Why is egg freezing important if you’re a lesbian?
There have been a lot of rumours about egg freezing in recent years. Even though it’s becoming more and more popular, you may not fully understand it or you might need more information in order to wrap your head around it.
When is the best time to do it? Why is it so important?
We’ll clear up all your doubts.
What is egg freezing?
It is a process by which a woman’s oocytes are frozen when she is most fertile so that her eggs are more viable for a later pregnancy.
Therefore fertility is preserved since you can use them whenever you want. You can start the gestation process at any time knowing that there is a greater chance of success.
Why is egg freezing done?
Each woman is born with all the eggs she will have during her lifetime, approximately one million. Over the years, these oocytes are lost naturally little by little.
By freezing the eggs, a number of oocytes can be isolated and preserved which can then be used later. These will have the same quality that they had at the time of their extraction.
You can retrieve and use your eggs at any time, whenever is most convenient to you and due to this preservation method they will be exactly the same as when they were extracted.
You can be mothers when you decide!
How is it done?
The freezing system is based on vitrification: cooling the cells so fast that it prevents the formation of crystals. This method ensures a 90% egg survival rate.
According to Spanish law, frozen eggs can be used until the woman reaches the age of 50.
When is the best time to freeze your eggs?
The best window to freeze your eggs is between the ages of 20 and 35 since this is considered the best quality ovarian reserve. From 35 onwards everything suddenly changes because according to gynaecologists, at that age, 90% of the oocytes have been lost.
Today, 65% of the women who are freezing their eggs are between 35 and 39 years old, an age at which they have already started to experience a natural decline in the quality of their oocytes.
The chances that a woman will be able to give birth after the age of 38 are minimal. This is due to the fact that chronological age does not usually coincide with biological age.
That’s why we encourage you to do it as soon as possible.
Why should you freeze your eggs?
You never know what the future holds.
You could be at a stage in your life where you reject the notion of motherhood altogether. However, later you realise that you do want to become a mother, but have too many problems achieving it.
That is why egg freezing is a very successful technique.
We need to be in excellent health at the time of extraction, it’s important that you don’t delay this decision and go through with it as soon as possible.
In addition, certain medical treatments can cause irreversible damage to the eggs. By freezing them, we secure our chances of becoming mothers once we have overcome the disease.
What does egg freezing have to do with my sexual orientation?
Egg freezing indirectly affects you as a lesbian.
Of course, it is every woman’s decision regardless of her sexual orientation, but it is safe to say that lesbian women change partners more often. So, if your decision is to be a mother, make it happen. It doesn’t matter if it’s today or tomorrow. You’ll decide if you’ll be a single lesbian mother or if you will have a loving partner to share your motherhood with.
Freeze your eggs today so you can have your baby at the right time.
The quality of your eggs will play a huge part in increasing your chances of a successful pregnancy later when you decide to go ahead with an assisted reproduction procedure.
Your dreams of becoming a lesbian mum are closer due to egg freezing.
Are your eggs ready? What do you think of this process?