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Egg Freezing Seminar with Egg Freezing Specialist David Diaz, MD in Orange County

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Join Dr. David Diaz for an intimate discussion about female fertility and the powerful option of egg freezing.

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 6PM

Location: West Coast Fertility Centers at 11160 Warner Ave., Suite 411 in Fountain Valley, CA (Orange County)

Limited seating. Please RSVP by calling 714-513-1399.

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Egg Freezing Ban Lifted, Reproductive Freedom at Last!

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine removed the “experimental” label from human egg freezing. View Press Release

Frozen Egg Bank, Inc. (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.  A study presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine meeting on October 24, 2012 showed the freezing and thawing technique used by FEB,  a division of West Coast Fertility Centers, has a greater efficiency than the vitrification technique among all egg banks sampled in the study.

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– 1 in 5 women are having their first child after age 35. Some women request elective egg freezing to preserve fertility while their eggs are healthy and robust.

– Women diagnosed with ovarian dysfunction or failed fertility treatments can request using frozen donor eggs to help improve their odds for pregnancy.

– Women newly diagnosed with cancer can freeze their eggs before chemo and radiation treatments.

– Some women prefer to freeze surplus eggs instead of embryos for ethical reasons.

About Dr. David Diaz and the Egg Freezing Team

How Age Affects Fertility and Your Eggs

October Celebrations with Egg Freezing Doctor David G. Diaz | ‘Experimental’ Label Lifted from Egg Freezing by ASRM

Friday, October 26th, 2012

There are many noteworthy celebrations in the month of October for Dr. David Diaz and the scientists at West Coast Fertility Centers (WCFC).

1) Cadyn Elizabeth was the first frozen egg baby born at WCFC on October 6, 2005 using eggs frozen back in 2001. She turned 7 years old – Happy Birthday to our sweet Cadyn!  This video link was created for Cadyn Elizabeth when she visited us at WCFC in 2010 when she turned 5 years old.

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2) Last year, on October 15th, Dr. David Diaz hosted the world’s first frozen egg baby reunion with nearly 70 joyous families and their frozen egg babies coming together to celebrate life at WCFC.

World's first reunion of babies born from egg freezing at West Coast Fertility Centers

3) Also, October is especially memorable this year as the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) removed the “experimental” label off of human egg freezing.

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4) October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The third Friday in October is designated as National Mammography Day as first proclaimed by President Clinton in 1993.

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Congratulations to Celine Dion Who Welcomes Twin Boys

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Frozen Egg Bank in affiliation with West Coast Fertility would like to congratulate Celine Dion and her husband, Rene Angelil, on the birth of their fraternal twin boys on October 23, 2010. The twin boys are healthy and weigh in at 5 lbs., 4 oz., and 5 lbs., 10 oz.

The couple achieved their first pregnancy in 2001 following an IVF treatment and decided to freeze their extra embryos for a later time. These embryos were frozen for 8 years before Celine and her husband decided to try to have a second child. After multiple IVF attempts to grow their family, they were finally successful.

 


photo courtesy of Lilly Pamberger/Celebrity Photo

 

Prior to receiving any infertility treatment, Rene was diagnosed with cancer. Before starting any chemo-radiation, he froze his semen because of his desire to one day have children with Celine. Having a family was something very important to both Celine and Rene, and with their quick thinking they were able to plan ahead and preserve their fertility.

 

Fertility Preservation is an important option for single men, women and couples who desire to fulfill professional and personal goals while putting off plans to have children. As a woman increases in age, the number of her available eggs will start to exponentially decrease. Not only will this number decrease but so will the quality of these eggs while the chances of genetic abnormalities will start to drastically increase. It is important to consider preserving your fertility when you have a higher chance of freezing better quality eggs. Fertility Preservation is also an important option to consider for patients just like Rene that have received an unfortunate diagnosis and must undergo chemo-radiation therapy. Chemotherapy is very damaging to both egg and sperm production and can result in fertility problems unless the patient considers fertility preservation prior to receiving any treatment.

 

Until very recently, patients were only given the option to freeze their embryos, but now there is a new option available. Single women now have the ability to freeze their eggs, just as a single male can freeze his sperm. Patients can choose to freeze their eggs/embryos/semen today and save this precious gift for sometime in the future. Once frozen eggs/embryos/semen can remain stored for much longer than 8 years, as in Celine and Rene’s case.

 

Watch video of Celine's Infertility Struggle on ABC News

 

Read more on Egg/Sperm Freezing www.EggFreezing.com

 

Read more about IVF procedure www.ivfbaby.com

First Frozen Egg Baby Celebrates Fifth Birthday

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Cadyn is a very special little girl. Although she turned five years old on October 6, 2010, the eggs from which she was conceived were frozen in 2001 at the West Coast Fertility Centers egg freezing program. West Coast Fertility is considered one of the leading Centers in the country specializing in the field of fertility preservation. The Center pioneered a freezing method called the Landa Freezing Technology capable of storing embryos and eggs for young patients with cancer and women who wish to extend their fertile years until they are ready to start a family.

Cadyn’s mom is a business entrepreneur who was busy establishing her career when she decided it was time to start her family. She asked the specialists at West Coast Fertility to thaw the frozen eggs and inseminate them while scientists performed In-vitro Fertilization and observed the embryos as they developed. At just the right time, the embryos were carefully placed into the uterus under ultrasound guidance. Special fertility enhancing hormones were used to prepare the uterine lining to become receptive to the embryos. After two anxious weeks of waiting, the results of the pregnancy test were ready.

