How Egg Freezing Works
The egg freezing process at RADfertility is identical to what women undergo for IVF at our centers. Initially, the ovaries are stimulated with medications to allow multiple eggs to develop within the same treatment cycle. Then, the eggs are retrieved in a 10-minute to 15-minute office procedure performed under anesthesia. Once the eggs are retrieved, our laboratory embryologists identify the fully developed eggs, and those eggs are vitrified.
Egg freezing has been around for three decades, but was considered experimental by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) until 2012. Many IVF clinics have little experience thawing eggs or showing a consistent track record of generating pregnancies from eggs they’ve both frozen and thawed. However, our lab technicians at RAD have successfully thawed 156 donor and non-donor cycles at our centers.
Why Egg Freezing Might Be Right for You
- If you are a woman undergoing a medical treatment such as chemotherapy that might compromise your fertility (Oncofertility)
- If you are a woman who wants to delay having a child for personal or professional reasons
- If you have a family history of early menopause
Understanding Fertility Rates and Age
Fertility and egg freezing conversations are usually centered on round numbers like 30 years, 35 years or 40 years, but the optimal age to freeze eggs is really not known. Women who know they are going to delay having children for one reason or another should have discussions about egg freezing sooner rather than later.
Numerous factors or diseases can impact male and female fertility, but predicting any particular woman’s current or future fertility is a challenge. Many fertility problems for women are hidden in common issues like tubal disease or endometriosis.
Egg freezing technology allows you to take steps to preserve your fertility. Our physicians create an individualized treatment plan to address your specific needs.
Sperm freezing technology allows you to take steps to preserve your fertility. Our physicians create an individualized treatment plan to address your specific needs.
Oncofertility addresses oncology and reproductive medicine to help patients faced with a cancer diagnosis.
Embryo Freezing and Storage
Embryo freezing allows tools like preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidies to be used to increase the likelihood of pregnancy.
"I feel so lucky to have found RADfertility. I tried two other clinics before I expanded my search and found RADfertility. I drive an hour each way to go to them but I don’t regret a thing. They are so caring and so professional. Every time I message them they respond quickly. Every time I see them they have a friendly smile and warm welcome. They explain everything so well and I never feel lost in the process as I did elsewhere. They also took the time to figure out what was wrong. Other clinics threw up their hands, said 'I don’t know' and pushed me to try IVF."
"Dr. Feinberg and the entire staff at RADfertility are absolutely amazing. The receptionists, coordinators, nurses, and lab staff are compassionate, caring, and straight forward. I’ve had a 12-year infertility journey and I’ve tried other clinics but RADfertility was the only one I felt at ease with. They answered any questions that I had and were there any time I needed them. My coordinator, Amy, was the absolute best and always had my back. Dr. Feinberg’s dedication to his patients is incredible. You are not just a number there, you are a person with individualized needs and care."
"My journey with RADfertility and Dr. McGuirk started when my husband and I were trying to conceive and were having difficulty. We went to RADfertility, where we met Dr. McGuirk. I always say she changed my life and 'fixed' me. Dr. McGuirk is always learning more about endometriosis and how to help her patients. She’s brilliant and truly cares for you! I’m eternally grateful to her and everyone at RADfertility for their unwavering support, love, and care."
"Every step of our journey was tailored to us. We were treated so respectfully. Every detail was clearly explained and we felt so comfortable. Rhonda Wright was a Godsend and inspiring. I highly recommend this place! I cried when my weekly appointments were done and I 'graduated.'"
"The day I met Dr. Neithardt I knew she was the perfect doctor for me. Dr. Neithardt was so compassionate every step of the way. She held my hand, she hugged away tears, and continued to give me hope. There are not enough 'thank you's' in the world for Dr. Neithardt and the whole RADfertility team who will forever have a special place in my heart."
"RADfertility's staff has heart and provided me with exceptional health care. I knew I was in good hands and felt like we were in this together. The doctors and nursing staff always answered all of my questions and provided thorough information about all of my options. I am so fortunate and appreciative of the care that I received at RADfertility. They go above and beyond."
"I cannot begin to explain how wonderful RADfertility is. We were frustrated with trying to start a family and it not working for us. The entire team of doctors and nurses made us feel comfortable and hopeful that we would be parents. We experienced so many ups and downs but we never felt like we were on our IVF journey alone, we had our RADfertility team every step of the way. If you're looking for a supportive team on the IVF journey, look no further. RADfertility is the absolute best."
"Dr. Schillings always kept us informed and never gave up on us. She always explained our options and risks with each procedure. She called us personally when there were any issues or sensitive subjects to cover. Dr. Schillings was the first doctor that had answers for us and wanted to help us have our miracle baby!"
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Newark, DE 19713
Silverside Medical Center
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Wilmington, DE 19810
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