As someone who spends her day talking to patients about IVF, I find that many people are not excited to find themselves across the table from me. As a fertility specialist, the conversations in my office are never dull, but when a couple is faced with...
Jemma Kennedy is a playwright who froze her eggs. However, she is sharing her views on how she feels she was treated, since it wasn’t the most positive experience. In contrast, Valerie Landis has been freezing her eggs for the last few years and runs a website called experience.com.
IVF has actually become more efficient over recent years, with the development of newer and better lab conditions. Exciting research developments exploring genes and DNA have yielded a perfect collaboration between IVF centers and genetics experts. With these advances, Dr. Jones’ long-standing goal of “one embryo, one healthy baby” is now a reality. This advice can be embraced because we are able to learn more about the chromosome health of embryos through pre-implantation genetic screening, or PGS.
It’s been long known that stress raises blood pressure. The (very intelligent) reason for this is that you’re not much good to fight, or run, for your life if your blood is all pooled deep within your internal organs. So, a stressful situation will trigger a rise in blood pressure to push blood upwards to your brain and sensory organs, and outward to your limbs and muscles. In other words, get ready to fight or run like heck.
I’ve started doing things I don’t usually do, going places I haven’t been to, and being open to the idea that a causal conversation in the Starbucks line could be something more. When you open your eyes to different possibilities, everything in your life could shift. While waiting to find “the one”, using medical technology like egg freezing and being open to other fertility options is one way to take control of the choices you can make now for your future.