Does Freezing Your Eggs Make It Harder to Get Pregnant?

Does Freezing Your Eggs Make It Harder to Get Pregnant?

Does Freezing Your Eggs Make It Harder to Get Pregnant?

Will freezing your eggs impact your chance of getting pregnant naturally down the road? The short answer: no, because egg freezing makes use of eggs that would otherwise have been lost in a process known as “atresia.”

During a normal menstrual cycle, only one egg is released for ovulation, but many others are “activated” and then die away. Egg freezing attempts to save as many of these extra eggs as possible.

Ovaries, Follicles and Eggs

During each menstrual cycle (typically each month), one egg makes it through the whole ovulatory process. The egg follicle (the sac in which the immature egg waits) is activated, the egg grows and matures, and then—once it reaches maturation—it breaks free from the ovary and begins its journey down the fallopian tubes.

But there are tons of other eggs that don’t make it past that first stage. In each cycle, a number of follicles are activated; how many depends on your ovarian reserve, and can be measured during an antral follicle count via ultrasound. When the immature eggs inside those follicles don’t mature, they simply die off within a few weeks.

In a normal month, only one egg breaks free from the ovary, but many others mature only partially, and then die off. Egg freezing attempts to fully mature and “save” these extra eggs.

Saving Extra Eggs for Later

Egg freezing makes use of some of those otherwise lost eggs. The egg freezing process uses hormone medication to prompt your ovaries to produce multiple mature eggs in one cycle instead of the usual one, so you can freeze them for when—or if—you might need them later on.

Therefore, the process of egg freezing doesn’t take anything away from your egg reserve, and won’t affect your chance of getting pregnant naturally in the future. What it will do is provide you with a backup option if you have difficulty conceiving naturally when you’re ready to start a family.

About Iranian Surgery

Iranian surgery is an online medical tourism platform where you can find the best doctors and fertility specialists in Iran. The price of IVF in Iran can vary according to each individual’s case and will be determined by an in-person assessment with the doctor.

For more information about the cost of IVF in Iran and to schedule an appointment in advance, you can contact Iranian Surgery consultants via WhatsApp number 0098 901 929 0946. This service is completely free.


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