Candidates for Egg Freezing

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.

Find Out if You are a Candidate for Egg Freezing

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MicroSecure Vitrification

Recently, our Southern California fertility center conducted a laboratory study that compared our MicroSecure Vitrification with the slow freezing method for egg freezing.

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.