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Freezing your eggs now preserves your fertility and your options.

  • If you are in your 20s or early 30s, there’s no better time to save your eggs.

    A woman’s eggs are at their peak health and fertility in early adulthood, but as we age, the quantity and quality of our eggs decrease. Freezing healthy eggs now suspends that aging process, freeing you from worrying about the quality of your eggs declining in the future. If you are in your later 30s or 40s, we will work with you to determine the viability of your eggs and, if needed, walk you through all the options you have to make your baby.

    The Prelude Method is a comprehensive, proactive approach to optimizing a woman’s fertility. We believe it should be easy and affordable for any woman to save her eggs until she’s ready to start or grow her family.

    Learn the facts about your fertility at different ages.

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    If you’re in your 20s, you’ll never be more fertile than you are today.

    You’re at a great moment in your life with lots to plan and experience. It might even be hard to imagine being a mom quite yet. Preserving your young, healthy eggs now frees you from the anxiety many women experience about whether their eggs will be viable later. And when you’re ready to start your family, you’ll thank yourself for thinking ahead.

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    The odds that a healthy woman in her 20s will get pregnant through intercourse each month are in the 20- 25% range, the highest they'll ever be. 1
    Many women in their 20s are delaying kids for lots of good reasons—school, work, finding the right partner. But your body is ready now and your eggs are at their peak for conceiving healthy babies. 2
    You are born with all the eggs you will ever have. Over time, and especially after age 35, the number of eggs, and their quality, decreases rapidly. 3

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    Sources: 1) Parents, 2) Parents, 3) ASRM: Age and Fertility

    If you’re in your 30s, have a plan.

    Being in your 30s can be stressful enough without fertility worries—you can reduce some of that stress when you get informed about your own fertility and make some decisions. If you feel strongly that you want kids someday—but not right this minute—egg preservation may allow you to use your own eggs when you’re ready to start your family.

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    A healthy, fertile 30-year-old woman has a 20% chance of getting pregnant through intercourse each month. 1
    In 30-year-old women, about 30% of fertilized embryos show chromosomal abnormalities. 2
    20% of women in the United States now have their first child after age 35. 3
    Beginning in her mid-30s, the quality and quantity of a woman’s eggs declines dramatically. 4

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    Sources: 1) ASRM: Age and Fertility, 2) Advanced Fertility Center, 3) CDC, 4) ASRM: Age and Fertility

    If you’re in your 40s, you have options.

    Ok, here’s the situation—getting pregnant without intervention is pretty rare in your 40s. If you are hoping to get pregnant using your own eggs, the first step is simple: Let’s assess your eggs. If it turns out that your eggs are not viable, the good news is it's the 21st century and you have options. You can get pregnant using a healthy donor egg or a healthy donor embryo. Since 1978, over 5 million funny, rambunctious, loud, happy, complicated, wonderful, normal, healthy kids have been conceived via IVF. 1

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    A healthy 40-year-old woman has about a 5% chance of getting pregnant through intercourse each month. 1
    79% of eggs from women age 40-45 have chromosome abnormalities. 2
    As women age, their eggs are more likely to have chromosomal abnormalities that can cause a miscarriage. At 40, the chance of a woman having a miscarriage is 33%. At age 44, her chances go up to 60%. 3

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    Sources: 1) ASRM: Age and Fertility, 2) Advanced Fertility Center, 3) Advanced Fertility Center

    The Prelude Method is a four-step process that may help deliver dramatically higher pregnancy and birth rates and reduce the risks associated with having children later in life.

    How it works
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    The Prelude Method, explained.

    1. Fertility Preservation

    Women’s eggs are frozen during their peak fertility years—20s and early 30s.

    2. Embryo Creation

    When a woman is ready to start a family, frozen eggs and sperm are thawed and combined to create embryos.

    3. Genetic Screening

    Before the embryo is implanted, parents are screened for common inherited diseases. The embryos can then be tested for the recessive disease(s) identified by parental screening. Embryos are also tested for chromosomal abnormalities which occur randomly and are a risk for every pregnancy. As genetic screening improves, the number of illnesses that can be detected will rise over time as will the chances of having a healthy baby.

    4. Single Embryo Transfer

    Single Embryo Transfer (SET) is an embryo implantation procedure in which only one embryo is transferred into the uterus. Transferring only one embryo increases chances of having a healthy baby by reducing the possibility of multiple births and pregnancy complications associated with multiples.

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    Still have questions?

    Of course you have questions. We want The Prelude Method to be as transparent and simple to understand as possible. But of course, this is science, and technology, and biology, and a huge life decision all rolled into one. If the information provided does not answer all of your questions and provide you with everything you want to know, please call us directly.