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Vitrification versus Conventional – Which Method is Better?

Electing to freeze your eggs is a big decision with a lot of factors to consider. The first that must be considered is whether or not you are a good candidate, followed closely by physical and financial factors. However, your research of egg freezing should not stop there. The process in which eggs are frozen [...]

By | October 26th, 2015|Science & Technology|

The Vitrification Cryopreservation Method

The process of egg freezing has advanced immensely in recent years, thanks in large part to vitrification. Vitrification is a process used to rapidly freeze oocytes, or human eggs. The perfection of this process allows women to freeze their unfertilized eggs until they are ready for them to be implanted. The Challenge of Egg Freezing [...]

By | October 12th, 2015|Science & Technology|

The Conventional Cryopreservation Method

Currently, there are two different processes that are largely utilized by Reproductive Endocrinologists to freeze oocytes, or unfertilized human eggs. These two processes are vitrification and the conventional, or slow-freeze, method. For over three decades, the slow-freeze method has been utilized to freeze embryos. However, until recently, the slow-freeze method was unreliable and hard to [...]

By | September 28th, 2015|Science & Technology|

Egg Freezing is Not an Experiment

The world of assisted reproductive technology (ART) has seen rapid growth over the past decade. Perhaps one of the most exciting advances was the advent of egg freezing. There are many pros for women wishing to freeze their eggs, which up until recently, was labeled as experimental. However, in 2012, the American Society of Reproductive [...]

By | August 31st, 2015|Science & Technology|

What is an Oocyte?

We learn in biology class that a woman produces an egg, the man produces some sperm, they meet up during intercourse, and a baby is created. But what comes before the egg? The answer to that question is an oocyte. While women are born with upwards of a million oocytes, by the time they reach [...]

By | July 6th, 2015|Science & Technology|

The Scoop on Egg Freezing Parties

Women will use any excuse to throw a party. There are housewarming parties, divorce parties and even parties to sell you products to clean your house. So the newest party type should be of no surprise - egg freezing parties. But why in the world would women want to throw a party around the subject [...]

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

Egg Freezing & Corporate Benefits

Over the past few months, there has been a lot of press about egg freezing. Facebook, Apple, and Citigroup announced late last year that their benefits would now cover the cost for women to freeze their eggs. Heck, even Kim Kardashian went to a consult appointment on her show, Keeping up with the Kardashians. Of course, [...]

By | June 1st, 2015|News & Updates|

Meet Katie

My name is Katie, and I am many things in this world. I am a mama to probably the cutest, smartest and funniest seventeen-month-old little boy. I am a wife of three years to my best friend. I am a daughter of two wonderful parents and a sister to a pretty cool brother. I am [...]

By | May 18th, 2015|News & Updates|

The Stigma Attached to Infertility

As a little girl, I used to daydream about being a mother. Of course I’d be married to a handsome guy and we would have three perfect babies, two boys and a girl. As I got older, I hung on to the dream and always assumed when the time came, achieving that dream would be [...]

By | April 24th, 2015|Opinion|