Texas Fertility Center (TFC) Demystifies Egg Freezing
Are you considering egg freezing as a way to preserve your fertility? Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about this exciting way to pause your biological clock.Question: When should I start thinking about my fertility health?
Question: Are there any tests that can predict the health of my eggs?
Answer: Your fertility starts declining in your late-20s and drops significantly around age 35. It’s a good idea to start thinking about fertility preservation today if you know you aren’t ready for motherhood now.
Question: How does egg freezing work?
Answer: Certain tests can provide a snapshot of your ovarian reserve, or the number of eggs you have left. An ultrasound evaluates your antral follicle count, or the number of follicles in your ovaries. A blood test assesses levels of certain hormones. These tests can help your physician determine whether you should start exploring egg freezing now to preserve your fertility later.
Question: How successful is egg freezing?
Answer: You will first take injections of synthetic hormones to stimulate the ovaries to produce multiple eggs. Your fertility doctor will retrieve the eggs from your ovaries and send them to our laboratory for freezing. Using a process known as vitrification, our embryologists will freeze your eggs. Your eggs will remain frozen until you are ready to use them to conceive.
Question: How affordable is egg freezing?
Answer: Egg freezing is not a guarantee that you will conceive at a later date, but it is a successful way to give yourself the gift of time. The process has led to the successful births of more than 5,000 babies.
Answer: To make fertility preservation more affordable, TFC offers an egg freezing financing plan that allows you to begin the process for just $499 down.