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Should You Freeze Your Eggs? Professional Women Are Beating the Clock

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

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Read Kristen Colella’s article for The Street with comments from Dr. David Diaz on when is the best time for women to freeze their eggs.

“Lindsey Green, 39, is a single executive assistant from New York with dreams of meeting Mr. Right and having a child. Aware that her biological clock is ticking, Green, who asked that her real name be changed for privacy reasons, decided to take advantage of a fertility option for women that’s growing in popularity. Last year, she froze her eggs.” Read full article

Visit Our New Egg Freezing Website Transformation

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

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Frozen Egg Bank, Inc. has undergone a complete website transformation to help you learn all you ever wanted to know about Egg Freezing (also known as Oocyte Cryopreservation).

We feel that our new EggFreezing.com is the most comprehensive website available for fertility preservation. It incorporates all things related to freezing human eggs – reasons, success rates, methods, etc. Discussed in depth are all the different scenarios that women face regarding the cause of why they are considering and choosing to put their fertility on hold.

The fertility clock and calculator page can estimate a woman’s pregnancy rate and potential. The egg freezing patient resources and articles of interest page is an eye opener for the discussion on the benefits and concerns of egg freezing. You can read testimonials from other women and understand their reasons on why they froze their eggs.

Whether you’re single, divorced or climbing the corporate ladder, visit our new egg freezing website to discover how egg freezing can preserve your chances of motherhood. Find out how egg freezing can enhance your life situation. We hope that you enjoy the new look and ease of navigation along with fascinating new content at www.EggFreezing.com

Frozen Egg Bank, Inc., a division of West Coast Fertility Centers in Orange County, has been the leader in egg cryopreservation for over 14 years. Research on egg freezing began in the year 2000 as a result of finding a solution to help young patients who were diagnosed with cancer preserve their fertility before chemotherapy or radiation treatments. The Medical Director of Frozen Egg Bank, Inc. and West Coast Fertility Centers is David Diaz, MD, FACOG.

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To schedule your egg freezing consultation with Dr. David Diaz, please call 714-513-1399 or use our online consultation request form.

A Win-Win Situation: Apple and Facebook Covering Egg Freezing for Female Employees

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

egg-freezing-facebook-apple-paying-employees-photoWhat? A generous egg freezing perk from Apple and Facebook will allow women to put their fertility on hold.

When? Facebook added this egg freezing option under their fertility benefits umbrella in January 2014. Apple will start offering egg freezing in January 2015. Over the years, large corporations in the fields of law, finance and consulting have quietly offered egg freezing to their female employees.

Why? 1) These large tech companies want to add more diversity to their workforce which predominantly is held by men. Even though more women are getting into the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, there’s still quite a discrepancy in the gender gap. As of August 2, 2014, the workforce at Apple was 70% male. As of June 25, 2014, the workforce at Facebook was 69% male. PayScale reported that the median age of Facebook employees is 26 whereas the median age at Apple is 33.

2) These large corporations are probably banking on spending less money on hiring and recruiting costs. This extra benefit of egg freezing encourages women to stay with the company longer. Apple stated, “We want to empower women at Apple to do the best work of their lives as they care for loved ones and raise their families.”

Where? Women should freeze their eggs at the most experienced and successful egg freezing clinic with high success rates in egg freezing and frozen egg births: Frozen Egg Bank, Inc. in Southern California, a division of West Coast Fertility Centers. Fertility and Egg Freezing specialist, Dr. David Diaz expressed, “Facebook and Apple are paving the future in investing in their female employees by paying for their egg freezing procedure. They recognize the importance of this family planning option and they’re taking action to protect the fertility future of their employees.”

How? Facebook will cover up to $20,000 for the egg freezing procedure. The yearly cryopreservation storage fee is $500. View cost of egg freezing at Frozen Egg Bank, Inc.

For most women, $20,000 usually equals 2 rounds of egg freezing. Why does a woman need more than one round of egg freezing you ask? The answer is that it mainly depends on the age of the woman and how many of her eggs can be collected and cryopreserved. Egg quantity and egg quality declines pretty drastically with age. In other words, women are born with a set number of eggs and there’s no such thing as egg replenishment. The more eggs harvested, the better your chances will be because not all eggs will be healthy and viable enough to undergo the freezing and thawing process.

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A Heart to Heart Visit from First Frozen Egg Baby

Friday, February 14th, 2014

ivfbaby-barbara-cadyn-drdiazToday Barbara and Cadyn dropped by for a visit from Seattle just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Cadyn was conceived on Valentine’s day 8 and 1/2 years ago and she remains special in our hearts because she was the first frozen egg baby born at our Center in 2005. Cadyn is now a beautiful and delightful little lady who loves traveling with her Mom and visiting Dr. Diaz’s Fertility Practice in Orange County, California.

