Oocyte cryopreservation, otherwise known as egg freezing, may be the right solution to preserving fertility for patients:
- who anticipate having children after the age of 35
- who are about to go under medical therapies (i.e. radiation treatment or chemo therapy) and are putting their reproductive abilities at risk, or
- who have a family history of endometriosis, premature ovarian failure, or early menopause.
Oocyte cryopreservation is the process by which a woman’s unfertilized eggs are extracted from her uterus and are frozen at a very low temperature. When the woman becomes ready to attempt pregnancy, a fertility specialist team will slowly thaw her eggs and they will attempt to fertilize it through in vitro fertilization.