What age did you go through egg freezing? I’m almost 35 with no boyfriend in the near sight. I read I’ll lose half of the current eggs in this process. True? Anyone else here that went through this? Thank you

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34. You don’t borrow or harm future fertility by egg freezing. It’s the same process as ivf but instead of fertilising the egg to store/ transfer embryos, the eggs are themselves frozen

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I was 35. As others have noted, egg-freezing saves eggs that your body would have otherwise discarded. The female body loses eggs as you age, pretty much nonstop. Only one egg is released every month (and you get a period if that egg isn’t fertilized), meanwhile your body is clearing out the eggs that aren’t released. This is a simplification, but basically egg-freezing helps save eggs your body would be getting rid of anyway.

In terms of pain, you will need to give yourself daily injections for a month or so prior to the actual procedure (typically into your upper thigh or lower stomach). These are primarily hormone injections that help prepare as many eggs as possible to be taken out and frozen. The needles are tiny but it can be unpleasant, especially if you are like me and bruise easily.

For the actual procedure itself, you are typically under light anesthesia and don’t feel a thing. You may need to take a day or two after to help with recovery. I needed a few days because I ended up having mild ovarian hyperstimulation but was fine after rest, tons of electrolytes, and salty snacks.

Last two pieces of advice:
1) Sooner is better in terms of egg-freezing, so definitely recommend it now (34 is better than 36, for example)
2) It’s worth looking at the outcomes of the doctors / clinic you choose. If you freeze your eggs with them, you would likely be going through IVF with them at some point down the line. I chose the best group in my major city (Atlanta) that had expert doctors and strong live birth outcomes. I absolutely loved my doctor and how kind yet candid she was with me about fertility, age, etc.

Good luck!

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Agree-I had one bruise on my stomach (due to my user error, rushing while I was injecting). I did one round at 35 and prepping for a second round at 37 due to better health insurance which will actually cover treatment costs. It really isn’t bad, I was ready to be done by the end of the cycle but the relief of knowing I did something to preserve my fertility outweighs anything.

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Do it now. I’m 33 planning to do at the end of this year or next.

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30. Going through the process now!

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Recommend tutorials on fertilityiq.com - egg freezing does not impact reserve

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Got it. Any pain you think I’d feel? Also, where can I get the best information?

Thank you so much, D2. Do I first contact my obgyn and ask for referral? Or, I do just contact the local fertility clinic?

Thanks so much, D2. I’m 27 if that helps at all. Really appreciate your insight, I wish this dialogue was happening more

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