Freezing Eggs for a Later Pregnancy

The Melbourne and surrounding communities are invited to speak with us at Viera Fertility Center to discuss fertility options. Our priority is to guide you through fertility and conquer any obstacles toward creating the family of your dreams. The professional staff provides quality medical advice and care to help you with your fertility needs. We work with couples new to starting a family and those who are expanding their existing family. Some of the fertility options we provide include:

  • Fertility testing for males and females
  • Artificial insemination in Melbourne
  • IVF
  • Fertility preservation options such as freezing your eggs

Our medical team is here to answer your questions and guide you through the egg freezing process if you decide this is the best course of action for you.

What Are Reasons for Freezing One’s Eggs?

Women and their partners choose to freeze eggs for a variety of reasons. Some of these may include upcoming cancer treatment, ovarian surgery, advancing age, military deployment, and extended travel. As a woman ages, so do her eggs. At Viera Fertility, a doctor will speak with you about the optimal age and time to freeze your eggs. The benefits and drawbacks of all our procedures including egg cryopreservation will be clearly outlined. We also will partner you with a therapist who can help you navigate the decision surrounding freezing your eggs. We guide you through all steps from the beginning.

The Egg Freezing Process and IVF

After speaking with our doctors, if you decide freezing your eggs is your preferred care plan, we will discuss with you the timing of the egg harvesting. Typically, you will receive medication to stimulate egg follicle growth. Then, under a light sedation, our doctor will retrieve the mature eggs, and they will be frozen for future use. Our cryopreservation process forms minimal ice crystals which decreases tissue damage when the eggs are thawed.

When the eggs are thawed, at your determined time, we combine the egg with sperm through IVF. Then, the fertilized egg is implanted into the uterus. Whether you are choosing to freeze your eggs due to an upcoming treatment or surgery, or have other life plans and commitments that lean toward having a family later in life, our doctors will help you understand the benefits of the egg freezing process, so you can make the best decision for yourself and your future family.

Fertility Treatment

Women who have passed puberty are eligible for the egg freezing fertility treatment. You may have many reasons for wanting to delay pregnancy by freezing an egg while you are younger. Freezing an egg can ease your mind and help decrease any age-related anxieties. In addition, freezing eggs does not prevent you from naturally getting pregnant in the future. Egg freezing is a useful choice to delay one’s pregnancy until a more opportune future date.

Contact Us

The staff at Viera Fertility Center is here to help you with all your family planning needs. Egg freezing is only one of the many fertility treatment options we provide, and we are happy to discuss the benefits of this procedure with you. Our financial team will help you plan for your future family and determine if your insurance will cover any of the costs. You can find the new patient forms on our web-site to prepare for your initial appointment. We have a flexible schedule to fit your appointment needs. If you want to learn more about egg freezing, please contact Viera Fertility Center at 321-751-4673.