Everything You Want to Know About Egg Freezing!
Social egg freezing, also known as fertility preservation, is becoming a more common procedure for young women everywhere. Why you might ask? Looking at the facts, women's fertility begins to drop at the age of 31, and by age 40, a woman's odds of conceiving a baby are just 5% per cycle, on average. Unlike men, women are born with all the eggs they will ever have.
By planning ahead, a woman can preserve her younger eggs and have a better egg quality and quantity than she would if she chose to conceive later in life. This creates quite a bit of unnecessary pressure and stress for many women who would love to have a baby later in life, after finding Mr. Right or working to achieve specific professional goals.
How Does Fertility Preservation Work?
Cryos uses a process called vitrification to cryopreserve a women's eggs. In normal freezing ice crystals form that damage and/or kill the cells. The process of vitrification solves this by carefully placing cryoprotectants inside the egg and rapidly cooling them in liquid nitrogen to -196⁰C/-320⁰ F.
This “flash freezing” effect prevents the formation of ice crystals assuring that nearly 100% of the eggs survive the process. Once vitrified the eggs are stored in liquid nitrogen tanks and will potentially last forever.
Corey Burke, our Tissue Bank Director and Embryologist, has over 20 years of experience and takes extreme care and precaution in making sure each client’s eggs are properly handled and frozen to ensure the highest quality eggs.
Frozen eggs can be stored indefinitely. Live births have been reported using eggs that had been frozen for more than 10 years, so you should have plenty of time to build your family when it is right for you.
Social Egg Freezing with Cryos: What is Included?
Cryos provides a social egg freezing package that includes the following*:
- Consultation with Clinical Coordinator
- Financial Counseling
- Consultation with Fertility Surgeon
- Pre-surgical Work-up (ultrasounds and blood work)
- Stimulation Cycling - Includes Monitoring, Retrieval and Freezing
- Three (3) Years Free Storage
* The above package does not include medications
Cryos can also freeze embryos (eggs fertilized by sperm). Ask about these services during your consultation with our Clinical Egg Coordinator or reach out to us via phone (407) 203-1175 or email [email protected]. Live online chat is also available on our website during regular operating hours.
Eggcellent Wine and Freeze Party with Cryos
Interested in learning more about social egg freezing? Please register to join us at our Eggcellent Wine and Freeze Party on August 29, 2018 at the Citrus Club in Downtown Orlando from 6 - 8 PM. The meeting is FREE to women who want to learn more about fertility preservation. Find out everything you want to know about pricing, financial assistance, the exact process of the entire procedure, and other fertility preservation details. Fertility Surgeon, Dr. Mark Trolice, and Cryos Tissue Bank Director, Corey Burke will be on site to answer all your questions.
Join us for this Eggcellent event and enjoy some fine wine, hors d'oeurvres and of course information.