What will the future bring?
Not all women who had their oocytes cryopreserved return to the fertility centre at a later stage of their life. We do not know much about the rationale behind this at this time. Possible hypotheses are that these women did eventually find the right partner, got pregnant naturally or through another fertility centre, or decided against having children. If you do choose to make this decision for the future, you potentially make a financial, physical, and emotional investment in a treatment but you may decide against taking advantage of the benefits later on in life.
We have observed that about half of the women who opted for oocyte cryopreservation return to the fertility centre within ten years to have children with the help of our centre. The majority of women use their cryopreserved oocytes (after any options with fresh oocytes have been exhausted). The older you are when you effectively decide to have children, the more likely it is that you will need to use cryopreserved oocytes.
Half of the women who returned to our centre embarked on their journey as single women who wanted to have children. When mapping out your options, keep in mind that the right partner may not have crossed your path or that not all the right conditions may be fulfilled at the time when you are ready for motherhood.
You can always request an appointment with one of our psychologists if you wish to further discuss your options and any questions you have.