You have big plans for your life - being a mom, building a career, maybe traveling. But you might not see these things happening in that order. If having a family is something you want, just not right now, you have options.
They say 40 is the new 30. That may be true in terms of how we look and feel, but when it comes to a woman’s eggs, time does not move backward. As you get closer to 40, your eggs become less viable and your ability to get pregnant, naturally, diminishes. With oocyte cryopreservation, or egg freezing, you can take advantage of your biological clock in its prime and, essentially, put your eggs on ice until the time and circumstances are right for you to start a family.
You are born with all your eggs. As you age your egg quality diminishes and your chance of natural pregnancy decreases. Egg freezing, done at the right time, can keep your reproductive window open longer and allow you to start a family when you’re ready.
But it’s so important to remember that freezing eggs and implanting a fertilized egg are complex, delicate processes. Along with love and hope for your future family, you will need patience and well-informed expectations.
Egg freezing is, well, the toddler in the fertility science family. It’s developing quickly, but it’s still a young procedure compared with more mature techniques such as sperm and egg donation. So the fact that egg freezing has been in the news lately—with stories about women who’ve delivered healthy babies from frozen eggs and stories about women for whom the process didn’t work—makes sense. Medical advances always get microscoped when they’re new. This is a good thing. The more closely we examine them the more we know what works and what doesn’t.
Every day we discover more about what kind of control egg freezing gives us in the reproductive cycle and what biological dice we still have to roll. We will let you know where the science stands and how good your odds are of conceiving, given your age and other physical factors. SpringCreek can guide you through this process and help you keep your reproductive window open longer. It’s your life. Live it in the order that works for you.