Frozen donor eggs can help women successfully become pregnant. If you’re using frozen eggs, they can be either your own or from an egg donor. Both options allow eggs to be preserved long term until you are ready for a child.

How Frozen Donor Eggs Work

woman holds and kisses her baby conceived through frozen donor eggs

When someone uses frozen eggs to become pregnant, the clinic first thaws out the frozen eggs. Then the eggs are fertilized. Finally, one or two of the resulting embryos are transferred to the patient’s uterus. The woman can use her partner’s sperm or find a sperm donor. On average, the sperm will fertilize about 70 percent of the eggs successfully.

Frozen donor eggs in Chicago come from fully screened donors. Each donor has to go through medical, psychological, and fertility screening before they can donate. By being thorough, the clinic can ensure higher success rates with in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures.

The initial stages involve harvesting the eggs from a donor. Once this is complete, the clinic can store the eggs indefinitely. When it is time to use the eggs, a specialist removes the frozen donor eggs from the freezer and thaws them out. The specialist can then mix the eggs with sperm to form embryos.

Then, the specialist culture the embryos for three to five days. Afterward, a doctor transfers an embryo to the uterus of the gestational carrier or the mother. If everything works out, the mother will have a beautiful baby in her arms nine months later.

The Advantages of Using the Frozen Donor Eggs Chicago Clinics Offer

Frozen donor eggs have several distinct advantages. In general, these eggs are less expensive than getting fresh eggs. Plus, the clinic provides pre-screening for the egg donor. Using frozen eggs also means you are less likely to have a cycle cancellation.

Frozen eggs are more convenient because you do not have to match up your cycle to the egg donor’s cycle. Normally, you have to implant the embryo at the exact right time in your menstrual cycle. Your donor also has to be at the perfect moment in her cycle to release an egg. Because of this, fresh eggs require an extra layer of timing to match up both of your cycles.

Every fertility treatment has a few risks and disadvantages, though. When it comes to frozen donor eggs, you will probably have fewer eggs to use for each cycle.

Ultimately, this means that fresh donor eggs have a success rate that is around 15 percent higher than people who obtain frozen eggs. While the success rate is higher with fresh eggs, frozen donor eggs generally cost about 50% less.

Discovering the Fertility Help You Need

When you go to Advanced Reproductive Center, you have the option of working with many different egg banks.  Since we have relationships with so many egg banks, you can choose from a wide selection of egg donors for a very low cost. A fresh egg cycle typically costs $30,000 to $40,000 or more.  Using frozen eggs, we can provide options that cost $15,000-$20,000.

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You do not have to give up hope. With the help of Advanced Reproductive Center, you may be able to overcome your infertility issues. Call us today at 312.485.4847 to take the next step in reaching your dreams.