What is Egg Freezing?
Human oocyte cryopreservation, commonly known as egg freezing, is the process in which a woman’s eggs are extracted, frozen and stored. Later, when she is ready to become pregnant, the eggs can be thawed, fertilized by way of In vitro fertilization (IVF) and transferred to the uterus as embryos. With advances in egg preservation technology, the pregnancy rate when using a fresh or frozen egg continues to improve.
In the last 10 years, more women are choosing to delay childbearing. However with each passing year, women may face challenges to becoming pregnant, considering fertility rapidly declines after age 30 and even more so after the age of 35. Fortunately, in today’s day and age these women can preserve their fertility by freezing their healthy eggs at a young age and undergoing embryo transfers at a later age.