With egg freezing, we are being opportunistic. We have you take the same hormone that is released by your brain to help you fully mature a whole batch of eggs, not just the one. You’ll administer hormone injections for about two weeks to help the batch of eggs mature. We’ll show you exactly how to take the injections. And, we monitor your progress throughout those two weeks, to make sure you’re responding to the medication correctly. We may adjust your dose, as needed. You can track your progress and response to the medications on our patient portal – so you can see everything the doctors are seeing, too. When your eggs are fully mature, you’ll take a “trigger shot” – one final hormone injection that gets your ovaries ready for the retrieval. You’ll take this 12 hours before the retrieval. We’re then ready to extract all of the fully mature eggs you were able to produce that month (and freeze them)!
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We’re making the egg freezing process intuitive and accessible, from start to finish. Get started with an egg freezing assessment (covered by most major insurance plans), or connect with our team for more information.
Is egg freezing right for you?
Start by asking yourself these four questions. Everyone is different. But, if the answer to any of these questions is over 35, egg freezing might be a good option for you. Want to take a step back and review the fertility basics?
One egg freezing cycle takes around two weeks from the day you start your medication to your egg retrieval. Two or more cycles may be needed for enough eggs to be retrieved. Because everyone’s experience is unique, the specific days included below are averages.
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Egg Freezing Assessment
To help you make an informed decision about freezing your eggs, a certified reproductive endocrinologist will start off your journey with a fertility assessment, which includes an ultrasound of your ovaries and a medical history review. Your fertility assessment will provide a better sense of your current ovarian reserve.
Once your results are returned, a certified reproductive endocrinologist will recommend a personalized plan. A few more tests may be recommended before beginning the stimulation process.
Your fertility care team will help you understand how to administer the at-home hormone injections involved in the stimulation process.
Stimulation Process (Day 1-13)
You’ll be giving yourself small at-home hormone injections to stimulate your ovaries so that they can grow more eggs. Throughout this protocol - usually 10-14 days - you’ll come in for regular scans and blood tests to monitor your response to the medications and adjust your dosage as necessary.
When your hormones and follicles are at the right levels, a fertility specialist will provide you with a trigger injection, which allows your eggs to complete maturation and start the ovulation process. This happens about 36 hours before your egg retrieval.
Egg Retrieval (Day 14)
You’ll be sedated for about 10-15 minutes while a physician collects your eggs. You may be a little sore afterward, but the majority of women resume normal activities the next day.
Your retrieved eggs will be evaluated and cryopreserved by an embryologist the same day.
Whether you want to set up a virtual consultation to discuss your options, have an in-clinic preliminary assessment, or you’re ready to dive right into the process, we’ve got you covered.
For those looking to preserve their fertility. This one-hour in-clinic appointment includes the same work-up as the Fertility Assessment but will be catered to your egg freezing journey and creating a personalized plan.
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Egg freezing is a 10-14 day cycle in which your ovaries are stimulated to grow mature eggs. The eggs are harvested during a short out-patient procedure and then frozen for future use.
$6,500 (bloodwork & medications are additional costs)Schedule Appointment
Embryo banking is a 10-14 day cycle in which your ovaries are stimulated to grow mature eggs. The eggs are harvested during a short out-patient procedure, fertilized with pre-determined sperm to create embryos, and then frozen.
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This includes the 10-14 day cycle for embryo banking in which your ovaries are stimulated to grow mature eggs with the addition of performing genetic testing (PGS/PGD) via a biopsy on all embryos to determine genetic viability prior to freezing.
$14,500 (bloodwork & medications are additional costs)Schedule Appointment
Storage of eggs or embryos is done in liquid nitrogen tanks, and stored on-site at Kindbody labs and/or lab partners.
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How exactly does egg freezing work?
First, let’s talk about ovulation. Each month, your body recruits a set of eggs from your body to start growing and maturing. (Fun fact: these are the eggs we’re able to count when we do a vaginal ultrasound during your fertility assessment.) Your brain sends a signal to the batch that was recruited for the month to help just one of those eggs fully mature.
So what comes after egg freezing?
Your eggs will be stored in a secure facility for as long as you want to keep them there. Our hope is that you freeze your eggs and are still able to get pregnant naturally. But, if you have trouble down the line, you will have your eggs as a backup. And the good news is, they will be the same age as you were when you froze them. If you need them, you’ll be able to use your frozen eggs through a process called IVF, which we do at Kindbody.
I’ve heard you have to take hormone injections. What’s that all about?
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