Questions to Ask about Egg Freezing

Prepare for Egg Freezing

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?

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