The egg-freezing process involves stimulating the ovaries with hormones to produce multiple eggs, retrieving the eggs, and taking them to the lab to be frozen. It is a great option for women who want to make sure that they have fertile eggs when they are older. Here are some important things to consider before freezing your eggs:
Why Freeze your Eggs?
Every woman is different, and the reasons can vary. However, it is very common that women who have been diagnosed with an illness that can affect their fertility to freeze their eggs before it is too late. Additionally, you might want to freeze your eggs to give you some time until you start planning to build a family. Unfortunately, nature is not so forgiving to women. While society continues to change and women are working more to build their careers, the biological clock continues to tick.
What is the Procedure Like?
You will need to go to a fertility doctor, who will examine you to determine if egg freezing is a good option for you. If everything is good, you will receive a round of hormone injections that stimulate the ovaries to produce multiple eggs. At this time, you will also get ultrasounds to check on your ovaries. The actual egg retrieval process takes only 10 minutes, and you will be under mild anesthesia. With the help of an ultrasound, the doctor takes a needle through the vagina to the ovarian follicle with the egg.
You Will Have to Take Hormone Shots
While the actual procedure of retrieving your eggs is quick and safe, the hormones are no walk in the park. You might not feel much, but most women tend to get very moody and bloated when taking hormone shots. However, some women do not feel anything at all. It is important to remember that the hormone shots might change your mood and even make you tired. Don’t be too hard on yourself during this time.
The Chances of Having a Baby
The chance of a single egg leading to a live birth is 2 to 12 percent. Therefore, many doctors recommend retrieving more than one egg to make sure you are successful. This success rate can depend on your age during the retrieval and the quality of the partner’s sperm. On average, women in their 30s with two to six eggs had 9 to 24 percent chances.
How Much Does it Cost?
The cost of freezing your eggs can become a financial burden, but with Blooming Eve that won’t be a problem. We can help you finance the procedure to pay within one to two years. Not to mention, we offer more affordable services with a total of $8,000 in savings compared to other providers. Contact us for a free consultation to learn more about us and our egg-freezing options.