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Top Egg Freezing Questions Answered with Experts at LIV Fertility Center

By Kai Wade - Director of Communications & Social Media | July 3rd, 2015



Fertility preservation for women, or egg freezing, provides women with new possibilities for taking a proactive role in extending their parenting dreams. And while it has certainly become a global trend, could poor timing ruin the possibility of having children in the future?

Even with the latest advances in egg freezing, waiting too long to freeze your eggs can greatly reduce a woman’s chances to become a mother.

As a woman ages, the quantity and quality of healthy eggs declines, impacting the chances of conception. “A woman is most fertile from about age 18 to 29. Over the age 30, fertility progressively declines. The younger you are, the better the outcome of egg freezing,” stated Dr. Horacio Vega, Fertility Doctor at the LIV Fertility Center in Mexico.

Egg Cryopreservation and Age

If you're thinking about freezing your eggs, consider the following information from the LIV Fertility Center before moving forward.

Q: Some women who are delaying the egg freezing process may find that their eggs are no longer viable. When do you recommend a woman should consider egg freezing? When is it too late?

A: When deciding the right time to freeze a woman’s eggs, it is important to consider the age-related decline in fertility rates. Freezing eggs at an early reproductive age will give you the best chance for a future pregnancy. If you know that you’re going to postpone parenthood past 30 for whatever reason, you should consider egg freezing. Most women typically lose the ability to conceive in their early 40s. Our remarkable LIV team can provide you with additional information on the risks, the benefits, and the success rates.

Q: What are the success rates associated with egg freezing?

A: Today, women interested in freezing their eggs can gain security for the future. Based on research and recent medical advancements, the average egg thaw rates of over 80 percent and fertilization rates as high as 80 percent are anticipated in women up to the age of 38.

Q: If egg freezing is not an option, what are the other possibilities to build a family?

A: As a fertility doctor, I am passionate about helping my patients reach their dreams of parenthood. Its heart wrenching to have to tell a woman that she isn’t producing eggs or that we cannot use her eggs due to poor quality. In these types of situations, we explore other options, such as IVF treatment with donor eggs.

Egg Freezing Program — LIV Fertility Center

The iconic LIV Fertility Center in Puerto Vallarta is at the forefront of fertility medicine. The leading egg freezing program in Mexico is led by Dr. Horacio Vega, an expert in the field of reproductive medicine.

The egg freezing process begins with fertility medication to stimulate the ovaries to produce several eggs. The eggs are then retrieved in a 10-minute ultrasound guided procedure performed under light-sedation. The eggs are evaluated and frozen using the process of vitrification — an ultra-rapid freezing process that preserves eggs for future use.

To learn more about egg freezing, contact a fertility specialist near you.

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