Egg Freezing

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Not all women are ready or willing to become parents before the time our “biological clocks” say we should. With egg freezing, that’s perfectly ok!

Egg freezing is a way to retain your ability to use your own eggs to become a parent on your own timeline.

Whether you haven’t met the right partner, would like to focus on your career, or simply don’t feel ready for motherhood, fertility preservation through egg freezing give you an opportunity to delay parenthood for any reason at all.

OUR ACCLAIMED ALBANY EGG FREEZING PROGRAM

The two foremost egg freezing programs (Boston IVF and IVF New England) combine resources and expertise to offer the most comprehensive egg freezing/fertility program in the Capital District/Albany.


whyFAST FACTS ABOUT OUR EGG FREEZING PROGRAM

  • Boston IVF assisted in the first birth in Massachusetts from a frozen egg.
  • Our Albany egg freezing center was awarded the Optum Health Fertility Center of Excellence Award in recognition of achieving the gold standard for fertility care.
  • We are the only fertility center in Albany and the Capital District to receive this designation.
  • Our national egg freezing program froze over 4,000 eggs last year
  • Our national fertility network has assisted in the birth of over 90,000+ babies since 1986

 

IS EGG FREEZING RIGHT FOR ME?

When you meet with your fertility expert at our Albany fertility center for your initial consultation, your doctor will review your medical history and discuss diagnostic testing. A simple blood test called the Ovarian Reserve Test is used to assess the quantity and quality of your remaining eggs. Based on your results, your doctor will be able to determine if you are good candidate for egg freezing. A follow-up appointment is scheduled to create an individualized treatment plan for you. Generally, egg freezing is beneficial for:

  • women between ages 25-37
  • women who would like to delay motherhood until a later date
  • women with a family history of premature ovarian failure or early menopause
  • women with cancer or chronic illness

 

YOUR FIRST STEPS

An initial fertility egg freezing consultation with one of our Albany fertility experts is your best opportunity to ask questions, get advice, and learn more about how we can help. You will leave our office with answers to your fertility questions, a detailed outline of your treatment options, and a plan for your diagnostic testing.

Whether your goal is to schedule an appointment now, or just to get some quick answers, feel free to give us a call at 518-434-9759.

YOUR EGG FREEZING TIMELINE

A full egg freezing cycle lasts just two weeks, beginning with the last day of your period. It involves taking light medication, a few brief office visits for monitoring, and one brief outpatient procedure visit. You are able to maintain your regular schedule during the two weeks, apart from the day of egg retrieval.

Step 1
Meet with a fertility specialist at our Albany fertility Center for an initial consultation

Step 2
Schedule an Ovarian Reserve Test to determine the quantity and quality of your remaining eggs

Step 3
Discuss your test results with your Albany fertility doctor in order to put together a monitoring schedule

Step 4
Day 1 of your period signifies Day 1 of your egg freezing cycle

Step 5
Day 3 of your cycle is the first day of taking prescribed medications

Step 6
Your doctor will determine when you will visit for monitoring via ultrasound and blood testing to determine the optimal time for your egg retrieval

Step 7
Between day 11-15, you will come in for your egg retrieval procedure, which takes only 10 minutes under light anesthesia. You can go back to work within 24 hours.

Step 8
Your eggs are frozen within 2 hours of your procedure, using the latest vitrification technology

Step 9
Your eggs are safely stored at -196 degrees Celcius in our state of the art laboratory


12URGENT CARE FOR WOMEN WITH CANCER AND CHRONIC ILLNESS

There is usually very little time between cancer diagnosis and treatment. Often, treatment options include chemotherapy and radiation, which can accelerate egg loss and impact a woman’s ability to conceive and deliver a child.

In answer to this dilemma, The Albany Center is part of an Urgent Care team for women who need immediate assistance to preserve their fertility potential prior to cancer treatment. All treatment decisions are made with close communication and coordination with the patient’s oncologist. Our goal is to help you make an informed decision regarding your reproductive future before, during, and after the completion of cancer therapies.