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Why Millennial Women Are Freezing Their Eggs

egg_freezingToday’s young women are finding empowerment through the medical marvel of egg freezing technology. Oocyte cryopreservation – egg freezing – has given Millennial women in their prime reproductive years the ability to preserve their fertility for family building in the future.

Plan Your Future Family Through Egg Freezing

There are many reasons Millennial women are freezing their eggs.

Egg freezing is the latest trending, modern family planning option being popularized and sought out by:

    • Today’s modern woman who is focused on her present day education and career opportunities
    • Today’s modern woman whose circumstances in life are not presently conducive to rearing children
    • Women who have decided to postpone childbearing past 30 because they have been unable to find their life partner
    • Women who are facing cancer treatment – chemo or radiation – that could damage the quality of their eggs and/or destroy their ovarian function
    • Women who are undergoing IVF – have produced excessive eggs – and do not want to dispose of their unused eggs
    • Women having religious or ethical concerns over freezing embryos

Take the time necessary to select the right partner for building your family. Don’t rush your family planning because of your biological clock. Freeze your beautiful and healthy eggs today.

Egg Freezing Using Cutting Edge Vitrification

Vitrification is a cutting edge method of freezing eggs after they have been surgically retrieved via In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). A cryoprotectant is used to protect the biological tissues in the egg from ice crystalization damage before the egg is immediately plunged directly into liquid nitrogen. The vitrification process significantly increases the survival rate of eggs after the thawing process.

The IVF egg retrieval and freezing process:

  • A woman’s egg production is stimulated with hormones to produce several eggs
  • These eggs are harvested from the woman’s ovaries via surgical retrieval
  • The eggs are frozen through the vitrification process and cryopreserved in a controlled laboratory setting
  • The eggs are frozen until the woman decides to start her family
  • The frozen eggs are thawed and fertilized in vitro with sperm to produce quality embryos for transfer
  • When the embryos have reached a prime stage of development in vitro a predetermined number are transferred to the woman’s uterus
  • Excess quality embryos can be cryopreserved for future Frozen Embryo Transfers (FETs)

Renowned Egg Freezing Specialist

Renowned egg freezing specialist, Dr. Hugh D. Melnick, wants to help you preserve your fertility for future family planning.

Dr. Melnick is available for consultation via Skype. Click the icon below and enter your information – or – call Advanced Fertility Services at 212.369.8700 to schedule your consultation.