About the Fertility Assessment Process
Women are born with all the eggs they will ever have, and do not make new eggs throughout their lives (unlike men, who make new sperm every day). The number of eggs in a woman’s ovarian reserve decreases throughout childhood and reproductive years, until menopause, when there are virtually no eggs left.
Eggs can age at different rates among individuals regardless of how healthy the woman is. In addition to the number of eggs available, the quality of eggs diminishes at similar rates, with an even more rapid decline in quality beginning at the age of 35. This can account for a large number of women who may have difficulty conceiving in their 30s and 40s.
Concerns with Ovarian Aging
As the average age of women having children has increased steadily throughout the last several decades, more women are having difficulty conceiving at the time they desire. For the last five years, there have been advancements in the ability to freeze eggs that allow a woman to preserve egg quality at the time of freezing, such that it is possible to use the younger healthier eggs to have a baby in the future.
A fertility assessment can allow each woman to feel more knowledgeable and empowered regarding her reproductive choices. Armed with this knowledge, a woman may choose to preserve their fertility by freezing eggs or embryos.
We offer women of childbearing age and under the age of 40 an opportunity to determine the current status of their ovarian reserve through our Fertility Assessment Program.
What is Included in our Fertility Assessment Program?
The following services are included in the Fertility Assessment Program (every item listed is usually covered by medical insurance):
- New Patient Physician Consult
- Baseline Transvaginal Ultrasound, which evaluates the uterus and number of available eggs during that menstrual cycle
- Cycle day 3 hormones including FSH, LH, Estradiol Lab Work
- Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) Lab Work
- Review results appointment with a fertility specialist to review test results and discuss options
Egg Freezing at South Jersey Fertility Center
Egg freezing is a great option for women who know they would like to have children someday, but are not quite ready for motherhood right now. Here at South Jersey Fertility Center, we offer one of the most successful and cost-competitive egg freezing programs in South Jersey. For more information about the egg freezing process, please do not hesitate to contact us today!
Cost of a Fertility Assessment
The fertility assessment is usually covered by insurance.
South Jersey Fertility Center offers one of the most affordable egg freezing programs in the area. The total cost paid to South Jersey Fertility is $5,250, which includes stimulation monitoring with ultrasound and bloodwork, egg retrieval procedure, cryopreservation of eggs, and 6 months of storage.
Fertility Assessments in New Jersey
As the longest continuously operating IVF center in South Jersey, we have a long history of helping our patients achieve their dream of starting a family. For more information about fertility treatments or to schedule your fertility assessment, please do not hesitate to contact the professionals at South Jersey Fertility Center today.