Dr. David Diaz phoned the nervous mom and said, “I told Cadyn’s mother that she was about to become a medical pioneer by being one of the few women in the world to become pregnant with frozen eggs. Everyone at the center celebrated in her honor.” The pregnancy began smoothly, but in the last few weeks a dangerous obstetrical condition developed when the placenta was noted to be blocking the birth canal. Fortunately, a cesarean delivery was performed and little Cadyn became the first baby conceived from frozen eggs at West Coast Fertility Centers.

To celebrate this landmark child, the West Coast Staff arranged for a surprise birthday party for Cadyn. A catered lunch was provided and some special guests were invited. A bright and outgoing redhead, Cadyn was presented with a beautiful cake, a princess tiara and a gift certificate to her favorite store. Cadyn even posed with an ultrasound picture of herself when she was just 10 weeks into her mom’s pregnancy. Birthday wishes and lots of hugs were exchanged until mother and daughter wee off to continue the celebration at Disneyland.

Since Cadyn, West Coast has helped 70 patients conceive using the frozen egg technology. The center has a high success rate of 91% egg survival after thawing the frozen eggs. All egg freezing procedures are conducted with patient consent under a special study protocol.

Dr. Diaz and his team of scientists, Antoine La, ELD and Cris Karl, Senior Embryologist, have been invited to present their work in egg freezing at the annual American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) meeting in Denver, Colorado in late October 2010.

View the press release in its entirety by clicking here.

An Egg Freezing Miracle! How Baby Emilee Faith was Conceived? View Her Story Through Pictures.

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

August 2009: Stephanie and Rob are so delighted to be pregnant from her own frozen eggs and is seen here proudly sharing her first baby ultrasound pictures. Shown are Stephanie’s Dad, Dr. Diaz, Stephanie’s Mom, Stephanie and her husband Rob.

Stephanie, Rob and the future grandparents are seen here touring the egg freezing laboratory with Dr. David Diaz and Antoine La (Embryology Lab Director).

For personal reasons, other patients like Stephanie and Rob request freezing surplus eggs instead of embryos. This helps to avoid the difficult decision of disposing surplus embryos.

Rob, Baby Emilee Faith with Dr. Diaz, Stephanie and Nurse Practitioner Joan

Fast forward to August 2010: The happy day has arrived as Stephanie and Rob introduce us to their precious baby daughter-Emilee Faith.

Dr. Diaz, new arrival Emilee Faith and Nurse Joan

"Dear Dr. Diaz. Rob and I are so very grateful for everything that you did for us. We cannot express our gratitude enough! You and your wonderful, caring staff have become our extended family. Our dream of becoming parents finally came true on April 16, 2010, with the birth of our beautiful baby girl, Emilee Faith (all 10 pounds, 5 oz. and 22 inches of her!!) She is our miracle baby! It feels like yesterday when Joan called us with the big news, letting us know that our third and final IVF attempt had worked. What and amazing process and journey! We hope and pray our success story will inspire other couples whose dream of parenthood has not yet been realized." Sincerely, Stephanie and Rob

Egg Freezing Liberates Women from the Biologic Clock—Learn How with Upcoming Seminar & Webinar

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

On September 1st, 2010, West Coast Fertility Centers will sponsor a unique educational seminar to educate and empower women on the topic of preserving their fertility. Whether for medical reasons or personal choice, women can learn how to liberate themselves from the biologic clock.

 

Seating is limited and reservations are strongly recommended. To secure your place at this life changing event on Wednesday, September 1st, 2010 from 6-8 PM at our West Coast Fertility location in Fountain Valley, please contact us directly at 714-513-1399.

 

Dr. David Diaz will also host an informative webinar on Egg Freezing on Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 at 5 PM (PST). Please register for the webinar directly online by clicking here.

 

 

Fertility preservation by egg freezing is the latest frontier that has been overcome by the fertility experts at West Coast Fertility Centers (WCFC) in Orange County, California. The prospect of halting the Biologic Clock for women is now a reality by preserving their healthy, viable eggs during the best reproductive years. The effect of physiologic aging had long been the enemy of fertility due to the limited supply of eggs formed at the time a woman is born. As age advances, the decline in the number and quality of eggs, also known as oocytes, continues to accelerate with little or no warning.

 

To help women preserve their eggs when they are healthy and robust, the laboratories of West Coast Fertility Centers (WCFC) have refined the technique of shielding the eggs from the effects of freezing. A unique set of freezing fluids, known as the Landa Freezing Technology, was developed over the past ten years, giving women the option of harvesting and storing their eggs indefinitely.

 

David Diaz, MD, FACOG, a fertility expert with 22 years experience, will explain how to determine who is a candidate for egg freezing; how patients are selected and a brief overview of the egg freezing technique at WCFC. Dr. Diaz and the members of his team will lead the discussion with visual presentations and the opportunity to meet a patient who had a healthy baby after egg freezing. A private tour of the surgical suite and accredited laboratories at WCFC will also be given.

 

Those who may benefit from egg freezing include:

  • young, single women diagnosed with cancer that can preserve their eggs from chemotherapy and radiation
  • young women who wish to preserve their fertile eggs until they are ready to start their family
  • women undergoing IVF who prefer to freeze unfertilized eggs versus embryos for ethical reasons
  • women whose only option for pregnancy is with young healthy donor eggs stored at the Frozen Egg Bank

 

The Egg Freezing Program at WCFC has resulted in the births of 54 healthy babies, more than any program in the Western United States. Eight additional pregnancies are also on-going as of August 2010.

 

David Diaz, MD, FACOG is Medical Director of West Coast Fertility Centers, one of the most successful and innovative fertility centers in the country, with 22 years experience in providing state-of-the-art reproductive fertility treatments to people wishing to have children. West Coast Fertility Centers is a proud affiliate of Extend Fertility.

 

We look forward to seeing you at our events!

 

Direct link to our press release

 

Direct link to our Egg Freezing YouTube video

 

www.EggFreezing.com