Find out more about candidates for egg freezing
Women often ask the team at Texas Fertility Center – San Antonio who are good candidates for egg freezing. Our San Antonio egg freezing specialists know that in many circumstances the procedure can be beneficial. The best age to freeze eggs can vary from woman to woman, depending on her circumstances and overall health. In some cases, a woman turns to egg freezing after she receives a cancer diagnosis. In other situations, a woman may be interested in preserving her fertility until she finds the right partner or finishes her education.
The candidates for egg freezing
Our San Antonio egg freezing specialists have found that the following groups of women may be good candidates for egg freezing.
- Women who want to delay childbearing should consider fertility preservation. Women in their 20s and early 30s are more fertile than women in their late 30s. However, younger women are often focused on their careers, education or finding the right partner rather than on having a baby. Egg freezing can provide peace of mind that she may possibly have a biological child later in life, when she feels more prepared for motherhood.
- Women who are at risk for entering menopause before age 40, due to medical reasons or their family history, should consider egg freezing to beat the race against time.
- Women who are facing a cancer diagnosis can benefit from egg freezing because many cancer treatments can negatively affect fertility. By undergoing the procedure before cancer treatment, they can preserve their option to have a biological child in the future. Egg freezing is an option for women as well as for girls who have gone through puberty.
Age matters for all candidates for egg freezing
No matter the reason for selecting egg freezing, age is the most important factor in determining whether a woman is a good candidate for the process. Women are born with all of the eggs they will ever have, approximately seven million. Egg quality and quantity begin to decline rapidly in their early 30s, with a significant drop around the age of 37. As a result, women who undergo egg freezing at a younger age are more likely to experience pregnancy success later in life, when they are ready for motherhood. There is no single best age to freeze eggs, but in general, the earlier the better.
If you would like to learn more about egg freezing, please contact us to schedule an appointment with one of our caring and knowledgeable San Antonio egg freezing specialists.