Who Is a Candidate?
Egg freezing is usually considered for women who are not ready for a child and wish to delay pregnancy in the future. This method of assisted reproductive technology or ART helps a woman preserve her fertility so that age and disease do not affect her eggs, and she will be able to have a biological child when she is ready.
You can opt for egg freezing for the following reasons:
- You are diagnosed with cancer. Cancer and cancer treatments including chemotherapy and radiation therapy can harm the quality of your eggs. To ensure viable eggs, you can freeze your eggs when they are healthy, undergo treatment and when you recover completely and are ready for a family, you can use the frozen eggs to get pregnant.
- You are not ready to start a family. Many women postpone motherhood to concentrate on their career, education and achieve other personal goals. By the time they are ready, advanced age has already affected the quality and quantity of the egg reserve. Egg freezing helps preserve healthy eggs that are obtained at the prime of your age and used later when you require.
- You are undergoing fertility treatment and your male partner is unable to provide sufficient sperm on the day of your egg retrieval.