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Fertility

Personal Egg Banking™
(Elective Oocyte Cryopreservation)

Take Steps to Preserve Future Fertility with Personal Egg Banking®

Deciding when to start a family is a personal choice; it is increasingly common for women to choose to delay childbearing. Until now there was no way for a woman to increase her odds of being able to conceive later in life.

It is no secret that fertility declines with age. Unfortunately, there is no medicine or technology that can "turn back the clock" and turn poor quality eggs into good quality eggs. However, there is now medical technology which exists that can help to preserve a woman's eggs while they are still of good quality. The Genetics & IVF Institute is pleased to offer Personal Egg Banking™ in order to provide women with a tool to protect their future fertility.

The idea behind Personal Egg Banking ("egg freezing") is that a woman can choose to have some of her eggs retrieved, then "frozen" until she is ready to use them. For example, a woman could freeze her eggs in her early thirties, then go on to use those eggs to achieve pregnancy in her late thirties or forties, when her decreased egg quality may make natural conception difficult. While there are no guarantees that a frozen egg will lead to a future pregnancy and live birth, Personal Egg Banking™ can increase a woman's chances of conception later in life.

To speak with a nurse about Personal Egg Banking please call 800.552.4363. Or to read more about the science behind PEB, click here.