Egg Freezing

What Is Egg Freezing?

Egg freezing, also known as oocyte cryopreservation, is an assisted reproductive technique that allows woman to preserve their eggs for later use.

Egg freezing is a great option for women who wish to delay pregnancy to focus on their career, higher education, personal goals and relationships. Egg freezing may also be opted for those who are undergoing cancer treatments, have a religious objection with regard to embryo freezing, and for couples undergoing fertility treatment in which the male partner is unable to provide sufficient sperm on the day of retrieval.

Egg freezing involves three primary steps: induction of ovulation, retrieval of the eggs and freezing them. Your doctor first stimulates the ovaries by injecting synthetic hormones to boost the production of multiple eggs. Transvaginal ultrasound aspiration, a minor surgical procedure is performed under sedation to remove the eggs from the ovaries. A needle is guided through the vagina with an ultrasound probe and the eggs are removed with the help of a suction device attached to the needle. Soon after collection, the unfertilized eggs are frozen at sub-zero temperatures with either slow freeze, vitrification or cryoprotectants.

When the eggs are required, the frozen eggs are thawed, and allowed to fertilize with sperm in the lab or sperm is directly injected into the egg via intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) procedure, and implanted via in vitro fertilization (IVF) in the womb.

As with any procedure, egg freezing may involve certain risks and complications such as bloating, vomiting, infection, mild abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, bleeding, rapid weight gain, difficulty breathing and emotional disappointment with failure of the treatment.

Please remember, egg freezing procedure may not work for all. Please talk to your doctor to know whether this procedure is right for you.

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  • Mckinney

    McKinney
    6850 TPC Drive , Suite 105
    Unit B
    McKinney, TX 75070

    McKinney

    6850 TPC Drive , Suite 105
    Unit B
    McKinney, TX 75070

  • Mckinney

    McKinney
    ARC Embryology Laboratory for Egg Retrieval and Embryo Transfer
    8080 TX-121 #100
    McKinney, TX 75070

    McKinney

    ARC Embryology Laboratory for Egg Retrieval and Embryo Transfer
    8080 TX-121 #100
    McKinney, TX 75070

  • Grapevine

    Grapevine
    823 Ira E. Woods Avenue
    Grapevine, TX 76051

    Grapevine

    823 Ira E. Woods Avenue
    Grapevine, TX 76051

  • Rockwall

    Rockwall
    935 West Ralph Hall Pkwy
    Suite 103
    Rockwall, TX 75032

    Rockwall

    935 West Ralph Hall Pkwy
    Suite 103
    Rockwall, TX 75032

  • Dallas

    Dallas
    3800 San Jacinto
    Suite 123
    Dallas, TX 75204

    Dallas

    3800 San Jacinto
    Dallas, TX 75204

  • Tyler

    Tyler
    7925 S. Broadway Ave
    Suite 210
    Tyler, TX 75703

    Tyler

    7925 S. Broadway Ave
    Suite 210
    Tyler, TX 75703