How Effective is Egg Freezing?

Posted on February 5, 2018 by NYRW

Before getting started on your egg freezing journey, you’re naturally wondering about effectiveness. Although every woman and every situation are unique, there are some general statistics about the success rates of egg freezing to preserve your fertility options. First, it’s wise to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Secondly, as you might imagine, “the earlier, the better” your chances for pregnancy through egg vitrification (freezing). Finally, choosing a NY fertility clinic with a solid record of success will help ensure you enjoy a smooth egg (oocyte) freezing process, in a high-tech and supportive environment.

Female Fertility Basics

If you are a healthy female under 40 years of age and have normal hormone levels, you could be a good candidate for the OCV (oocyte cryopreservation vitrification) procedure. OCV offers the chance to delay childbearing, giving you the option to grow your family later and avoid the stress of the "ticking biological clock." Women are born with up to two million eggs in the ovaries. Each month, one follicle gains dominance and ovulates, releasing an egg. The other eggs are lost through the narrowing of the non-dominant follicle (atresia). Fertility medications save those non-dominant follicles/eggs to be retrieved for egg cryopreservation (freezing).

Optimal Fertility and Egg Freezing Success Rates

A woman’s fertility rate starts declining in the mid-20s, undergoes a significant decrease near age 35, and continues to fall until she reaches menopause. As women age, they produce fewer and lower quality eggs. Egg vitrification in the early-to-mid 30s offers, on average, a 40-50 percent chance of achieving a pregnancy. In the late 30s, a success rate of 15-20 percent is typical. Logically, the younger you are when eggs are retrieved for freezing–the more healthy eggs thrive throughout the OCV (oocyte cryopreservation vitrification) process. In general, OCV success rates are on the rise, but it is not the best fertility option for everyone.

Women over age 35 can and do freeze their eggs, and women can carry a pregnancy even in their 50s. After age 35, however, other fertility options may be wiser and more cost-effective. Remember, however, that each case is unique and only an expert fertility doctor should advise you and conduct your treatment. The best fertility doctors in NY are dedicated to and invested in your success—and will guide you throughout your fertility journey.

Choose a Successful, Award-Winning NY Fertility Clinic for Egg Freezing

Although there are no guarantees in the world of fertility treatment, freezing eggs (oocyte vitrification) is a successful option for many women. If you’d like to enjoy peace of mind, with the option to have your child(ren) when you are ready, consider looking into egg freezing fertility treatment in Jericho, NY. We were awarded as NY’s top clinic by live birth rate in 2017. Our expert fertility doctor can help you learn if you are a good candidate for OCV and explain your other fertility options. Contact us at New York Reproductive Wellness. Call 516-612-8466 today.



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