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Why You Should Freeze Your Eggs Before Age 35


Posted September 27, 2023 in Egg Freezing

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Many women are choosing to take control of their fertility journey — sometimes years before they are ready to conceive.

Future fertility planning comes in many forms, and one of the most popular is egg freezing. Many factors come into play when determining the best age to freeze your eggs, but for the most part, experts agree that before 35 is the optimal time.

Below, we’ll discuss just why that is to help you determine if egg freezing is best for you.

What Is Egg Freezing?

Egg freezing is a type of future fertility planning that allows women to preserve their eggs through a process called cryopreservation. This form of fertility preservation will enable you to save viable eggs for future use.

There are many reasons why women freeze their eggs and save them for future conception. These can include:

  • You want to wait until you are more established in your career or education
  • You are experiencing a chronic illness that may affect future egg viability, be it from the illness itself or medication
  • You are at risk for early menopause and wish to preserve your eggs now
  • You want to preserve your eggs because you are without a partner

Why Is It Best to Freeze Eggs Before 35?

Unfortunately, a lot of a woman’s fertility comes down to age. Many of the above reasons involve preserving eggs so you don’t have to worry about your “biological clock.”

Generally, egg number and health begin to decline after age 30, making it harder to produce viable eggs naturally.

This is why many women choose to preserve their eggs earlier, as the eggs you retrieve at age 30 will be more numerous and likely more healthy than the ones you retrieve at 40 or even 35.

So, while a woman is by no means “old,” her eggs may not be as conducive to a viable or healthy pregnancy as they were before age 35.

There’s also the cost factor. Since women at age 25 likely have numerous healthy eggs, many who freeze their eggs before 30 may not need them as they eventually conceive naturally.   There is concern they have used a fertility service and egg storage without actually needing them. Even if you conceive naturally, taking the precaution of preserving your eggs at a young age is ideal because you may need to use the eggs for a second or third pregnancy, especially after age 35.  The knowledge that your eggs were frozen provides a level of certainty and peace of mind that you might not otherwise have during your reproductive years

The Bottom Line

If you freeze your eggs between the ages of 30 and 35, you will most likely have a successful egg retrieval and chance for conception since you still produce healthy and numerous eggs. You will also have the chance to undergo IVF which can be more helpful to your fertility journey than traditional conception, especially past the age of 38.

Fertility preservation is about keeping your options open. By freezing your eggs at the right age, you have more freedom to plan your fertility at your own pace without worrying if your eggs will continue to be viable year after year.

Many women choose to delay their family planning until later in life to ensure they are comfortable with themselves (health, relationships, and finances). Freezing your eggs will allow you to make the best decisions for yourself and your future family without worrying about your biological ability to do so.

Do You Want to Learn More About Egg Freezing in Houston, TX?

Inovi Fertility & Genetics Institute in Houston offers a wide range of fertility planning and services in addition to egg freezing:

If you are interested in freezing your eggs, having a fertility evaluation, or have questions about your next steps, call us today at (713) 401-9000 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you on your journey.