Fertility Preservation

Fertility preservation in general, and egg freezing in particular, is quickly becoming a more and more popular procedure for women each year. As more and more fertility centers are adopting the technology, increasing numbers of women are understanding the reproductive options they have. As a result, many are opting to take the necessary precautions to make sure that they will be able to create a family when they are ready, even if that time is not now.

Women are born with all of their eggs. These eggs gradually mature and ovulate over their lifetime. Years of aging and environmental damage will decrease the egg quality over time. It is not difficult for women to get pregnant after 40 as long as the egg is young. Freezing young, healthy eggs can eliminate the pressure of family planning while you focus on your career and personal life. Breakthroughs in fertility preservation technology are allowing women to bank healthy eggs prior to medical treatments, like chemotherapy, which may affect their fertility.

Commonly Asked Questions About Egg Freezing

When it comes to your fertility, it is never too soon to begin planning for the future. The younger your eggs are when trying to conceive, the better chance you will have of getting pregnant. If you know that one day you would like to become a mother but feel that now is just not the time, we recommend freezing your eggs.
Mid-Iowa Fertility takes each person’s unique physiology into consideration. Our doctors will create a customized treatment plan for your egg freezing cycle during your initial consultation.
One cycle of egg freezing is $7,800 plus the cost of medication, which will vary depending on your treatment plan. For example, if you choose a natural cycle, there are no medication costs. The annual fee for egg freezing is $750.
Oocytes (eggs) can be frozen indefinitely.
Every woman’s cycle varies, but the approximate duration for a cycle is about 4-5 weeks.