Egg Freezing

Elective Egg Freezing - Control Your Future Fertility

Egg freezing is a common method used to preserve a women’s fertility until she is ready to start trying for a baby. That’s because nowadays, women and couples are increasingly likely to start families much later in life. Although women are most fertile in their 20s and early 30s, there are times when a woman’s life circumstances simply don’t support having a child during that time, for example, she may be waiting for the right relationship to come along, she may not feel emotionally prepared, or she may want to be more financially secure first.Egg freezing has seen dramatic technological advancements over the last decade.

Egg survival after freezing had increased from 20% when they were first attempted to more than 85%. These scientific breakthroughs have empowered women to take control over their future fertility by making egg freezing not only accessible but having excellent results.

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Not All Clinics Are The Same!

Sometimes you may focus solely on searching for the best fertility specialist, not knowing that a key factor to your future success using your frozen eggs is the fertility Lab in which they were frozen. Dr. Daniel Lantsberg take pride in collaborating with Melbourne IVF that has a record of making many babies form from frozen eggs. Not all fertility clinics have the same level of experience in the advanced techniques of vitrification as Melbourne IVF lead by one of the world’s leading scientists in the field of reproductive medicine, Australian Order recipient, Professor David Gardner. Together, we have been able to help thousands of patients become parents.

Weighing Up Your Options

If you’re considering freezing your eggs, a consultation with a fertility specialist is a fantastic place to start. One size does not fit all. Dr Daniel Lantsberg can help you understand the risks and benefits involved in egg freezing and help you determine if it’s right for you or if there are other alternatives that you should consider.

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Medical Egg Freezing

Women undergoing medical treatment or having a medical condition that would impact their future fertility may choose to store eggs for later use. As the number of eggs decreases throughout a women’s lifespan, eggs stored within the ovary are vulnerable to damage caused by chemotherapy, radiotherapy and other medications. The risk of infertility varies substantially between patient and treatment factors. The type of chemotherapy or medication, the dose and the duration of treatment are the main factors determining the extent of the damage expected.

These can be classified as, low, medium, high or unknown risk of ovarian damage. Furthermore, the effects of chemotherapy on ovarian reserve may vary as a result of additional contributing factors such as a women’s ovarian reserve, age, weight, genetics and lifestyle habits such as smoking and alcohol consumption.

Prior to receiving cancer treatment, protecting your fertility is a crucial choice. When determining the best course of therapy for you, having a fertility doctor who is knowledgeable and reputable is essential. Another reason women could decide to freeze their eggs is due to personal or elective circumstances like ageing and the corresponding decline in fertility. If this is the best option for your situation, Dr Daniel Lantsberg can help you with making the decision and optimizing your specific treatment.

We know that time is of the essence when it comes to protecting your fertility ahead of cancer treatment so please get in touch with us so one of our Fertility Specialists can quickly discuss the right plan for you.

Working at the Royal Women’s Hospital’s fertility preservation centre, Dr. Daniel Lantsberg has considerable expertise in fertility preservation and may arrange an immediate egg freeze if necessary, before chemotherapy or radiation treatment starts.

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