As women reach their late 30s and early 40s, the likelihood of chromosomal abnormalities in babies climbs. Along with that risk, there is also increased instance of miscarriage, birth defects or disorders that make conceiving a child far more challenging. Egg freezing may be seen as a way to potentially stop the biological clock by preserving healthy eggs at a younger age. Our renowned gynaecologists, Dr. Nitesh Parikh, explains that this procedure could provide attractive reproductive options for women looking to extend their childbearing years.
Why Would Women Consider Freezing Their Eggs?
Women in their prime reproductive years may not feel confident about the timing for various reasons. They may want children one day but possibly do not have a partner who is ready to conceive with them at that moment. Frequently, women undergoing cancer treatment will opt to freeze their eggs as the treatment will greatly reduce fertility. They might be focused on building a career or start pursuing a new educational direction and various other life circumstances.
For many women, the knowledge that they have preserved their young eggs provides some peace of mind when they are simply not ready to have children.
At Which Age Should Women Freeze Their Eggs?
Women are born with all the eggs they will ever have. As women age, the eggs begin to diminish in number, and they become less viable. In each month of a 40-year-old woman’s life, she has only a five percent chance of becoming pregnant.
Therefore, the prime age for reproduction is when a woman is in her twenties and early thirties. With consultation and guidance from our gynaecologist in Durban, you will be empowered with all the information you need, as well as a plan for proceeding with the process of freezing your eggs.
There are a variety of factors that need to be considered and it’s of utmost importance that you are presented with all the facts in order to make an informed decision. There are many questions to be answered, such as how the preservation works, what the limitations are, the costs, the physical process and of course, the chances of success.
Our knowledgeable and experience gynaecologists will gladly answer all your questions about your reproductive options. Simply call our reception to Book an appointment, or submit your details on our website and we will contact you.