Women with certain types of cancer, whose ovarian function and eggs can be damaged by treatment, are good candidates for oocyte cryopreservation, also known as egg freezing. Other women may choose to freeze their eggs if they are not ready to have children. Generally, egg freezing is offered to women under the age of 38. If you are considering freezing your eggs, discuss the process with your fertility doctor.
Egg freezing depends upon your ovarian reserves and how your ovaries will respond to fertility medications. The chances of having a baby with a frozen egg are greater when the eggs are younger. The most important factors in determining your chances for potential success with egg freesing are:
- FSH levels on day 3 of your cycle
- Estradiol levels
- Ovarian follical count