Egg freezing is a medical procedure that allows for the extraction of your eggs and subsequent storage. Storing eggs gives you the opportunity to preserve fertility by harvesting eggs at a younger age, which can be used at a later date. Although this won’t guarantee a pregnancy, it can improve the chances of successfully conceiving later in life.
Read more: Understanding egg freezing: A comprehensive guide
Our clients typically pursue egg freezing due to health concerns, a desire to pursue their career goals, to feel empowered to wait for the right partner, or prior to gender transitions. Egg freezing allows you to take control of your reproductive future.
The best time is now. Doctors recommend undergoing the procedure from your late 20s to early 30s when the quality and quantity of your eggs is typically higher. Statistics suggest that the younger your eggs are at the point of freezing, the higher your chances of a pregnancy later in life. That’s why it’s helpful to freeze your eggs early, then leave them until you’re ready to undergo IVF.
However, each person’s body responds to the treatment differently, so the doctors at our accredited clinics will review your medical history and advise on your suitability for egg freezing.
The egg freezing process can be divided into six stages: fertility testing, birth control, medication cycle, trigger injection, egg retrieval, and egg freezing.
Read more: What does the egg freezing process look like?
Side effects are usually very minor and are related to the injectable hormonal medication. These include headaches, tiredness, mood swings, insomnia, hot or cold flashes, breast tenderness, bloating, or mild fluid retention.
For most women the procedure will be relatively pain free, however with any medical procedure, there are some risks involved.
Some potential risks may include ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, when your ovaries become swollen and painful due to injectable hormonal medication. In rare cases, the needle used to retrieve eggs can cause bleeding, infection, or damage to the surrounding organs. Please discuss these risks in further detail with your doctor.
Costs vary state by state and your individual circumstances, but on average, one cycle of egg freezing can cost $18,000.
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a fertility treatment that involves combining eggs and sperm outside the body in a laboratory. After an embryo or embryos form, they are then placed in the uterus. IVF is a procedure that can offer a chance of having a baby to people who may not be able to conceive naturally. While it doesn't guarantee a successful pregnancy, it can significantly improve the chances of conception for many individuals and couples.
Our clients typically pursue IVF due to issues with fertility, such as blocked or damaged fallopian tubes, low sperm count, issues with ovulation, or unexplained infertility. Additionally, IVF is a viable option for individuals or couples who wish to become parents later in life, single parents, and same-sex couples. IVF empowers you with a potential path to parenthood despite the challenges you may encounter naturally conceiving.
The IVF process can be divided into five stages: ovarian stimulation, egg retrieval, sperm retrieval, fertilization and embryo culture, and embryo transfer.
Read more: What does the IVF process look like?
Similar to egg freezing, side effects are usually very minor and are related to the injectable hormonal medication. These include headaches, tiredness, mood swings, insomnia, hot or cold flashes, breast tenderness, bloating, or mild fluid retention.
Potential risks can include ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (when the ovaries become swollen and painful due to hormonal medication), multiple pregnancies (which can lead to premature birth and low birth weight), ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, and minor risks associated with the egg retrieval procedure such as infection, bleeding, or damage to surrounding organs. We strongly recommend discussing these risks in detail with your provider!
Costs vary state by state and your individual circumstances, but on average, one cycle of IVF can cost $25,000.
Once you’ve qualified for treatment and put down a deposit to work with us, we'll walk with you every step of the way.
We'll create a personalized Milvia dashboard to guide you through the pre-treatment investigations your chosen clinic requires, obtain travel medical insurance for you, and offer 24/7 support throughout your journey.
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Great question! We handpick each and every provider on our website based on their clinical outcomes for fertility procedures, affordability, and any national quality standards set by individual governments.
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Absolutely! You can either travel with your family or with your friends in a group of up to 4.
We have a refund policy that ensures the safety of your deposit at every step of your journey.
We estimate that your entire trip, including treatment, travel, accommodation, and food, will be around $10,000-13,000 for egg freezing and $12,000-16,000 for IVF, depending on the destination and time of travel. This is still more affordable than treatment in the US.
Costs can vary depending on the destination, seasonality, and specific treatment plan provided by your doctor.
If you do the entire treatment overseas, it’ll be around 16 days for egg freezing and 21 days for IVF.
Read more: A typical egg freezing journey overseas
Yes, absolutely! We’ve compared the different costs of egg and embryo storage and found that, on average, egg and embryo storage is about 50% cheaper abroad than in the US ($800 in the US vs $400 abroad).
Read more: Egg Storage Essentials
When you work with Milvia, you receive up to $25,000 in specialized medical travel insurance coverage. This covers additional medical or surgical treatment as a result of a complication, travel delay, loss of baggage, and repatriation.
This coverage can go up to $100,000 for your chosen procedure.
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