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Freezing is to mean turning liquid into solid form by lowering the temperature. Water begins to freeze at 32 degree f or 0 degree celsius. Freezing reduces the movement of the substance/object--solid. Also commonly used in daily communication--police says to a perpetraitor "freeze" and hopefully the bad boy/girl stays solid/still (just for fun :-)). Have ...Read more
For IVF, what benefits are there for freezing embryos, vs just freezing eggs?
Is freezing embryos the recommended action vs eggs?
Yes: Freezing embryos is more reliable than freezing eggs. Eggs are more likely to be damaged in the freezing process, however, improvements in freezing techniques have improved egg survival and function after thaw. Despite advancements, embryo freezing remains superior to egg freezing. ...Read more
Is freezing eggs at age 33 still a good idea if considering IVF later? (At age 35-37) or would it be better just to wait?
Fertility decline: Fertility declines with age. IVF pregnancy rates are 10% lower in women over age 35 (compared to women younger than 35) and even lower after 38 and so on. Egg freezing allows an improved outcome at an older age since eggs were produced from younger ovaries. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 33 & hope to have children. Slight problem - I don't have a partner, should I consider about freezing my eggs?
What to do if I'm having kids should I look into a donor or some testing for fertility or freezing some eggs?
Problem??: Do you know that you have some type of problem with getting pregnant? Otherwise, what's wrong with the good old fashioned way of sex with your significant other?What are your concerns - is it age, some health problem you have...? Please clarify what you are having concerns about.... ...Read more
I'm curious as to how freezing fertilized eggs/embryos, doesn't kill them? When if we froze our bodies our cells would die.
Cryopreservatives: Techniques for freezing eggs or any cells exist and allow scientists to preserve and study many different types of cells.This is particularly useful in studying cancer cells.Techniques have been developed with special chemicals that allow the cells to be frozen without rupture of the cell membranes(water expands when frozen). The cells are stored indefinitely in liquid nitrogen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm young and single and considering egg freezing. What does the procedure involve? What are side effects of the procedure?
Mostly money.: The process of egg freezing is complex & expensive. Most insurance companies cover it only in specific medical situations. In addition to the cost of collection and freezing, there's the on-going cost of preservation. Side effects include overstimulation of ovaries, bleeding, cramping & infection. While egg freezing isn't experimental, it's not a standard procedure for healthy young women. ...Read more