Trumbull, CT (PRWEB) July 25, 2014
Park Avenue Fertility is delighted to offer egg (oocyte) freezing as an advanced reproductive service for patients who have decided to have their children later in life, whether for personal or for medical reasons. Egg freezing (also called cryopreservation or vitrification) has evolved as an important option for the many women who are considering having children but are waiting to do so. "Since both the quantity and quality of a woman’s egg supply continues to diminish as a she gets older, egg freezing provides a way for a woman to beat the biologic clock," says Dr. Levi, Medical Director of Park Avenue Fertility. "Because it is the age of the egg and not the uterus that ultimately affects whether a woman will or will not be able to conceive, egg freezing helps women conceive regardless of their age.”
Park Avenue Fertility is proud to offer egg freezing as an option to patients who have been diagnosed with cancer and who may wish to freeze their eggs prior to undergoing chemotherapy or radiation.
While it is probably best for a woman to consider egg freezing prior to age 35, we encourage all women, even those women older than 35 years old, to consult with Dr. Levi to see if egg freezing is an appropriate option for them.
Egg freezing is performed using a technique called vitrification explains Dr. Bryan Kloos, PhD, HCLD, the lead embryologist at Park Avenue Fertility: “Vitrification is an ultra-rapid freezing process that preserves eggs for future use. This technology is a very efficient and effective method that results in excellent egg survival, subsequent fertilization, and continued embryotic development after thawing of the “vitrified eggs”.
Advances in egg freezing have led to high fertilization rates, and reassuring pregnancy rates. Now, women who choose to preserve their fertility have the option of starting their family at a stage in life that is most comfortable and right for them. In a way, egg freezing is like an “insurance policy” for women who would like to preserve their fertility at a time when they are not quite ready to start a family but wish to in the future.
For questions about egg freezing, please do not hesitate to contact Park Avenue Fertility’s Fairfield, Norwalk, and Trumbull locations at 855-901-BABY or 203-372-6700. Dr. Levi is available to consult with you to further discuss this exciting reproductive option.