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|

Stress and Fertility: Don’t Clown Around!

As I perused a recent issue of the prestigious and widely-read, peer-reviewed journal of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine:  Fertility and Sterility, I came across an article that caught my eye, titled “The effect of medical clowning on pregnancy rates after in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer.” (Friedler et al. Vol 95, No. 6, [...]

November 17th, 2013|Fertility, Health|

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 [...]