THE 4 STEPS OF EGG FREEZING: EVALUATE, STIMULATE, RETRIEVE, FREEZE
The decision to freeze your eggs can take time. However, once you complete your initial consultation and decide to move forward, the active egg freezing cycle is relatively short – approximately 10-12 days.
STEP 1: Evaluate
This first step consists of a laundry lists of test to assess your ovarian reserve, as well as your overall health. Your clinic will schedule your initial evaluation on Day 2 or 3 of your cycle. Don’t track your period? Start using an app like Glow or Clue as you will want this information at your fingertips throughout your cycle.
Also, if you are not already on the pill, your doctor may have you start taking it for a month or two to regulate and sync your menstrual and egg freezing cycles.
Evaluation tests include, but are not limited to:
Pap smear (within last 12 months)*
Mammogram (if you are 40<)*
STI screening (sexually transmitted infectious diseases)
Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) Day 3
Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH)
Antral follicle count (AFC) (transvaginal ultrasound)