North Houston IVF lab tech working with frozen eggs

Can You Undergo North Houston IVF With Frozen Eggs?

Many clients choose to freeze their eggs at our North Houston fertility clinic in order to plan for the future. If you aren’t quite ready to start your family but want to undergo Kingwood IVF or The Woodlands IVF at a later date, we can help you prepare for this option and encourage the best chances at a successful pregnancy when the time is right.

Freezing Your Eggs At Our Kingwood Fertility Clinic And The Woodlands Fertility Clinic

If you’ve chosen to freeze your eggs for use at a later date, you’ll be given fertility drugs to increase the number of eggs you produce during ovulation. This allows us to retrieve more eggs, which we will then freeze through a process called cryopreservation. 

When it’s time to retrieve your eggs, you’ll make an appointment at one of our North Houston fertility clinics. At your appointment, you’ll be given a sedative so you can feel comfortable and relaxed, then an ultrasound probe will be inserted into your vagina to identify the follicles. We will guide a suction device to the follicles, where multiple eggs can be removed. After egg retrieval, we will freeze your eggs and store them safely until you’re ready to use them.

Using Frozen Eggs In The North Houston IVF Process

When you’re ready to undergo The Woodlands IVF or Kingwood IVF process, your eggs will be thawed in order to prepare them for fertilization. We will then introduce the sperm to fertilize the egg and allow the embryo to reach the blastocyst stage. The fertility specialists at our Kingwood fertility clinic or The Woodlands fertility clinic will then conduct genetic testing called Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT). This is done through a simple biopsy on the embryo in order to determine if your embryo has a higher chance of leading to a successful birth. 

If we determine the embryo is genetically healthy, then we will prepare your uterus for pregnancy by giving you hormonal medications designed to encourage your body to go through the same hormonal changes it would with a traditional pregnancy. Once ideal hormone levels have been reached, the embryo will be transferred to your uterus with the help of an abdominal ultrasound. This painless procedure will take place in one of our North Houston fertility clinic locations.

Who Is A Good Candidate For Egg Freezing At Our North Houston Fertility Clinic?

Women in their 20s and 30s are good candidates for egg freezing, as this is when women produce the most viable eggs. While many women choose to freeze their eggs due to personal reasons, we often recommend that our patients freeze their eggs if they are currently undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy, or are suffering from an autoimmune disease. Sometimes transgender patients choose to freeze their eggs as well.

Kingwood IVF and The Woodlands IVF Specialists Are Here For You

If you’re not ready to start your family, but want to freeze your eggs for future use, request an appointment at one of our North Houston fertility clinics. We can offer you the guidance and support you need while discovering whether egg freezing is right for you!