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|

First Frozen Egg Pregnancy Achieved in Chattanooga Using the Landa Freezing Method

Congratulations to The Fertility Center of Chattanooga for achieving the very first pregnancy in the area from frozen eggs using the proprietary Landa Freezing Method developed at Frozen Egg Bank. As featured on our blog story in April 2010, we announced The Fertility Center of Chattanooga as our affiliate in Tennessee. Susan Walker, Senior Embryologist [...]

By | September 16th, 2011|Media|

Inventor of the Birth Control Pill, Carl Djerassi, Champions Egg Freezing to Preserve Fertility

The Pill, introduced 50 years ago empowered women with control over their own fertility. The actual breakthrough was discovered 60 years ago in 1951 at a laboratory in Mexico City by research chemist, Carl Djerassi. An estimated 100 million women worldwide are using the Pill voluntarily. In the US, about 12 million women are on [...]

By | August 25th, 2011|Media|

Why the “Experimental Label” Should be REMOVED from Egg Freezing

“Early last decade, a procedure became available to aging women that allowed doctors to extract and freeze their eggs in the hopes of preserving their fertility. At that point, there were plenty of reasons to be cautious. Egg survival rates were low and inconsistent. The long-term health of babies born from frozen eggs was unknown. [...]

By | June 7th, 2011|Media|

The Human Egg Freezing Project With 10 years of experience in the science of egg freezing, West Coast Fertility Centers has determined who are the best candidates for egg freezing. Are You a Candidate for Egg Freezing? Women under age 38. Women with favorable ovarian reserve as determined on the 3rd day of the menstrual cycle. No medical condition [...]

By | February 17th, 2011|Media|

Safety of Egg Freezing The video “Safety of Egg Freezing” demonstrates the preservation of the oocyte meiotic spindle and orderly alignment of the chromosomes using the LANDA Technique. This shows that there was no difference in meiotic spindle integrity in frozen/thawed oocytes (eggs) compared to fresh oocytes. Previously, the low success described in early published medical articles seemed [...]

By | December 2nd, 2010|Media|

Marriage Numbers at an All Time Low in 100 Years

What Does this Mean for Future Mothers? Data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that young adults 25 to 34 years old are holding off on marriage more than ever before in the last century. The main reasons for this decline include an increase in cohabitating rates, growth of women in the workforce, importance of [...]

By | November 4th, 2010|Media|

Congratulations to Celine Dion Who Welcomes Twin Boys

West Coast Fertility would like to congratulate Celine Dion and her husband, Rene Angelil, on the birth of their fraternal twin boys on October 23, 2010. The twin boys are healthy and weigh in at 5 lbs., 4 oz., and 5 lbs., 10 oz. The couple achieved their first pregnancy in 2001 following an IVF [...]

By | October 28th, 2010|Media|

Faith Salie Shares Her Egg Freezing Story

Faith Salie, CBS Sunday Morning correspondent, speaks candidly about her decision to freeze her eggs. Watch her video journey here. How does Aging Affect Human Eggs (aka Oocytes)? One of life's greatest ironies is that just at the right time when a woman is prepared emotionally and personally to begin her family, she may be [...]

By | October 12th, 2010|Media|

Response to Egg Freezing Article in LA Times

Dear Judy, L.A. Times Reporter, I enjoyed reading your article "Health Sense: Success rate elusive on Frozen Eggs " Health Section LA Times; August 16, 2010, but clarification is definitely needed. Human eggs are fragile whether they are freshly harvested or frozen and thawed. They are large, water filled cells that require a meticulous preparation [...]

By | September 24th, 2010|Media|