Oocyte Cryopreservation (Egg Freezing)

Oocyte Cryopreservation (Egg Freezing)

  The most basic reproductive biology includes the meeting of a man’s sperm and a woman’s egg, or oocyte, to make an embryo. What many women don’t realize is that while men continue to produce new sperm long into older age, women are born with all the eggs...
Side-Tracked By Sunshine

Side-Tracked By Sunshine

  At the age of 39, I was a newlywed and trying to get pregnant. I know 39 may seem a bit “mature” to be trying to knock-off two very lofty life goals, but that’s how it worked out for me. I spent most of my 20s and 30s training to become a Maternal-Fetal...
The Best Laid Plans Of Mice And [Wo]men

The Best Laid Plans Of Mice And [Wo]men

  In the fall of 2004, I was 29 years old, and my life was progressing exactly as I had planned.  Six months later I was divorced and staring down 30; major portions of my master plan having crumbled down around me. I could have curled up into a ball in mourning...
Egg Freezing and Me!

Egg Freezing and Me!

  Below my office is a daycare center and early educational school. Each day as I come into work, I see parents dropping off their little ones. Sometimes I see them being extremely cute, loving, and affectionate as they say goodbye to their child. Other days I...