What should you ask yourself before freezing?
Is this the right decision for me?
As mentioned above, you should not be guided by similar experiences of your girlfriends, neighbors, coworkers, etc. Each decision to freeze your eggs is an individual one and must be made with the circumstances in mind.
Before the procedure, decide exactly why you want to freeze your eggs. The answer “because everyone else is doing it” is not appropriate in this case. If you want to postpone family planning for a few years – that’s a good reason to go to a fertility clinic now.
It may also be that you, like our heroine Deborah, will have a problem with premature menopause. In that case, if you can’t afford long-term treatment now, or if it has already failed, you should seriously consider adopting a child – or using a donor egg. In this case, a donor oocyte is used for the woman, which is fertilized with her husband’s sperm, in which case the couple gets a genetically half-breed baby. More importantly, the woman has a chance to bear and give birth to the child herself, which makes a big difference in terms of accepting the child as one’s own and in terms of upbringing.
When should I consider oocyte freezing?
The sooner you make this serious decision, the better it will be for your unborn child. The quality of eggs inexorably decreases with age, which means that the earlier you freeze your oocytes, the better quality they will be. Generally, women seriously consider freezing at age 30-35, but if you are able to do it earlier and you are not planning on having a baby until you are 35-40, it is better to do it between 20 and 25. The fact is that the health of modern women can allow her to bear a child even at 40-45 years, but you can’t cheat nature in some way, and reproductive health reaches its peak at 20, when a woman is young enough to have a baby freely. Not without reason in the Middle Ages, even at the age of 14 girls could give birth, and then the chance of giving birth to a healthy child, paradoxically enough, was higher than anything else. Nature intended for women to give birth shortly after reaching reproductive age, and it comes with the first menstruation at age 12. Of course, it is now unacceptable for girls to become pregnant at that age, but it is designed by nature, and this must be considered.