I recently had two patients come in for egg freezing that would like to transfer their already frozen eggs to New Hope Fertility Center from two other large New York City fertility centers.
Making the decision to use donor eggs or sperm is not something that is taken lightly. Compounding that process is the desire to find the perfect donor. Before selecting your donor, you must give yourself time to identify what qualities are truly important. Consider each of the following before making your selection:
Embryo banking is a large part of fertility treatment and fertility preservation. Embryo banking is a useful fertility tool for a number of individuals on their quest to grow their families. Understanding how and when embryo banking is used can help to make fully informed reproductive decisions.
Egg health is one of the most important factors in a woman’s fertility. A woman with poor egg quality will have difficulty becoming pregnant and is more likely to miscarry. Traditionally, the only way to address poor egg quality was to harvest a large number of eggs in an attempt to find ones that were suitable for fertilization. However, advances in fertility medicine and the use of DHEA can enhance the quality of a woman’s eggs.
Ovary removal, or oophorectomy, may be performed for a number of reasons to address medical issues. When only one ovary is removed, a woman is still able to become pregnant as her remaining ovary will continue to produce eggs and ovulate. If fertility issues exist, a woman with one ovary can receive treatment just like any other woman. Understanding the process of ovary removal and its impact on your fertility may make undergoing this procedure less stressful.
When a woman is not ovulating regularly, fertility medication is used to supplement her natural fertility. Fertility medication comes in a number of forms, in varying strengths for different purposes. Becoming familiar with common fertility medications can take some of the mystery out of fertility treatment.
For older women and women with a diminished ovarian reserve (DOR) time can be the greatest factor in the ability to become pregnant and have a healthy baby. Embryo banking and staggered IVF provides a way for women to take full advantage of viable eggs while they care.
Biologically, women are best equipped to become pregnant before age 35. After this point, a woman’s natural fertility begins to decline. However, fertility treatment methods such as IVF make it possible for women to have children even after age 35.
Read more: Breaking Down IVF Treatment Options For Older Women