Visit Our New Egg Freezing Website Transformation

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.

Why did Elaine freeze her eggs?

How to calculate your fertility?

How to test your egg quality?

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

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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Stress Reduction “Fertility Fitness for Two” Workshop

July 10th, 2014

Fertility-Fitness-Program-logo-West-Coast-IVF-Center photoWhat: Join us for an informative workshop to reduce stress associated with infertility.

When: Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 10AM

Where: West Coast Fertility Center, 11160 Warner Ave., Suite 411, Fountain Valley 92708

Why: This workshop is an introduction to our Fertility Fitness Program. The purpose of the Fertility Fitness Program is to design, teach and implement a tailored plan for health and wellness that includes stress reduction, fitness and nutrition so that men and women can achieve their maximum fertility potential.

“Fitness for Two” Workshop – Stress Management Toolkit and Fitness Introduction

-This is a free event.

-Come dressed in comfortable clothing.

-Get ready to move!

-Partners are welcome to attend.

-Let’s get together and learn stress reduction techniques.

Please RSVP 714-513-1399  |  View workshop flyer  |  Learn more about our Fertility Fitness Program

How much is IVF In Vitro Fertilization? Compare IVF Pricing in Orange County, California.

April 18th, 2014

west-coast-fertility-center-orange-county-ivf-cost-photoThe cost of IVF fertility treatment at West Coast Fertility Center (WCFC) is very competitive and probably the most affordable in the greater Orange County, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties. WCFC has built a reputation for the last 25 years treating infertility with success while providing patients with quality, individualized care and attention. Some of the most difficult fertility cases in the community are referred to WCFC given our reputation for science, research, and solutions.

Unlike some clinics, WCFC do not bait patients with a false low price only for them to discover later that there are many hidden fees and costs making the teaser rate much higher than it really is. For example, some clinics display their IVF pricing and do not include the extra costs for I.V. anesthesia, laboratory fees such as ICSI or Assisted Hatching, OB ultrasound, and embryo/egg freeze. All these factors are important in the IVF process and when these extra fees are added in, the real IVF pricing will cost thousands of dollars more.

West Coast Fertility Center is upfront with IVF pricing. Everything is disclosed and itemized so that you understand what you’re getting for your money. Some fertility clinics operate like a fertility factory mill where customized care can be severely compromised. When quoting IVF pricing, all clinics usually do not include the pricing of fertility pre-testing and fertility medications because everyone’s medical situation is different.

Meet Dr. David Diaz, IVF and Egg Freezing Specialist

25th Anniversary of West Coast Fertility Centers

How much is IVF at West Coast Fertility Center in Orange County?

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Read Reviews and Testimonials

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. David Diaz

The above IVF pricing can be subject to change without notice.

A Heart to Heart Visit from First Frozen Egg Baby

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

West Coast Fertility Centers Celebrates Our 25th Anniversary

January 17th, 2014

25-years-anniversary-west-coast-fertility-center photoIn 2014 we are celebrating our 25th anniversary here at West Coast Fertility Centers, where creating a new life has been our life’s work. Thanks to your confidence in our treatments and your countless referrals, over 3,500 long awaited children have graced the lives of loving parents who more than anything wanted to have a child.

Our passion for the treatment of infertility has led to developments in IVF, ICSI, Assisted Embryo Hatching, Blastocyst Culture, Embryo Genetic Screening, CGH, Fertility Preservation, Frozen Donor Eggs, Surrogacy, Wellness Program and more. Meanwhile, our dedication to innovation is what helps to keep us on the leading edge of fertility treatment. Because of our reputation for scientific research and fertility solutions, we are referred some of the most difficult infertility cases by the medical community.

As we enter our second quarter-century of service, we look forward to helping the next generation of intended parents. Your ongoing referral of friends, family members, and co-workers is the greatest compliment we can receive. Thank you very much.

