Pregnancy Rates From Frozen Eggs
In today’s society, women often delay childbearing until later in their reproductive years. The reasons for this shift are complex, but are often related to social, educational, and economic factors. Historically, women did not have a mechanism to preserve their fertility because egg freezing was considered experimental. Fortunately, we have made enormous strides in the laboratory, and egg freezing is no longer considered experimental. Currently, pregnancy rates from frozen eggs approach pregnancy rates from fresh eggs.
A recent study looked at long term outcomes in women who froze eggs and later returned to use them over a 15 year period. Overall, outcomes matched outcomes seen in fresh IVF cycles. For women who froze before age 38, more than half had a successful pregnancy using their frozen eggs. Additionally, patients who underwent more than one cycle of egg freezing had better outcomes than patients who only did a single cycle, suggesting that multiple egg freezing cycles improves the probability of a live birth in the future.
Getting Started With Preserving Your Fertility
At the Fertility Centers of New England (FCNE), we would like to spread the word and educate women about this excellent option for preserving their fertility. We are very proud of our egg-freezing program at FCNE. Our success rates remain outstanding, and we offer one of the most cost-competitive programs available. If you are interested in preserving your fertility or have further questions about the best treatment path for you, contact us today!