Take Steps to Preserve Future Fertility with Personal Egg Freezing
Planning to have a family some day, but just not now?
Consider freezing your eggs.
Egg freezing technology has revolutionized family planning by providing women with the greatest control over their reproductive choices. Deciding when to start a family is a personal choice; it is increasingly common for women to choose to delay childbearing. Women can take a proactive step to protect their future fertility through a technology often referred to as Personal Egg Freezing, Personal Egg Banking or Social Egg Freezing.
Egg freezing may be a valuable choice if you:
- Have not yet met your life partner.
- Have just separated from a committed partner and are uncertain when you will be starting your future family.
- Are in a committed relationship, want children, but the right time has yet to come.
- Have not completed your career training.
- Have unexpected life changes.
- Are not ready to have children yet.
- Have a family history of early menopause.
Personal Egg Banking and Oncofertility explained by Dr. Mersol-Barg
Dr. Mersol-Barg is a recognized leader in the research and development of egg freezing technology. He founded the Michigan Egg Bank in 2009, which led to the first baby ever born in Michigan from a frozen egg in 2010. It is widely known that fertility declines with age. Unfortunately, there is no medicine or technology that can “turn back the clock” and turn poor quality eggs into good quality eggs. However, there is now medical technology that can help preserve a woman’s eggs while they are still of good quality. Michigan Reproductive Medicine is pleased to offer Personal Egg Freezing, which will increase your chances of having a genetically-related, healthy child at an older age through egg freezing.
The idea behind Personal Egg Freezing is that a woman can choose to have some of her eggs retrieved and frozen until she is ready to use them. For example, a woman could freeze her eggs in her early thirties, then go on to use those eggs to achieve pregnancy in her late thirties or forties, when her decreased egg quality may make natural conception difficult. While there are no guarantees that a frozen egg will lead to a future pregnancy and live birth, Personal Egg Freezing can increase a woman’s chances of conception later in life.
Although many clinics may offer egg freezing, as a consumer of medical care, it is important you ask a clinic how many of the eggs they froze have resulted in live birth. At Michigan Reproductive Medicine, our patients have the babies to prove frozen eggs at our clinic have resulted in live birth, both with the use of patients’ own frozen eggs and frozen donor eggs from our Michigan Egg Bank.