Fertility Preservation Archives - WINFertility

Should I Use Fresh or Frozen Donor Eggs?

Pros and Cons of Each Egg donation has made it possible for thousands of women who couldn’t conceive with their own eggs to get pregnant and have a baby. Donor eggs may be used in IVF treatment for women who have premature ovarian failure (menopause before age 40) or diminished...
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How Egg Freezing Works

How Egg Freezing Works: Should You Do It? Oocyte cryopreservation, or egg freezing, is a hot topic lately in fertility preservation. Women who undergo cancer treatment during their fertile years may lose their fertility from the chemotherapy drugs or from radiation treatment. Egg...
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Understanding Embryo Grading: Why It’s Important for Successful IVF

Many factors affect the success of an IVF cycle, but embryo quality may be the most important.  The majority of all miscarriages, about 60 percent, are caused by abnormalities in the embryo.  If you’re having IVF treatment, transferring the best quality embryos increases your...
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Advantages of Frozen Embryo Transfers Increasing: Fresh vs. Frozen IVF Cycles

IVF is a fertility treatment in which eggs are fertilized by sperm in the lab. The fertilized eggs grow in special incubators to the point where they have enough cells to be transferred to the potential mother’s uterus. In the initial IVF cycle after the woman’s ovaries have been...
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Four Signs That Your Biological Clock is Ticking

Every day you see celebrities who are 40 or even older sporting baby bumps. Most of them deny they’ve had any fertility treatments. People may say “40 is the new 20,” but it’s not true where your fertility is concerned. If you want to have a child someday, or someday soon, here...
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Delaying Childbirth – The Pros and Cons of Egg Freezing

Many women dream of having a family from the time they are children themselves. But sometimes life’s circumstances disrupt the timetable to start a family when you are young and fertile. Medical conditions, career demands or just not meeting the right partner can delay...
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Breast Cancer and Fertility Preservation

Steps to Protect Your Fertility From Cancer Treatment Breast cancer is an emotionally devastating disease for many women, especially when it strikes a younger woman. More than 16,000 of the 200,000 women who are diagnosed with breast cancer each year are in their childbearing...
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Fertility Preservation for Cancer Patients

When a person is diagnosed with cancer, her first thought probably is about getting treatment to save her life.  But if she (or he) is young enough to bear a child, her second thought may be, will cancer treatment make me infertile?  Does this mean I can’t have a child in the...
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Considering Donor Eggs: Is It Right For You?

Donor eggs and IVF can make it possible for an infertile woman to conceive. They are also an alternative for male same-sex couples who want to have a child. Let’s look at factors that may lead you to consider donor eggs. Premature Ovarian Failure and Poor Egg Quality Originally,...
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