WHAT IS EGG FREEZING?
Considering egg freezing? You are not alone.
By 2018, it is estimated that 76,000 women will electively freeze their eggs – a 15100% increase in less than ten years.
So, what’s involved? And, more importantly, does it make sense for you?
Egg freezing, or oocyte [oh-uh-sahyt] cryopreservation is made up of four key steps:
Stimulate: hormone injections stimulate egg production
Extract: eggs are extracted from the ovaries
Freeze: vitrification flash freezes eggs into glass‐like cells
Store: eggs are stored in liquid nitrogen tanks