Egg Freezing Programs | Boston IVF Albany & Syracuse Centers

Egg Freezing

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Not all women are ready to become parents before their “biological clocks” say they should!

You may be more interested in focusing on your career. Perhaps you’re not in a suitable relationship. Or you’re simply not emotionally ready.

No matter the reason, only you can determine the ‘best time’ to start your family. With our egg freezing technologies at your fingertips, you can feel empowered knowing that you have the final say over your biological clock.


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OUR EGG FREEZING PROGRAM

  • Boston IVF assisted in the first birth from a frozen egg.
  • Our Central New York egg freezing centers were awarded the Optum Health Fertility Center of Excellence Award in recognition of achieving the gold standard for fertility care.
  • We are the only fertility center in Central New York to receive this designation.
  • Our egg freezing program froze over 4,000 eggs last year
  • Our network has assisted in over 90,000+ babies since 1986

 

EGG FREEZING FACTS

  • Female fertility begins to decline after age 27, and then more aggressively after age 35.
  • The younger you are when you freeze your eggs, the better the chances of a successful pregnancy later.
  • The success rate for IVF with frozen eggs is based on when the eggs are harvested, not when they’re implanted.
  • So if you freeze your eggs at age 30 and don’t use them until age 40, you will have “frozen” the process in time.
  • You’ll have the same chance of a successful pregnancy as when you were 30 years old.
  • Because of this, as a general rule of thumb, earlier is better when it comes to selecting a time to freeze your eggs.
  • Younger eggs offer better chances of a successful pregnancy, no matter when you decide to use the eggs.
  • There is no limit to the length of time eggs can be frozen.
  • Eggs will remain frozen and stable indefinitely with no decrease in quality over time.


YOUR FIRST STEPS

An initial fertility egg freezing consultation with one of our Central New York fertility experts is your best opportunity to ask questions, get advice, and learn more about how we can help.

You will leave our office with a clear understanding of your fertility future, a detailed outline of your treatment options, and a plan for any diagnostic testing.

Whether your goal is to schedule an appointment now, or just to get some quick answers, feel free to call or email us!

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EGG FREEZING TIMELINE

An egg freezing cycle at our NY IVF centers last just two weeks, beginning with the last day of your period. It involves taking light medication, a few brief office visits for monitoring, and one brief outpatient procedure visit. You are able to maintain your regular schedule during the two weeks, apart from the day of egg retrieval.

  • Meet with an Albany or Syracuse fertility specialist for an initial consultation
  • Schedule an egg supply test to determine the quantity and quality of your remaining eggs
  • Discuss your test results with your fertility doctor and plan out your egg freezing cycle
  • Day 1 of your period signifies Day 1 of your egg freezing cycle
  • Day 3 of your cycle is the first day of taking prescribed medications
  • Your doctor will determine when you will visit for ultrasound and blood testing
  • Between day 11-15, you will come in for your egg retrieval procedure, which takes only 10 minutes under light anesthesia. You can go back to work within 24 hours.
  • Your eggs are frozen within 2 hours of your procedure
  • Your eggs are safely stored at -196 degrees Celsius in our state of the art lab


EGG FREEZING FOR CANCER

An unfortunate side effect of cancer is infertility.

Chemotherapy and radiation can destroy follicles in the ovary, speeding the natural decline of ovarian reserve and causing either temporary or even early menopause.

For men, these same treatments can also damage sperm-producing cells.

Our Fast-Track Program
Timing may play a crucial role in preserving your fertility. We understand that time is of the essence when facing a cancer diagnosis and need to make important decisions regarding family building.

Both our Albany IVF and Syracuse IVF Centers offer a special Fast Track Oncofertility Program that ensures our patients receive immediate access, advice, and treatment, beginning with their next menstrual cycle.