If you’ve ever considered freezing your eggs or embryos for future family planning, then you’re not alone. It’s estimated that around one-third of all fertility treatments and procedures that took place in the US in 2019 were for patients who wanted to do just that.
The two procedures have given women and people who have periods more choice around when they have children and how they will conceive. But they’re also quite different (more on that below), and there’s a lot to consider, especially with the costs involved.
Here, Dr. Barbara Levy, Flo board member and clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology, outlines exactly what happens when you choose to freeze your eggs vs. embryos and some of the questions you should consider asking your health care provider before you start treatment.