Is Freezing Right For You?

Due to aging effects on egg number and egg quality, the best time to freeze your eggs is when you are in your mid-30s or younger.  If you are considering egg freezing, for medical reasons or otherwise, you should consult with a fertility specialist.  If you’ve been recently diagnosed with cancer, fertility preservation treatments can usually be started within a few days, to avoid significant delay in your cancer treatment.

READ: Black Infertility: Facts Every Couple Needs To Know

A simple ultrasound and blood work can determine if the egg supply is normal and if you would be a good candidate for egg freezing.  Once eggs are frozen, they can be safely stored for years until you are ready for pregnancy.  Any plans for egg or embryo freezing should be discussed between your oncologist and fertility specialist to ensure that it is safe to proceed.

 

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Dr. McCarthyDr. Desiree McCarthy-Keith M.P.H. and MD is a female Obstetrician & Gynecologist, has 11 years of experience and practices in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology. For more information, visitwww.ivf.com.

‘Egg Freezing’: Hope Over Hype  was originally published on blackdoctor.org

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