Center for Human Reproduction
Infertility Specialists located in Upper East Side, New York, NY
You might not want children now, but what about in a few years or a decade from now? You could decide you want children later, only to struggle to get pregnant. Fortunately, egg freezing can give you great peace of mind. The Center for Human Reproduction, in the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City, makes egg freezing simple. Experienced doctors Norbert Gleicher, MD, FACOG, FACS, and David Barad, MD, MS, FACOG, can freeze and maintain your eggs safely. If you decide to have a baby, your healthy young eggs await. Book an appointment online or call the office today.
Egg Freezing Q & A
What is egg freezing?
Egg freezing is reproductive medicine technology in which you retrieve your eggs now and cryopreserve (freeze) them for possible later use. The Center for Human Reproduction experts specialize in all types of assisted reproductive services, and egg freezing is one of their main services.
As a full-service fertility center, the Center for Human Reproduction offers comprehensive egg freezing packages that include everything you need for peace of mind about your future fertility.
What does an egg freezing package include?
The egg freezing packages include the following comprehensive services:
- Individual consultation with a fertility doctor
- Egg freezing tailored for your situation
- Egg freezing using high-tech cryopreservation methods
- On-site frozen egg storage
- Close monitoring and quality control of frozen eggs
The Center for Human Reproduction understands that egg freezing costs may seem prohibitive at first, so that’s why they offer reasonably priced packages as one of their many affordable fertility treatment options.
When might I need egg freezing services?
There are several different reasons that women opt for egg freezing, including:
Preserving healthy young eggs
The optimal time to freeze eggs is in the 20s. But, you can also freeze your eggs in your 30s. Young eggs are more likely to produce a healthy pregnancy. When you have healthy young eggs, it usually takes fewer eggs to get pregnant, too. Through egg freezing, you can have your healthy young eggs in your 30s or 40s.
Fighting premature ovarian aging (POA)
About one in 10 women suffer from POA, in which they have fewer eggs than normal when young (poor ovarian reserve). Earlier is better for egg freezing with POA, as you can see egg depletion in your 20s with this condition.
Many health factors may contribute to poor egg quality or low ovarian reserve, including some chronic illnesses. Treatment like radiation and chemotherapy can also negatively affect your eggs. Egg freezing allows you to save healthy eggs before damage or issues occur.
You may choose to freeze your eggs for a variety of personal reasons, as well. Whatever your reasons may be, the Center for Human Reproduction is here to help you achieve the results you want.
How does egg freezing work?
Before egg freezing, you use fertility-enhancing medicine to increase egg production. When your eggs mature, you have an outpatient egg retrieval procedure at the Center for Human Reproduction.
The laboratory identifies eggs using a high-powered microscope and freezes them. Should you decide you're ready for a baby in the future, you can thaw and fertilize the eggs. Then, you can have an embryo transfer procedure to give you the very best chance of a healthy pregnancy.
To learn how egg freezing can help you keep your options open for future pregnancy, call the Center for Human Reproduction, or click the online booking link.