Many believe that Egg Freezing (oocyte vitrification) is as life changing for women today as the invention of the Birth Control Pill in the 60s. Now you can take active steps to increase your chances of having a genetically-related, healthy child at an older age through egg freezing. For the first time, women can take a proactive step to protect their future fertility.
SRM has frozen over 15,000 eggs, completed over 1000 successful thaw cycles, and enabled over 500 babies to be born from frozen eggs.
WHO’S FREEZING THEIR EGGS?
• Women who want a baby someday, just not today
• Those who’ve experienced life changes that haven’t allowed them to have children
• Women building their career or completing their education
• Women who haven’t met their partner yet
More women are choosing to wait later in life to start a family, whether for career or other reasons. Some are deciding to freeze their eggs, to make sure they remain healthy and viable until they’re ready for a baby. Dr. Paul Dudley talks about the process, including tests that can determine whether a woman’s eggs are viable and what steps to take before deciding to go that route. Seattle Storm Assistant Coach Jenny Boucek also joined Margaret to share her own story of how she arrived at the decision to take advantage of this medical option.
Freezing your eggs is a simple process with minimal discomfort. Begin with birth control pills to “quiet” the ovaries. Stimulate the ovaries with medication for 10 days. Retrieve the eggs under light anesthesia (takes about 20 minutes). Then freeze eggs for future use.
While egg freezing is by no means a guarantee of a future family, it is another option for women delaying childbearing to improve their odds of ultimately having a baby.
Call SRM at 877.777.6002 to schedule a consultation with one of our Nurse Practitioners to learn if egg freezing is right for you.
Resources and Information
The resources listed below provide more information about egg freezing and may help you determine if it is right for you.
Egg Revolution: An Egg Freezing Event
Stay up-to-date with dates and details here. Next event is Tuesday April 24th.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive emails about egg freezing, upcoming events and SRM’s Egg Freezing program.
Resources and Additional Information
Success and Risks
How many should I freeze?
ExtendFertility.com – general information about egg freezing
Eggsurance.com – general information about egg freezing, blogs, and other women sharing their stories
Eggbanxx.com – Package pricing for egg freezing