Plan for Life after Cancer with Fertility Preservation
Stopping the Biological Clock with Oocyte Freezing
Imagine having the ability to freeze time now. That’s the benefit of fertility preservation, offered by the fertility experts at IVF Plano.
Why freeze your eggs?
You are born with a finite number of eggs and the age of those eggs impacts fertility. In fact, egg quality significantly diminishes after 32. Even earlier in women diagnosed with premature ovarian aging. Fertility preservation also protects you from other factors such as ovarian cysts, chronic or autoimmune disease and early menopause.
IVF Plano and Dr. Jim Douglas can help you plan for a family with egg harvesting, oocyte cryopreservation and egg freezing.
Thanks to advances in cryopreservation (storing cells or tissues at subzero temperatures), pregnancy success rates when using this process jumped from a dismal 2% to the current 20-40% range that fertility experts see today. That’s because we now know how to better freeze and thaw eggs.
Human eggs, which are the largest cell in the body and are mostly made of water, can form ice crystals when frozen. These ice crystals can permanent damage the eggs and render them unable to be fertilized. Vitrificaton, a new, revolutionary freezing process employed by Presbyterian ARTs lab stops this damaging ice formation and allows eggs to rest comfortable in suspended animation until you are ready to use them.
Historically, postponing motherhood until after 40 because of career opportunities or life circumstances would devastate a woman’s chances for getting pregnant. Fertility preservation gives you the freedom to pursue your dreams without sacrificing your fertility. Contact the fertility experts at IVF Plano. Because time doesn’t have to dictate whether you can become a mother.