Shady Grove Fertility introduces Assure Fertility, a revolutionary financial program for egg freezing. Assure Fertility is the only program of its kind offering women up to 4 rounds of treatment or 20 high-quality eggs to freeze for 1 fixed cost. This program minimizes uncertainty while increasing the chances of a woman achieving pregnancy in the future, using her own eggs.
What is Egg Freezing? Who is it for?
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Egg freezing is for proactive women who want to ensure they have the option of having children at some point down the line. The term egg freezing – or fertility preservation – is the process in which women not currently in the position to have children, freeze their eggs for future family building.
As a woman ages, her eggs age as well, leading to decline in fertility over time. This is where egg freezing comes in to play. While the natural decline in reproductive potential will continue, eggs that are banked for future use are essentially frozen in time, staying the same age as when they were retrieved. Like an insurance policy, it may provide peace of mind, even if the eggs are not needed.
Developing New Financial Options for Egg Freezing
Over the last year, Shady Grove Fertility has seen a significant increase in the number of patients interested in freezing their eggs. With this increase, Shady Grove Fertility evaluated the difficulties associated with egg freezing and what prevented some women from freezing their eggs – and for many there was a financial barrier to access care. According to Joseph Doyle, MD “due to the increased patient interest in egg freezing, and a desire to better serve our patients, we developed a new financial program to make egg freezing more accessible.”
“In a normal cycle, not every egg will result in a pregnancy, therefore the average couple takes 5 to 6 months to achieve a pregnancy. Due to this statistic, we recommend starting with 6 or more thawed eggs in order to develop a high quality embryo with strong pregnancy potential. By freezing a group of 15-20 eggs, multiple attempts at conception will be possible,” explains Dr. Doyle.
In other words, depending on age, the optimal number of eggs to freeze is 15-20, and on average a woman will produce 10 viable eggs per cycle. Therefore, on average, a woman with normal ovarian reserve will need a minimum of 2 cycles to produce enough eggs to better guarantee the possibility of having a child in the future. At $7,500 per cycle, not including medications, egg freezing was a very expensive option and without the guarantee of getting enough eggs, a hard choice for individuals to make.
NEW Egg Freezing Financial Options at Shady Grove Fertility
Shady Grove Fertility now provides financial options for patients going through other forms of treatment, and with new, reliable data, we were able to construct financial programs for women who want to freeze their eggs.
- Egg Freezing Fee for Service – The baseline for egg freezing treatment. If you are approved for egg freezing treatment, you are approved for this financial option.
- Assure Fertility for Egg Freezing – Designed for the most ideal candidates for egg freezing, Assure Fertility provides women with the coverage they need to preserve future fertility.
- Egg Freezing Discount Program – The Egg Freezing Discount Program makes egg freezing more affordable for women who may need multiple egg freezing cycles.
ASRM Reports: Proven Egg Freezing Success
On October 22, 2012, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) lifted the experimental label from the technique used for egg freezing. It was proven that “patients using egg freezing techniques have shown to produce pregnancy rates, leading to the birth of healthy babies, comparable to IVF cycles using fresh eggs (ASRM 2012),” allowing this technique to be considered a mainstream option for fertility treatment.
“We are very pleased that over the years we have shown high success rates and pregnancy rates from thawed eggs. This has become a very mainstream endeavor and we are pleased that the ASRM has validated that effort,” explains Shady Grove Fertility physician, Gilbert L. Mottla, MD.
Whether a woman is considering donor egg from a frozen egg bank or freezing her own eggs to preserve fertility for later due to cancer or advancing age, patients now have more options. Women can be more confident moving forward with a proven technology that has been tested and vetted at Shady Grove Fertility and other centers nationwide.
To learn more about egg freezing or are ready to schedule an appointment, please call 877-411-9292.