Egg Freezing & Finances
Freezing eggs is a discussion for a lot of women, but the ins and outs of it are not heavily discussed. And a big question that I have found has not been well answered: HOW MUCH DOES THIS EFFING COST?! I sat down with Dr. Catha Fischer to ask all of my questions and I got so many answers!
When should you freeze your eggs?
Dr. Fischer says that there are no guarantees to the health of eggs, but it's typically based on age, and the quality of your eggs from late 20's to early 30's is likely to be the same. Where things start to change is when we dive into our 40s. So if you're in your 30's and ready to freeze, do it now! Your body is like to change a lot once you exit that decade of your life.
What is the difference between IVF and egg freezing?
IVF is the egg freezing cycle, but instead of freezing them, you actually take them and make them into embryos so you can put them with sperm. Embryos are a much more guaranteed way to achieve a pregnancy! Embryos are the final product.
How much does it cost to freeze your eggs?
Across New York City, on average it costs between $10k-$17k to freeze your eggs, with medication costs ranging from $2-4.5K. Of course, different countries and cities will offer different price points, so don't be afraid to shop around for the best prices for your wallet!
Want more of your burning questions answered?
This topic is big and scary. We dive into more topics including the egg retrieval process, medications that go with the egg freezing process, and more. Watch the entire video here!