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services for embryo freezing

wait a few years before
changing that first diaper.

embryo freezing is a form of fertility treatment through the cryopreservation of fertilized eggs. medications are prescribed to stimulate the ovaries to mature multiple eggs at once that can then be retrieved. those eggs will be fertilized in the lab with sperm (from a partner or donor) and frozen for future use.

thinking about
freezing your embryos?

embryo freezing has quickly become a popular treatment for those looking to buy time to start a family. embryo freezing differs slightly from egg freezing, in that it occurs after the eggs have been fertilized and developed into embryos, but they start the same way. there are pros and cons to both.

the great news is that after the embryos develop in the lab for a few days and are frozen, they too stay that age. this preserves young and healthy embryos indefinitely. the survival rate of freezing and thawing embryos is slightly higher compared to just eggs, because embryos are less delicate than eggs. but with modern technology this difference is miniscule.

no matter when you freeze or how healthy you are – not every egg will fertilize and mature into an embryo. whether you fertilize eggs before or after they are frozen, the number of embryos you get won’t change much. embryo freezing may not be useful for single parents – because it requires sperm before freezing. the sperm that fertilizes your embryo may not be the co-parent you want in the future.

but for many couples, embryo freezing is a great solution if you want to preserve your fertility and have kids at a later time. usually people will come back after a few weeks or a few years for the embryo transfer with the hopes of achieving a pregnancy. finally, you can hit snooze on your biological clock.

we offer embryo freezing for
40% less than most providers.

becoming a parent shouldn’t require a PhD or a small fortune. our prices have been painstakingly created to ensure that we are providing you with the best in class treatment at the lowest out of pocket cost to you.

we want to work together to make your (future) dream of becoming a parent a reality.

your recommended treatment

freeze all cycle is a great choice for patients. in a freeze all cycle we will retrieve the eggs and fertilize them with your partner’s or donor sperm to create embryos. after 5-6 days of close monitoring, we will know which embryos have matured and then freeze those embryos for safekeeping and later use.

included services

cycle monitoring and blood tests ?
semen prep ?
egg retrieval ?
intracytoplasmic sperm injection (icsi) ?
extended culture of eggs / embryos
embryo creation
embryo freezing ?
embryo cryopreservation - 1st year storage free (+ $365 / year after) ?

additional services

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*cost of medication not included. we offer a 10% discount for active duty military families and those with a cancer diagnosis if referred from an oncologist.

fertility is a science,
and we take it seriously.

embryo freezing preserves your fertility by cryofreezing fertilized eggs, essentially freezing those embryos in time and keeping them healthy until you’re ready to start a family. we prescribe medications that stimulate the ovaries to mature multiple eggs at once. those eggs can then be retrieved, and fertilized in the lab. we monitor embryo development for 5 days and those embryos are frozen. a future pregnancy is never guaranteed with frozen emrbyos, but it gives many people the peace of mind and safety net they are looking for. we store all of our patient’s genetic material in liquid nitrogen and freeze those samples through a process called vitrification. this freezes embryos rapidly, so ice crystals don’t form and damage cellular structures.

fertility assessment

the first step toward egg freezing is a consultation with your doctor and some initial testing.

we’ll perform blood work to determine your ovarian reserve & hormone levels and perform an ultrasound to determine how many eggs we can retrieve.

these results will determine your personalized treatment and medication plan.

ovarian stimulation

we’ll stimulate your ovaries to produce as many eggs as possible. we make this happen through regular hormone injections you give yourself to encourage egg production (don’t worry, we’ll show you how).

once your eggs have matured, you’ll give yourself a “trigger” shot to release eggs.

36 hours later you will come in to the clinic for a short procedure.

retrieve & fertilize + freeze

we’ll retrieve your eggs in a minor surgical procedure, performed in-office.

we inject a small needle through your vaginal wall into the follicles (it’s not as bad as it sounds). you can return back to your normal activities 24-48 hours after your retrieval.

your eggs will be fertilized and develop into embryos over 5 days. those embryos will be rapidly frozen in a process called vitrification and kept in our cryo chambers until you’re ready to use them.

we’ll let you know exactly how many healthy embryos have been frozen.
the entire process usually takes 2-3 weeks.

starting a family doesn't mean
you have to do it right now.
embryo freezing, made simple.

