There are a number of reasons a woman may consider freezing her eggs. Regardless of your own reason, you’ll find that a discussion with your Pittsburgh, PA OBGYN Dr. Draion M. Burch can help you to better understand the process. In his Pittsburgh OBGYN women’s health practice, Draion M. Burch, DO can answer all of your questions and put your mind at ease.
Is Egg Freezing Right For You?
Freezing your eggs can feel like a daunting procedure to consider. It is a medical procedure, and a safe one, but it is a deeply personal choice for a woman. Amare Concierge medicine is the place to go to get the answers you are looking for. Your appointment with Dr. Drai will help you to determine whether this is the right procedure for your needs.
Freezing your eggs is an option often considered by women of childbearing age who receive a cancer diagnosis. Many of the cancer treatment protocols can take a toll on a woman’s fertility. Dr. Draion M. Burch will explain all of your options so that you can proceed with your cancer treatment, and still have intact your dream of starting a family once you are again healthy.
Women who are interested in delaying motherhood, in order to pursue career, athletic, or educational goals may find that egg freezing is a viable solution. At his women’s health practice, Draion M. Burch, DO can help you to explore all of your options so that you make the right decision for your future
The Process of Freezing Eggs
Perhaps one of the biggest concerns that you may have surrounds the process itself. Will it hurt, will it keep you from living a normal life, how long will it take, how much will it cost?
The egg retrieval process require a patient to go through the same treatment as those who are pursuing in-vitro fertilization with fresh eggs. Hormone injections and birth control pills are used in order to mature the eggs.
It can take up to 6 full weeks to complete the cycle of freezing your eggs. Starting with a few weeks of birth control and hormone injections self-administered at home to temporarily halt your body’s natural hormones. After that there are hormone injections that will stimulate your ovaries and cause multiple eggs to mature at one time.
Once your eggs have been determined via ultrasound to be mature enough for extraction, your doctor will remove them at an in-office appointment. The procedure may be delicate in nature, but you will feel little to no discomfort during the process. Your eggs will be frozen immediately.
It is generally recommended that 10-20 eggs are frozen, in order to boost your fertility chances when you are ready to pursue pregnancy.
Excellent OBGYN care is important to Dr. Draion M. Burch. His concierge medicine women’s health practice will work to ensure that you are an informed, healthy, and happy patient. Visit his Pittsburgh, PA office to learn more about freezing your eggs, and to ensure that you receive only the best in treatment, from the caring professionals at Amare Concierge.