing, how many cases they have done and if they have good fertilization and pregnancy rates.
At TFC, you will find an experienced group of board certified reproductive endocrinologists and an outstanding laboratory and embryology team to help with fertility preservation. Texas Fertility Center has egg freezing centers in Austin, Round Rock, New Braunfels and San Antonio.
Contact us today for more information.