  • is embryo freezing for me?

    embryo freezing can be a great option for couples who want to preserve their embryos. you must know who’s sperm will be fertilizing the eggs before we freeze. this may mean you need to make some future co-parenting decisions now. embryo preservation can also be beneficial for those who are diagnosed with cancer, as certain cancers and cancer treatments can compromise fertility. 

  • when should I freeze my embryos?

    according to the american society for reproductive medicine (asrm), an optimal time to freeze your embryos is in your 20s and early 30s, while you have a higher ovarian reserve (the number of eggs in your ovaries) and healthier eggs. the age of the sperm does not matter. young and healthy embryos will stay frozen at that age indefinitely. embryo freezing is not typically recommended for people over the age of 38, as your egg quality and quantity will have decline significantly by then. if you choose to freeze your embryos around this age, we will probably recommend undergoing multiple rounds to get as many mature embryos as possible before your ovarian reserve declines more. 

  • how does embryo freezing work?

    the egg freezing and embryo freezing process is the same, except for the lab portion. there is a lot that goes into the egg freezing process. first, you’ll have blood drawn to evaluate your ovarian reserve and an ultrasound done to assess your overall ovarian function. then, you’ll administer hormone injections, which will stimulate your ovaries to grow follicles (the fluid-filled sacs that house and protect your eggs). after an ultrasound has confirmed that your follicles are ready for egg retrieval, you will give yourself a trigger shot to release those eggs. 36 hours later you will have a short surgical procedure during which your doctor will remove follicular fluid, containing eggs, from your ovaries. you’ll be under mild sedation, so it won’t hurt, and most people return to work the next day. your mature eggs will then be fertilized in the lab and monitored for 5 days. after that embryos will be frozen in liquid nitrogen by our team of experienced embryologists and stored in our lab. the entire process takes only 4 weeks, but it will give you as much time as you need to decide when it’s the right time to have kids.

  • what is involved in embryo freezing?

    everyone’s bodies are different, but experiencing symptoms such as cramping, pain, and mood swings after egg retrieval is totally normal and will abate with time. you might want to proactively schedule time off for the day of your egg retrieval, but after the procedure you’ll likely be able to return to work and resume normal activities within 24-48 hours. if you experience more extreme symptoms such as weight gain or bloating following your egg retrieval, those could be signs of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), and you should immediately consult with your doctor.

  • how long can the embryos remain frozen?

    research indicates that freezing and storing embryos does not reduce their quality. theoretically, they can be frozen indefinitely. thawed embryos can be transferred to a surrogate or your uterus in the future. thousands of healthy babies have been born from frozen eggs and embryos, some babies have born from frozen eggs stored longer than 14 years.

  • how many embryos should i store to achieve a pregnancy?

    generally, to ensure that you have enough eggs available to make embryos, we want to retrieve at least 10-15 eggs per planned pregnancy attempt. as you get older you will need more eggs frozen as the chance that each egg could become a pregnancy will go down with advancing age. have a conversation with your doctor to discuss what they think is the best goal for you in terms of total number of eggs to freeze. if we don’t get 10-15 mature eggs on your first cycle, we can always do another. however, if you are freezing your eggs for family planning, have no current fertility issues, and are in your mid-20s to early-30s, getting 10-15 mature eggs in once cycle should be very achievable. 

  • how well does egg freezing work?

    some women respond very well to ivf medications and can get enough embryos to accomplish their family-building goals with just one cycle. some women can get as many as 20-30 mature eggs in one cycle. for women who wish to have multiple children, or whose ovaries don’t produce as many eggs, it may take two or more cycles to retrieve enough eggs. there are bound to be some embryos that don’t survive the freezing and thawing process, but this number is usually low. not all your eggs will have normal cell division and turn into embryos. you can then choose to do pgt-a testing on those embryos and some will come back abnormal. then we have to transfer a healthy embryo and there is always a chance it won’t implant. at each stage there is a risk of some eggs or embryos not surviving, so that’s why we want to get as many as possible to increase the numbers of healthy mature embryos at the end. 

  • what if I am over 38 years old?

    if testing reveals that you have a good ovarian reserve, your physician may recommend moving forward with embryo freezing. keep in mind that people who freeze their embryos at a younger age have higher rates of pregnancy success because we are able to get a lot more eggs in one round. unfortunately, most people don’t even know about freezing options until they are older and it’s too late. that’s why we need to change the conversation and start having serious discussions about women freezing their eggs and embryos earlier in their careers or at the end of college.