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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
SWhat are your goals: Goals, finances, purposes, insurance, etc. Haven't met the right person yet? Technology is continually advancing. Seriously fazed by the results of the past election. Read the book "The Gene" by Dr. S. Mukherjee of Columbia University. Published in 2016. Excellent writer and will give you a good idea of the direction of where we are heading. ...Read more
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
Is egg freezing reliable with today's technology or am I foolish to think I can defy mother nature?
My abnormal pap (ascus+hpv) was 3/2012. It was followup from the last pap which was also abnormal (colposcopy was neg). Egg freezing ok or must wait?
Interesting: Egg freezing is not universally successful at all fertility programs. Embryo freezing is much more successful than egg freezing at the present time. The idea has much merit in that younger eggs are more fertility. Practical, moral, and ethical concerns do rise in that who pays for the freezing and what happens to the eggs if the owner dies in an accident, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your contract.: You have signed a contract that specifically deals with the disposal of your genetic material in the event of your death or your partner's death. Review it and call your rei clinic to elucidate this important point. ...Read more
Embryos: Embryo count after Invitro fertilization is Very difficult to determine. There are so many factors involved. Your I/v specialist is the best person to guide you ...Read more
My eggs frozen so I can have a career and go for IVF later. Dont want problems. Will baby be perfect as one from fresh egg?
Probably : Egg freezing is relatively new. Only about 5, 000 babies have been born from frozen eggs while it is estimated that about 5 million babies have been born from ivf using fresh eggs. At this point it appears that the birth defect and miscarriage rate from using frozen eggs is the same as ivf using fresh eggs. The risk of birth defects appears to be low but not zero. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer