Today, 40 is the new 30, and it’s very popular. This is not true for women’s fertility. It rises in her 20s and then drops in her 30s.

A popular option for fertility preservation has recently been the egg freezing. Egg freezing was once an option for young women who had medical issues. Even if they don’t have any major health problems, many women are now wondering if egg preservation might be an option.

Human oocyte cryopreservation, also known as egg freezing, is a new technology that can be used in conjunction with IVF. It involves the extraction of eggs from a woman and freezing them. When she is ready for pregnancy, eggs can be frozen, fertilized, and transferred to her uterus as embryos.

Pei Lin Kim, at 34 years old, decided to freeze her eggs. She said, “After consulting with my physician, I decided to freeze my eggs so that if I experience infertility issues when I decide that the time is right for me to have children, I may have another option that could help me start a family.”

IVF success rates with frozen eggs are dependent on many factors. These include the fertility potential of the woman, her age, successful thawing, and how successful the IVF procedure was. It is not guaranteed that you will have a healthy baby.

Pei Lin’s doctor David Ryley, MD, notes. “While egg preservation is not guaranteed to lead to childbirth, just as no infertility treatment is guaranteed a positive outcome, more women are considering the procedure. Women must weigh pros and cons based on personal circumstances and should consult with their doctor to learn about their fertility potential, risks of delayed childbirth, risks associated with the procedure — including medications — and facts associated with elective egg freezing.”

Due to insufficient evidence on the safety and efficacy of egg freezing, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine doesn’t recommend it for patients who want to delay childbirth.

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