The Best Egg Freezing Age To Get Successful Results
As more and more women choose to preserve their eggs to ensure they’re able to conceive later in life, it’s important to learn about the best time for egg freezing. Read on to discover this, and find out more about Vejthani Hospital’s V Fertility Center egg-freezing package.
Egg freezing is also known as oocyte cryopreservation or vitrification and is a fertility preservation method. Since every woman has a finite number of eggs, which age as women age, this procedure enables women to freeze their eggs for future use. It involves extracting healthy eggs from the ovaries, freezing them, and storing them until one or several will be fertilized when the woman is ready to conceive naturally and have a baby.
Egg freezing has increased in popularity since more women are choosing to delay having a family. Let us find out the key considerations you should take into account before deciding to freeze your eggs.
Things To Consider
Age and Fertility
This is a critical factor since a woman’s eggs decline in quantity and quality as she ages. While the specific age varies, the general consensus is the earlier the better to preserve the quality and viability of the eggs. Therefore, egg freezing is recommended before the age of 35. A woman’s fertility usually begins to decline in their late 20s and early 30s, so the ideal egg-freezing age is less than the ages of 35.
Medical History and Health Status
Certain medical conditions, such as cancer or autoimmune diseases, may affect a woman’s fertility, which makes egg freezing a viable solution. Meanwhile, some patients, such as those at risk of premature ovarian failure, may have difficulty freezing their eggs.
Certain factors such as smoking, alcohol consumption, and an unhealthy diet can have an impact on fertility, causing a decline in the quality of a woman’s eggs. Therefore, it is important to make the necessary lifestyle changes and avoid processed foods, excessive caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco and maintain a healthy weight at least three months before egg freezing.
The cost is another major factor since it will be an ongoing concern throughout the egg-freezing process. Consider the quality, experience, and reputation of the doctors and the fertility clinic, which can all impact the pricing. Also, consider whether you have the financial capability to maintain the eggs and the availability of insurance coverage and financing options.
Risks and Side Effects
Like all medical procedures, patients may experience some side effects. These include bloating, cramping, and breast tenderness. Some patients may experience ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, infection, or bleeding, but these cases are rare.
Egg Freezing Process
The process begins with taking hormone medications to overstimulate the ovaries to produce more eggs. Once mature, the eggs are retrieved using a needle inserted through the vaginal wall. The eggs are then frozen through a vitrification process, which rapidly freezes the eggs to prevent ice crystals from forming and compromising their quality.
Preparing for Egg Freezing
Have a healthy and balanced diet
Consume nutrient-rich foods and choose foods high in antioxidants like CoQ10 that promote fertility, such as chicken, beef, oily fish, cauliflower, oranges, and soybeans. Zinc is a mineral that helps with egg fertilization, and can be sourced from plants such as quinoa, cashews, and lentils, plus animal sources like oysters, crab, and pork. Increase your intake of vitamin D, found in egg yolks, salmon, trout, sardines, mushrooms, and of course, natural sunlight!
Maintain a healthy weight
Excess body fat can affect your internal organs, and research has shown that women with excessive weight can carry fat in their ovaries, which may compromise egg quality and affect fertility.
Get enough sleep and rest
The sleep hormone melatonin promotes fertility as it protects eggs from stress and oxidation. Maintain a healthy sleep routine by getting 7-9 hours of sleep each night.
Egg Freezing Program at Vejthani Hospital
Vejthani Hospital’s V Fertility Center (VFC) offers a comprehensive egg-freezing program to give you the best chances of conceiving a child when you are ready. The package covers the whole process, including a physical examination, an ultrasound of the uterus and ovaries to determine their condition, and a thorough blood analysis. Our fertility specialists and medical care team are on hand to provide patients with excellent care throughout the egg stimulation, harvesting, and freezing stages.
Consultations and monitoring of our patient’s ovulation cycle ensure that everything runs smoothly. Our embryologist also makes sure that the highest-quality eggs are frozen to optimize your chances of success.
VFC provides complete medical services for pregnancy and reproductive care. Our professional physicians and fertility specialists are highly trained in diagnosing, treating, and preventing fertility problems. They can advise you on the best time for egg freezing and ways to increase your fertility. We use state-of-the-art assisted reproductive technology and practices to provide effective fertility solutions and treatments in our world-class, internationally accredited facilities.
Learn more about the egg-freezing program at the VFC Center at Vejthani Hospital. Make an appointment today.
Written By Dr.Worawat Siripoon