Should I Use a Frozen Egg Bank?

Should I Use a Frozen Egg Bank?

Becoming pregnant is an exciting thing. Most potential parents figure that they will be able to conceive quickly once they decide they are ready to become pregnant. However, this is not always the case. In fact, many couples struggle to conceive for many years without success. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

At the point they determine they won’t be able to conceive naturally, couples are left with a huge decision. That decision revolves around whether or not they want to invest in fertility treatments like in-vitro fertilization. In addition to this decision, they must also decide if they want to use eggs that are donated to a frozen egg bank.

Benefits of a Frozen Egg Bank

There are actually several reasons a frozen egg bank might be preferable to fresh eggs. For starters, there is no wait time. The eggs are already in the bank and you will have access to them immediately. In addition to this, you will know how many eggs are available and will know that the eggs are already mature. These factors help eliminate many of the worries that women who are choosing fresh eggs have to face.

 

Frozen eggs are also much more affordable than fresh eggs. While you can expect to pay about $15,000 for frozen eggs, that number jumps to $40,000 when you are choosing fresh eggs. This can help couples better afford the procedures that will help them conceive.

Benefits of Fresh Eggs

On the flip side, there are women who prefer to go with fresh eggs instead. One of the benefits of going this route is that you will have access to more donors. This could help you avoid issues with genetic defects and other issues that could surface throughout a pregnancy.

Unfortunately, there is never a guarantee that either fresh or frozen eggs will be successful. Instead, many couples are left with the disappointment of a failed procedure even after they’ve tried to choose the most effective method of choosing eggs.

Luckily, over time, science continues to advance when it comes to fertility treatments and they are becoming more and more successful. Hopefully, in the future, they will become more successful for everyone and women will be able to conceive when they are ready to without any problems.

When you are trying to make the choice between frozen and fresh egg banks, make sure you discuss them both with your doctor. Your doctor will be able to assess your situation and make sure you are making the best decision for your situation.

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Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD
Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Prabha Sahgal MD, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and subspecialty board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Sahgal holds a B.S. degree from MIT in molecular biology and currently serves on the ConceiveEasy board of directors.