As you are born with a certain number of eggs, you will, as you get older, have fewer eggs left, and the quality of the eggs will concurrently deteriorate. This means that your chances of becoming pregnant get smaller as you grow older.
Freezing of unfertilised eggs may therefore increase your chances of pregnancy at a later stage, as healthy eggs are retrieved and stored as early as possible.
If you choose to use social freezing, you should be prepared to undergo hormone stimulation to mature more than the one egg that you would normally do. Eggs are then retrieved. For more information about the course of treatment.
At the preliminary consultation, the doctor assesses whether social freezing is an option for you.