Nashville Fertility

Egg Freezing Risks

We’re here to help women fully understand egg freezing risks

Egg freezing in Tennessee has become much more common for women who want to postpone motherhood with fertility preservation. Before moving forward with this procedure, it’s important to have a complete understanding of the egg freezing risks.

Common egg freezing risks

Egg freezing in Tennessee can be a wonderful option for women who would like to preserve their fertility, but like any medical procedure, there are risks. However, our Nashville egg freezing specialists take precautions at every step to minimize them.

The first step is a consultation and physical exam, by one of our egg freezing specialists, to ensure that you are a good candidate. This helps to determine your fertility health, if you have a good chance of responding well to the medications and your odds of experiencing potential egg freezing risks. During this consultation, your doctor will discuss the following:

  • Age. If you are an older woman, you may need to undergo more than one egg freezing cycle to retrieve enough healthy eggs.
  • Ovarian stimulation injections. Egg freezing requires injectable fertility medications. Our egg freezing specialists will monitor you closely, with ultrasounds and bloodwork, to ensure that you are not over-responding or under-responding to the injections.
  • Discomfort from medications. One of the most common egg freezing risks is mild discomfort from the ovarian stimulation medications. Most women who utilize egg freezing produce a large number of eggs, which can cause some discomfort as the eggs mature. In rare cases, ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) can occur, but it can be avoided with regular monitoring at the clinic.
  • Egg retrieval. The final step of egg freezing is egg retrieval. It is done under anesthesia, which carries risks that our physicians can explain in greater detail. After the procedure, women may experience mild discomfort and light bleeding that often resolve on their own.

To support you in making an informed decision, our knowledgeable fertility staff is here to answer any additional questions about egg freezing risks.

Egg freezing is not a guarantee

Although we’ve seen great success with egg freezing in Tennessee, it does not guarantee a future pregnancy, as there are many factors that contribute to a woman conceiving. However, if you are a good candidate for egg freezing, it can greatly increase your chances of taking home a healthy baby when you are ready for motherhood.

While egg freezing does involve risks, our team takes steps to minimize them and we believe that the benefits outweigh the risks.

Contact us for more information about egg freezing risks.

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