Embryo cryopreservation is a method used to preserve embryos by cooling and storing them at low temperatures. The benefit of embryo cryopreservation is that it permits the use of thawed embryos in an otherwise natural cycle, sparing the patient from undergoing ovulation induction, egg retrieval and the associated costs. Unfortunately, nearly 50% of all cryopreserved embryos do not survive the freezing and thawing process intact. There does not appear to be any increased risk of birth defects from cryopreserved embryos, and there does not appear to be a maximum length of time that the embryos can be stored.
What is a gestational carrier and which individuals would benefit from using one? By: Lori M. Maxwell, Third Party IVF Coordinator There are many factors that can contribute to the need for a gestational carrier. Many medical, anatomical, or social situations may make it impossible for a person or couple to have a ...READ MORE
Egg Freezing Event: Take Control of Your Fertility Thursday, August 14th, 2014 6:30pm – 8:30pm ...READ MORE
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