The Texas Fertility Center and Extend Fertility partner to bring Egg Freezing to Central Texas.
In today’s society, age-related infertility is on the rise. Approximately 20% of women wait until after age 35 to begin their families and by waiting diminish their chances to conceive. According to the AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE there are multiple reasons why age related infertility is on the rise:
1) Contraception is readily available
2) More women are in the work force;
3) Women are marrying at an older age
4) The divorce rate remains high
5) Married couples are delaying pregnancy until they are more financially secure
6) Many women don’t realize that their fertility begins to decline in their late 20s or early 30s.
Hollywood and the grocery store tabloids do their best to make the average woman believe that you can delay getting pregnant and then use assisted reproductive technologies (ART) when you’re ready. What they fail to tell is that success rates with infertility treatments decline with age just like your natural ability to get pregnant. Statistics show if you are a healthy 30-year-old woman, you have about a 20% chance every month to get pregnant. By age 40, however, your chance is only about 5% per month. These statistics are mirrored in Assisted Reproductive technology results as well. It is important to remember that your fertility decreases with age, particularly after age 35.
Because of the all the different reasons that women in today’s society delay childbearing, the need to take an active role in preserving one’s fertility becomes foremost in our minds. Everything that we can do to guard our ability to conceive such as preventing sexually transmitted diseases and maintaining a healthy lifestyle cannot protect us against the natural slowing of our biological clock.
So what can the average woman do to protect her fertility against her own ticking clock? Freeze her eggs for the future.
For decades sperm and embryos have been successfully frozen and thawed resulting in millions of successful births worldwide. But until very recently unfertilized oocytes (eggs) have not been privy to the same success. Eggs, the largest cell in the human body are composed mostly of water. Because of this make up when an egg is frozen in the traditional slow freeze method, the water in the egg forms sharp ice crystals which damage the egg and prevent successful fertilization. In the last 6 years due to advances in laboratory techniques and a new freezing process called vitrification, over 600 babies have been born successfully from frozen eggs. The technology continues to improve, making egg freezing a valid option for those women who want to delay having children. By freezing your eggs to be used later in the reproductive years, today’s woman can truly have it all.
How can I get more information about Egg Freezing?
Egg Freezing Seminar Presented by Extend Fertility and the Texas Fertility Center
You are a smart, savvy woman who is determined to have it all – the perfect career, the perfect lifestyle and one day, the perfect family. So what’s this you’re hearing about your eggs holding you back?! Don’t panic! Instead, join Extend Fertility and SALON by Milk + Honey for a private educational reception. Learn about staying in control of your fertility without rushing into a life you aren’t quite ready to lead. Hear about cutting edge research and technology in the field of female fertility preservation from Austin’s very own Dr. Kaylen Silverberg of The Texas Fertility Center while sampling wine and hors d’oeuvres in the newly opened SALON by Milk + Honey.