Egg freezing, also called oocyte cryopreservation, involves extracting a woman’s eggs, freezing and storing them so that they can be used to try to get pregnant in the future. It is a way women can preserve their reproductive potential if they are not ready to become pregnant now.
Later, when the woman is ready, the eggs can be thawed, combined with sperm in the embryology lab and implanted using in vitro fertilization (IVF)
Understanding the Impact of Age on Ovulation
Beginning as early as a woman’s mid-thirties, this process accelerates, and more eggs are lost to each cycle.
As each year passes, the number of eggs available decreases, and the likelihood of chromosomal abnormality increases.