Reproductive capacity is an age dependent process and is influenced by different conditions, some genetic and many not. The idea of fertility preservation may, in fact, be a misnomer and incorrect label; because it is reproductive capacity that is hoped to be preserved. The cryopreservation of gametes does not ensure the ability to become pregnant […]
Do Women Know They Can Freeze Their Eggs?
A recent study in Human Reproduction researched the awareness of egg freezing among women. Do women know they can freeze their eggs? The study found that many women who might desire children in the future know little or nothing about the option to freeze their eggs. This study interviewed 500 Canadian women (ages 18 to 38) […]
Benefits of Freezing Eggs
A recent article in New York magazine highlighted the benefits of freezing eggs before the age of 37. This article emphasized that freezing eggs between age of 30 and 34 offered the greatest chance of using eggs with the highest chance of success. Women under age 30 will have the highest chance of success if […]
Biologic Clock Ticks for All
Successful reproduction is generally an age related phenomena. Ovarian function in terms of egg quantity and quality is medically referred to as ‘Ovarian Reserve’ and is a function of what is euphemistically called, a woman’s ‘Biologic Clock.’ The impact of maternal age is well studied especially as it negatively affects women’s reproductive potential over age […]
Why Are Women Choosing To Freeze Their Eggs?
In today’s society, women often delay childbearing until later in their reproductive years. The reasons for this shift are complex, but are often related to social, educational, and economic factors. This trend toward delayed childbearing has resulted in an increased number of women seeking fertility treatment in their 30s and 40s. Women have traditionally felt an extraordinary amount […]
Have you been considering freezing your eggs? There’s no time like the present! Oocyte vitrification (the fancy name for egg freezing) has been growing in popularity over the past several years. The number of women choosing to freeze their eggs has increased exponentially for a number of reasons: First of all, for many years, egg […]
Putting Your Biological Clock “On Pause”
We recently attended an event in Boston that was hosted by EggBanxx. One of our physicians, Dr. Beth Plante, joined two other physicians from other practices, to speak on egg freezing and how it can help women who want to wait to have children. Boston Magazine wrote an article and misrepresented facts about egg freezing, […]
Considering freezing your eggs but don’t know where to start? Here are the top 10 most common questions asked when considering egg freezing: 1. What is egg freezing? Egg freezing, also known as oocyte cryopreservation, involves stimulating, extracting, freezing, and storing your eggs (oocytes). Months or years later, when you are ready to pursue pregnancy, […]
FCNE Featured on CBS Discussing Egg Freezing
The Fertility Center’s of New England’s Dr. Beth Plante was featured on CBS Boston discussing egg freezing and pressing “pause” on your biological clock. “You freeze it when the woman is at 32 and when she comes back at age 40 it’s sort of like she is using the egg from a 32 year old,” said […]
Deciding When to Have a Baby?
Most people grow up thinking that they will have no difficulty some day becoming a parent. Deciding when to have a baby can be perplexing. More and more women are waiting longer to conceive. Over 20% wait until after age 35 to start their families. Whether it is because of their education, career, marital status, […]