Egg Freezing in California

Pacific Reproductive Center is a leading provider of reproductive health services in Southern California. We are dedicated to helping individuals and couples preserve and enhance fertility through egg freezing in Glendale, Torrance, Irvine, and Corona, CA.

Egg freezing can be an excellent option for women wishing to preserve their fertility but not yet ready to pursue motherhood.

Egg freezing offers several advantages for women who are considering pursuing fertility preservation. Some key benefits include:

  • Preservation of Reproductive Potential
    Egg freezing allows women the option of having children in the future, even if their reproductive potential declines with age.
  • Peace of Mind
    Egg freezing allows women and couples to focus on professional and personal goals before building a family.
  • Option for Cancer Survivors
    By freezing their eggs before starting cancer treatment, women can preserve their fertility and have the option of having children in the future.

At Pacific Reproductive Center, a premier fertility clinic in California, we emphasize an integrative care model where patients work closely with a multidisciplinary team of fertility specialists to develop a whole-body fertility optimization strategy.

Our collaborative approach ensures that patients receive comprehensive care, from initial consultation to post-treatment care, all within the same facility.

Want to freeze your eggs? The following information will help you understand whether CA egg freezing is right for you.

What Is Egg Freezing?

Egg freezing, clinically known as oocyte cryopreservation, is a fertility preservation approach that allows women to pursue pregnancy after fertility begins to diminish. The technique enables women to delay pregnancy until they are emotionally or financially ready.

The Freezing Eggs Process

Cryopreservation of the eggs involves the following steps:

  • Ovarian Stimulation
    Ovarian stimulation is performed by administering fertility medications to encourage the ovaries to generate multiple eggs. The medications are typically administered orally or through an intramuscular injection.
  • Monitoring and Imaging
    During ovarian stimulation, the patient is monitored regularly using ultrasound scans to assess the development of follicles and the eggs within them. These scans help doctors determine the appropriate time for the egg retrieval procedure.
  • Egg Retrieval
    When the eggs are mature, they are ready for retrieval, and a minimally invasive procedure is performed under sedation. The process involves transvaginal ultrasound to guide the needle to the ovaries. The needle is inserted into the ovaries, and the eggs are gently aspirated using a suction device.
  • Freezing and Storage
    The retrieved eggs are then carefully inspected under a microscope to ensure their quality. The eggs in good condition are frozen using a freezing technique called vitrification. Vitrification involves rapidly freezing the eggs to prevent them from forming ice crystals, which can cause damage. The eggs are stored in liquid nitrogen, which helps maintain optimal temperature for long-term storage.

Once the decision to have a baby is made, the eggs can be thawed and fertilized with sperm in a laboratory through the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process using parental sperm or donor insemination.

If the fertilization is successful, the resulting embryo can be introduced into the uterus to initiate pregnancy.

How Much Does It Cost to Freeze Eggs?

The cost of egg freezing can vary considerably depending upon the location of the treatment center, the medications required, the number of visits to your doctor, and the storage of the frozen eggs.

Please contact the helpful representatives at Pacific Reproductive Center to discuss the cost of egg freezing.

Does Insurance Cover Freezing Eggs?

California requires group insurers to offer infertility treatment coverage, though employers can opt to include or exclude coverage for infertility treatment in employee health benefits.

Please refer to your medical insurance provisions to determine whether egg freezing is covered. If you need help deciphering your insurance plan, please contact the team at Pacific Reproductive Center to discuss your options.

What Is the Best Age to Freeze Eggs?

It is generally agreed that the optimal age for women freezing eggs is before age 37, when the egg supply and quality begin to decline.

The board-certified reproductive endocrinologists at Pacific Reproductive Center can perform the appropriate tests to see if egg freezing is a viable choice for you.

How Long Do Frozen Eggs Last?

Cryopreserved eggs can be stored indefinitely. However, it is important to note that the viability and success of fertilization after thawing vary depending on factors such as the donor’s age, the quality of freezing and thawing processes, and the specific technique used for cryopreservation. Moreover, the aging process continues during cryopreservation, though at a slower pace.

What Are the Side Effects and Risks of Egg Freezing?

While egg retrieval is generally a safe procedure, it does have some associated side effects that patients should be aware of.

  • Abdominal Pain
    Abdominal discomfort is usually temporary and can be managed with pain medication. The severity depends on the individual’s pain tolerance and the extent of the procedure.
  • Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS)
    OHSS is characterized by swelling in the ovaries, fluid retention, and abdominal pain. OHSS can be a serious condition, particularly in severe cases, and may require hospitalization. It is important to discuss the risk of OHSS with your healthcare provider before the procedure.
  • Nausea and Vomiting
    Nausea is usually temporary and can be managed with medications. It is important to inform your healthcare provider if you experience persistent nausea or vomiting, as it may require further medical attention.
  • Bloating and Constipation
    Bloating can occur due to the hormonal changes that occur during the stimulation process. Drinking plenty of fluids and eating foods that promote regular bowel movements to prevent or alleviate these symptoms is recommended.

Pacific Reproductive Center: On-Site Egg Freezing in Los Angeles

Pacific Reproductive Center is a leader in providing state-of-the-art fertility services, including freezing eggs, in Irvine, CA. With a strong commitment to fertility preservation, we offer on-site laboratory facilities that enable patients to undergo egg-freezing procedures with convenience and efficiency.

When you choose Pacific Reproductive Center, you are choosing a team of fertility care specialists passionate about helping individuals and couples build loving families. With a commitment to personalized care, advanced reproductive technologies, and compassionate support, we are dedicated to helping you achieve your dreams of parenthood.

Contact us today to schedule a Los Angeles egg-freezing consultation and take the first steps toward building your loving family.

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Pacific Reproductive Center has been successfully aiding conception for over two decades. We optimize the conditions of fertility treatment to give every potential parent the greatest chance of successful childbirth.


We ensure that every patient fully understands their medical condition and treatment options available to them. We understand each patient is unique so we help guide you through the best option to support your own fertility journey.

Looking for the Best Fertility Clinic in Southern California?

Pacific Reproductive Center has four convenient locations throughout Southern California, making it easy for patients to receive quality care close to home. Each IVF fertility center has an on-site lab, next-generation services, and state-of-the-art equipment.

Whether in Glendale, Torrance, Irvine, or Corona, our world-class fertility doctors can help you build the family you’ve always wanted.

PRC Torrance
3720 Lomita Blvd, Suite 200 Torrance, CA 90505
PRC Glendale
116 E. Broadway, Suite 300 Glendale, CA 91205
PRC Irvine
10 Post Irvine, CA 92618
PRC Corona
381 Corporate Terrace Corona, CA 92879
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