Learn more about the different candidates for egg freezing
Our Southern California fertility doctor, Robert Anderson MD, helps women take control of their fertility with egg freezing. However, many women have questions about the candidates for egg freezing. They want to know whether fertility preservation is right for them. Dr. Anderson has the answers.
Who are the best candidates for egg freezing?
The best candidates for egg freezing are young, healthy women who aren’t ready to have a baby just yet for medical, professional or social reasons.
According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), women younger than 38 years of age who freeze their eggs have the best chance of getting pregnant later and having a baby compared to women older than 38. This is because egg quality decreases as women age, making it harder to conceive. Increased maternal age also comes with a higher risk of miscarriage and genetic abnormalities. The younger you are when you freeze your eggs, the better chance you’ll have at having a healthy baby in the future.
Why do women freeze their eggs?
Each woman has a different rationale for freezing her eggs, but here are some of the most common reasons that women cite.
- Need to undergo cancer treatment
- Haven’t met the right partner yet
- Want to focus on education or career
- Need to help ailing family members
- Have a family history of early menopause or premature ovarian failure
- Want to stop the biological clock and preserve their healthiest eggs
Do any of these sound like you? As you can see, freezing your eggs is a personal choice based on a wide variety of factors. Whether you’re considering it because of a health condition or for other reasons, you can trust our Southern California fertility doctor to provide the information and services you need.
Egg freezing considerations
Some women are not good candidates for egg freezing. However, don’t despair. Women can get pregnant through their 40s and have healthy babies. Our Southern California fertility doctor can discuss your fertility concerns and help you determine your next steps.
Contact us to learn more about egg freezing or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Anderson.