I wanted to share a recent trip I took for a meeting in Dubai. I was giving a lecture on our recent success producing the world’s first baby from 3-parent IVF and our advancements to OOCYTE and EMBRYO CRYOPRESERVATION (egg freezing) using VITRIFICATION. While there, however, a nice detour led me to the Camel Research Center in Dubai.Read more: AT THE TOP OF the IVF ‘GAME’
Hi everyone. Fertility preservation has been in the news recently as more and more companies are extending fertility preservation as a covered health benefit. For women, fertility preservation may be done in two primary ways; oocyte freezing and embryo freezing. Where a woman is in life and what she wants out of the fertility preservation process will help determine which preservation method is best for her needs.
In vitro fertilization, commonly referred to as IVF, treatment concludes with the transfer of embryos directly into a woman’s uterus. From there it is a waiting game to see if the transferred embryos implant, resulting in pregnancy. In traditional IVF treatment, multiple embryos are transferred with the belief that increasing the number of embryos also increases the chance of pregnancy. However, research shows this is not the case. Transferring multiple embryos does not increase pregnancy rates. What does increase is the likelihood of conceiving multiples which can result in significant health risks to both mother and child.
For many women, starting a family during the time their bodies are most fertile is not ideal. Women are most fertile during between their teenage years until age 35. It is common for women to be focused on other areas of their lives during this time, wanting to wait to start a family until they are better established financially and professionally. Unfortunately, some women find it more difficult to conceive after age 35 as the quality of their eggs decreases over time. This does not have to be an issue. Freezing your eggs allows you to preserve your fertility until you are ready to start a family.
Egg freezing allows you to harvest eggs when they are at their healthiest and store them until you have decided to start a family. This procedure allows women to pursue their dreams without worrying that they are possibly sacrificing the ability to have children.
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.
The cost of fertility care is a concern for many patients, especially those who do not have insurance coverage. At New Hope Fertility Center, we work with our patients to provide customized treatment plans that fit their health situation. Our approach to fertility, using your body’s natural fertility to achieve desired results, not only produces healthy pregnancies, but can also decrease the costs patients face due to fertility medication.
Egg banking allows a woman to preserve her fertility by harvesting eggs when they are most viable This option is appealing to women who want to delay having children. Banking eggs allows patients to store the healthiest, most viable eggs thereby prolonging fertility. The process of harvesting and banking eggs has three steps: