SHADY GROVE FERTILITY Publishes Comprehensive eBook to Help Women Make an Informed Decision about Egg Freezing

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First of its kind guide for women explains fertility and facts to help women understand their fertility in order to make a more informed decision about if egg freezing is right for them.

At Shady Grove Fertility, empowering our community of strong women is one of the hallmarks of our practice. I hope women will use our eBook as a learning tool and resource as they start to seriously think about their journey.

Today, Shady Grove Fertility, the nation’s largest fertility center, announced the debut of the first eBook, A Beginner’s Guide to Fertility, specifically designed for women in their early- to mid-30s potentially interested in egg freezing. Since the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) lifted the experimental label on the process of vitrification (flash freezing the eggs) in 2012, millions of women have sought more information about egg freezing. As a leading center of excellence, Shady Grove Fertility is uniquely qualified to offer an in-depth look at the realities of egg freezing. With the center’s large size, the physicians at SGF counsel many women who are considering egg freezing, have demonstrated ample experience with the freezing process, and have authored some of the first studies about successful pregnancies from thawed frozen eggs.

Starting with the basics, "A Beginner’s Guide to Testing Your Fertility, What You Should Know before Egg Freezing" addresses six main topics: when the right time to freeze eggs is, how age impacts fertility, how studying hormones can help inform a woman’s decision, how to test fertility, an example of fertility testing results, and how to interpret ovarian reserve testing. “At Shady Grove Fertility, empowering our community of strong women is one of the hallmarks of our practice. I hope women will use our eBook as a learning tool and resource as they start to seriously think about their journey,” said Joseph Doyle, MD.

“When is the right time to freeze? and what is ovarian reserve testing?” are two of the most common questions asked. Every woman is different so there’s no exact answer as to when freezing eggs is most beneficial, but doctors at Shady Grove Fertility feel that when a woman’s ovarian function is still normal (between their early- to mid-30s) is the best time. A Beginner’s Guide to Testing Your Fertility explains in detail how women can best determine their egg freezing options and determine whether or not they’re at the right stage to freeze eggs.

One of the most important elements to help a woman and her doctor decide if egg freezing is right for her is the snapshot of her ovarian reserve. All it takes is as simple blood test followed by an ultrasound to determine the ovarian reserve levels. A physician at Shady Grove Fertility walks through the results to best help determine whether or not freezing eggs is an option. For many women these preliminary tests will be covered entirely or mostly by insurance.

“A Beginner’s Guide to Testing Your Fertility is a great resource, whether a woman has only heard vaguely of freezing eggs or ready to move forward with the process. This first of its kind eBook provides all necessary information. From the beginning stages of thinking about freezing eggs to making that final call, this guide, along with Shady Grove Fertility, is here to help,” adds Doyle.

About Shady Grove Fertility
Shady Grove Fertility is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence offering patients individualized care, innovative financial options, and pregnancy rates among the highest of all national centers. 2016 commemorates 25 years of Shady Grove Fertility providing medical and service excellence to patients from all 50 states and 35 countries around the world, and celebrates over 40,000 babies born—more than any other center in the nation. Today, 34 reproductive endocrinologists, supported by a highly specialized team of 600 urologists, Ph.D. scientists, geneticists, and staff care for patients in 19 full-service offices and six satellite sites throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Shady Grove Fertility physicians actively train residents and reproductive endocrinology fellows and invest in continuous clinical research and education to advance the field of reproductive medicine through numerous academic appointments and partnerships such as Georgetown Medical School, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the University of Maryland, and the National Institutes of Health. More than 1,700 physicians refer their patients to Shady Grove Fertility each year. For more information, call 1-888-761-1967 or visit

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