A blog by Dr. Sonya Kashyap, Genesis Fertility Centre, September 18, 2014
On a scale of 1-10, how important is it for you to one day conceive with your own eggs?
This is a question I ask my patients frequently. It is not uncommon for women and couples to be uncertain about their desires to conceive, or to have a timeline. And there are, of course, many options for building a family. There is no doubt that for most women, trying to conceive sooner or egg freezing at a younger age will be associated with higher success rates but these are not the right options for everyone.
a blog by Dr. Mark Payson, Dominion Fertility, July 29, 2014
Thanks to a new procedure, “egg freezing” (oocyte cryopreservation), eggs can be removed from the ovaries and frozen for future use. Since female fertility is primarily a function of the age of the eggs, freezing them essentially stops time. Thus a woman who freezes her eggs at age 25 will have the same chances of pregnancy ten years later when she uses those eggs. This allows her not only to preserve her fertility, but also to decrease some of the risks associated with later childbearing such as the risk of Down syndrome or miscarriage.
a blog by Serena H. Chen, M.D., IRMS Reproductive Medicine at Saint Barnabas, July 28, 2014
Egg freezing for fertility preservation is rapidly becoming more main stream and is now becoming an important option outside of the cancer setting. With live birth rates that are essentially the same as fresh eggs, freezing eggs may make sense for any woman who, for whatever reason, medical or social, cannot have a baby right now. This is exciting, cutting-edge technology, but there are other, very simple things you can do right now to preserve your fertility and maintain reproductive health.
Egg freezing, when done by a skilled fertility doctor and a lab that uses a technique called vitrification, is enabling women up to age 40 the opportunity to preserve their fertility and start their family when they are ready.