Since 2013, Shady Grove Fertility has seen the number of women freezing their eggs increase by 83 percent. According to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more women in America are having children in their early 30s than in their late 20s, which contributes to the rise in egg freezing but also emphasizes the critical importance of the availability and reliability on egg freezing as a medical option for women.
Why is the increase in age of women having their first child such an important conversation to have? Maternal age is the leading factor when it comes to fertility potential—and there is something women can do to safeguard their options.
Age is the Leading Factor of Infertility
As women age, the quality and quantity of their eggs decrease, causing age to be a leading factor of infertility for women and couples who want to have a baby. With a variety of distractions keeping women from focusing on family planning, and not realizing that, despite living a healthy lifestyle, fertility potential will still decrease, it’s quite common for women to be naïve to importance of proactive planning.
With the trend being women are starting families later and later, more and more are finding themselves with fewer family building options the older they are. Egg freezing puts a safeguard in place and allows for some leeway for women who want to bring home a baby (or babies) … eventually (but not just yet).
Continued Developments in SGF Egg Freezing
While age plays a significant role on each egg’s probability of resulting in a baby, the expertise of the fertility center in successfully freezing and thawing eggs is also of paramount importance. As the largest fertility center in the country, Shady Grove Fertility’s specialized staff is adept at performing these highly sensitive procedures.
Furthermore, in 2016, the SGF research team, led by Dr. Joseph Doyle of our Rockville, MD office, produced and published success rates for women returning using frozen eggs, bringing actual success rates front and center, in the spirit of full transparency—a SGF virtue.
SGF Egg Freezing is Affordable
Our financial programs take into careful consideration the scientific data related to age, ovarian reserve, and egg thaw outcomes and provide the recommended number of eggs to freeze.
Affordability and excellent care are priorities for our team. Our egg freezing program continues to evolve as we better understand and learn the needs of our patients.
We first introduced Assure Fertility in 2014, the first flat-fee financial egg freezing program; patients are provided with the best egg freezing scenario recommended to have a baby – i.e., freeze enough eggs to ensure you have options when the time is right.
Second, we developed the Shared Risk 100% Refund for Returning SGF Egg Freezing Patients, a guarantee program that includes a 100% refund for the cost of using frozen eggs should you not take home a baby.
Most recently, we developed a new finance program, which includes a first cycle and discounted ($900 savings) long-term (5 year) storage.
“The best family planning decisions come from a place of experience. Shady Grove Fertility is a leader in reproductive research and technological development. Being able to give women who are contemplating freezing their eggs actual data, based on such extensive, unique research, is reassuring for both myself, as a clinician, but also for prospective patients,” explains Dr. Joseph Doyle of Shady Grove Fertility’s Rockville, MD office.