Preparing for Egg Freezing Consultation and Procedure
When you explore egg freezing as a possibility for preserving your fertility, you will research fertility clinics and fertility doctors who provide egg freezing and storage. Here are some questions you may want to ask:
- What is your fertility clinic's live birth rate from frozen egg IVF?
- What is the birth rate from patients vs. donors (donors may be higher because they are often younger.)
- What is the live birth rate for patients in my age group?
- How many women have frozen eggs with your facility?
- Of the frozen eggs stored, how many women have thawed eggs at your facility?
- What is your egg thaw survival rate?
- Where are the frozen eggs stored?
- What egg freezing method do you use?
- How many years can the eggs can remain frozen and viable?
- What are the fees for one egg freezing cycle?
- What are the annual storage fees?
- What are the thawing fees?
- What is the average number of eggs needed? (You may have to undergo two or three cycles and surgical egg extractions.)
- How and when will the fertility clinic dispose of your unused eggs?
- What is the fertility clinic's back-up plan in the event of an extended power failure, an unexpected shut down or if you stop paying your storage fees?