Women globally are having children later, as more of us wait to establish a healthy relationship as well as a career and stable finances before thinking about a family. And that’s empowering in lots of ways. But it also remains a fact that fertility begins to decline with age from around 35 years old, which is why egg freezing has become an increasingly popular option in recent years.
But while egg freezing might help to preserve your fertility longer, it comes at a price, which can be a barrier for some people. So how much does it cost to freeze eggs? Does insurance cover egg freezing? And is egg freezing really worth it, based on the success rates?
You’re bound to have all these questions and more if you’re considering this procedure — after all, it’s a big decision. To help you explore your options and demystify the process, we spoke to Dr. Lucky Sekhon, an OB-GYN (obstetrician and gynecologist), reproductive endocrinologist, and infertility specialist, about how much it costs to freeze your eggs and what else you can expect along the way.