using frozen eggs-June 22 2011 at 12:39 PM
|Piper (Login Piper1111)|
Response to darn, the page is down
OK, just a quick primer:
the technology to freeze eggs has just been realized in the past few years. At this time, ASRM still classifies freezing eggs as "experimental" meaning it must be performed under an IRB. This is different than freezing embryos which has been going on for a long time, although in the past few years, the same technique used for freezing eggs (vitrification)is being applied to freezing embryos- with a more successful thaw rate.
ICSI, also has been going on for a long time. The risk of birth defects from ICSI is very slightly higher than from traditional IVF. The risk of birth defects from IVF is slightly higher than in the general population. It is thought that this might be because of the factors that make people infertile in the first place. These risks are very, very slight.
If you are going to go with frozen eggs, you really want to go with a lab that has been doing this successfully for a while. The best in the nation is Reproductive Biology Associates in Atlanta, GA. They pretty much pioneered the technique. (And also had the first ICSI pregnancy, years ago)
If you are not comfortable asking your RE these question, you need to find another doctor.