In modern society, many women are opting to future-proof their family plans by freezing their eggs. Erin fisher finds out more about the process and the best time to have the procedure
For many of us, the decision to start a family is happening much later than for previous generations, and conceiving isn’t always easy once the timing is right. The reality is that women are born with a finite number of eggs and, as we age, the number and quality continuously declines until there comes a time where we can no longer conceive. Therefore, it isn’t surprising that more people are investigating fertility options. IVF, sperm donors and surrogacy are all commonly used methods when natural conception isn’t possible, but for women wanting to preserve their fertility, egg freezing is becoming increasingly popular.
Dr Mary Birdsall works in reproductive medicine and gynaecology at Fertility Associates and explains that the first step for those wanting to freeze their eggs is to meet with a fertility specialist, who will explain the options, run tests to assess your current fertility and help you to make a plan.
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