Egg freezing is a novel technique used to preserve eggs to pause the effect of aging on a woman’s fertility potential. It can be used electively by women who are not currently ready to become pregnant. Some medical conditions or therapies used to treat serious illnesses can also damage the egg’s ability to result in a successful pregnancy. Women with such conditions may also utilize egg freezing to preserve their fertility.
Freezing a woman’s own healthy eggs during peak reproductive years gives her the freedom to thaw them when conditions are optimal for pregnancy.