paging MIR--egg freezing

paging MIR--egg freezing

Jamie
Jamie

March 25th, 2012, 11:36 pm #1

MIR, will you please repost what you have said about egg freezing--no live births for women 40+?
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March 26th, 2012, 1:17 am #2

no partner, only willing to freeze eggs. She consulted with CCRM and was told that there was so far no live births recorded from eggs aged 40+. Then she talked to New Hope about egg freezing and was told their egg freezing was mainly from 20+ and particularly done for egg donors in their 20s to reduce cost. She was highly discouraged to do egg freezing because the technology was immature.

Even at CCRM, the best lab in the country, the thawing loss for egg freezing is BIG (yes, they do use vitrification), compared to thawing for embryos.
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SillyPuppy
SillyPuppy

March 26th, 2012, 1:23 am #3

are we talking freezing EMBRYOS (fertilized) or oocytes(non-fertilized).

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March 26th, 2012, 2:04 am #4

She doesn't have a partner and is reluctant to use donor sperm.
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SillyPuppy
SillyPuppy

March 26th, 2012, 2:16 am #5

Ok so MY take on this research is NOT to belabor the issue of my thread below which seemed to have upset people is that YOU CAN FERTILIZE AN EGG, FREEZE IT and then successfully have a pregnancy after the age of 40.


I am no expert but I think this is quite possible.

I do know that OOCYTES are NOT the same in this case.
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Jamie
Jamie

March 26th, 2012, 7:42 am #6

Sorry, you were talking about freezing eggs in your original message which is a vastly different situation from freezing embryos. Embryos are much, much more likely to work.

Okay, now that we have cleared that all up!
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SillyPuppy
SillyPuppy

March 26th, 2012, 12:26 pm #7

I should have been more clear in my language as I see now.

But my original point is still made that there WERE options for me as long ago as when I was 38 and as recently as a year ago and yet nothing was provided.

I think that the whole industry of fertility is wrought with such ethical and moral dilemmas that I do NOT blame a mere ob-gyn for NOT being more proactive in pushing options as we age out of our child bearing years BUT by the same token, we are pushed into using birth control well into menopause which very clearly sends an overt message that child producing is still very much an option, even if in reality, statistically it is not.

I wish NOTHING but happiness for all the ladies on the board. I hope that perhaps my pot stirring has caused SOME to see that there are options not being presented in all areas of women's health care not just fertility and again my hat is off to all who have walked down this long road.

Peace.
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