The frozen egg cycle is a type of assisted reproductive technology that involves freezing your eggs for later use in fertility treatments. During your appointment at YourEggs, a private medical practice Newport Beach, the team extracts your eggs and freezes them until you are ready to use them to attempt pregnancy. You can benefit from this technology if you are not ready to have children at the moment or are undergoing medical treatments. The following are reasons to consider the frozen egg cycle.
Minimal health risks
Women who choose to undergo egg freezing can reduce the risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), a condition that can occur during the egg retrieval process. OHSS can cause abdominal pain, bloating, and nausea, and in severe cases, it can lead to hospitalization. Freezing eggs can help you avoid the need for multiple rounds of ovarian stimulation, reducing your risk of the disorder. Additionally, the frozen egg cycle reduces your risk of multiple pregnancies, which can lead to complications such as preterm labor and low birth weight. The technique allows your doctor to carefully control the number of embryos they transfer during in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures.
Better control over the timing of pregnancy
Freezing eggs allows you to plan the timing of your pregnancy when you are financially and emotionally ready. This advantage arises from the fact that egg freezing allows you to preserve your eggs when you are at your healthiest and most fertile, typically in your 20s or early 30s, even if you are not ready to have a child at that time. You can benefit from the frozen egg cycle if you have medical conditions or take treatments that could impair your fertility, such as cancer treatments.
Also, this technique allows you to control the number of children you wish to have, as you can choose to thaw and fertilize only the eggs you need, or to store the remaining eggs for future use. In this way, the frozen egg cycle provides you with greater reproductive autonomy and flexibility, enabling you to make informed decisions about your family planning.
Easier to schedule
Frozen egg cycles are easier to schedule because there is no need to coordinate the egg retrieval process with the recipient’s menstrual cycle, which can be challenging and time-consuming. Instead, you can undergo the embryo transfer process when it is most convenient for you, making the whole process much easier to schedule. Your provider can store the eggs for an extended period, as you prepare for the transfer process, which may include undergoing additional medical tests or starting medications to prepare your uterus.
Lower treatment costs
Your provider retrieves the eggs, freezes, and stores them for future use, meaning that you don’t have to undergo repeated ovarian stimulation and egg retrieval procedures, which are typically the most expensive parts of an IVF treatment cycle. As a result, the overall cost of a frozen egg cycle is significantly lower than that of a traditional IVF cycle.
To learn more about the frozen eggs cycle, call the YourEggs donation center or schedule an appointment online.