Egg freezing: Is it for you?

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Egg freezing is one of the ways that a woman’s egg can be preserved to be used later on. It is the process in which a woman's eggs are extracted, frozen and stored. In the future, the eggs can be thawed, fertilized, and transferred to the uterus as embryos. Sounds like a tedious process to do but many women choose egg freezing.

It is becoming increasingly popular among women. In the Philippines, there are already several fertility clinics offering the procedure. Some notable local celebrities like fashion designer Mich Dulce, and DJ and TV host Sam Oh, underwent egg freezing. 

There's a lot of buzz on fertility dropping during 30s. Some women who are career and goal oriented, mostly those who have a high position at work or have great dreams they want to achieve first before settling down by having a family or those in flourishing careers opt to use egg freezing so they won’t worry about possible infertility in the future.

A woman is born with a set number of eggs to use during her entire lifetime. The body starts releasing the eggs during puberty, once a month during menses. By instinct, the body releases the best eggs first, which can happen usually when the woman is in her 20s. This is why women are most fertile in their 20s. By the time she reaches 30, her fertility begins to decline. And by the time a woman reaches 40 or 50, her fertility takes a serious downward dive. So can a woman get pregnant naturally in her 50s? Probably not. Which is why egg freezing could be a solution.

That being said, some women decide to seek help from fertility specialists to help them preserve their good eggs now so they can use them in the future when they are ready to start a family. This is a brilliant idea; however, this process can be too pricey for some.
Is this advisable? Some would advise other women to go through this route; however, getting pregnant the natural way is still the easiest way to go. Each woman has her own decision though so if going through egg freezing is something that she really wants, she should go for it.

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