Egg Freezing

Egg freezing is a viable option for women who want to preserve their fertility

Egg freezing and the vitrification process are the “gold” standard in fertility treatment. Vitrification, which is a rapid-freezing process, solved the problems that occurred during previous 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.

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. If a woman is not ready to become a mother, she can 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 fertility before they undergo procedures like chemotherapy.
  • Women who are undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures may choose to freeze their eggs, rather than embryos, to use in the future. It is also an option when sperm is not available for fertilization on the day of egg retrieval.

Experience counts when it comes to fertility preservation

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 has national accreditation from the College of American Pathologists. Additionally, we are 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, a 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. Contact us to learn more today.

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MicroSecure Vitrification

Our Southern California fertility center conducted a laboratory study that compared our MicroSecure Vitrification with the slow freezing method for egg freezing.  The study was performed by SCIRS (now Ovation® Fertility).  Results showed that our vitrification method yielded a survival rate of 90% for egg survival after thawing.  Subsequent to thawing, those eggs had an 81% rate of fertilization. After transferring an average of just over two embryos per patient, we achieved a 39% implantation rate, and a 47% rate of live births, resulting in healthy births and babies who exhibited normal patterns of childhood development at their 1-year physical examinations.

Read more about the study here.