Hello world! Welcome to eggsperience, a website for all things egg freezing and back to help inspire, teach, and educate women about oocyte cryopreservation. Egg Freezing is a process that prepares, extracts, freezes and stores a woman’s eggs (oocytes) for future use. By preserving a woman’s eggs it provides her with future options if she finds herself struggling with fertility or trying to conceive later down the road. Do you think some day you will want a baby or two or three, but just not right now?
Eggsperience is here to provide women with unbiased information, knowledge, resources, financial tricks, along with the emotional support to help educate and preserve your fertility. Egg freezing is a highly advanced medical procedure that has had many changes in recent years. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) lifted their “experimental” label for egg freezing in October 2012, because a new quick-freeze vitrification method radically improved success rates.
After reviewing more than 1,000 studies, ASRM found that frozen and thawed oocytes were as effective as fresh eggs commonly used for in vitro fertilization (IVF). Furthermore, they found no increased risk of birth defects or chromosomal abnormalities when women used their frozen eggs. While the ASRM supports egg freezing for cancer patients, they do not endorse social egg freezing for women wanting to electively delay motherhood, citing lack of data. The statistics for egg freezing may be viewed as rather limiting, but fertility marketer such as Nest Egg Fertility estimates that 76,000 women will be freezing their eggs by 2018.
The journey of egg freezing and learning about your fertility options can be easier. Family planning can be complicated as being a rocket scientist, but you shouldn’t have to be a wizard to figure it out. Eggsperience wants women to truly have it all. Each week new blog posts, testimonies from other women, and resources will be posted to help you educate yourself on your options.
The eggsperience mission is to build a community for proactive women who want to secure a better possibility to have children in the future. That is why eggsperience was started, so you can learn from medical, professional, and first-hand experiences of women going through oocyte cryopreservation. All the details and education information provided is a collection of my research and knowledge from working within the fertility industry and is not sponsored by any clinic. Glad you are coming along for the ride. Your future self will thank you as this site holds key information about fertility testing and egg freezing.