State-of-the-Art Egg Vitrification
If your fertility is at risk or you’d like to put your reproductive plans on hold, egg vitrification may be right. Egg freezing, or oocyte cryopreservation, preserves your fertility at its current state, allowing you greater control over your journey toward motherhood. With the latest technology, women can work around their biological clock for personal or professional reasons. And with new egg vitrification technology, the egg-freezing success rate is better than ever!
At Atlantic Reproductive Medicine, we’re proud to offer our patients this cutting-edge egg-freezing technique. To learn more about egg vitrification, the latest and most effective method in fertility preservation, contact our Raleigh-Durham, NC fertility specialists today!
Egg Vitrification: The Newest Advancement in Egg Freezing
Until recently, women who wanted to preserve their fertility through egg cryopreservation had only one option: slow cooling. Slow cooling can lead to ice crystallization, which damages eggs and embryos and leaves them unsuitable for implantation.
During vitrification, however, eggs are cooled rapidly — preventing the formation of ice crystals and ultimately delivering higher success rates for our patients in Raleigh-Durham and across NC.
The American Society of Reproductive Medicine has recently declared egg vitrification practical and safe, marking it as an essential advancement in fertility treatment. In the ASRM’s findings, frozen eggs had fertilization rates between 71 and 79 percent, pregnancy rates between 36 and 61 percent, and no increase in congenital disabilities compared to IVF cycles of fresh (unvitrified) eggs.
The Egg Vitrification Process
At Atlantic Reproductive Medicine, our Raleigh-Durham, NC, embryologists take a client-centered approach to fertility care. We’ll provide expert guidance to help you decide whether egg vitrification is right for your needs — focusing on your health and the health of your future child throughout the entire process.
Learn more about our Raleigh-Durham, NC, egg vitrification process:
- Egg retrieval – Before retrieving your eggs, you’ll be given fertility medications to help increase egg production. The egg retrieval process itself only takes 10 to 15 minutes.
- Egg freezing – After retrieval, Atlantic Reproductive’s Raleigh-Durham embryologists will prepare your eggs for vitrification, then flash-freeze them in liquid nitrogen. We will then store your eggs for your future use.
- Egg implantation – After the eggs are thawed and fertilized through IVF, the embryos are ready to be implanted. Because egg vitrification reduces the chances of crystal formation, the healthy implantation rate is much higher than with previous egg-freezing methods.
Offering Raleigh-Durham’s Most Advanced Egg Freezing Techniques
At Atlantic Reproductive Medicine Specialists, we understand that the journey toward motherhood is personal; each patient has unique timing and needs. We’re proud to offer state-of-the-art egg vitrification technology to help empower our Raleigh-Durham patients, giving them greater control over the reproductive process.
At Atlantic Reproductive Medicine Specialists, we’re North Carolina’s resource for the latest in fertility care — from egg vitrification and banking to IVF and more. Ready to learn how egg freezing and fertility preservation can help you reach your reproductive goals? Contact our Raleigh-Durham, NC fertility specialists today!
Fertility preservation involves the cryopreservation of sperm or eggs for future use. Fertility preservation is typically done in cases when natural fertility is threatened, such as with ovarian or testicular cancer or due to aging.
If you are facing a disease that could impact your fertility, such as testicular cancer effects or breast cancer, or are considering some kind of treatment that will threaten future fertility in the near future, you have options.
Egg banking involves the cryopreservation of female eggs for future use. Egg banking includes the collection of eggs from the ovaries via an egg retrieval procedure, dehydrating them, and finally freezing them.
Embryo banking involves the cryopreservation of fertilized female eggs for future use. The entire process includes the collection of eggs from the ovaries, fertilization of eggs with sperm in the laboratory, and then finally, freezing of the embryos for storage.
Emergency Sperm Bank
Sperm banking involves the cryopreservation of sperm for future use. Sperm can remain frozen for many years or even decades. When you’re ready to become a parent, the frozen sperm will be thawed and used to inseminate a female egg via IVF to achieve pregnancy.