Knowing what happens during conception can help you to understand the fertility process, especially if you’re about to undergo an IVF Cycle.
Recently, there were several articles that were published on a new IVF technique that will help older women conceive. “Eggs may be rejuvenated by replacing its ‘batteries’, called mitochondrial DNA. A certain egg precursor cell in the ovaries carries younger mitochondrial DNA, which may be harvested and replaced into an older egg.
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.
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.
Egg banking, or freezing, provides women with an option for preserving their fertility. Women desire to preserve their fertility for a variety of reasons from health issues to focusing on their careers. Banking eggs when they are most viable allows women to extend their fertile years so that a woman’s choice to delay motherhood does not mean denial.
The egg preservation process occurs over three to four weeks and has three steps.