What is Egg Freezing?


Medically reviewed by Norbert Gleicher, MD, FACOG, FACS - Written by CHR Staff - Updated on Nov 18, 2019

Egg Freezing at the Center for Human Reproduction

What is Egg Freezing

The decision to freeze your eggs can be difficult, but can also be liberating. No matter why you're thinking about freezing your eggs, at CHR, we're here to support you at every step of the way.

If you're considering freezing eggs, know that where you freeze your eggs matters. We take a comprehensive approach to egg freezing and storage that maximizes the future pregnancy potential of each of your frozen eggs, which increases the likelihood of a successful pregnancy if you need them later.

Freezing your eggs marks a turning point in your life. We understand how important this decision is, and we’re ready to help you decide if it’s the right decision for you, take you through the process and safeguard your frozen eggs until you need them.

Combined with an in-house research program that informs our patient-tailored treatments and affordable egg freezing pricing, our focus on quality makes us the best choice for women considering egg freezing.



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Affordable Egg Freezing Packages, Personalized to Suit Your Needs

The cost of egg freezing depends partially on the number of eggs that a woman chooses to freeze, which also depends on a number of factors. At CHR, we offer a variety of cost-effective egg freezing options for every situation and budget.



What is Egg Freezing?

Egg freezing is a process by which a number of eggs, or oocytes, are removed from a woman’s body and frozen (cryopreserved) with the intent of being used in the future. By freezing eggs, women who are not ready to have children or who require chemo- or radiotherapy (which often interferes with fertility) try to extend their reproductive potential further into the future.

During the egg freezing procedure, eggs are extracted from the body through an ultrasound-guided needle while the patient is comfortably sedated. The eggs are immediately frozen, and are stored at our lab until the patient needs them.

Where You Freeze Your Eggs Matters

The Center for Human Reproduction is a comprehensive fertility center with over 30 years of experience. Our center’s fertility specialists are internationally renowned experts in personalized ovarian stimulation focused on egg quality, and our highly skilled laboratory staff ensure that eggs are frozen, stored, and thawed under optimal conditions.

CHR’s egg freezing packages include:

  • Comprehensive initial consultation with a physician specialized in fertility treatment
  • Personalized egg freezing treatment plans, tailored to each woman’s exact needs
  • Excellent laboratory with experience in freezing and thawing of eggs and embryos, and subsequent IVF
  • Storage of frozen eggs right here at our center
  • Accountability, follow-up, and quality control during the entire storage period
  • Affordable egg freezing cost structure and economical package pricing options



What's My Fertility

Considering Egg Freezing?
Learn Your Risk of Future Infertility First.

Take Our FREE Online Screening

Take Our FREE Online Screening

If you’re considering freezing your eggs, CHR offers a free online screening called What’s My Fertility that tells you whether you’re truly at risk for reduced fertility during your 30s. Developed by the fertility specialists at CHR, a screening from What’s My Fertility tells you:

  • Your risk of developing premature ovarian aging (POA), a silent cause of infertility that affects 1 in 10 women
  • How fertile you may be in the future
  • Whether egg freezing is a good option for you


No appointment is necessary. Visit What’sMyFertility.com to start today.


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Norbert Gleicher, MD

Norbert Gleicher, MD, FACOG, FACS

Norbert Gleicher, MD, leads CHR’s clinical and research efforts as Medical Director and Chief Scientist. A world-renowned specialist in reproductive endocrinology, Dr. Gleicher has published hundreds of peer-reviewed papers and lectured globally while keeping an active clinical career focused on ovarian aging, immunological issues and other difficult cases of infertility.

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