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Fertility Preservation

Women who delay childbearing due to personal circumstances now have the option of freezing their own eggs so that these may be fertilized and implanted at a later date. Egg freezing enables women to take advantage of their body’s fertility at a time when eggs are at their healthiest.

It’s important to know the facts and your options
Women have an average of about 600,000 eggs at birth—and this supply diminishes at a rate of about 1,000 per month, right from the day they are born. This decline is part of the natural aging process and is commonly referred to as a woman’s “biological clock.” The rate at which eggs are lost is also thought to accelerate during their late 30s and early 40s. Egg quality also diminishes with time, with miscarriages and chromosome defects becoming more common with later age at pregnancy.

Previously, a woman not ready for parenthood and wishing to use her own eggs had the option of harvesting her own eggs through IVF and then fertilizing these eggs with her partner or anonymous donor sperm. The resulting embryos would then be frozen and implanted at the appropriate time.

Vivere is pleased to offer egg freezing (also known as oocyte freezing) for women who want to extend their fertility potential. This provides younger women with the ability to preserve their eggs until such time as they are ready to pursue parenthood.

The entire process takes less than a month from start to finish.

  • After an initial consultation and sonogram with your physician, a customized protocol will be designed to specifically fit your needs.
  • Ultrasound monitoring will be done for a few weeks to help determine the ideal date for your egg retrieval.
  • The procedure only takes approximately 30 minutes under mild sedation. Once your physician retrieves your eggs, the embryologist will freeze your eggs or embryos and store them for future use.

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Contact your local Vivere team to get started!

 

Oncofertility

Oncofertility describes an interdisciplinary approach to developing and providing new fertility preservation options to young men, women, and children who have been diagnosed with cancer or other serious diseases and who must undergo potentially fertility-threatening treatment. Our doctors and oncology team work together to preserve patients fertility while their disease is being treated.

Chemotherapy and radiation can potentially damage your eggs and cause infertility. The good news is that you now have an option for treatment called Vitrification, which means freezing your eggs or embryos that are created with your partner or donor’s sperm. This allows you the chance to have a child of your own in the future.

The entire process takes less than a month from start to finish.

  • After an initial consultation and sonogram with your physician, a customized protocol will be designed to specifically fit your needs.
  • Ultrasound monitoring will be done for a few weeks to help determine the ideal date for your egg retrieval.
  • The procedure only takes approximately 30 minutes under mild sedation. Once your physician retrieves your eggs, the embryologist will freeze your eggs or embryos and store them for future use.

You can contact your local Vivere team or apply for treatment through LIVESTRONG.