Freezing, thawing, and using one's eggs with professional help
February 3, 2014 9:51 AM Subscribe
Please tell me your experiences, thoughts and advice about egg freezing (the ones you make babies with, not the ones you eat).
posted by foxy_hedgehog to Health & Fitness (5 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a 39-year-old woman (I know, I should have done this a long time ago) who would like to pursue this option. I know that until recently the technology was experimental, and that there aren't that many people out there yet who have had the procedure, much less had a baby with frozen eggs, but I'd love to hear thoughts and advice from anyone who has any to give.
I have found a place that looks reputable and charges less than older clinics (about $7000, with one year of storage included) because it's relatively new. The doctor and director are both credentialed and have published research in the field. I'm scheduling a consultation with their lead doctor today. I am calling my endocrinologist to ask what I should be testing or taking to maximize fertility, and am also seeing my ob-gyn this week.
I have a sense of what the procedure is from my sister, who froze embryos with her boyfriend last year. The first step is an ultrasound that will give them a sense of what kind of prospects I have, egg-wise, and accordingly whether this is worth pursuing. What other questions should I be asking? What should I be thinking about?
Any resources or references in the San Francisco Bay Area would also be much appreciated.