Over the past decade we have had fertility advances specifically in egg freezing. These days what is done is a flash freezing technique called vitrification. It allows the preservation of the eggs to be used at another time and then thawed and fertilization to occur.
Why would someone want to consider fertility preservation?
The primary instance has been in regards to a cancer diagnosis and in some cases autoimmune disorders such as Lupus or Rheumatoid Arthritis. However, it is also an option for women who are not ready to become a parent today, but would like to keep their fertility options open for the future.
What happens when you freeze eggs?
When eggs are vitrified they are suspended in time allowing for women to choose her timing of pregnancy.
What is a good age to remove my eggs for freezing?
If a woman chooses to use egg freezing or fertility preservation the best time will be in her late twenties or early thirties. The eggs have a higher potential to develop into a healthy embryo and result in a healthy pregnancy.