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Egg Freezing

Do you want to have children someday, but feel like now isn't the right time?

Dr. Louis Manara helps women grow their families on their terms through egg freezing.

Our state-of-the-art clinic in Voorhees, NJ, can preserve your fertility through individualized treatment focused on your goals.

Start Your Family When the Time Is Right

Because fertility and egg quality decline with age, many women choose to undergo egg freezing (oocyte cryopreservation) in their late 20s or early 30s. This solution has helped many women postpone starting a family until the time is right. Reasons for this decision often include establishing a career, finding the right partner, and completing treatment for certain medical conditions that can affect fertility.

Egg freezing involves harvesting eggs from the ovaries, which are then frozen and stored at -320 degrees Fahrenheit. At the time of your choosing, the eggs are thawed and used as part of IVF (in vitro fertilization), a method of combining the eggs with sperm in a laboratory. Once the eggs are fertilized, they are implanted in the uterus. Our Voorhees, NJ, treatment center provides every step of this process.

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3 Reasons to Choose Dr. Manara for Egg Freezing


Dr. Louis Manara has been helping hopeful parents achieve their goals since 1985. Fertility treatment has made significant advancements since then, and Dr. Manara's firsthand experience in the evolution of fertility preservation gives him unique insights that can help you grow your family.


Our Voorhees, NJ, treatment center strives to provide a continuity of care that cannot be experienced at larger offices with multiple doctors. Every time you visit us, you will meet with Dr. Louis Manara or Dr. Michael Dougherty. They will personally oversee every step of your care. 


Fertility treatments of every kind are a deeply personal choice that involves so much more than simply providing a service. Dr. Manara provides patients throughout New Jersey with the education and kindness they need and deserve. He will get to know you as a person in order to meet your needs.

Let's Talk About Your Fertility Preservation Goals Contact Our Voorhees Office Today

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Thanks to modern fertility treatments like egg freezing, you can choose to have children at a later time, when other methods of conception might otherwise be more difficult. During your appointment with Dr. Manara, you will have plenty of time to discuss your needs and goals, ask questions, and review your medical history. Based on this private consultation at our office serving patients throughout New Jersey, you and Dr. Manara can determine if egg freezing is right for you.

Our primary goal is to help each and every patient realize their dreams of parenthood. It is our privilege to help you begin planning for the right time to grow your family. If you are beginning to have thoughts about how to achieve the best likelihood of conception at a later time, now is the time to reach out to Dr. Manara to discuss egg freezing. You can request an appointment online or call our Voorhees, NJ, office directly:

(856) 767-0009

"Dr. Manara provides patients throughout New Jersey with the education and kindness they need and deserve."

Is Egg Freezing Right for Me?

Generally speaking, egg freezing candidacy factors include being in good health, being under the age of 35, and wishing to have children after surpassing a certain milestone in your life. Our Voorhees doctors will conduct tests to determine your candidacy for this procedure. For example, on the third day of your menstrual cycle, we will test your levels of the follicle-stimulating hormone and estradiol (the major female sex hormone). This will tell us the quantity and quality of your eggs and give us an idea of how you will respond to ovarian stimulation drugs.

How Egg Freezing Is Performed

The Center For Reproductive Medicine and Fertility has helped patients struggling with infertility since 1985.
The Center For Reproductive Medicine and Fertility has helped patients struggling with infertility since 1985.

Fertility Medication

You will take medication to spur the release of multiple eggs during a cycle. You may also be given medication to prevent premature ovulation. We will monitor your hormone levels as you begin taking these medications and conduct an ultrasound to track follicle development. In 10-14 days, the eggs will be ready for retrieval.

Egg Retrieval

After you have received sedation to maintain your comfort, Dr. Manara will use ultrasound to locate the follicles. A suction device attached to a needle will be guided to the follicles through the vagina and will be used to remove up to 15 eggs.


Freezing of the eggs takes place in our lab. Once freezing is complete, the eggs are carefully stored in our New Jersey facilities for future use during an IVF procedure at the time of your choosing. 

What to Expect After Egg Retrieval

Cramping after egg retrieval is normal. You may also feel pressure due to enlarged ovaries for about a week. While patients can typically resume their normal activities in a few days, they should refrain from having intercourse for two weeks after the retrieval.
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Retrieved eggs are frozen and stored at -320 degrees Fahrenheit. When you are ready, the eggs are thawed and used in an IVF (in vitro fertilization) procedure to achieve pregnancy.

A Closer Look at IVF Using Your Preserved Eggs to Grow Your Family

IVF is widely used to help hopeful parents achieve successful results when they are experiencing a variety of fertility issues, like endometriosis and unexplained infertility. IVF is an essential part of using frozen eggs to grow your family. Here are the basic steps you can expect during IVF:


Once the frozen eggs have thawed, we must fertilize them by combining them with sperm, either from a partner or a donor. This process is performed in a lab and involves either combining sperm and eggs for overnight incubation or injecting a single sperm cell into a single egg.

Transferring the Embryos

One or more embryos will be delivered directly into the uterus using a syringe attached to the end of a catheter. In a successful procedure, an embryo will become completely embedded in the uterine lining after about five days. 

Pregnancy Test

After 12-14 days, Dr. Manara will perform a pregnancy test. If you are pregnant, you will be referred for prenatal care. If you are not pregnant, we can discuss undergoing a subsequent round of IVF or other options.

"Our primary goal is to help each and every patient realize their dreams of parenthood. It is our privilege to help you begin planning for the right time to grow your family."
Dr. Louis R. Manara

Center for Reproductive Medicine and Fertility

Dr. Louis R. Manara and the Center for Reproductive Medicine and Fertility team are dedicated to helping families achieve parenthood through safe, versatile, and personalized treatment options. We are affiliated with several noteworthy organizations including:

  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology
  • American Osteopathic Association®

​If you are struggling with infertility, a professional diagnosis is the best way to explore your treatment options. Schedule your initial consultation today by contacting us online or calling us at (856) 767-0009.

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