Egg Freezing

Egg Freezing

Egg Freezing services offered in Bellevue, WA

For various reasons, you may not be ready to have children when you’re young. However, fertility inevitably declines with age. Jie Deng, MD, PhD, HCLD, FACOG, and her colleagues at Think Fertility in Bellevue, Washington, offer egg freezing so you don’t have to worry about being able to conceive in the future. After a fertility review and egg retrieval procedure, you can keep your eggs on ice for years until you’re ready to use them. Call Think Fertility today to learn more about egg freezing or schedule a consultation online.

What is egg freezing?

Egg freezing is an option many women choose to ensure their fertility later in life. People wait longer than ever before their first pregnancy and often don’t know if they’ll want children or when they might be ready to start a family.

You may not have found the right partner yet, or you and your partner might not feel ready for parenthood. The challenges of building a career can also be a factor.

Egg freezing is invaluable for people with medical conditions that threaten fertility. If you’re planning gender confirmation treatment or surgery, egg freezing keeps your options open afterward.

Egg freezing is safe and doesn’t diminish your ovarian reserve or cause premature menopause.

When should I undergo egg freezing?

There’s no perfect age for egg freezing, but the younger your eggs are when frozen, the better-quality embryos you’ll get. Freezing eggs when you’re young also requires less medication, reducing your expenses.

If you reach 35 and use eggs you froze at 30, your chance of conception is the same as at 30 because fertility depends so heavily on the age of your eggs. 

If you’re interested in egg freezing, visit Think Fertility for ovarian testing. This provides you with information about your ovarian reserve that you can use to guide egg-freezing decision-making.

What does egg freezing involve?

The first stage in egg freezing is a consultation and ovarian testing at Think Fertility. Your provider then designs a personalized treatment plan. You take medication to stimulate egg growth in the early stage of your menstrual cycle and undergo several ultrasounds so your provider can monitor the eggs’ development.

Your provider shows you how to inject your medication, and you have a trigger injection when your eggs are mature enough. Your provider harvests the eggs 35 hours after the trigger injection using light anesthesia to ensure comfortable egg retrieval.

Think Fertility also offers other egg-harvesting options. Natural cycle harvesting doesn’t involve taking medication, just ultrasound monitoring to identify when the eggs are ready. It’s a good choice for women with no fertility issues and regular ovulation cycles. You could also opt for low-dose injectable medication that stimulates additional eggs.

When you’re ready to start a family, your eggs are unfrozen and undergo in vitro fertilization.

Call Think Fertility to learn more about egg freezing and how it could benefit you, or arrange a consultation by completing the online booking form.