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Freezing Eggs vs. Freezing Embyros – Helping Couples Sleep at Night

Having experienced infertility for six years, I often assume people know the difference between eggs and embryos. However, conversations in recent years with couples who have never gone through infertility revealed a tendency to use egg and embryo interchangeably. In simple terms, eggs are what the woman provides to the biological baby-making equation. They have [...]

By | December 14th, 2015|Health & Medicine|

The Egg Freezing Process – I’ve Been Vitrified!

Ever since I ran across the term vitrification, the scientific word for the hi-tech method used to freeze women’s eggs for a potential future shot at fertilization, I have had a vision of David Letterman dressed in an icicle-covered egg suit with a heavily patterned bright tie, staring googly-eyed at the camera saying, “I’ve been [...]

By | December 7th, 2015|Science & Technology|

Elective Egg Freezing

I remember when going through infertility treatments, we were constantly arguing with people over whether infertility insurance coverage should be provided universally for couples who need medical assistance to have a baby. A relative who happens to work in the medical field said it shouldn’t be covered because it is “optional” to have a child, [...]

By | November 30th, 2015|Health & Medicine|

The ART of Egg Freezing

When I think of ART and egg freezing, I picture delicately painted Easter eggs; the yolks yanked out magically, squinting to see the details of tiny landscapes or portraits preserved for as long as time and care permit the fragile shell to exist. The amount of effort, time and commitment it must take to make [...]

By | November 23rd, 2015|Science & Technology|

Frozen Embryos and Forced Parenthood

I never pondered the concept of ‘forced parenthood’ until the Sofia Vergara frozen embryo custody battle hit the headlines of all the major media outlets. The Modern Family actress and her ex-fiance, Nick Loeb, were embroiled in a conflict over the wording in a contract they both signed, when they had the embryos created, that [...]

By | August 24th, 2015|Media|

Cancer Treatments & Egg Freezing

I have struggled with a way to approach this topic that is both sensitive to the women facing cancer every year, while speaking to the hardwired biological desire that women have to bear a child. I had to start by pondering what our journey would have looked like had Lisa received a cancer diagnosis before [...]

By | July 20th, 2015|Health & Medicine|

Who Egg Freezing Is For

When I first heard about egg freezing, it was in the context of allowing women to protect their reproductive biology from the harmful effects of chemotherapy during cancer treatment. One of the side effects of a chemotherapy regimen is its potential to cause temporary or permanent damage to a woman’s ovaries. By freezing the eggs [...]

By | June 8th, 2015|Health & Medicine|

What Is Egg Freezing?

So you’ve mapped out your future and everything is planned down to the month. You’ll have the keys to that executive washroom after your 10th year of ladder climbing. There will be a few cruises to the Caribbean, that leap out of a plane to land on a target in the middle of a field [...]

By | April 22nd, 2015|Health & Medicine|