When Barbara decided it was time to start her family, she had heard about West Coast Fertility Center where Dr. David Diaz and his Team of professionals had perfected the art of egg freezing to help women achieve their dream of having a baby. After years of research performed under IRB supervision, the clinic began accepting patients for treatment using their egg freezing protocol. The team’s goal was to document the rate of frozen egg survival and the pregnancy rate using frozen eggs. As more and more pregnancies evolved, the Center tracked the health of the babies born from frozen eggs and reported that there was no increase in any birth defects in the children.

Barbara was a true pioneer when she delivered her beautiful baby girl named Cadyn. After her birth, she was carefully monitored at Children’s Hospital and was found to be in excellent health. Mother and child kept in touch with Dr. Diaz throughout the years. In 2011, Barbara and Cadyn were joined by dozens of children and their families when the clinic hosted the World’s First Reunion of Babies Born from Frozen Eggs.

Since those early days, West Coast Fertility has celebrated the births of over 80 children born from their technique of egg freezing. Please contact us for more information on how egg freezing and donor frozen eggs can benefit you. 714-513-1399

The History, Timeline, and Success of Egg Freezing

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

global-donor-egg-bank-egg-freezing-history photoEgg freezing experiments began in the 1960’s and egg freezing today is a viable alternative for women to delay their biologic clock.

Egg freezing specialist, David Diaz, MD, and his scientific team are among the world’s foremost authorities in the science of egg freezing. Their efforts have yielded the birth of more than 80 healthy babies born from frozen eggs since 2005.

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As presented at the annual fertility society meeting, the LANDA slow-freeze egg freezing technique illustrates distinct preservation of the egg’s delicate internal organelles which in turn yields excellent survival rates and a high degree of implantation.

While most IVF centers are now offering egg freezing for fertility preservation, many centers do not have the experience of a live baby birth from actual frozen eggs. Keep this in mind as you’re doing research for freezing your own eggs. You should always ask the physicians how many live births have they had at their centers.

Considering egg freezing to preserve your fertility? Schedule a consultation with Dr. David Diaz at 714-513-1399 or schedule your appointment online.

Global Donor Egg Bank Makes Frozen Donor Eggs Available to Patients Worldwide

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Dr. David Diaz and the entire medical team at West Coast Fertility Centers (WCFC) and Frozen Egg Bank, Inc. (FEB) is pleased to announce the launch of their new website www.GlobalDonorEggBank.com. The combined efforts of the fertility specialists of WCFC and the scientific and research development of FEB have merged to form Global Donor Egg Bank.

global-donor-egg-bank-frozen-website-launch photoThe purpose of Global Donor Egg Bank is to make frozen donor eggs available to patients worldwide. Frozen donor eggs can be shipped to any country around the globe according to local regulations.

Motherhood and family building plans can sometimes get delayed due to life’s uncertainties. The most fertile years for a woman may not always coincide with her social or monetary status to start a family. With increasing age, there is a declining egg quality which makes it potentially more difficult to get pregnant. Even women who have attempted IVF treatment(s) discover that their aging eggs are the problem why their embryos have low implantation causing infertility. For these cases, the recommended treatment would be to use healthy, robust eggs from a young donor with physical traits similar to the mother.

The first successful pregnancy resulting from egg donation occurred in 1983 and involved a patient who was diagnosed with premature menopause. Nowadays, the indications for egg donation have expanded to include not only premature ovarian failure, but also for young patients who have not been successful with IVF due to poor egg quality or suboptimal embryos, are excellent candidates for egg donation. Also, the use of donor eggs may be chosen to avoid the possibility of transmitting a significant genetic illness for which the female recipient is known to be a carrier.

The use of Frozen Donors Eggs has many advantages over the use of fresh donor eggs. Simultaneous synchronization problems are avoided. It is often difficult to coordinate the donor’s and the recipient’s cycles due to donor non-compliance with FDA regulations, medication errors made by the egg donor, inadvertent pregnancy by the donor, problems with the egg donor’s travel arrangements which are paid by the recipient, donor demands for excessive payment and unexpected cancellation of the cycle by the donor.

Also, there is the issue of storing unused, excess embryos which may be used or often abandoned by the intended parents. The entire cost of this process must be borne by the recipient of the donated eggs.

Frozen donor eggs can offer recipient parents time savings (3 – 5 months) and cost savings (50% – 70% less). At her own convenience, the recipient mother can select the frozen eggs from a donor which then can be thawed to achieve a pregnancy. This innovation in egg freezing technology dramatically improves the efficiency of the egg donation process.

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For more information about using frozen donor eggs at Global Donor Egg Bank, please call 714-513-1399 or contact us online.

