Women Are Freezing Their Ovaries — New Birth Control Method?

Tue, April 17, 2012 10:35am EDT by 4 Comments
Freezing Ovarian Tissue

It is now possible to delay motherhood by freezing your ovaries to use in the future! What do you think of this shocking procedure?

Nineteen babies have been born worldwide from moms who froze their ovaries and had them re-implanted years later. The procedure is only available in a few countries — including the U.S.!

Typically, the ovaries are put into a bank when a woman is in her twenties and thirties, when she is most fertile.

The procedure involves extracting ovarian tissue from one of the two ovaries containing about 60,000 eggs, The Daily Mail reports. They are then stored in liquid nitrogen in frigid temperatures. The freezing could cost as much as $25,000.

Women that have been successful and followed through with the procedure have been cancer patients. They wanted to preserve their eggs in case chemotherapy damaged the tissue.

The method has a higher success rate than In Vitro Fertilization, and can potentially produce thousands of eggs against a maximum of 12 normally produced through egg freezing.

HollyMoms, What do you think about freezing your ovaries? Would you do it?
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Posted at 6:39 PM on April 30, 2012  

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Sandy

Posted at 12:18 PM on April 18, 2012  

I say if you have the money and you want to hold off having kids until in your mid to late 30′s- so be it. At least your using younger eggs that have less of a chance of a baby with down syndrome. Great option for cancer patients- if they can afford the cost to do this procedure.

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alice

Posted at 4:25 PM on April 17, 2012  

theirs alot of methods for a woman so they wont get pregnant easily but alot of them dont work too. i think its ok if the woman dont want to get pregnant now and freeze her eggs as long as shes on her 20′s so when she hits 30 she should get her eggs back. woman who hit their 40 are more at risk the baby could come with down sydrome,premature and its just more complicated for mom and baby. i think its really stupid for someone to freeze their eggs when they already have kids. i could only understand the ones who have cancer and try to save their eggs.

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michelle

Posted at 10:59 AM on April 17, 2012  

That woman in the pic would have been fine without saving her eggs … It says she had 3 by the time she was 35! Thats not bad at all. Now when a woman is saving them till shes in her mid 40′s than I think that is stupid and not safe for the mother or baby. At a certain age it doesnt matter where your eggs have been stored or what not… You have higher risks during pregnancy so Its not safe for baby or mom.

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