Women are born with all the eggs (oocytes) they’ll ever have. And these eggs die off by the thousands each year. This process is entirely normal. However, some women are born with less-than-normal eggs, or their egg stores diminish more rapidly than usual. This leads to diminished ovarian reserve. Diminished ovarian reserve is normal in women 40-years-old and over … [Read more...] about 5 Causes of Diminished Ovarian Reserve
Fertility specialists have deciphered many layers of the fertility code, but there are still some illusive “unknowns” that contribute to failed conception or miscarriages. One of the most mysterious of these unknowns is the genetic quality of the egg and sperm prior to conception. That is where preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) comes into play. PGT Can Save … [Read more...] about Is PGT Worth the Cost?
When a woman receives an official breast cancer diagnosis, the unimaginable becomes wrenchingly imaginable. And, if you are a woman who is planning to have children, that same diagnosis means you must protect two things at the same time: your health and your fertility. Fortunately, there are a range of options to preserve fertility for any woman with a cancer diagnosis, … [Read more...] about Breast Cancer and Your Future Fertility
Most women understand they are born with all of the eggs they’ll ever have. It’s a finite number. However, that number varies from woman to woman. Some women have more ample egg stores than others and, assuming they’re healthy and with no underlying infertility factors, these women are more likely to get pregnant, even into their mid- to later 30s. That said, women may … [Read more...] about What Your AMH Can Tell Us
Freezing your eggs may be one of the best things you’ve ever done to preserve your future fertility. That said, the decision to move forward with elective freeze eggs is a big one. Please Note: This post is dedicated to women who elect to freeze their eggs for personal, rather than medical reasons. Visit our page on Medical Fertility Preservation if your decision to … [Read more...] about Is Egg Freezing Right For Me?
The egg freezing process typically takes around 3 to 4 weeks, and it is common for women to wonder whether they are able to date during this time. Freezing your eggs does require a certain amount of time and energy, especially as you will need to attend appointments and recover after the egg retrieval procedure. By asking if they can date during egg freezing, … [Read more...] about Can I Date During Egg Freezing?
Are you considering freezing your eggs? Egg freezing has enjoyed a dramatic surge of interest in recent years due to major companies like Facebook and Apple offering to pay for the procedure for interested employees. For many, the idea of freezing one’s eggs for use at a later time is remarkable, providing women with options that did not exist for their mothers and … [Read more...] about 10 Fast Facts about Egg Freezing (Fertility Preservation)