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All About Fertility Preservation

 

If you are in search of a woman’s fertility preservation program, you have come to the right place. Carolinas Fertility Institute is proud to offer a program called OVEST, which was created to provide patients with the option to freeze their eggs until they are ready to have children. In fact, Carolinas Fertility Institute is home to the first doctor to successfully orchestrate a birth from a frozen egg in the state of North Carolina.

Fertility Preservation Program Explained

OVEST was created to give patients who are not currently ready to have children, but would like to conceive later, the option to have their fertility preserved. It is no secret that as a woman ages the likelihood of natural conception decreases. OVEST is here to put an end to the worry that comes with trying to conceive over the age of 35 when the chances for infertility, miscarriage, and birth defects increase.

The Fertility Preservation Process

The process is simple. We retrieve your young, healthy eggs and carefully preserve them for future use using a process called oocyte cryopreservation. Oocyte cryopreservation is the term used to describe the freezing and storage of unfertilized eggs. At CFI, our state of the art lab is equipped with the latest technology and prepared to safely handle your eggs. You never have to worry because your eggs are in capable, knowledgeable hands with us.

fertility preservationFrom there, you go about living your life. Take the trip you have always wanted to take, follow your heart, master your career, or simply wait until the time is right. When that time arises, let us know and we will set to work preparing your eggs for fertilization and implantation. The process then mimics that of in vitro fertilization. If you have a partner, we will use his sperm for fertilization, or you can choose to use donor sperm. Once again, the choice is yours.

Is The Fertility Preservation Program Right For Me?

In the past, fertility preservation was typically used for men and women who were undergoing cancer treatment, been exposed to toxic chemicals, or may have a genetic disease that affects future fertility. However, today, fertility preservation has become a widely acceptable for women of all backgrounds, and not just due to an underlying medical condition. Therefore, if you are interested in waiting to have children and are concerned for your future fertility, CFI’s fertility preservation program may be right for you.

Learn More

For more information, we invite you to explore our website and follow Sydney’s video and photo journey through her experience with OVEST. When ready, schedule an appointment with our fertility specialists to begin the fertility preservation process.