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Why Egg Freezing is Becoming More and More Popular in NYC

Posted by New Hope Fertility Center

The practice of women freezing their eggs for use in the future exploded in popularity since 2012 when the American Society for Reproductive Medicine freed the process from its experimental tag. Today's Millennial women are delaying their family planning for the future while taking advantage of their high quality eggs during their prime reproductive years. New Hope Fertility Center is one of a few operational frozen egg banks in the nation implementing the vitrification freezing method. This is the reason why egg freezing in NYC is at the height of popularity.

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Topics: Flash Freezing, Egg Freezing

The Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About Freezing Your Eggs

Posted by NHFC

Egg freezing provides a way for women to preserve their fertility until they are ready to start a family.  Although it is increasing in popularity, many women have questions about the process to freeze and store eggs.  Once a woman fully understands how fertility preservation works, she is better equipped to know if fertility preservation is the right choice.

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Topics: Flash Freezing, Vitrification, Oocyte Freezing, New York, New Hope Fertility, Egg Freezing, Fertility Preservation, Egg Banking, NYC

The Catherine Foundation and New Hope Fertility Center Hosts Fertility Preservation Seminar

Posted by New Hope Fertility Center

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Topics: Flash Freezing, New York, Announcements, Technology, Egg Freezing, Fertility Preservation, Events, Egg Banking

New IVF Strategies Aren't So New After All

Posted by NHFC

As seen in this morning's Wall Street Journal article titled "New Strategy May Help Success of In Vitro Fertilization," recent studies within the fertility care field are linking frozen embryo transfers with an increase in healthy pregnancies following IVF treatment.

The "3 separate randomized and controlled studies involving 633 women with an average age of 35" fairly represent the group of couples we've helped get pregnant with frozen embryo transfers: New Hope's latest SART statistics show 44% of our patients age 35 and under achieved a healthy pregnancy following frozen embryo transfers, and 64% of our patients got pregnant using frozen donor embryos.

Frozen embryo transfers (FET) have indeed produced high rates of success at our clinic, and we continue to encourage the practice when counseling our patients.  Not only do FETs increase chances of healthy pregnancy and live births, but the process with which we freeze them also contributes to the health of embryos.  Vitrification, a flash-freezing method we've utilized since our center opened in 2004, has a 98% thaw survival rate here at New Hope, giving our patients peace of mind with every frozen embryo transferred.

The practice of frozen embryo transfers also encourages the practice of single embryo transfers. Because frozen embryos increase the chance of pregnancy, FETs subsequently decrease the need to transfer more than 1 embryo at a time.  Single embryo transfers, along with our minimal stimulation protocols like Mini-IVF™ and Natural Cycle IVF, significantly decrease risks associated with multiple births.  At the hands of our experienced team of fertility specialists, we've been able to prove time and again that with these methods combined, IVF can be safe and more cost-effective for patients wishing to get pregnant without overstimulation.

Read more of our success stories involving frozen embryo transfers here.
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Topics: Natural Cycle IVF, Single Embryo Transfer, Fertility, Flash Freezing, Vitrification, Mini-IVF, New York, New Hope Fertility, Dr. Zhang, Embryo Transfer, IVF, Egg Freezing, Research, Infertility, Best Fertility Clinic, Fertility Preservation

Trouble Getting Pregnant? | How to Overcome Primary Infertility

Posted by NHFC

Have you been trying to conceive for over a year and still have trouble getting pregnant?  You're not alone. Nearly 7.3 million women and couple struggle with infertility in the United States alone, and this includes those trying to get pregnant for their first, second, or even third time.

At New Hope Fertility, we treat a diverse group of women of all ages, ethnic, and health backgrounds. One thing these women have in common?  Trouble getting pregnant.  While women oftentimes are suffering from unexplained infertility, that is, they do not know the root cause of their inability to conceive, others suffer from a multitude of fertility-related issues, from PCOS to male factor infertility. One thing is certain -- infertility does not discriminate.

We have recently been able to help a number of women who had trouble getting pregnant with their first child, with their ages ranging from 26 to 39 years of age.  Ms. 26 arrived at New Hope with primary infertility, and after a few unsuccessful cycles, finally got pregnant with twins after her Mini-IVF™ treatment. Our next patient, Ms. 32, also suffering with issues trying to conceive for her first time, was able to conceive after just 1 Mini-IVF™ cycle and a single embryo transfer (one of the safest IVF practices that we promote at our clinic).

Ms. 30, although dealing with primary infertility and an unsuccessful initial frozen embryo transfer, pulled through to get pregnant after her second frozen embryo transfer. Our final IVF success story for today comes from Ms. 39, who also got pregnant through Mini-IVF™ after freezing her embryos and having a frozen embryo transfer (which is highly successful at our clinic thanks to our vitrification freezing method, with a 98% thaw survival rate).

Congratulations to all of our recent IVF pregnancies, who all prove that you can still get pregnant after dealing with primary infertility.  Hooray!
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Topics: Single Embryo Transfer, Fertility, Flash Freezing, Vitrification, Mini-IVF, Success Story, New York, New Hope Fertility, Embryo Transfer, Patient Satisfaction, IVF, Infertility, Best Fertility Clinic

Vitrification | Freezing Your Eggs

Posted by NHFC

Among our other guiding philosophies at New Hope Fertility Center, having the fertility care options that best meet the needs of our potential patients is another prominent protocol at our clinic.

As we've outlined in the past couple of weeks as a response to New York Magazine's Parents of a Certain Age cover story, New Hope continuously seeks to give all patients struggling with infertility issues a chance, no matter what age or FSH level.  Indeed, in the same way, we're proud to be able to utilize the most recent method in fertility preservation and freezing eggs and embryos: vitrification.

Many of the concerns involved with a woman's age include the "ticking" of the biological clock, a term developed from our understanding that as a woman ages so do her eggs as their production slows down and a woman enters menopause.  For this and other reasons, many women choose to freeze their embryos in an effort to prevent running into infertility issues in the future when they decide to have children.  As a matter of fact, many sources will mention the risk of eggs not surviving the freezing method, our vitrification method for freezing embryos boasts a 98% survival rate compared to that of traditional egg freezing methods.

Our vitrification method is also what makes our donor program unique.  Many donor programs require the donor recipient and egg donor to cycle at the same time.  At New Hope, we can freeze donor eggs until the recipient is most ready for the donor egg transfer.  By using vitrification to preserve donor eggs, we ensure our fertility care is playing best to the needs of the patient, while also avoiding overmedication often involved in trying to synchronize cycles.

 

 
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Topics: Fertility, Flash Freezing, Vitrification, Oocyte Freezing, Unique Technology, New Hope Fertility, Egg Freezing, Infertility, Fertility Preservation

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