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Fertility Specialists of Texas has a proven track record of success in IVF and in the area of egg freezing or Oocyte Cryopreservation. Fertility Specialists of Texas is one of the first fertility practices in North Texas to enable a patient to achieve a pregnancy and resultant live birth using this process.
As a premier program with a dedicated medical team that is at the forefront in preserving fertility along with one of the most highly-respected certified embryology laboratories in the nation, we are uniquely qualified to offer the latest treatments in fertility preservation that give our patients hope and safeguard their fertility so they can build a family when the time is right.
Reasons to Consider Egg Freezing
- You are focused on your career, finishing school, or just haven’t found the right partner
- You have been diagnosed with cancer and will be undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation treatment
- You have been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), uterine fibroids, or endometriosis
- You have a family history of early menopause
It all starts with a consultation. FST will order an Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) screening that not only indicates how you may respond to treatment, but also evaluates how many eggs you have remaining (aka your ovarian reserve). This quick, in-office blood test can be performed on any day of your cycle.
Who Needs an AMH Screening?
This is a great baseline test for any woman under the age of 35 who has been trying to conceive for about a year or over the age of 35 who has been trying for about 6 months.
The Actual Process
We will begin by giving you a series of fertility medications that will encourage your ovaries to grow and develop more eggs than usual. During this time, we will carefully monitor you with blood tests and ultrasound to see when your eggs are ready to be retrieved. Removing the eggs is a brief procedure that takes less than half-an-hour and is performed under a light anesthetic. Typically, between 10 to 20 eggs are recovered from the ovaries.
After the eggs are collected they will be frozen the same day using a rapid freezing technique called vitrification. This novel technology allows freezing of the eggs without formation of ice inside the cell keeping the eggs in the state of suspended animation indefinitely.
When pregnancy is desired, months or years later, the eggs are thawed and fertilized via Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI). The resulting embryos are then transferred to the uterus.
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Why Egg Freezing?
There are many reasons to consider egg freezing or fertility preservation. The practice, which has only become an elective option in recent years, is now becoming more and more commonplace as women work to achieve a better work/life balance.
- Pursuing career or educational goals
- Do not have a life partner
- Don’t feel financially ready to have a child
- Not prepared to have a 2nd child
- Family history of menopause
- Cancer diagnosis