“Baby Insurance” with Egg Freezing

Monday, May 27th, 2013

In early May 2013, the Wall Street Journal featured an article about Egg Freezing written by Sarah Elizabeth Richards. She referred to egg freezing as “baby insurance”. Why I Froze My Eggs (And You Should, Too)

Read Sarah’s story about how she froze her eggs on her 36th birthday and had her first baby at age 42.

sarah-elizabeth-richards-egg-freezing“When a woman freezes her eggs, two things happen: She comes to terms with the fact that her fertility is fading, and she invests significant time, energy and money in protecting that asset by seeking medical help. The combination puts the issue front and center and makes you commit to your goals,” states Richards.

“The act of egg freezing also has the effect of making women feel more in control of their dating lives. Far from encouraging women to wait, I found that egg freezing made it easier for women to relax and find a partner.” -excerpt from WSJ article

Ms. Richards is the author of “Motherhood Rescheduled: The New Frontier of Egg Freezing and the Women Who Tried It.

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Friends and Sisters Freezing Eggs Together for Fertility Preservation

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Egg Freezing gives a woman the freedom to preserve her fertility until she is ready to start a family.

Share the cost savings together with your friend or sister. 2013 Springtime Offer for Egg Freezing – Pay for one egg freezing procedure and get the second for half off the regular price. Get 50% off the second egg freezing procedure. Regular pricing is $9,257 excluding pre-testing, medication, and annual egg storage fees.

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Act now to freeze your eggs while they are still healthy and robust! One in five women are having their first child after age 35 when declining egg quality leads to a higher infertility rate. Women pursuing careers or women who have not met their life partner can request elective egg freezing to preserve their fertility. For more information, please contact us at 714-513-1399 or email us at info@ivfbaby.com.

Egg Freezing Specialist, David G. Diaz, MD, FACOG, and his Team are among the world’s foremost authorities on the Science of Egg Freezing with 75 healthy babies born from frozen eggs at the center. The American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) removed the experimental label from egg freezing last year. Frozen Egg Bank is a division of West Coast Fertility Centers.

 

Frozen Egg Bank Inc. and its Founder, Dr. David Diaz, Celebrate with ASRM as the Experimental Label is Removed from Egg Freezing

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

October 2012 is especially memorable at Frozen Egg Bank Inc, located in Orange County California, as the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) removed the “experimental” label from human egg freezing.

Founded by David Diaz, MD in 2005, the mission of Frozen Egg Bank, Inc. (FEB) has been to develop efficient egg freezing techniques that lead to successful live births. In October 2005, FEB witnessed the birth of the first frozen egg baby, Cadyn Elizabeth, now a bright and beautiful child.

More than 72 live births later, FEB was privileged to host the “World’s First Reunion of Babies Born from Frozen Eggs.” A study presented at the ASRM meeting on October 24, 2012 showed the freezing and thawing technique used by FEB has a greater efficiency than the vitrification technique among all egg banks sampled in the study.

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FEB is the premiere facility in the United States dedicated to the freezing and distribution of donor eggs and electively freezing the eggs of women wishing to preserve their fertility. Egg Freezing Specialist, Dr. David Diaz and his Team are among the world’s foremost authorities in the Science of Egg Freezing.

To learn more about how egg freezing can benefit you or to schedule a consultation with Dr. David Diaz, please call 714-513-1399 or fill out the online consultation request form  http://www.ivfbaby.com/fertility-appointment.php.

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Orange County Fertility Specialist, David Diaz MD, Perfected a Specialized Egg Freezing Technique Making Frozen Donor Eggs Accessible & Affordable

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

The patent-pending egg freezing technology developed by Frozen Egg Bank and West Coast Fertility Centers located in Orange County, California makes it possible and affordable for intended parents to conveniently select frozen eggs procured from healthy, rigorously screened donor candidates.

The egg freezing technique minimizes ice crystal formation during the egg freezing process and yields a frozen egg survival rate of 91% after thawing. This egg freezing success rate has led to the births of over 70 healthy children and the world’s first frozen egg baby reunion hosted by Dr. David Diaz in October 2011.

Women with diminished fertility potential due to advancing age or poor egg quality may be advised to use “younger eggs” from a donor to improve their chance of pregnancy. The patent-pending egg freezing innovation developed by Frozen Egg Bank and West Coast Fertility Centers dramatically improves the efficiency of the egg donation process thus minimizing the cost of donor egg fertility treatment for the intended parents. F

An egg donor is a healthy young woman who agrees to provide her biological eggs to be inseminated by the sperm of the intended mother’s partner. The resulting embryos are then inserted in the uterus of the intended mother to be carried as her own pregnancy. The child will possess the physical traits of the father and the traits of the donor (chosen because she looks similar to the mother). At birth, the child is considered the biological offspring of the intended mother just like a naturally occurring pregnancy.

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