Facebook and Apple Pay for Egg Freezing: Good, Bad or Ugly?

Image courtesy of Photokanok / FreeDigitalPhotos.net As a reproductive endocrinologist and fertility specialist in NJ, I talk about and actually freeze eggs every week. For many years I helped to conduct egg freezing research, so the fact that egg freezing is no longer considered experimental is liberating for me as a physician. It is wonderful [...]

Thinking About Freezing Your Eggs? Get Healthy Now!

Originally Posted on http://www.fertilityauthority.com/Fertility preservation is a hot topic these days. With recent dramatic improvements in live birth rates using previously frozen eggs, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) just declared in October 2012 that freezing your eggs prior to cancer treatment is no longer experimental. Then, in July of 2013, the American Society for Clinical [...]

July 28th, 2014|Egg Freezing|

Freezing eggs can “miraculously” preserve a woman’s ability to have a baby.

A diagnosis of cancer is life-altering, and one fear it may bring for women of childbearing age is that treatment could leave them unable to have children. Indeed, chemotherapy sometimes has that result. But pre-treatment oocyte cryopreservation— egg freezing—can often preserve a woman’s eggs for later use in in vitro fertilization (IVF). And this technology, [...]

December 17th, 2013|Egg Freezing, Uncategorized|

Fibroids and Frozen Eggs – Ask the question.

Should you freeze your eggs before you have your fibroids removed? The American Society for Reproductive Medicine has just declared that freezing your eggs prior to egg-destroying cancer treatments is no longer considered experimental.  However, they did not recommend that all women bank eggs for the future in case the right time to have a [...]

December 17th, 2013|Egg Freezing, Fertility Preservation, Health|

Are Frozen Eggs the Fountain of Youth?

Should I freeze my eggs? Why are people talking about freezing their eggs now? Will this allow me to delay childbearing and still preserve my fertility? Even though the first in vitro fertilization (IVF) baby was born in 1978, and the first birth from a frozen egg was reported in 1986, it is only recently [...]

December 11th, 2013|Egg Freezing, Fertility, IVF|

Channel Your Inner Fertility Goddess: Tips From Your Friendly Fertility Doctor

People ask me all the time… every day, actually….almost every hour “What more can I do?”  They are referring to getting pregnant – trying to conceive – what else can be done to increase their chances of having a baby.  I get this question from both men and women but mostly from women.  So if [...]

October 28th, 2013|Egg Freezing, Fertility, Fertility Preservation, Infertility|

Should You Freeze Your Eggs? “It Depends…”

The big news is that up until October 2012, Egg Freezing was considered experimental by Those in the Know.  Those in the Know being the ASRM - the American Society for Reproductive Medicine - a group of reproductive endocrinologists and other related professionals/experts in reproductive medicine. Why would egg freezing be considered experimental when the [...]