Let’s walk through your fertility preservation options – based on your personal needs. Fertility preservation allows both women and men to extend their option of conceiving biological children into the future. With the expertise help of Dr. Laurance A. Jacobs, you can cryopreserve – freeze – your eggs, sperm, and embryos for future conception.
Fertility Preservation Options
- Embryo Cryopreservation
- Oocyte – Egg – Cryopreservation
- Sperm Cryopreservation
Through a Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET), you can preserve your fertility and plan for pregnancy in the future when you’re ready to start a family. You and your doctor can plan for future FETs with the cryopreservation of multiple, healthy, high quality embryos.
This option is especially helpful for women approaching 35 who are not ready to get pregnant for a variety of personal or medical reasons.
There are many benefits of opting for FETs to consider before you decide to undergo multiple fresh IVF cycles.
- Less costly than a repeated fresh IVF cycle
- Less mental and physical stress than a repeated IVF cycle
- Ability to mimic a natural cycle and avoid elevated estrogen levels
- Preserving future fertility for personal or medical reasons
- Availability of gender selection for family planning purposes
Oocyte – Egg – Cryopreservation
Elective egg freezing is increasing in demand by today’s modern women. Many women are choosing to freeze their eggs as a sensible fertility preservation plan. Egg freezing is a modern self-care option giving women the comfort of delaying motherhood by giving them the option of preserving their young, high-quality eggs.
There are many self-care reasons today’s women want to delay motherhood.
- Pursuit of Higher Education
- Advanced Career Motivation
- Search for a Life Partner
- COVID-19 safe pregnancy concerns
The cryopreservation of sperm is a common and well-established procedure that involves freezing processed sperm and storing it in liquid nitrogen. All donated sperm must be frozen and quarantined for safety. Cryopreservation is also an option for men who want to preserve sperm for later use. It is often used prior to chemotherapy, radiation, or vasectomy.
Cryopreservation of sperm can also be useful during in vitro fertilization treatment to have a backup specimen in order to reduce anxiety during fresh collection, or if a testicular / sperm aspiration (TESE) is required.
Learn more by reading Dr. Jacobs' article about azoospermia and TESE (PDF)
Compassionate Fertility Preservation Doctor
At his beautiful Hoffman Estates IL location, Dr. Laurence A. Jacobs offers customized fertility preservation treatment options for every patient’s personal and medical needs.
- IVF – In Vitro Fertilization – including using donor eggs
- Genetic Testing and Gender Selection in conjunction with IVF
- Egg Donor & Gestational Carrier IVF cycles
- Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) procedures
- Cryopreservation – Oocyte (egg), Embryo, Sperm
Click here to schedule your New Patient Telemedicine Consultation via Zoom with Dr. Jacobs – or call 888.325.7389.