Women's Health, Wisdom, and. . . WINE!

#31 - Egg Freezing as a Fertility Choice? | Radell Peischler

January 12, 2022 Dr. Laurena White Season 3 Episode 31
Women's Health, Wisdom, and. . . WINE!
#31 - Egg Freezing as a Fertility Choice? | Radell Peischler
Show Notes

The Women's Health, Wisdom, and... WINE! podcast is a weekly conversation with practitioners, providers, patients & healers about complex reproductive medicine & women's health challenges, the value of an integrative approach to these challenges, many of the women's health topics you're already thinking about & uncomfortable talking about & my personal favorite... WINE!

Egg freezing, or mature oocyte cryopreservation, is a method used to preserve a woman's ability to get pregnant in the future. Eggs harvested from your ovaries are frozen unfertilized and stored for later use. A frozen egg can be thawed, combined with sperm in a lab and implanted in your uterus (in vitro fertilization).

Egg freezing can be beneficial for a number of reasons for women wishing to preserve their fertility for the future including: 

  • Women who want or need to delay childbearing in order to pursue educational, career or other personal goals
  • Women diagnosed with cancer
  • Women with objections to storing frozen embryos for religious and/or moral reasons
  • Women with a family history of early menopause
  • Other medical reasons: Autoimmune diseases, fertility-reducing medications, endometriosis, ovary removal, premature ovarian failure/insufficiency, age-related fertility challenges, and gender transition surgery

Modern fertility advances have given patients more options to preserve their fertility. At one time, freezing embryos was the best way to safeguard future family plans. However, thanks to a fast freezing process called vitrification, egg freezing can lead to good success rates, giving patients more choices with their fertility planning. Ovarian tissue cryopreservation also continues to show promise as another avenue for fertility preservation.

About Radell:
Getting a divorce and then being an early adopter of egg freezing, Radell is a life coach dedicated to bringing more awareness and ease to reproductive discussions and egg freezing. She produces an educational podcast called In Pursuit of You and an ebook, Easy Breezy Egg Freezy: A Guide to Deciding If Egg Freezing Is for You.

Resources Mentioned:
Easy Breezy Egg Freezy: A Guide to Deciding If Egg Freezing Is for You

Connect with Radell:
Email: radell.peischler@gmail.com

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