Egg Freezing 101

By Red Rock Fertility     Posted February 20, 2015     In

Freezing Eggs in Fertility Lab
Just because you’re not ready to have children now doesn’t mean you should give up your chance. In fact, many women prefer to start families when they’re older, and finances, relationships, and careers are more solid. Other women wait to have children because of health concerns. If you’re facing any of these situations, egg freezing could be for you. By freezing your eggs, you have a good chance of extending your childbearing years, so when you’re ready to become a parent, your body will be too.

What is Egg Freezing?

Also known by its scientific name, Oocyte Cryopreservation, egg freezing is a medical process that involves removing, freezing, thawing, and fertilizing a woman’s eggs. It’s a common, minimally invasive procedure that is not painful and is completed relatively quickly.

How does it Work?

At Red Rock, we firmly believe in partnership, that you and your doctor should work together to help you achieve your dreams of having children. This is why the egg freezing process begins with a consultation at our facility. Our doctors and staff will sit down with you to discuss the egg freezing process and whether you’re a good candidate.
If you and your doctor feel that egg freezing is the right step, you’ll undergo eight to 10 days of hormone treatments to increase your egg production. Then, your doctor will extract the eggs in a simple, low-risk, outpatient procedure that can be performed in the office.
After the eggs are extracted, your doctor will freeze and store them for up to 12 years. When you’re ready to become pregnant, your eggs can be thawed, fertilized, and implanted using in vitro fertilization.
At Red Rock, we believe that every person who dreams of becoming a loving parent should have the opportunity to do so. Thanks to egg freezing, we can help you increase the odds of having a successful pregnancy later in life. Whether you’re waiting to become pregnant for medical, personal, or career-related reasons, we’re here to help you with exceptional medical care and emotional support.