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If you're considering freezing your eggs…

Sometimes the decision to do something this big for your future is more challenging than the process itself. Understanding exactly what’s involved can help you make an informed choice. Extend Fertility breaks it down for you – step by step.


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Schedule a chat

There’s tons of info on our website to help you understand egg freezing—but we’re here to talk with you as well. Gather your questions and concerns and call 212-810-2828, or schedule a call.


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Speak with one of our fertility advisors

During this conversation, you can get all the facts you wanted to know about egg freezing (but had no one to ask). Our fertility advisor will help clarify our process, and then schedule your fertility assessment.
Schedule a call with a fertility advisor.


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Come in for a free fertility assessment

Your first appointment! At this visit, we’ll gather info about your fertility and overall health through blood tests and a transvaginal ultrasound.


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Meet your doctor

Your fertility advisor will schedule an appointment for you to come back and meet with one of our reproductive endocrinologists to discuss your fertility health, the egg freezing process, and how egg freezing might benefit you.


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Ready to embark on your egg freezing journey?

We’ll be here to answer any medical, financial, or scheduling questions you might have as you make your decision.


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We’ll schedule a logistics visit

The logistics visit will ensure everything is ready for you to start your cycle.

  • All testing will be complete
  • Medication will be ordered
  • You’ll be trained and comfortable with administering your own medication
  • Your payment made or payment plan will be in place
  • Consent forms will be signed
  • An egg storage plan will be selected

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And the cycle begins with medication and monitoring

Here’s where the magic happens! For 8-11 days, you’ll inject yourself with medication to stimulate your ovaries to produce multiple eggs. You’ll also make 5–7 brief visits to our office so our healthcare team can monitor your progress.


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the cycle begins with medication and monitoring

Next up: the trigger day

We’ll let you know when to stop your medications and give you the exact time to take your trigger shot. This initiates the final maturation of your eggs in preparation for your egg retrieval.


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The egg retrieval

Exactly 36 hours after the trigger shot, you’ll come to the office for a 15-minute outpatient surgical procedure. The doctor will retrieve the eggs from your ovaries. (You’ll be sedated and won’t feel a thing!)


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Recover—and you're done! But your eggs' journey continues.

We’ll monitor you as you wake up from the anesthesia. In about one hour, you’ll be out of our office. Plan to relax and take the rest of the day off.


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To the lab for cryopreservation

Your eggs will be taken immediately to our lab, where they’ll be rinsed, incubated, and prepped for freezing.

We use vitrification, a state-of-the-art flash-freezing technique that cools cells very quickly to a temperature of -196° C. This process minimizes the chance that water inside the eggs will form damaging ice crystals.


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To the lab for cryopreservation

Your eggs will go into deep-freeze storage

Your frozen eggs will be shipped to a highly specialized and secure facility, where they’ll be kept safe until you tell us you’re ready for them.


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Move forward on a life path of your own choosing!

Freezing your eggs has given you the freedom to make choices without the pressure of your biological clock.

So what’s next for you?


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Ready to get started?

Extend Fertility is the first service in the US focused exclusively on women who want to proactively preserve their eggs. And we’re making it affordable, so egg freezing can finally be a real option. If you’re ready to kick off your own egg freezing journey, give us a call at 212-810-2828 or schedule a call!


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An Illustrated Journey

Understanding Egg Freezing

Sometimes the decision to do something this big for your future is more challenging than the process itself. Understanding exactly what’s involved can help you make an informed choice. Let us break it down for you, step by step.

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