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How Egg Freezing is Trending Through Egg Socials

Cryopreservation (3)-1.jpgFrom NYC to LA, women across the United States are celebrating their prime reproductive years by attending egg freezing socials. Look: At these trending soirees, women can begin spreading the news to others about how prime fertility can be preserved into the future. At New Hope Fertility Center NYC, we strive to raise awareness about the benefits of egg freezing. What’s the real story? Learning about egg freezing in a casual setting helps women realize that this trend is a social issue – not a medical problem.

Egg Freezing is Trending Through Egg Socials

Many women attend egg socials to find more information about egg freezing. Egg socials help to dissolve any remaining taboos surrounding this new fertility preservation technology.

Who attends egg socials?

  • Women who are focused on their careers
  • Women who don’t want to compromise their future family planning
  • Women who haven’t found their life partner
  • Women who want to keep their fertility options open
  • Women who want to be proactive about their future family planning options

Egg Freezing Through IVF

Through Conventional IVF a woman’s natural egg production is stimulated with fertility drugs into producing several eggs – typically 10 to 15 per cycle. These eggs are then surgically retrieved and cryopreserved using an advanced technique known as vitrification.

Vitrification Method of Freezing Eggs

New Hope Fertility Center’s founder and medical director – Dr. John Zhang – pioneered the modern egg freezing method of vitrification. Successfully used since 2004, vitrification is an advanced technique designed to increase the chance of a woman’s eggs surviving the freezing and thawing stages of cryopreservation. There are three stages of cryopreservation that an egg must survive in order to increase a woman’s chance of pregnancy in the future:

  • Freezing
  • Thawing
  • Fertilization

Vitrification is the rapid freeze method of freezing eggs. Extreme, rapid freezing avoids the formation of harmful ice crystals between an egg’s cells.

To prepare an egg for rapid freezing:

  • The eggs are placed in a high concentration of cryoprotectant solution while at room temperature
  • The eggs are then directly plunged into liquid nitrogen to immediately drop the temperature in a large number of degrees
  • An extreme rapid rate of thawing is used to prevent ice crystal damages prior to fertilization of the eggs with sperm in vitro

Recent studies have shown that vitrification increases the chance for survival of the egg when it is thawed and fertilized.

Egg Freezing is Socially Accepted

With the first baby born using a frozen egg over 30 years ago, the process is no longer considered experimental. According to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, over 6,200 women froze their eggs in 2015. In 2014, there were 155 births resulting from the fertilization of a frozen eggs.

By 2018, an estimated 76,000 women in the United States will freeze their eggs to preserve their future fertility. This fertility preservation method will increase the odds of these women conceiving later in life at a time of they choose to start building their family. At our Division of Fertility Preservation we make it easy for women to learn more about the benefits of egg freezing. Egg freezing is becoming the preferred fertility preservation option women are choosing today because it avoids the future anticipated cost and physical challenges of multiple IVF cycles.

Revolutionary Mini-IVF™

For women who do not want to freeze and excessive number of her eggs, our Mini-IVF™ is a gentle – yet successful – holistic protocol helping to retrieve 3 to 5 high quality eggs. The best part? Your cost per Mini-IVF™ cycle is reduced because less fertility medications are prescribed. Bottom Line: Pregnancy success rates for Mini-IVF™ are comparable to Conventional IVF.

World Renowned Egg Freezing Program

To schedule your initial consultation with one of the world renowned egg freezing experts at New Hope Fertility Center call 917.525.5496.

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