EGG FREEZING

egg-freezing

What is EGG FREEZING?

Egg freezing is a process by which a number of eggs, or oocytes, are removed from a woman’s body and frozen (cryopreserved) with the intent of being used in the future. By freezing eggs, women who are not ready to have children or who require chemo- or radiotherapy (which often interferes with fertility) try to extend their reproductive potential further into the future.

During the egg freezing procedure, eggs are extracted from the body through an ultrasound-guided needle while the patient is comfortably sedated. The eggs are immediately frozen, and are stored at our lab until the patient needs them.