Egg freezing has multiple steps including ovarian stimulation, egg retrieval and freezing.
• Ovarian stimulation is the first step to produce multiple eggs.
• These eggs are later retrieved out of the woman's body by a vaginal procedure known as egg retrieval or ovum pick up.
• Finally, the retrieved eggs are frozen by a process known as vitrification. This process helps to preserve the eggs in a stable condition for future use.
Approximately 10 to 15 unfertilized eggs should be frozen to give a good chance for a later pregnancy.