As a woman, you have many options regarding your reproductive health. You can choose to have children now, later, or not at all. But what if your circumstances change and you want to have children later? Wayne fertility preservation is an option for women who want to maintain their reproductive potential.
Fertility preservation allows you to store your eggs or embryos for future use. This allows you to have genetic children later in life, even if you’ve been diagnosed with a medical condition that may cause fertility problems.
These are the main types of fertility preservation:
Egg freezing: Eggs are removed from your ovaries and frozen until you’re ready to use them.
Embryo freezing: Eggs are fertilized with sperm in a lab, and the resulting embryos are frozen until you’re ready to use them.
Ovarian tissue freezing: A small piece of your ovary is removed and frozen. The tissue can be thawed and transplanted back to your body, where it will produce eggs.
There are many reasons to consider fertility preservation, including:
You’re about to start cancer treatment
Cancer treatment can damage your reproductive organs and affect your fertility. You can undergo fertility preservation before starting cancer treatment to increase your chances of having genetic children later in life. Your doctor will work with you to determine the best time to collect your eggs or embryos.
You have a family history of early menopause
If you have a family history of early menopause, you may want to consider fertility preservation. This is because you may start experiencing menopausal symptoms earlier than other women, which can affect your fertility.
You’re at risk for premature ovarian insufficiency
Premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) is when your ovaries stop functioning before menopause. This can happen due to genetic abnormalities, certain medical treatments, or unknown causes. If you have POI, you may want to consider fertility preservation.
You have a medical condition that affects your fertility
Many medical conditions can affect your fertility. If you have a medical condition that may impact your ability to have children, you may want to consider fertility preservation. Some medical conditions like autoimmune diseases, endometriosis, and PCOS can be treated with fertility preservation.
You want to delay childbearing
There are many reasons why you may want to delay childbearing. You may want to focus on your career or education first, or you may not be ready to have children for personal reasons. Whatever the reason, if you want to delay childbearing, fertility preservation can give you the option to have children later in life.
You want to have multiple children
If you want to have more than one child, but are worried about your age, you may want to consider fertility preservation. This is because fertility decreases with age, and it may be more difficult to conceive later.
You want to use a gestational carrier
If you cannot carry a pregnancy, you may want to use a gestational carrier. A gestational carrier is a woman who carries and delivers a baby for another couple or person. If you want to use a gestational carrier, you must have your eggs or embryos fertilized and implanted into the carrier’s uterus.
If you’re considering fertility preservation, talk to your doctor at University Reproductive Associates about your options. They can help you choose the best method for you and answer any questions.