All the Single Ladies!
Don’t settle. Craft your master life plan and take steps necessary to see it come to fruition.
Have you told yourself:
I am not ready to be a Mom. My career is the focus right now.
I don’t know if this is the time…I am with Mr Right-Now but likely not Mr Right.
My Mom had no issues getting pregnant so I should not, right?
I don’t want to do it alone.
Egg Freezing has been designed with YOU in mind. Egg Freezing has become more mainstream with more employers recognizing it is a valuable health benefit. What it is not, however, is a guarantee. It is not an insurance policy. What it IS, is giving you a much better chance of freezing now for a potential use in the future.
Truth is an egg donor is ideal in her 20’s because of potential number of oocytes (eggs). As we age, less eggs are available for recruitment.
It is a process designed exclusively for this time in your life that has not fully unfolded. ensure that you have enough frozen eggs available when the time comes to use them, we encourage you to freeze at least 10-15 eggs per planned pregnancy attempt. But these are very general numbers, and the recommendation will change with increasing age. As you get older you will need more eggs frozen as the chance that each egg could become a pregnancy will go down with advancing age.
When you choose to freeze your eggs, you will go through a process similar to IVF, in which ovarian stimulation medications are used to maximize the number of eggs that are retrieved and frozen for later use. Some women respond very well to IVF medications and can freeze enough eggs to accomplish their goals with just one cycle. For women who wish to have multiple children, or whose ovaries don’t produce as many eggs, it may take two or more cycles to retrieve enough.
If you don’t have any fertility issues and are younger than 38, you could be able to freeze between 10 to 20 eggs with each round of IVF. Of those, about 60-75% will likely survive the thaw, and 75% of those are likely to fertilize. Additionally, the quality of some of the resulting embryos may make them unsuitable for transfer.
Women with a reduced egg supply or other fertility concerns may retrieve fewer eggs and require additional cycles of IVF to achieve their family-building goals. A woman’s egg supply and egg quality, or ovarian reserve, naturally decline over time. The closer you are to menopause, the more likely it is that multiple egg retrieval cycles will be needed to ensure that you have enough eggs stored.
My message is: DON’T WAIT.
Consider learning more about your chances of NOW for LATER.