The patent-pending egg freezing technology developed by Frozen Egg Bank and West Coast Fertility Centers dramatically improves the efficiency of the egg donation process thus minimizing the cost of donor egg fertility treatment for the intended parents.
Fountain Valley, CA (PRWEB) August 08, 2012
Women with diminished fertility potential due to advancing age or poor egg quality may be advised to use "younger eggs" from a donor to improve their chance of pregnancy. The patent-pending egg freezing innovation developed by Frozen Egg Bank and West Coast Fertility Centers dramatically improves the efficiency of the egg donation process thus minimizing the cost of donor egg fertility treatment for the intended parents. For a limited time, Frozen Egg Bank is having a promotional offer of $15,000 for 6 frozen donor eggs making the process more affordable and within the grasp of women who need donor eggs.
An egg donor is a healthy young woman who agrees to provide her biological eggs to be inseminated by the sperm of the intended mother's partner. The resulting embryos are then inserted in the uterus of the intended mother to be carried as her own pregnancy. The child will possess the physical traits of the father and the traits of the donor (chosen because she looks similar to the mother). At birth, the child is considered the biological offspring of the intended mother just like a naturally occurring pregnancy.
Donor eggs are considered biological tissue and the donor must be screened just like any other tissue donor. The FDA has established specific criteria that must be met to deem the donor "eligible" to donate. Frozen Egg Bank adheres strictly to these guidelines to make the procedure as safe as possible. The recruitment, screening, and counseling of the donor is a lengthy process requiring 3 to 4 months to determine her suitability. If the screening goes smoothly, the donor's eggs are stimulated to become mature and harvested (fresh eggs). At this point, two options are possible:
1. The eggs may be inseminated "fresh" by the sperm of the mother's partner and one or two resulting embryos are placed in the mother's uterus. Surplus or unused embryos can be frozen and stored for future attempts. These embryos carry the genetic material from the sperm and the donor's eggs.
2. The other option is to "freeze" the donor's eggs and store them at the Frozen Egg Bank facility in California. These frozen eggs are made available to women seeking the traits of the donor who yielded the eggs. After thawing, the eggs are inseminated with the sperm of the mother's partner and resulting embryos are placed in the intended mother's uterus and carried the same as in fresh egg option one described above.
Age is the limiting factor for fertility. It is often not appreciated that the most fertile years in a woman’s life occur when she may not be prepared to start a family. Between the teen years till about age 35, a woman’s eggs are at their peak performance. Then it begins the gradual downward spiral of egg quality. Unanticipated delays in finding a life partner or waiting too long to have children due to life’s uncertainties can have a devastating effect on the family building plans for many women. Even after attempting advanced treatment such as IVF, a woman may discover too late that the effect of aging has caused irreversible changes in her eggs giving rise to unhealthy embryos with low implantation rates and a high risk of miscarriage or birth defects. These problems are more likely to occur after age 38 and accelerate at a rapid pace. In these cases, providing patients with healthy frozen eggs from young donors can make a dramatic difference in pregnancy rates.
The many benefits and advantages of using frozen donor eggs are plenty…
1) The cost of frozen eggs from the Frozen Egg Bank is significantly less than the cost of a traditional fresh egg donor.
2) There are fewer complications in finding and working with a fresh egg donor.
3) Intended parents can select frozen eggs from the donor of their choice in the privacy of their home.
4) There is no time lost in searching for a donor who may live in a distant location and will incur travel or hotel expenses.
5) There is no need for synchronization of the recipient’s uterus with the donor’s ovarian cycle, saving time and money in the preparation process.
6) There is no risk of medication errors or non-compliance by the donor which can result in cancellation of the cycle.
7) There is no waiting time for the donor to become available. Recipient mothers can begin the process immediately.
8) The choice is available for using the same genetic donor in the future by reserving frozen eggs from the same donor.
In association with West Coast Fertility Centers, Frozen Egg Bank, Inc. has helped many women of advanced maternal age (>40 years) achieve pregnancy by using the frozen eggs from young volunteer donors. With over 3,800 babies born since the inception of West Coast Fertility Centers in 1988, Dr. David Diaz, named an America’s Top Reproductive Endocrinologist by U.S. News & World Report, is focused on finding the precise infertility diagnosis and providing fertility treatments to include IVF, IUI, ICSI, blastocyst transfer, assisted hatching, PGD, gender selection, surrogacy, egg donation, and egg freezing.
David Diaz, MD, a Harvard trained reproductive endocrinologist and fertility specialist certified by the American Board of OB/GYN, is a frequent guest lecturer and consulting medical expert for local and national TV and print publications. Dr. David Diaz hosted the world’s first frozen egg baby reunion in October 2011.
Frozen Egg Bank, Inc. is located at 11160 Warner Ave., Suite 411 in Fountain Valley, California. Dr. David Diaz can be reached at 714-513-1399.