Egg freezing is a relatively new approach to fertility preservation that is giving women greater control over when and how they can have children. Our Los Angeles egg freezing experts are excited to report on new egg freezing research that revealed similar live birth rates and outcomes with frozen eggs and frozen embryo transfer, or FET.
The study, published in the July 2017 issue of the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, sought to learn whether there were differences in pregnancy and birth rates between cryopreserved eggs and cryopreserved embryos, which have been used to help women have babies through IVF for more than three decades.
Our Los Angeles egg freezing program has found great success in achieving pregnancy and birth after thawing and fertilizing frozen eggs. While prior studies have already shown that pregnancy rates are about the same with fresh eggs and frozen eggs, this new egg freezing research compared pregnancy and birth rates from frozen eggs and frozen embryo transfer.
Data included outcomes from 68 embryo transfers in 42 women using frozen eggs, compared to 286 women who underwent 446 FETs. Both groups had comparable ovarian reserve. The research found that:
Some women choose egg freezing because they simply want peace of mind about their future fertility. Others, including women facing cancer, freeze their eggs to protect them from potentially damaging treatments, such as chemotherapy, radiation or surgery to the reproductive organs. Regardless of your reasons for exploring fertility preservation, we are here to answer all of your questions and help you make a decision that’s right for you.
To learn more about the latest egg freezing research and your own fertility, contact us to schedule a consultation with a Los Angeles egg freezing expert.