WHY FREEZE YOUR EGGS

Egg freezing, or oocyte cryopreservation, allows a woman to suspend the ever-ticking biological clock and bank her eggs for future use. Many in the medical field believe we are on the onset of a prodigious social change, and that egg freezing will impact women’s reproductive options as the birth control pill did in the 1960s.

FERTILITY FACTS EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW

  • The key to your fertility is the age of your eggs, not your chronological age
  • At birth, a woman is born with all the eggs she will make in her lifetime
  • By the time a woman is 30, she has lost 88% of her eggs and by the time she is 40 she has lost 97% of her eggs
  • Roughly 1/3 of women ages 35-39 have fertility problems, that skyrockets to 64% in women ages 40-44
  • It is expected that over 10,000 women will choose to freeze their eggs this year

“Freezing my eggs took a giant weight off my shoulders. I had just gotten out of a long-term relationship and I decided to make myself and my dreams a priority. Now, I don’t feel the need to lower my dating standards in order to beat my biological clock”

– Katie, 34

THE EGG FREEZING PROCESS

  1. Reproductive Health Physical

    You will meet with your MLF physician for blood tests, ultrasound and personalized discussion of your fertility health and goals. 95% of insurance will cover this appointment.

  2. Ovarian Stimulation

    Over a period of 9-12 days we will stimulate your ovaries with self-administered injections. You will also have approximately 5 to 7 early morning monitoring appointments.

  3. Egg Retrieval

    In our state-of-the-art surgery center your doctor will gently guide a needle attached to a catheter through your vaginal wall to collect your eggs. The painless procedure will take 10-20 minutes and you will be under twilight anesthesia. There are no stitches or scars and most patients return to work the following day.

  4. Freezing and Storage

    Your collected eggs are then frozen using an advanced method called vitrification. Immediately after they are vitrified, your eggs will be placed into one of our liquid nitrogen storage containers in our state-of-the-art laboratory. Mechanisms are in place to ensure the safe long-term storage of your eggs.

THE MAIN LINE FERTILITY DIFFERENCE

Support: Dedicated patient liaison to provide you personalized care throughout the process

Expertise: Experienced Reproductive Endocrinologists and care team

Affordability: Deeply discounted comprehensive egg freezing packages and financing

Results: Latest vitrification technology and state-of-the-art laboratory ensuring optimal outcomes

Convenience: 6 locations, on-site surgery center, early morning appointments

INVESTMENT

Main Line Fertility offers women nationally recognized fertility care combined with comprehensive egg freezing programs that can save patients over 50%*

All main line fertility egg freezing packages include:

  • Monitoring appointments
  • Egg retrieval
  • Cryopreservation
  • First year of storage

Additional costs:

  • Anesthesia
  • Medication
  • Annual storage

* The national average for one egg freezing cycle is $11,000, according to a 2017 report by FertilityIQ.com

Single Cycle

1 cycle of
egg freezing

$6,000
or
$122/Month***
for 5 years

10 Egg Cycle**

10 frozen eggs or 2 cycles,
whichever comes first

$11,000
or
$223/Month***
for 5 years

15 Egg Cycle**

15 frozen eggs or 3 cycles,
whichever comes first

$15,000
or
$304/Month***
for 5 years

20 Egg Cycle**

20 frozen eggs of 4 cycles,
whichever comes first

$18,000
or
$365/Month***
for 5 years

  • ANESTHESIA — $500 PER CYCLE

  • MEDICATION — $2,500-$5,000 PER CYCLE BASED ON INDIVIDUAL NEEDS

  • ANNUAL STORAGE — $750 PER YEAR BILLED ONE YEAR AFTER RETRIEVAL

** Patient must qualify to participate in these plans
***With approved financing. Based on 7.9% APR for 5 years.
APR’s start as low as 3.9% and vary based on loan amount and term length.

Frequently Asked Questions

Eggs frozen from vitrification technology are suspended in time. As a result, eggs can be frozen indefinitely.

No. At the beginning of each menstrual cycle, literally hundreds of eggs begin the “race” to ovulation. Each month, only one egg is ovulated and the rest degenerate – they are lost forever. The medications we use allow many more of those eggs, which are otherwise lost, to reach maturity and retrieval for freezing.

No. Egg freezing gives women the chance to take control of their fertility and gives them the best chance to have biological children in the future, but it cannot guarantee a baby. Based on a 2017 study published in Human Reproduction, women under the age of 35 who freeze 10-20 eggs have between a 70%-90% chance of at least one live birth in the future.

Women between the ages of 30 to 40, specifically early to mid-30’s, are the ideal age to freeze their eggs. Factors that warrant egg freezing sooner than just age would include women with a family history of premature ovarian failure or early menopause, a recent cancer diagnosis, and a diagnosis of endometriosis or polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).

Yes. While advanced age is one of the top causes of female infertility, lifestyle factors also play a role in fertility health. Healthy choices that can affect fertility includes regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, and taking a multivitamin that contains folic acid. Additionally, we suggest keeping stress under control, preventing sexually transmitted diseases, avoiding smoking and refraining from substance abuse.

Questions about egg freezing? We are here to help!
E-mail our egg freezing coordinator at eggfreezing@mainlinefertility.com