Deciding when to start a family is a personal choice; it is increasingly common for women to choose to delay childbearing. Until now there was no way for a woman to increase her odds of being able to conceive later in life.
It is no secret that fertility declines with age. Unfortunately, there is no medicine or technology that can “turn back the clock" and turn poor quality eggs into good quality eggs. However, there is now medical technology which exists that can help to preserve a woman’s eggs while they are still of good quality. The idea behind Personal Egg Banking (“egg freezing") is that a woman can choose to have some of her eggs retrieved, then “frozen" until she is ready to use them. For example, a woman could freeze her eggs in her early thirties, then go on to use those eggs to achieve pregnancy in her late thirties or forties, when her decreased egg quality may make natural conception difficult. While there are no guarantees that a frozen egg will lead to a future pregnancy and live birth, Personal Egg Banking™ can increase a woman’s chances of conception later in life.
Based on the reports of thousands of births worldwide through egg freezing and our own.
we now offer Personal Egg Banking to women as a means of improving their chances of conception if they plan to delay childbearing. The experience so far with frozen eggs predicts that a patient in her 40s would significantly improve her chances of a successful pregnancy if she were able to use eggs that were frozen at a younger age (e.g. 30s).