For women in their late thirties, the ticking of the biological clock can become overwhelming. So much so, that more and more women are considering freezing their eggs to ensure having a family later in life is still a viable option.
But there are a lot of things to consider before undergoing this pricey procedure. In the video above, Glamour breaks it all down. From the $10,000 cost of retrieval and freezing, to the $3,000 bill you'll receive when you're ready for IVF, there are many costs associated with freezing your eggs.
According to Canadian Living, storage fees for frozen eggs are a little cheaper than in the United States at approximately $200 a year. This cost of course varies depending on the clinic.
While egg freezing can take anywhere between four and six weeks, the retrieval process isn't quite as quick. But even if you spend the time and money on it, egg freezing isn't a sure thing. But some situations are better than others.
Jocelyn Smith, of LifeQuest Centre for Reproductive Medicine in Toronto, told Best Health magazine, "There is a higher success rate with fertilized eggs than unfertilized eggs." So if you've found Mr. Right but aren't ready for kids you might want to consider freezing embryos instead.
Watch the video above for facts on freezing your eggs.