Fertility Preservation

Fertility preservation is the general term for treatments designed to preserve your ability to have children in the future, such as freezing eggs, embryos, or sperm. A fertility specialist at the Fertility Institute can help you freeze eggs and embryos for the future and grow your family when you’re ready.

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Who Should Consider Fertility Preservation?

Men and women can utilize fertility preservation techniques. This may involve the cryopreservation (freezing and storage) of mature eggs, sperm, embryos, or reproductive tissue (ovarian or testicular) for later use in assisted reproductive treatments. A combination of personal and medical reasons may prompt someone to consider fertility preservation for future parenthood, such as:

  • You are concerned that aging or other factors may prevent you from having future children.
  • You are undergoing treatment for cancer or other serious diseases that could affect fertility.
  • You have already undergone in vitro fertilization (IVF) and wish to freeze extra viable embryos (or eggs) to attempt pregnancy again in the future.
  • You wish to have a child in the future but are not currently ready to do so.
  • You are an LGBTQ+ individual or couple requiring frozen eggs or embryos for family building, including those receiving gender-affirming care who wish to preserve their gametes for future family building.

Embryo Freezing

Planned Egg Freezing (Elective Egg Freezing)

Some individuals or couples undergo oocyte cryopreservation or “egg freezing.” Planned egg freezing is when a woman freezes her eggs at a younger age to protect her reproductive potential or would like to delay having children for personal, professional, or medical reasons.

Egg Freezing

We Keep Your Embryos Safe

When your eggs are retrieved, they are frozen and stored in our state-of-the-art lab. Our laboratory staff takes excellent care of your cryopreserved specimens, following rigorous guidelines and utilizing the best equipment and monitoring procedures.

Our embryology lab and cryopreservation tanks are equipped with constant alarm monitoring and emergency generator backup power to protect your specimens and your family’s future.

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