Many women come to the fertility experts at CRE (previously SIRM-Dallas) to electively freeze their eggs, for many different reasons. These women have decided that while they may not be ready to conceive a child today, they do want to give themselves the best opportunity to have a genetically related healthy child in the future through egg freezing.
Why Freeze Your Eggs?
There are a variety of reasons women choose to freeze their eggs, including:
- Women who want a baby someday, just not today
- Women building their career or completing their education
- Women who have not met their partner yet
- Medical reasons, such as cancer treatment
- Additional personal reasons that have delayed family planning
The Egg Freezing Process
The egg freezing process begins with a fertility preservation consultation with Dr. Walid Saleh at CRE (previously SIRM-Dallas). After your initial consultation, you’ll undergo a full work-up and blood work. Once you are ready to begin your cycle, you will undergo ovarian stimulation and fertility hormone injections to encourage your ovaries to produce multiple eggs. The eggs will then be retrieved using a minor outpatient procedure, after which they will be frozen and stored.
When you’re ready to start your family, your eggs will be thawed, fertilized, and transferred into the uterus.
Ready to Start?
If you would like to learn more about freezing your eggs with CRE (previously SIRM-Dallas), please contact us at 972-566-6686 to request an appointment.