Things You Should Know About Freezing Your Eggs

The basics about egg freezing.

Should You Freeze Your Eggs?  - We already know that Mary Jane is crafty so it's no surprise that she agreed to let SNS pay for her egg-freezing process, but what about the rest of us? Is this something all busy women should consider? Keep reading for facts about freezing your eggs.   (Photo: BET Networks)

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Should You Freeze Your Eggs? - We already know that Mary Jane is crafty so it's no surprise that she agreed to let SNS pay for her egg-freezing process, but what about the rest of us? Is this something all busy women should consider? Keep reading for facts about freezing your eggs. (Photo: BET Networks)

It's Going to Cost You  - Egg freezing is expensive. It can cost anywhere from $10,000 to $15,000 to harvest and freeze one batch of eggs, plus an additional $500 annually for storage. Some women's insurance may cover the cost of a consultation, and financing may be available from some clinics. Source.   (Photo: BET Networks)

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It's Going to Cost You - Egg freezing is expensive. It can cost anywhere from $10,000 to $15,000 to harvest and freeze one batch of eggs, plus an additional $500 annually for storage. Some women's insurance may cover the cost of a consultation, and financing may be available from some clinics. Source. (Photo: BET Networks)

There Are No Guarantees  - Age can affect the quality and quantity of eggs available, and not every egg will result in a viable pregnancy. Source.     (Photo: BET Networks)

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There Are No Guarantees - Age can affect the quality and quantity of eggs available, and not every egg will result in a viable pregnancy. Source.   (Photo: BET Networks)

The Odds May Be in Your Favor  - The more eggs a woman freezes, the higher her chances of conception.   Source.  (Photo: BET Networks)

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The Odds May Be in Your Favor - The more eggs a woman freezes, the higher her chances of conception. Source. (Photo: BET Networks)

The Process Can Be Demanding  - As you saw, patients have to inject themselves with hormones over the course of a few days.     (Photo: BET Networks)

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The Process Can Be Demanding - As you saw, patients have to inject themselves with hormones over the course of a few days.  (Photo: BET Networks)

Side Effects  - The hormones come with side effects, which may vary depending on the woman.   (Photo: BET Networks)

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Side Effects - The hormones come with side effects, which may vary depending on the woman. (Photo: BET Networks)

How It Works  - When the woman is ready to have a baby, doctors will  thaw and fertilize all of the eggs that were extracted, and then implant the best two embryos with the hope that one takes.Source.  (Photo: BET Networks)

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How It Works - When the woman is ready to have a baby, doctors will  thaw and fertilize all of the eggs that were extracted, and then implant the best two embryos with the hope that one takes.Source. (Photo: BET Networks)

More Numbers  - The success rate with implanting embryos from frozen eggs is typically between 30 and 40 percent. Source.   (Photo: BET Networks)

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More Numbers - The success rate with implanting embryos from frozen eggs is typically between 30 and 40 percent. Source. (Photo: BET Networks)

Get Informed  - This type of science is still in its infancy so make sure you do all your research before going through with it. (Photo: BET Networks)

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Get Informed - This type of science is still in its infancy so make sure you do all your research before going through with it. (Photo: BET Networks)