- March 3, 2020
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- Category: Uncategorized
Age and fertility
As societal norms shift, women are prioritizing their careers and education and delaying childbearing. However, both quality and quantity of a woman’s eggs decrease with age, leaving her at an increased risk of infertility by the time she is ready to begin a family. Women who delay getting pregnant may have a more difficult time conceiving as they near the age of 35; not only does the quality of one’s eggs decrease as they age, but they are simultaneously increasing the risk of genetic informalities and possibility of miscarriage. Egg Freezing affords women reproductive freedom and the opportunity to focus on building a solid familial foundation, all the while preserving their fertility and taking control of the timeline of their life.
The power of freezing your biological clock
For women who elect to delay conception until an older age, egg freezing allows them to preserve oocytes during their prime reproductive years for the best chance at fertilization later; freezing the eggs at a younger age is promising of improved outcomes in the future.
Typically, women’s bodies only ovulate one egg, however, when going through the egg freezing process, she will be taking injections, eliciting growth of all the other eggs. As a result, women usually have 10-14 eggs upon stopping injections. These eggs will be then be frozen and held in a liquid nitrogen tank until it is time for them to be fertilized.