The most important information you should know when egg freezing is the chance of having a baby per successfully thawed egg. The likelihood of having a baby per thawed egg:
- For women less than 35 years of age, the likelihood is approximately 6-7%
- From age 35-37 years, the likelihood declines to 4%
- From age 38-40 years, the chance further declines to 3%
- For women over the age of 40, women are only 1% likely to successfully have a baby per thawed egg
The 6-7% rate of a baby per thawed egg is similar to the baby per egg if fresh donor eggs have been used for the treatment. Therefore, it is best suited if you are less than 35. If you are over 38 years, you should consider other options.
Some women suffer from a medical condition where the disease or the treatment can negatively affect their fertility. In this situation, you may wish to delay having a family. You should consider discussing this with your fertility specialist.
If you would ever entertain the possibility of the use of donor eggs, this should be considered at an early age.