No matter what the subject is, auto mechanics, home repair, or fertility procedures, it’s always a good idea to use a reputable organization with verified patient reviews rather than some fly by night place when you are considering freezing your eggs for a future IVF procedure.
Get with the times
In the not too distant past, freezing eggs for an IVF cycle was not a very common practice. As recently as 2010, it was such a new thing that you couldn’t find hardly any information to read about it on the internet. Fertility Facilities that offered this service were also few and far between with a referral or word of mouth being the only information on this infertility treatment.
Proceed with caution
Freezing eggs for IVF has become so commonplace now that there are whole fertility banks that are dedicated do only that. Because of this the quality of service may suffer. Be sure to research your facility of choice to ensure they have a fertility specialist on staff and a good record of IVF success.
Egg freezing procedure success
A study was performed across approximately 3,000 IVF procedure recipients. It was determined that women 35 years of age and older who had high levels of progesterone experienced a nearly 75% higher pregnancy success rate with frozen egg embryo implantation than with fresh embryo transfers.
Hidden risk of freezing your eggs
There is a hidden risk with freezing your eggs that you must consider. Because it sounds so convenient to freeze your eggs to use a decade later, you should keep in mind that you will be ten years older. Your chances of becoming pregnant, whether conceiving naturally or through an assisted reproduction technique such as IVF, will diminish as you age. For more information on egg freezing, you may want to check out our article on the “Top 3 Questions about Sperm Cryopreservation.”
Women 35 years of age only have half the success rate of becoming pregnant and carrying it to full term than a 25 year old woman does. Her odds decrease to only a 25% chance of conceiving once she reaches 40 years of age. That number can be increased with the aid of fertility medications and guided assisted reproduction treatments.