Why women are freezing their eggs ?
Is freezing of eggs an option for you ?
Most women are freezing their eggs. It’s not that they don’t want children but they just don’t want them right now. Most women are career focused and waiting longer to get married and have children.
Increased maternal age increases the risk of fertility problems. As women age, their eggs become less viable and the challenges of conceiving increases. If you are not ready to be a mother but don’t want to lose the fertility window, then freezing of eggs may be an option for you.
Freezing of eggs is becoming more popular. The optimal time to freeze your eggs is around early 30s . However some women wait until they are approaching 40 years and getting worried if they can be able to have their own children. What most people don’t consider is that you may need to freeze your eggs if you want a second or third child and you are in the gray area.
This procedure of freezing is expensive . It can range from about $8000 to $10,000 . However a lot more doctors are offering it so some people can get it as low as $5000.
For the egg freezing procedure, the woman is given hormone injection for about 10 days. She goes through surgery , they take her eggs out and instead of inseminating them with her partner’s sperms, the eggs are frozen until she is ready to have a baby.
It is important to find a good clinic or a clinic that is experienced with egg freezing. The eggs can be frozen indefinitely. There is no time limit. You are not guaranteed a baby just because your froze your eggs. It is better to freeze your eggs in your prime reproductive years which is in the 20’s and early 30’s to take advantage of egg premium quality and quantity.
When should I freeze my eggs? USC Fertility. http://uscfertility.org/egg-freezing/when-should-i-freeze-my-eggs/. Accessed January 3rd, 2018
Egg freezing. UCLA Health. http://obgyn.ucla.edu/egg-freezing. Accessed January 3rd, 2018