A 2009 study showed 936 babies had been born from frozen eggs worldwide, with no increase in birth defects.
It costs about $9,500 to freeze eggs. A private company may have an additional charge of $1,000 to $3,000, said Noyes. The thaw cycle — when the eggs are taken out of liquid nitrogen and fertilized — is around $3,500 to $5,000.
Risk of not being able to conceive after a year (by age group): 20-24: 6 percent 25-29: 9 percent 30-34: 15 percent 35-39: 30 percent 40-44: 64 percent (Source: American Society for Reproductive Medicine)