Egg freezing allows women to preserve their own eggs, frozen when they are young and healthy, to help them achieve pregnancy later.
High ovarian reserve AND a high percent of genetically normal eggs
Strong chance of conceiving each month
Fewer eggs AND each egg is less likely to be genetically normal
More difficult to become pregnant
Women are born with ~1 million eggs, but that is all the eggs they will ever have. This reserve declines as women age.
Eggs are either genetically normal or abnormal. Over time, the percentage of abnormal eggs increases.
Diminishing egg count and quality decrease your fertility as you age—accelerating around age 35.
The whole process looks something like this:
A simple blood test of your anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) and a transvaginal ultrasound provide our doctors with an understanding of your fertility.
(Up to 1 hour)
In a 1x1 meeting with one of our doctors, we discuss your medical history and the results of your fertility assessment, and review the science, the process, and personalized expectations of egg freezing.
(Up to 2 hours)
When you’re ready to move forward, we will teach you everything you need to know for a successful cycle, including how to administer prescribed hormone injections.
You will administer daily hormone injections to stimulate the ovaries. We monitor your progress approximately every other day in short, 20–30-minute visits.
During a 15-minute surgical procedure, your doctor will remove follicular fluid, containing eggs, from your ovaries. You’ll be under mild sedation, so it won’t hurt. It’s done by needle through your vaginal wall—no cuts or stitches. Most people return to work the next day.
Your eggs are incubated to allow for as many of them to mature as possible. The mature eggs (the only ones that can be fertilized) are frozen in liquid nitrogen in our lab by our team of experienced embryologists. Your eggs are stored on-site before being transferred to our secure storage facility.
More details on medications used, plus pharmacy and insurance info.
We offer 1, 5 and 10 year storage plans.
Reduce the upfront costs of treatment with financing through our lending partners.
Extend Fertility is in-network with Progyny and WIN Fertility.