You have big plans for your life - being a mom, building a career, maybe traveling.... but you might not see these things happening in that order. If having a family is something you want, just not right now, you have options.
They say 40 is the new 30. That may be true in terms of how we look and feel, but when it comes to a woman’s eggs, time does not move backward. As you get closer to 40, your eggs become less viable and your ability to get pregnant, naturally, diminishes. With oocyte cryopreservation (egg freezing) you can take advantage of your biological clock in its prime and, essentially, put your eggs on ice until the time and circumstances are right for you to start a family.
You are born with all your eggs. As you age your egg quality diminishes and your chance of natural pregnancy decreases. Egg freezing, done at the right time, can keep your reproductive window open longer and allow you to start a family when you’re ready.
It is important to remember that freezing eggs and implanting a fertilized egg are complex, delicate processes. Along with love and hope for your future family, you will need patience and well-informed expectations.
Egg freezing is developing quickly, but it’s still a young procedure compared to more mature techniques, such as sperm and egg donation. Since egg freezing is basically the toddler in the fertility science family, it has been in the news lately with stories about women who’ve delivered healthy babies from frozen eggs and stories about women for whom the process didn’t work. Medical advances always get microscoped when they’re new, which is a good thing. The more closely we examine them the more we know what works and what doesn’t.
Every day we discover more about what kind of control egg freezing gives us in the reproductive cycle and what biological dice we still have to roll. We will let you know where the science stands and how good your odds are of conceiving, given your age and other physical factors. SpringCreek can guide you through this process and help you keep your reproductive window open longer. It’s your life.
The embryology laboratory is one of the most important components of any IVF fertility practice that will lead to success.
SpringCreek’s IVF Laboratory was designed by MedTech for Solutions, a company focused in the Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) market. Our laboratory is one of the most advanced laboratories with the sole purpose of the production of healthy human embryos. It includes special incubators that provide reduced oxygen environment for culturing embryos to the blastocyst stage of in vitro development.
The environment where embryos are grown is of key importance. The quality of the air in the laboratory can alter the quality of the embryos being produced. Embryos are extremely sensitive and react to particles, microbes and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the air. The HVAC system plays a major role that supplies constant temperature and controlled humidity notwithstanding climate and the normal seasonal changes. This provides a stable environment in order to attain the maximum performance of all the precise laboratory equipment. The filtration system contains pre-filters to remove larger particles in the air, HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filters that remove >99.9% of dust particles and microbes >0.3 um in size (300 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair) and chemical filters containing activated carbon and potassium permanganate for the removal of toxic substances and harmful VOC’s.
The IVF laboratory was designed to be isolated from the outside environment by having tightly sealed ceilings, walls, light fixtures, utility connections and airtight doors making it ‘impermeable’ to outside contaminants, airborne toxins and microbes that could otherwise leak into the room. The embryology laboratory is pressurized above the adjacent procedure rooms so that the air moves from the embryology lab to the procedure room and out, preventing any toxins or contaminants that are in the air from entering the lab through the doors. Additionally, the HVAC system has been developed to safeguard against any outside air pollution such as nearby fires, highway construction and chemical spills where by we simply recirculate the air inside the laboratory. The SpringCreek laboratory has been designed to imitate the same environment that occurs in normal growth of the embryos inside a woman’s body that provides their patients the high rate of success of having a child. Poorly designed laboratories lead to low pregnancy rates due to toxic agents circulating in the air, thus impacting embryo development.