As a woman gets older, the quality of her eggs declines, impacting her ability to conceive. Frozen eggs maintain their pregnancy potential at the time the eggs are frozen and increases your chances of pregnancy when you are ready.
Women between the ages of 30 and 40 who anticipate a delay in child bearing. Outcomes have been most reassuring in the early to mid-thirties, before significant age-related decline in ovarian function is encountered. Women also freeze their eggs due to a family history risk of premature ovarian failure or medical reasons such as a cancer diagnosis.
Recent technological advances in the technique called vitrification has significantly improved egg freezing outcomes. This is a technically-sensitive procedure, and very few embryologists and labs have the experience of thaw data to demonstrate mastery of the technique.
While the egg vitrification process is still relatively new, present research is encouraging and we believe that vitrified eggs may be potent and good for many years. Men have been freezing sperm for years with great success, and we have no reason to believe that it will be different for women who freeze eggs.
Frozen Egg Bank Network labs have a proven mastery of the technique having successfully frozen more than 25,000 eggs with a baby delivery rate between 40 and 55% for each embryo transfer attempt using 9 eggs or less.
Over 1,200 sets of donor eggs have been frozen and thawed by embryologist in the Frozen Egg Bank Network. Items that can impact the integrity of the eggs include storage, thaw technique, sperm quality at time of injection and the fertility of the eggs themselves which we know declines with female age.

Freezing one’s eggs is not a guarantee of success as there are many factors at play in creating the right environment for an embryo to form into a live born baby. Not every woman who freezes her eggs will become pregnant and birth a baby. Starting with a proven program in egg vitrification and thaw will reduce the likelihood of poor outcome.