There are many reasons why patients may need to preserve their fertility. For some, it may be a focus on education and career delays and for others it may be due to an illness. Although the decline in reproductive potential that occurs with age cannot be reversed, freezing your eggs at a younger age may allow the eggs to be preserved until you are ready to conceive. While there are no guarantees, using cryopreserved eggs may improve your chances for pregnancy in the future.
Reasons for Fertility Preservation
Women who desire to start a family later in life
Professionals and athletes with other personal goals who need to delay child bearing
Medical reasons, including cancer treatment
Additional personal reasons that have delayed family planning
Fertility Preservation Process
Fertility Preservation consultation
Work-up and blood work
Retrieval of oocytes (eggs)
Egg or embryo freezing and storage
When you are ready to attempt a pregnancy the eggs are thawed, fertilized and transferred into the uterus
More on Egg Freezing
Learn About Egg Freezing from the Experts
Watch the videos from the SFS Physicians as they share their perspectives on the process and benefits of Egg Freezing.