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Is Egg Freezing Right for You?

Is Egg Freezing Right for You?

Over the past few years. the number of women who have undergone the egg freezing process has increased. There are multiple reasons why women are delaying childbirth, and that is okay. Whether you haven’t found the right person, want to focus on your career, travel, or whatever the reason, NCCRM can help you with the process. If you are under the age of 38, you can begin the egg freezing process.

What is the Egg Freezing Process?

  1. Consult with an NCCRM physician
  2. Hormonal testing, pre-conceptual screening and ovarian/uterine evaluation
  3. Egg production will be stimulated with fertility medications
  4. Egg growth will be monitored by lab work and ultrasounds
  5. Final injection is given to mature the eggs and prepare for retrieval
  6. Eggs are retrieved vagially 36 hours after injection
  7. Our IVF lab will freeze and store the eggs

How Do I Know if Egg Freezing is Right for Me?

  • Are you under the age of 38?
  • Do you want children in the future but know that now is not the right time?
  • Do you currently have an illness such as cancer?
  • Do you have the financial means to preserve your eggs?

What Can I Expect?

The egg freezing process will take around two weeks and is a low-risk procedure. Although the process is still fairly new, there has been a high success rate. More than a hundred babies have been born in the U.S. from egg preservation. The pregnancy rate you are at when you freeze your eggs will be the same pregnancy rate when you are ready to use them.

The procedure has an expected cost of $4,000, plus pre-screening and stimulation medication. Check with your insurance because some of the costs may be covered. If you are ready to start the egg freezing process, or are looking to learn more, visit our website and call for a consultation today!

 


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