First Ever Reunion of Babies Born from Frozen Eggs Hosted by Orange County Egg Freezing & Fertility Specialist David Diaz, MD, Named Top Doctor by US News & World Report

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David Diaz, MD, Medical Director of Frozen Egg Bank Inc. and West Coast Fertility Centers, chosen as one of America’s Top Reproductive Endocrinologist developed a specialized technique that minimized ice crystal formation during the egg freezing process and improved the survival rate to 91% after thawing. This led to unparalleled egg freezing success rates and the first ever reunion for children born from frozen eggs held on October 15, 2011 in Orange County, California.

First Frozen Egg Baby born in California in 2005 at Frozen Egg Bank, Inc.

First Ever Reunion of Frozen Egg Babies held at West Coast Fertility Centers in Orange County, California

Because of West Coast Fertility Centers’ reputation for scientific research and fertility solutions, they are referred some of the most difficult cases by the medical and infertility community.

Nearly 70 families and their healthy frozen egg babies came together at this egg freezing reunion to celebrate life and the promise of hope for this egg freezing reproductive technology. Since the first report of a successful birth from egg freezing in 1986, major improvements in freeze/thaw protocols, laboratory techniques and ICSI have resulted in the birth of over 1,000 healthy babies born worldwide from frozen eggs and about 400 in the US. Most of the live births have occurred in just the past 6 years.

The oldest child in this special group of youngsters at the reunion had just celebrated her 6th birthday. Cadyn is the first frozen egg baby born in California and she is a bright and thriving little red head who seemed to enjoy her role as the "big sister" to the younger children.

It is a known fact that eggs gradually decline in their quality after age 35 with a more rapid attrition in the late 30's, meaning the highest success rate can be achieved when eggs are frozen from women younger than 38 years. Using an IRB approved technique developed at Frozen Egg Bank (FEB), youthful, robust human eggs were frozen with nutrient solutions used to maintain them indefinitely until needed to establish pregnancy. These improvements have led to high pregnancy rates of 54% over the past 6 years, nearly equivalent to the rate achieved when using non-frozen eggs.

“This baby reunion was so unique because it celebrated the pioneering families and their babies conceived from thawed frozen eggs. A heartfelt thank you to all the attendees who helped to make this a very memorable reunion for all of us.”

David Diaz, MD, FACOG has always been on the scientific forefront of finding real solutions for real human needs because he understands that unanticipated life events can threaten a woman’s reproduction. Cancer at a young age, career demands, single marital status, or a depleted ovarian function can all endanger a woman’s fertility potential. Because of West Coast Fertility Centers’ reputation for scientific research and fertility solutions, they are referred some of the most difficult cases by the medical and infertility community.

For these reasons, Dr. Diaz was nominated by his peers and selected as one of America's Top Doctors® by U.S. News and World Report in collaboration with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. Top Doctors are identified by specialties for superior care and expertise by other doctors who are then screened by a physician-led research team.

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 3,700 babies born since the inception of West Coast Fertility Centers in 1988, Dr. David Diaz and his team are 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.


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