Take control of your future with planned fertility preservation
Advances in reproductive medicine have made planned fertility preservation available to many patients. If you want to delay parenthood, for any reason, Midwest Fertility Specialists (MFS) can help with egg, sperm and embryo freezing. Our Indiana fertility center team is proud to help women and men preserve the possibility of having a baby in the future when they’re ready.
The facts about male and female infertility
Just like the rest of our bodies, our reproductive organs age. A woman tends to experience a decline in her fertility in her late-20s to early-30s. However, egg quality and quantity can decrease even earlier in some women. By age 40, women generally have around a 5% chance of conceiving each month.
Men also experience an age-related decline in fertility, although it tends to happen later. Men in their 50s often have lower sperm quality and semen volume. This, combined with the potential to experience impaired sexual functioning, can lead to difficulty conceiving.
Our Indiana fertility center offers planned fertility preservation, which can allow you to preserve your reproductive material while you’re still young.
A look at planned fertility preservation
When you visit our Indiana fertility center, you’ll first undergo diagnostic testing. The purpose is to determine whether you have any fertility issues that you and your doctor need to consider. During your consultation, you’ll also discuss your goals for planned fertility preservation. Using this information, your doctor will help you determine which option is best for you.
- Sperm freezing is relatively simple. You’ll provide one or more semen samples, which our andrologists will wash, prepare and freeze for future use.
- Egg freezing involves a few more steps, but it’s typically highly effective. You’ll take fertility medications to encourage your ovaries to produce multiple eggs. Next, you’ll undergo an egg retrieval and our embryologists will then freeze your eggs.
- Embryo freezing takes egg freezing a step further by fertilizing your eggs in the IVF lab using sperm from your partner. Our embryologists then freeze the resulting embryos.
When you’re ready to conceive using your frozen reproductive materials, our team will thaw them for you. From there, you can use the sperm as part of intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF). If you froze eggs or embryos, you will use them in an IVF cycle.
Take the first step to preserve your fertility
If you want to delay parenthood, now is the time to schedule an appointment at MFS to explore fertility preservation. Contact us to get started.