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Six things you should know if you are considering freezing your eggs

Egg freezing is a procedure chosen by women who want to wait to delay childbearing that involves "freezing" her eggs until she is ready to have children. This egg-freezing process (vitrification) is a type of rapid freezing technique capable of preserving eggs without harming them. Following freezing of eggs in special solutions containing medical-grade anti-freeze, eggs are then stored in cryogenic freezers until they are removed, thawed and fertilized using in vitro fertilization with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). Traditional IVF cannot be used due to the freezing process hardening the outer membrane of stored eggs. Six Things to Know About Egg Freezing 1. Egg Retrieval Prior to your fertility doctor…

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What Happens After Egg Freezing?

Freezing their eggs gives women the opportunity to postpone becoming a parent until they feel it is the right time.  When considering the egg freezing experience, many patients want an overview of the medical process, including what happens once eggs are frozen. Why Freeze Your Eggs? Freezing a woman’s eggs is a way to preserve her fertility.  The eggs present when a female is born are the entire amount she will ever produce. Most individuals weighing fertility preservation consider a pregnancy currently inconvenient or medically unwise.  Treatments such as chemotherapy can eliminate pregnancy as a possibility.  Eggs a woman releases during her 20s or 30s typically represent a better quality…

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What is the best age to freeze your eggs?

Egg freezing, which is also known as oocyte cryopreservation, is a strategy some women use to preserve their fertility. You can freeze your eggs at any point during your childbearing years. However, some ages may be better than others when it comes to egg freezing. What Is Egg Freezing? Egg freezing is a procedure that involves stimulating the ovaries to produce multiple mature eggs. Once the eggs have matured, the doctor harvests them, freezes them and stores them until they are needed. About Age and Fertility A woman’s fertility is strongly linked to her age. The quality and quantity of eggs begin to decline when a woman is around the…

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How successful is egg freezing?

What is Egg Freezing and Why Is It Done? Oocyte cryopreservation (egg freezing) involves the extraction of a woman’s viable eggs, freezing of those eggs and storing of eggs for the purpose of preserving them for future implantation. Before freezing eggs, your fertility specialist will evaluate your ovarian reserve to determine how many eggs are produced during your cycle. Assessments include pelvic ultrasounds and blood tests that also help decide how much fertility medication may be needed to boost egg production. Injectable hormone medications are given to stimulate the ovaries. Finally, fluid contained in ovarian follicles and oocytes are vaginally aspirated (removed). Egg maturity is microscopically assessed. Eggs that are…

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How Safe Is Egg Freezing

Egg freezing is a popular solution for fertility problems and it is very safe for good candidates. In fact, our fertility doctor would only recommend freezing your eggs if it is a safe option for you, in his medical opinion. A noted fertility expert, Dr. Zapantis will carefully guide you through your fertility journey and explain all risks involved. At NY Reproductive Wellness, we have a number of fertility treatments and options available, so that we can find the best solution for each patient. That said, every medical treatment has risks, including egg freezing, and all can experience complications. Who is the Best Candidate for Successful Egg Freezing? The best candidates…

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Egg Freezing vs. Embryo Freezing

If you are considering IVF, you will have a variety of options available. The way in which you choose to proceed may determine your chances of success, as well as the procedures required to complete your treatment. In cases where you aren’t ready to attempt pregnancy immediately, or if you have extra eggs you want to save, you may consider egg freezing or embryo freezing. Each of these options offers different advantages.  IVF Basics IVF is a procedure that works by combining an egg and sperm in the laboratory, allowing the embryo to develop for a few days, and then placing it inside the mother’s uterus. IVF can be performed with…

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How Effective is Egg Freezing?

Before getting started on your egg freezing journey, you’re naturally wondering about effectiveness. Although every woman and every situation are unique, there are some general statistics about the success rates of egg freezing to preserve your fertility options. First, it’s wise to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Secondly, as you might imagine, “the earlier, the better” your chances for pregnancy through egg vitrification (freezing). Finally, choosing a NY fertility clinic with a solid record of success will help ensure you enjoy a smooth egg (oocyte) freezing process, in a high-tech and supportive environment.  Female Fertility Basics If you are a healthy female under 40 years…

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How Does Egg Freezing Work?

Egg freezing is a high-tech, yet natural, option to extend fertility. Also called OCV (oocyte cryopreservation vitrification), the procedure allows women to have children at an older age, using the highest quality eggs produced during their younger, most-fertile years. By preserving eggs produced in a woman’s twenties or thirties, egg freezing lets women enlarge their family at a time of their choosing. The egg vitrification process greatly increases the chance of a successful pregnancy and producing a healthy newborn. How to Stop the Ticking Clock of Fertility with Egg Freezing Women produce healthier ova (eggs) in their earlier years, in their twenties or thirties, but this is not always the best time…

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Do Fertility Herbs Really Work?

Enhancing Fertility with Alternative Medicine–Do Fertility Herbs Really Work? No valid, conclusive research results exist that supports the efficacy of fertility herbs for enhancing fertility. Fertility herbs such as stinging nettle, red raspberry leaves, red clover blossoms and black cohosh are typically marketed as plant-based or "natural" ways to improve a woman’s ability to conceive. However, most fertility herbs are not regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and may contain unknown ingredients producing unpleasant or toxic side effects. Also, women or men with fertility problems should have a comprehensive fertility evaluation to determine the cause of infertility instead of taking unsafe fertility herbs. What Fertility Herbs Actually Do…

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What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Why Can It Interfere with Fertility?

Women diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) are suffering reproductive hormone imbalances that prevent eggs from being released while the woman is ovulating. PCOS may also cause eggs to develop abnormally. PCOS is common reason for irregular or missed menstrual periods and for development of microscopic cystic structures within the ovaries. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, between five and 10 percent of women (15 to 44 years old) have polycystic ovarian syndrome. Most women do not discover they have PCOS until they visit their doctor after trying to to conceive and failing to get pregnant. Possible Causes of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Although doctors haven’t pinpointed…