It’s Easter, and while you browse the aisles pondering your selection of eggs, these holidays could be also a good time to consider the ones nested within you.
It can often be intimidating giving thought to your fertility timeline and egg freezing, especially if growing a family is a long-term goal that doesn’t quite fit your lifestyle right now. After all, it can prompt some seriously life changing questions.
Why should I freeze my eggs?
What does egg freezing involve?
Can I afford it?
When is the best time to freeze?
At Chill Egg Freeze, we’ve answered those burning questions for you so you can be well-informed before freezing your eggs. This way you can continue to conquer the world without the feeling of it on your shoulders.
Freezing your eggs is an investment in your future
Elective egg freezing can empower you to take the reins on the direction of your future. If you wish to focus your time and energy on more immediate goals such as your career, study, travel or anything else that may require to delay your dreams of parenthood for a bit longer, preserving your fertility can be the option for you.
Not only is it an investment for individuals wanting to press pause on their fertility until the time is right, it can also be the perfect solution for couples and the trans and gender diverse community wanting to delay parenthood or preserve their eggs.
For those who’s fertility may be at risk from a serious illness such as cancer, a genetic disorder or a family history of illness, elective egg freezing can offer peace of mind knowing you have done all you can to boost your chances of having a baby in the future while focusing on your wellbeing.
Egg-freezing can be a wonderful safety net
While egg freezing may relieve some of the stress that comes with your fertility timeline and may absolutely preserve your fertility for when the time is right, it’s important to note that it doesn’t necessarily guarantee viable eggs for future use.
Factors such as the age you freeze your eggs at, the quantity and quality of eggs retrieved, and the age of pregnancy will largely impact the chance of delivering a healthy baby. To improve your chances of growing your family (when the time is right for you), our team of highly distinguished specialists are here at the ready to provide personalised treatment plans tailored to your needs to ensure the best possible outcome.
There is no perfect age to freeze your eggs at, but (usually) the younger the better
As a general rule, the best time for egg freezing is from your early 20’s to 30’s. It’s within this bracket that you will have the largest quantity and highest quality of eggs, meaning the best chance of success down the track.
So, if in doubt, book an appointment with a specialist and discuss the best course of action for you.
You have a whole decade to use them
If you want a baby, but not right now, that’s probably why you’re wanting to freeze your eggs.
The good news is, after pressing pause on your fertility, you can spend a whole 10 years to focus on other goals and priorities for you, before defrosting your eggs and potentially beginning a family. On the other side of the coin, if you’re not quite ready to have a child after the storage period ends and choose not to use the eggs, your advanced age may make it difficult to conceive in the future.
What to expect during the egg collection process
The commitment to the process of egg freezing can prove a challenge for some.
Throughout the process you will undergo a series of consultations, blood tests, ultrasounds, education sessions around your treatment plan, injections and medications, anaesthetic and the collection procedure itself.
While these elements of the process can be quite impactful physically, mentally and emotionally they are also able to give you self-assurance that you are doing everything in your power to maximise your chance of having a baby when the time is right.
At Chill we understand the challenges the process presents, so our staff of specialists and fertility nurse coordinators are there to stay by your side and guide you for your ease and comfort.
The pathway to fertility preservation isn’t always a walk in the park
Side effects throughout the egg freezing process are common. And, as everyone’s bodies are different, your journey will differ to the next person’s.
Experiencing symptoms related to your treatment plan such as moodiness from the hormones and cramping and discomfort from the procedure are totally normal. This is the time to treat yourself kindly and keep an eye on your symptoms to ensure all is A-OK.
For your ease, you may like to take some time off following your procedure to recuperate.
When thinking about preserving your fertility, timing is critical. You shouldn’t have to compromise your future because of a budget.
Now there is no need, with our flexible ‘no interest ever’* payment plans provided by humm, you can freeze your eggs now, pay in slices and avoid interest forever!
· Application and approval is fast and easy
· No deposit is required
· Apply for up to $10,000 for a once off $45 establishment fee
· Flexible payment options to suit your lifestyle – repay fortnightly over a period of up to 48 months.
· A monthly fee of $8 applies
· Make extra payments or payout early for no extra fee
· Pay no interest ever!
Best of all, you’re not alone. Humm has over 1.7 million customers and 12,000+ Australian retailers.
*Payment plan to approved applicants only; fees, conditions, minimum amounts and exclusions apply. Payment plan provided by Certegy Ezi-Pay Pty Ltd ABN 28 129 228 986.