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Fertility Preservation

The belief that you will someday have a baby and become a mother is a common dream shared by nearly every woman. The question for most is not usually if they will have a child, but rather when it will happen. Happily, this expectation is fulfilled naturally for many; but for others, personal circumstances or medical conditions can become barriers to achieving parenthood.

A woman’s fertility is largely dependent on the quantity of her eggs. As a woman ages, her fertility potential or egg quality decreases as do the chances of conception. Additionally, some medical conditions such as premature menopause accelerate the aging of eggs while other conditions, cancer or lupus for example, require treatments that often have an adverse effect on fertility. Whatever the cause, diminished egg quality significantly impacts one's ability to conceive.

Strong Fertility Center offers the latest in egg freezing technology (also called oocyte vitrification) to protect a woman’s fertility in all of these situations. By making the choice to freeze her eggs today, a woman can lock in her fertility potential for future use when the circumstances and timing are right for her.

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