Category Archives: Egg Freezing

Egg Freezing FAQs

What do you do if you know you want to have a baby someday, but you aren’t sure that everything will line up just right when that time comes? If you’re not sure you will be able to have children in the future, either due to situation or illness, you may consider freezing your eggs Read More …




The Basics of Egg Cryopreservation

Oocyte or egg cryopreservation is the process of extracting and freezing eggs until the time is ready for their use. During assisted reproductive technology procedures, the frozen eggs can be thawed out, fertilized in vitro and transferred to the recipient’s womb for pregnancy to ensue. Egg cryopreservation can benefit women with varied fertility concerns. Women Read More …


What is the procedure for freezing eggs during Cryopreservation?

by Dr. Deborah Smith The process for freezing an oocyte (an egg) in a cryopreservation treatment cycle begins the same as the egg retrieval process used in an in vitro fertilization treatment. The ovaries are stimulated using a controlled overstimulation hormone treatment in order to produce multiple eggs per each menstrual cycle. This overproduction of Read More …


The Process of Oocyte Vitrification (Egg Freezing)

Oocyte Vitrification Oocyte vitrification, is when a woman’s eggs are frozen for later use in fertility treatments. The frozen specimen is often an immature egg known as an oocyte. The oocyte vitrification procedure is considered experimental. The Oocyte Vitrification Procedure The process of vitrification involves processing the oocyte with an increasingly stronger solution of cryoprotectants Read More …



An Overview on the Timing of Egg Freezing

Egg Freezing: Now or Later? For those women who have been procrastinating about starting a family, egg freezing might be a viable option. But, if you decide to go this route, when should you freeze your eggs? Now, or later? More and more women are considering oocyte cryopreservation—or egg freezing—to extend or “reschedule” pregnancy and Read More …


Cryopreservation/Vitrification – Freezing Technique for Sperm, Eggs and Embryos

The process of cryopreservation or Vitrification is a freezing procedure used for sperm, eggs and embryos at fertility clinics in Colorado.  The technique involves freezing and preserving the eggs and embryos so that fewer fertility drug stimulations and oocyte retrievals are needed to achieve pregnancy.  When the number of infertility procedures are reduced, the costs Read More …



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