The creation of your own fertility reserve enables you to choose to have children later in life. The freezing of egg cells, ideally before 35 years of age, means you can preserve your chances of falling pregnant even 5-10 years later. Your chances of falling pregnant during each cycle are generally as high as when the egg cells were originally frozen. This is commonly referred to as “social freezing” because it is not a disease-related measure, for example a fertility reserve created as the result of cancer. The modern freezing method, known as egg vitrification, allows your egg cells to retain their quality for many years.
Thousands of children born from previously frozen cells (egg cells, sperm cells, embryos, testicular tissue) attest to the safety of the procedure and success of the method. It is recommended to freeze at least 20 to 30 egg cells in order to have a good chance of falling pregnant later.