Fertility may be preserved for future use for a variety of reasons. With increased Cancer survival rates, many patients look past their cancer diagnosis towards family building. Others choose to delay childbearing to later in life. When you schedule your free consultation at CARE Fertility you will meet with a fertility specialist who will take an extensive medical history of you and your partner and address all the concerns you may have.
The Process of Fertility Preservation
There are three ways to cryopreserve fertility:
Sperm freezing is highly effective with multiple batches stored if possible. Once sperm sample is provided, each individual sperm sample is evaluated prior to freezing. The samples are then cooled slowly and plunged into liquid nitrogen.
Embryo Freezing provides excellent results for preserving fertility. When freezing embryos, your eggs are retrieved and fertilized with sperm (from your partner or donor sperm) to create embryos that will be frozen. Once you are ready to start a family, your fertility laboratory will thaw the embryos and implant one or more in your uterus as part of a Frozen Embryo Transfer Cycle.
Recent advances in Egg Freezing technologies now provide very reasonable childbearing potential. Depeding on your ovarian follicle count, you may require more than one egg etrievals to have a good number of eggs. Your eggs are harvested, frozen and stored for later use. Once you decide you would like to become pregnant, these eggs are thawed and fertilized with sperm during a frozen egg in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle.
Find out if Frozen Embryo Transfer is right for you.
There are several factors that may lead a Fertility Doctor to recommend Frozen Embryo Transfer, including:
Elective Fertility Preservation
Elective Fertility Preservation allows men & women to preserve their fertility for future use.
Cancer & cancer treatments may affect your fertility. We encourage you to explore your fertility preservation options before treatment.
Egg freezing enables women who desire to postpone childbearing to preserve their fertility. Ideally should be performed in her late 20’s to mid 30’s.