November 13, 2015

Thinking About Freezing Your Eggs?

Egg Freezing

Are you thinking about freezing your eggs? Growing awareness of a woman’s biological clock has resulted in a surge of interest in fertility preservation. Many reproductive-aged women are now taking control of their fertility and freezing their eggs. Did you know that a simple blood test can give you valuable information about your current pool of eggs? A hormone called anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) is made directly by cells in the ovaries. Women with a strong pool of eggs tend to have higher AMH levels. Over time, every woman’s pool of eggs shrinks, and AMH levels will slowly decline accordingly.

Historically, a woman’s reproductive options were limited by her biological clock. With egg freezing, women are now empowered to take control of their fertility. Egg freezing gives women the opportunity to “press pause” and stop the clock until they are ready to start a family. At Fertility Centers of New England, we have years of experience with oocyte cryopreservation, and we are very proud of our pregnancy rates from fresh and frozen eggs. We understand that the decision to freeze eggs is an important one—physically, psychologically, and financially. If you are interested in having your AMH checked to help you decide whether you should freeze your eggs, please contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our fertility experts.

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Beth Plante, M.D.

Beth Plante, M.D. Board-Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility