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Freezing your eggs now preserves your fertility and your options.

  • If you are in your 20s or early 30s, there’s no better time to save your eggs.

    A woman’s eggs are at their peak health and fertility in early adulthood, but as we age, the quantity and quality of our eggs decrease. Freezing healthy eggs now suspends that aging process, freeing you from worrying about the quality of your eggs declining in the future. If you are in your later 30s or 40s, we will work with you to determine the viability of your eggs and, if needed, walk you through all the options you have to make your baby.

    The Prelude Method is a comprehensive, proactive approach to optimizing a woman’s fertility. We believe it should be easy and affordable for any woman to save her eggs until she’s ready to start or grow her family.

    Learn the facts about your fertility at different ages.

     
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    If you’re in your 20s, you’ll never be more fertile than you are today.

    You’re at a great moment in your life with lots to plan and experience. It might even be hard to imagine being a mom quite yet. Preserving your young, healthy eggs now frees you from the anxiety many women experience about whether their eggs will be viable later. And when you’re ready to start your family, you’ll thank yourself for thinking ahead.

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    The odds that a healthy woman in her 20s will get pregnant through intercourse each month are in the 20- 25% range, the highest they'll ever be. 1
    Many women in their 20s are delaying kids for lots of good reasons—school, work, finding the right partner. But your body is ready now and your eggs are at their peak for conceiving healthy babies. 2
    You are born with all the eggs you will ever have. Over time, and especially after age 35, the number of eggs, and their quality, decreases rapidly. 3

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    Sources: 1) Parents, 2) Parents, 3) ASRM: Age and Fertility

    If you’re in your 30s, have a plan.

    Being in your 30s can be stressful enough without fertility worries—you can reduce some of that stress when you get informed about your own fertility and make some decisions. If you feel strongly that you want kids someday—but not right this minute—egg preservation may allow you to use your own eggs when you’re ready to start your family.

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    A healthy, fertile 30-year-old woman has a 20% chance of getting pregnant through intercourse each month. 1
    In 30-year-old women, about 30% of fertilized embryos show chromosomal abnormalities. 2
    20% of women in the United States now have their first child after age 35. 3
    Beginning in her mid-30s, the quality and quantity of a woman’s eggs declines dramatically. 4

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    Sources: 1) ASRM: Age and Fertility, 2) Advanced Fertility Center, 3) CDC, 4) ASRM: Age and Fertility

    If you’re in your 40s, you have options.

    Ok, here’s the situation—getting pregnant without intervention is pretty rare in your 40s. If you are hoping to get pregnant using your own eggs, the first step is simple: Let’s assess your eggs. If it turns out that your eggs are not viable, the good news is it's the 21st century and you have options. You can get pregnant using a healthy donor egg or a healthy donor embryo. Since 1978, over 5 million funny, rambunctious, loud, happy, complicated, wonderful, normal, healthy kids have been conceived via IVF. 1

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    A healthy 40-year-old woman has about a 5% chance of getting pregnant through intercourse each month. 1
    79% of eggs from women age 40-45 have chromosome abnormalities. 2
    As women age, their eggs are more likely to have chromosomal abnormalities that can cause a miscarriage. At 40, the chance of a woman having a miscarriage is 33%. At age 44, her chances go up to 60%. 3

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    Sources: 1) ASRM: Age and Fertility, 2) Advanced Fertility Center, 3) Advanced Fertility Center

    The Prelude Method is a four-step process that may help deliver dramatically higher pregnancy and birth rates and reduce the risks associated with having children later in life.

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    The Prelude Method, explained.

    1. Fertility Preservation

    Women’s eggs are frozen during their peak fertility years—20s and early 30s.

    2. Embryo Creation

    When a woman is ready to start a family, frozen eggs and sperm are thawed and combined to create embryos.

    3. Genetic Screening

    Before the embryo is implanted, parents are screened for common inherited diseases. The embryos can then be tested for the recessive disease(s) identified by parental screening. Embryos are also tested for chromosomal abnormalities which occur randomly and are a risk for every pregnancy. As genetic screening improves, the number of illnesses that can be detected will rise over time as will the chances of having a healthy baby.

    4. Single Embryo Transfer

    Single Embryo Transfer (SET) is an embryo implantation procedure in which only one embryo is transferred into the uterus. Transferring only one embryo increases chances of having a healthy baby by reducing the possibility of multiple births and pregnancy complications associated with multiples.

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    Everyone deserves the chance to be a mom.

    Prelude has set out to revolutionize not only the science and technology of fertility preservation, but the cost. We are the only company to include all appropriate medications in the cost of the plan. Our plans are simple and transparent, and include your fertility fitness check and carrier screening. We offer financing options, transparent pricing, as well as a 25% discount on any additional collections or transfers. Depending on where you live, the cost of The Prelude Method could be up to $4,500 less than the market average of egg preservation and IVF cycle costs at comparable clinics.

    The Prelude Saver Plan

    Your eggs are saved in their current condition, increasing your chances of having a healthy baby whenever you’re ready.

    One Time Payment:
    $7,250 +
    $99 a month storage

    Payment Plan:
    $199 for 48 months +
    $3,000 down payment

    (includes 4 years paid storage)

    Includes:

    • AMH Test The Anti-Mullerian Hormone (or AMH) test will help assess whether you are a candidate for IVF using your own eggs or can conceive on your own. Levels between 1.3– 3.0 are associated with increased fertility potential. But there’s no one-size-fits-all range.
    • Other Fertility Testing (AFC or BAF) Another commonly used option to detect ovarian reserve is the use of transvaginal ultrasound to determine antral follicle count (AFC), where each follicle in both ovaries is counted. An AFC is performed during the first 3-4 days of the menstrual cycle.
    • Carrier Screening Carrier screening is testing that's done to see whether you or your partner are carriers of the recessive genetic diseases that are guideline-recommended for carrier screening by leading medical societies. Some of the disorders screened for include: cystic fibrosis, sickle cell disease, spinal muscular atrophy, thalassemia, and Tay-Sachs disease.
    • Ovarian Stimulation Medication Follicle Stimulating Hormone and low-dose Human Gonadotropin are used to stimulate multiple egg production. GNRH antagonists are used in conjunction with medication to lower the risk of premature ovulation. A GnRH agonist (Lupron) is used to trigger ovulation and assists in the maturation process of the eggs prior to collection.
    • Egg Collection Procedure Egg collection, or an egg-freezing cycle, involves taking medication for 10-12 days to stimulate egg production. The collection is performed under light IV sedation at a Prelude clinic and only takes about 20 minutes to complete. Following collection, the eggs are frozen using the vitrification process.
    • Freezing/Vitrification Vitrification is an ultra-rapid freezing process that prohibits the formation of ice crystals. This process has significantly improved success rates for egg preservation.

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    The Prelude Conception Plan

    If starting a family is just a matter of time, the Conception Plan includes everything in the Saver Plan, plus embryo creation, genetic screening of your embryos, and vitrification (freezing) of embryos.

    One Time Payment:
    $13,650 +
    $99 a month storage

    Payment Plan:
    $199 for 48 months +
    $10,000 down payment

    (includes 4 years paid storage)

    Includes:

    • AMH Test The Anti-Mullerian Hormone (or AMH) test can assess whether you are a candidate for IVF using your own eggs or can conceive on your own. Levels between 1.3 – 3.0 are associated with increased fertility potential. But there’s no one-size-fits-all range.
    • Other Fertility Testing (AFC or BAF) Another commonly used option to detect ovarian reserve is the use of transvaginal ultrasound to determine antral follicle count (AFC), where each follicle in both ovaries is counted. An AFC is performed during the first 3-4 days of the menstrual cycle.
    • Ovarian Stimulation Medication Follicle Stimulating Hormone and low-dose Human Gonadotropin are used to stimulate multiple egg production. GNRH antagonists are used in conjunction with medication to lower the risk of premature ovulation. A GnRH agonist (Lupron) is used to trigger ovulation and assists in the maturation process of the eggs prior to collection.
    • Egg Collection Procedure Egg collection, or an egg-freezing cycle, involves taking medication for 10-12 days to stimulate egg production. The collection is performed under light IV sedation at a Prelude clinic and only takes about 20 minutes to complete. Following collection, the eggs are frozen using the vitrification process.
    • Freezing/Vitrification Vitrification is an ultra-rapid freezing process that prohibits the formation of ice crystals. This process has significantly improved success rates for egg preservation.
    • Egg Thawing The thawing of frozen, or vitrified, eggs is a very quick procedure. A predetermined number of frozen eggs is removed from storage and rapidly thawed using warming solutions.
    • Carrier Screening Carrier screening is testing that's done to see whether you or your partner are carriers of the recessive genetic diseases that are guideline-recommended for carrier screening by leading medical societies. Some of the disorders screened for include: cystic fibrosis, sickle cell disease, spinal muscular atrophy, thalassemia, and Tay-Sachs disease.
    • Embryo Creation Sperm and eggs are combined and embryos are created. Only euploid (having the correct number of chromosomes) embryos are selected.
    • PGS Normal Embryo Screening Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) refers to removing one or more cells from an embryo to test for normal chromosome number. Humans are supposed to have 23 pairs of chromosomes for a total of 46. Many embryos may have extra or missing chromosomes. For example, Down syndrome is caused by an extra copy (3) of chromosome 21, referred to as trisomy 21. This can be detected by PGS. Chromosome abnormalities are also the primary reason for failed implantation in IVF cycles and for early miscarriage.
    • Embryo Vitrification Embryos are frozen through vitrification, a cryopreservation technique wherein the embryo is cooled so rapidly that no damaging ice crystals can form.

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    The procedures described here, as with any medical procedure, involve certain risks and cannot be guaranteed. For more information, please click here.

    In addition to one-time payments and financing plans, Prelude has additional payment options, including pre-pay twenty year storage plans. Please contact us at (877) 959-3704 to discuss other financing and payment options.

    Plan prices are for women with a typical ovarian reserve (AMH 2.0 or higher). For women with low ovarian reserve the cost of additional required medications will be discounted and added to the Plan price.

    At Prelude we want to make sure that all women get that chance to have the number of children they want, so we discount additional egg collections and medications, as well as subsequent Single Embryo Transfers (SETs) should you decide to have more kids. The younger you are, the less likely it is that you’ll need multiple egg collections. However, women 32 and older do have a more than 50% chance of needing multiple egg collections to have enough eggs to proceed with the preservation process.

    Still have questions?

    Of course you have questions. We want The Prelude Method to be as transparent and simple to understand as possible. But of course, this is science, and technology, and biology, and a huge life decision all rolled into one. If the information provided does not answer all of your questions and provide you with everything you want to know, please call, chat, or email us directly.