Egg freezing provides the opportunity to preserve fertility and increase your options for when you’re ready to start a family.
Women should ideally freeze eggs before their mid-thirties. For women who ultimately thaw and fertilize their frozen eggs, the chances of a successful pregnancy reflect the woman’s age at which she froze the eggs, not the age at which she is using them. A significant increase in both miscarriages and chromosomal abnormalities in pregnancy occurs in women who conceive in their mid-thirties and older, compared to younger women.
There are 5 top reasons why women consider freezing their eggs:
- Remain active in the workplace
- Have yet to meet a life partner
- Undergoing cancer treatment
- Family history of early menopause
- Military deployment
Here are the stages of egg freezing that you can expect if you choose to preserve your fertility:
- Consultation with a Reproductive Endocrinologist
- Hormone testing and sonography/ultrasound
- Ovarian stimulation
- Retrieval of the eggs
- Cryopreservation/freezing and storage
The WINFertility Egg Freezing Program provides personalized guidance and support to help you select the right provider in your local geographic area, discuss your care, and review your benefits. WIN nurse care managers are available 24/7 to assist and answer questions about this process, assist with selecting the right in-network provider and offer anticipatory guidance on medication usage, storage and side effects and what to expect with your treatment plan.
You will also receive ongoing support and guidance throughout your egg freezing journey, with your dedicated Nurse Care Manager and Behavioral Health trained Care Manager. Our Behavioral Health team is trained in Reproductive Health to provide emotional guidance throughout your continuum of care.