As women age, they may feel pressured to start a family to avoid the risk of having trouble trying to conceive. By freezing their eggs, women can focus on other areas of their lives without sacrificing the chance to have a family.
If you want to secure your ability to have biological children in the future, you must know all the options available. Here at New Hope, we provide the most comprehensive, cutting-edge, and reliable solutions for fertility preservation. New Hope’s team has had great success in the field of fertility preservation and storage of eggs and embryos, making it an option among the best egg-freezing NYC clinics.
Fertility Preservation Options:
Here at New Hope, we provide the following fertility preservation options:
Fertility Preservation & Age:
Women are born with all the eggs they’ll ever have. These eggs gradually mature and ovulate over their lifetime. Years of aging and environmental damage will decrease the egg quality over time. It is not difficult for women to get pregnant after age 40, as long as the egg is young.
Freezing young, healthy eggs can eliminate the pressure of family planning while you focus on your career and personal life. Breakthroughs in fertility preservation technology are allowing women to bank healthy eggs before medical treatments, like chemotherapy, which may affect their fertility.
The natural aging process has a dramatic effect on the quality of a woman’s eggs. A woman in her prime reproductive years (the early 20s and early 30s) has the option of freezing her eggs to preserve her future fertility into her advanced reproductive years (mid-30s and early 40s+).
Women who fall in the following categories usually consider egg freezing:
- They are focused on their education and career opportunities.
- Their circumstances in life are not presently conducive to rearing children.
- Have not been able to find their life partner.
- Facing cancer treatment – chemo or radiation – could damage the quality of their eggs and/or harm their ovarian function by sending them into premature menopause.
- Undergoing IVF and are likely to produce excessive eggs, but have ethical or religious concerns over freezing embryos.
Egg freezing is the most common type of fertility preservation treatment for women. The process of egg freezing is as follows:
- Through Mini IVF treatment, a woman’s natural egg production is stimulated with fertility medication into producing quality eggs.
- Typically, 8-10 eggs are produced per fresh IVF cycle.
- The eggs are then surgically retrieved.
- The eggs are cryopreserved using an advanced technique known as vitrification.
Vitrification is a flash-freezing method preventing the formation of ice crystals between the cells forming an egg. Ice crystals can damage an egg’s cells.
Embryo cryopreservation is commonly used to preserve a couple’s future fertility through IVF and FET (frozen embryo transfer) technology. A couple can increase their chances of conceiving a biologically related child when they are ready to build their family.
The embryo freezing process is as follows:
- Through Mini IVF treatment, a woman’s ovaries are stimulated with fertility medication to produce quality egg follicles.
- The eggs are then surgically retrieved.
- The eggs are fertilized in vitro with sperm via ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection).
- The resulting embryos are monitored for development in vitro for up to 5 days.
- High-quality embryos are selected and cryopreserved using the vitrification method.
- When thawed, the embryos are then transferred to the woman’s uterus.
Sperm freezing has been established as the optimal method of preserving a man’s future fertility. Cryopreserved through the vitrification method in vials, thawed sperm can be readily used to fertilize a woman’s egg in the future.
Preparing sperm for rapid freezing via vitrification is as follows:
- After collection, the sperm is placed in a high concentration of cryoprotectant solution while at room temperature.
- The sperm is then directly plunged into liquid nitrogen to immediately drop the temperature in a large number of degrees.
- We implement an extremely rapid rate of thawing to prevent damage to the sperm cells.
Vitrification is a flash-freezing method preventing the formation of ice crystals between a sperm’s cells.
Future Family Planning:
When a woman is ready to start building her family in the future, the eggs that she had frozen, are ready to be thawed. The process is as follows:
- The eggs are thawed and fertilized in vitro by injecting a single sperm cell into a single egg – ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection).
- The resulting embryos are cultured in vitro for up to 5 days, until it reaches the blastocyst stage.
- A predetermined number of quality embryos are transferred into the woman’s uterus for implantation into the uterine lining to achieve pregnancy.
***Women who are ready to use their frozen embryos would undergo a FET (frozen embryo transfer)
Customized IVF Treatment:
Since every patient’s personal, medical, and financial needs are different, we offer customized IVF treatment.
Our experience designing customized IVF protocols provides a variety of successful treatment protocols for you to choose from. We offer the highest quality care timed precisely around your body’s optimal state of performance.
New Hope Can Offer You:
It is important to work with a fertility team having the research and clinical experience required to design a customized fertility preservation treatment plan meeting your personal needs.
Here at New Hope, our world-renowned fertility specialists will guide you through the most successful path. To schedule your initial consultation with fertility preservation experts, call us at (212) 517-7676 or visit our website.