Egg Freezing and Long-term Egg Storage

We can store frozen eggs with us in the short-term or move them to a special facility for long-term storage

Women choose egg freezing to preserve their fertility for different reasons. However, two of the primary reasons are to postpone motherhood and to save their eggs before undergoing a medical procedure. In both of these cases, it may be several years before the woman is ready to use the eggs. As a result, her eggs will need long-term storage.

Is long-term storage safe?

Our experience at our Southern California fertility center, as well as evidence in medical studies, shows that frozen eggs can remain viable for up to ten years of long-term storage. Currently, there is no evidence that frozen eggs remain viable after ten years simply because enough time has not passed to test this theory.

While we do not offer long-term storage for eggs retrieved during egg freezing at our facility, we work with patients to find the highest quality facility for long-term egg storage. We only recommend certified, nationally inspected facilities with safety features such as 24/7 state-of-the-art monitoring to record temperature changes.

The viability of your eggs is highly dependent on the skills and expertise of the staff and the lab that you choose for egg freezing

Successful egg freezing requires a knowledgeable physician, experienced staff and a state-of-the-art facility. At our Southern California facility, your egg freezing journey begins when you see our board-certified, highly experienced fertility specialists. Our doctor draw on own expertise to create an individualized medication protocol for each patient’s ovarian stimulation phase. They monitor the patient during the process to make adjustments and improve the chances for obtaining viable egg(s) during egg retrieval. They will also perform a transvaginal ultrasound guided procedure to facilitate egg retrieval.

From there, the trained embryologists at our Southern California fertility center takes over. They obtain the most viable eggs for the egg freezing process. Our laboratory staff has many years of experience with vitrification. We also have a high rate of implantation success and live births using frozen eggs.

Egg freezing is appropriate for women who want or need to preserve their fertility for the future. Learn more today and contact us.

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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.