This week I attended a presentation on the Innovations in Assisted Reproductive Technology and Fertility Preservation given by doctors from CCRM Houston. they discussed ovarian aging, reproductive health, fertility preservation/egg freezing and the impact on reproductive outcomes in women and cool new advancements in IVF.
Here were some important takeaways:
- Age is everything – As important as health, diet, and exercise are when it comes to fertility, a woman’s egg’s age is the only thing that matters.
- Be proactive – You may want to think about fertility preservation such as egg freezing to have the flexibility to start your family at your convenience.
- Finding the right clinic – When considering a clinic for fertility preservation, make sure you look into a clinic that has experience and a high success rate in both freezing and thawing.
- Be Aware of New Innovations – For example, Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening–doctors and researchers now have the technology to screen embryos for any chromosomal abnormalities and to select only the chromosomally healthiest embryos for transfer.
- Healthy, live babies – A single embryo transfer for a healthy baby is the main goal.
See my blog post on Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening for more information.