We invite you to call or email us to share memories, tell us about your family or discuss possible treatment options. Contact us by email or feel free to call us at 714-513-1399. Visit us on Facebook!  – David Diaz, MD and Team

 

Achieve Your Maximum Fertility Potential with West Coast Fertility Center’s Fertility Fitness Program

January 14th, 2014

fertility-fitness-program-west-coast-fertility-center photoUndergoing fertility treatments can be a stressful experience with emotions riding high and low like a roller coaster. We at West Coast Fertility Centers recognize this vulnerability and we have created an overall mind and body program to enhance and complement the medical quality care that you’ll receive here at our Center with fertility specialist, Dr. David Diaz, and Elaine Wang.

The Fertility Fitness Program was specifically designed to help women achieve emotional and physical well-being while overcoming infertility. Our valued patient will be provided with techniques that are individually tailored to her needs for long-term health and wellness. We will design, teach, and implement a custom health and wellness plan that incorporates nutrition, fitness, and stress reduction.

Our goal is to work closely with our patients to provide them with long-term benefits for their health and wellness and their growing family. The Fertility Fitness Program incorporates nutrition and exercise that have been shown to equip women with a multitude of benefits such as…

  • Increased energy levels
  • Reduced inflammation in the body
  • Weight loss
  • Improved fertility potential
  • Lowered stress levels
  • Minimized insulin resistance
  • Increased physiologic response

Additionally, these lifestyle changes for women can reduce their risk for developing serious chronic diseases associated with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) such as endometrial cancer, obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.

Read about our body’s dynamic “fight or flight” response and how it affects your fertility potential.

Please contact us at 714-513-1399 for more information on our beneficial Fertility Fitness Program in Orange County.

The History, Timeline, and Success of Egg Freezing

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.

Click here for Brief History of Egg Freezing.

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.

October is also Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October 31st, 2013

What is Down Syndrome?
Down syndrome is the most common genetic condition affecting 1 in every 691 babies born in the United States. Roughly 6,000 babies are born each year with Down syndrome and that number is expected to rise given that women are starting their families later in life. Approximately 400,000 Americans currently have Down Syndrome.

down-syndrome-pgd-pgs-orange-county-nihgov photoEach human cell has 46 chromosomes with 23 inherited by the mother and 23 inherited by the father. Down syndrome, also known as Trisomy 21, occurs when 3 chromosomes occur at the 21 position instead of the normal 2 chromosomes. In other words, in chromosome 21, there is an extra copy giving rise to 47 chromosomes instead of the normal 46. This extra chromosome alters the development stage and causes characteristics of Down syndrome which are small stature, low muscle tone, flattened facial profile, upward slant to the eyes, and a deep crease across the center of the palm.

Maternal Age and Down Syndrome
– A 28 year old woman has about a 1 in 1,000 chance of conceiving a baby with Down syndrome.

– A 32 year old woman has about a 1 in 720 chance of conceiving a baby with Down syndrome.

– A 36 year old woman has about a 1 in 300 chance of conceiving a baby with Down syndrome.
– A 40 year old woman has about a 1 in 100 chance of conceiving a baby with Down syndrome.

There are screening and diagnostic tests that can be performed before the baby is born to determine his or her chances of having Down syndrome.

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis and Down Syndrome
west-coast-fertility-center-down-syndrome-trisomy21-pgd photoPreimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) allows for the selection of the best quality embryos before IVF, thus reducing the incidence of a chromosomally abnormal offspring. After fertilization of the egg and sperm in the laboratory, one cell is removed from each embryo during its third day of development. PGD with use of a special fluorescent microscope can detect any extra chromosomes or any missing chromosomes that are related with birth defects.

 

If you have a family history of genetic chromosomal disorders, recurrent miscarriages, or unexplained infertility issues, please schedule a private consultation with Dr. David Diaz, a fertility expert in Orange County, California with 25 years’ experience diagnosing and treating infertility. 714-513-1399

Do you know the facts about Down syndrome?

Prenatal Screenings for Down Syndrome

Resources: http://www.ndss.org/ and http://ivfbaby.com/pgd.php

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

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.

The Brief History of Egg Freezing

About Global Donor Egg Bank

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