Egg freezing is a viable option for women who want to preserve their fertility
Egg freezing and the vitrification process are considered the “gold” standard in fertility treatment. Vitrification, which is a rapid-freezing process, solved the problems that occurred during previous methods of egg freezing, like slow freezing, and has led to high success rates of both implantation and live births.
Studies show that fertilization and pregnancy rates for frozen oocytes (or eggs) are similar to results obtained using fresh oocytes during the IVF/ICSI process. Researchers also found that using frozen eggs does not lead to an increase in birth defects, chromosomal abnormalities or developmental deficiencies.
Who should consider egg freezing?
Egg freezing is a way of preserving your fertility and saving your eggs for future use. At our Southern California fertility center, we feel that this procedure is appropriate in several situations.
- Women who want to stop their biological clock may opt for egg freezing to save their eggs to create their future family. If a woman is not ready to become a mother, but knows she may want to have children in the future, she may want to preserve her eggs during her younger years. Eggs are at their most healthy and viable in a woman’s 20s and early 30s.
- Women who have a serious medical condition such as cancer can preserve their future fertility with egg freezing before they undergo procedures such as chemotherapy, radiation or surgery that may damage their ovaries or decrease their fertility.
- Women who are undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures may choose to freeze their eggs, rather than embryos, to use in the future. Egg freezing is also an option when sperm is not available for fertilization on the day of egg retrieval.
Experience counts during egg freezing
One thing we know for sure—the success rates of egg freezing have a direct correlation with the experience and expertise of the fertility doctor and the laboratory staff. Our Southern California fertility center is nationally accredited by the College of American Pathologists and California State certified as a Reproductive Specialty Lab and Cryopreservation Tissue Bank.
Our IVF lab is one of the most established in the state of California and one of the premier laboratories in the United States. We incorporate new findings and procedures into our practice using the latest applied research. Our highly successful SCIRS laboratory developed MicroSecure Vitrification, an egg freezing process that offers unprecedented safety, quality control, reliability and security. Five experienced and highly trained embryologists are on staff at our laboratory, and each has extensive experience with egg freezing.
Our Southern California fertility center has the vital expertise to help women during the egg freezing process
Dr Anderson, our board-certified fertility doctor who has over 25 years’ experience in infertility, and the Southern California fertility center team expertly manage the egg freezing process. Contact us to learn more today.