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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]