For many reasons, you may want to preserve your eggs, sperm or embryos. Your current situation, relationally or professionally, may not currently allow for children, or you may face a medical situation or “ticking biological clock” threatening to impact your fertility. Thankfully, medical advances now make it possible to preserve fertility.
Sutter care centers have cryopreservation methods shown to provide the best chances for a successful pregnancy. This includes a process called vitrification that freezes eggs very quickly to prevent ice formation that can cause cellular damage.
Our laboratories, which handle the eggs, sperm and embryos, specialize in this state-of-the-art approach. The PAMF Embryology Laboratory, for example, has been recognized for quality, receiving College of American Pathologists/American Society of Reproductive Medicine accreditation with zero deficiencies year after year – the highest and most difficult to obtain merit for in vitro fertilization labs.
Research shows that children born from frozen eggs, sperm and embryos are at no increased risk of birth defects or chromosomal abnormalities. We are committed to helping every individual or couple considering cryopreservation make fully informed decisions. Our fertility clinics offer extensive counseling to ensure that you make the decision best for you, your partner and your future family.