What is Egg Banking?
posted: Nov. 18, 2019.
Find out if egg banking is a good option for preserving eggs for your future family.
Not ready to get pregnant just yet? If you aren’t planning for a baby anytime soon but would like the opportunity to get pregnant in the future you may be wondering whether egg banking is the right choice for you. During egg banking, our South Florida physician Dr. Minna Selub collects and freezes a woman’s healthy eggs for possible fertilization in the future. Florida Institute for Reproductive Sciences and Technologies is located in Weston, FL and serves patients from South Florida, including the Jacksonville and Tampa areas.
What is involved in egg banking?
As we mentioned above, egg banking is the process of preserving a woman’s eggs and possible fertility by retrieving eggs from her ovaries and freezing them for in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment in the future to increase the odds of getting pregnant.
During egg banking, the woman is given medication that will stimulate the ovaries to produce multiple eggs in one cycle. Then a minor outpatient procedure is performed to retrieve the eggs and then freeze them.
Who could benefit from egg banking?
There are many reasons why women today are considering egg banking. Freezing healthy eggs keeps them viable, allowing our patients the peace of mind to know that they could get pregnant in the future when it is right for them.
Furthermore, women who are currently undergoing radical and aggressive treatments such as chemotherapy or radiation may want to turn to our South Florida physician for egg banking to preserve healthy eggs for the future so they can start a family after they’ve finished their treatment. Women who have also been told that they have a diminished ovarian reserve may also choose to turn to egg banking earlier in life so that they can get pregnant later on.
However, it’s important to know that egg banking isn’t right for every woman. Women over 40 years old or women who have a significantly diminished ovarian reserve may not be a good candidate for egg banking. Furthermore, women under 30 years old still have many years in which they can conceive naturally and may not need to consider egg freezing until later in life.
If you are interested in learning more about egg banking and whether this could benefit your lifestyle and future family planning then call Florida Institute for Reproductive Sciences and Technologies in Weston, FL at (954) 217-3456 to schedule a consultation. We proudly serve patients from South Florida, Orlando and throughout the state.