Elective fertility preservation via egg vitrification is the next step in a woman’s reproductive health and choice.
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) June 05, 2014
Pacific NW Fertility, a Seattle-based fertility clinic, is today announcing the grand opening of its Center for Fertility Preservation. The announcement comes on the heels of a major milestone for the clinic – the Donor Egg Bank is welcoming its 125th baby born from frozen eggs. This news is especially noteworthy because this newborn baby (and the 124 others who arrived before him) was conceived from an egg that had been frozen and stored in the Seattle-based clinic’s Donor Egg Bank prior to fertilization.
Pacific NW Fertility opened the Center for Fertility Preservation to accommodate rising requests for elective egg freezing, a new and increasingly popular fertility treatment. “Elective fertility preservation via egg vitrification is the next step in a woman’s reproductive health and choice,” explains Pacific NW Fertility Center Director, Dr. Julie Lamb, MD. Freezing eggs allows women the option of preserving fertility while delaying child bearing for any reason.
Pacific NW Fertility was one of the first clinics in the United States to offer this advanced egg freezing technology as a part of its Donor Egg Program. “Compared to freezing embryos (fertilized eggs), freezing single-cell unfertilized eggs is considerably more technical and complex,” explains Fertility Specialist and Co-Founder of Pacific NW Fertility, Dr. Lorna Marshall, MD. “Our embryologists have spent thousands of lab hours perfecting their techniques. We’ve built our Donor Egg Bank with the highest-quality eggs from strictly screened donors. Most importantly, we’ve been able to successfully turn these high-quality frozen eggs into healthy pregnancies. That critical final step is one that most other clinics have yet to achieve.”
Pacific NW Fertility has specialized in egg freezing for more than four years, making it one of the most experienced clinics in the Northwest offering elective fertility preservation. “We’ve made egg-freezing a top priority because it gives patients who are struggling with fertility another path to create a family,” Dr. Marshall said. “It’s also a new invaluable tool for preserving a woman’s fertility that gives women the opportunity to freeze eggs now for use if needed at a later date.”
“The Center’s ultimate goal is to give women the opportunity to be proactive—to preserve their healthy eggs and their chance to have a baby down the road,” adds Dr. Lamb.
About Pacific NW Fertility:
Pacific NW Fertility is a Seattle-based clinic at the forefront of fertility treatment that has been involved in the conception of thousands of babies. Combining award-winning expertise, state-of-the-art technology, and very personalized care, Pacific NW Fertility is dedicated to making fertility care a positive experience for every individual.