Fertility Preservation

Dr. Herbert's picture
March 23, 2017

Bachelorette star Kaitlyn Bristowe opens up about her recent experience with freezing her eggs.

SELF Magazine interviewed PFC's Dr. Carl Herbert about the process and effects of egg freezing.

"Most women feel fine on the medications, but you may experience bloating" said Dr. Herbert.

You can read the full article, along with Dr. Herbert's comments, here.

Dr. Chenette's picture
February 03, 2017

A couple consulted with me recently about their plans for their family.  In their mid-30s, they were committed to each other, and to building a family, but deeply involved in a family startup business. They had decided that family building would have to wait for 5 years until they could provide the time and energy that children would require. We talked about Fertility Preservation of Embryos (FPe) as a way to protect their future option for pregnancy.

FPe is an extraordinarily effective technique at Pacific Fertility Center. Couples that want to build a family sometime in the future, or any woman that is willing to commit to a sperm source, can save healthy embryos and achieve high pregnancy rates 5 or 10 years later.  Embryos that are chromosomally normal, preserved today, offer high pregnancy rates for many years into the future.

Dr. Givens's picture
January 06, 2017

PFC’s Dr. Carolyn Givens was interviewed by BOSS Magazine for an article on egg freezing.

“Most women or couples decide on oocyte cryopreservation to expand their chances of being able to fulfill one of life’s overarching goals: to pass on one’s genes, to experience the deep love of a parent for a child, and to avoid having to suffer the pain of infertility to do so. With the egg freezing technology that exists today, this “peace of mind” is something that can be offered which did not exist before,” said Givens.

Read the full online article here: http://bit.ly/2iW0Dcs

Dr. Schriock's picture
May 05, 2016

Last week, during National Infertility Awareness Week, the Wall Street Journal featured Eldon Schriock, MD, PFC’s medical director, on Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero. Dr. Schriock discussed the growing trend of egg freezing, which is becoming more popular among women who choose to delay childbearing for reasons such as career building.

Dr. Schriock discussed a variety of issues related to egg freezing, including costs and insurance, ideal ages to freeze eggs, the number of eggs to freeze at different ages, and the longevity of frozen eggs.

You can watch the video of Dr. Schriock at the Wall Street Journal website.

PFC Team's picture
April 06, 2016

San Francisco, CA – April 6, 2016 – Erin Fischer, BS, TS (ABB), Pacific Fertility Center (PFC) embryologist, will lecture to reproductive specialists on vitrification advances at the 6th Congress of the Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE) on April 7 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Ms. Fischer helped lead PFC’s early adoption of blastocyst and oocyte vitrification in 2006 and has continued to advance this program.

During her lecture, she will share specific aspects of PFC’s successful vitrification protocol, including stringent attention to both cooling and thawing rates, and proper technique for loading oocytes or blastocysts on the vitrification device. PFC has also developed a method to ease hatching of the embryo, given that vitrification can harden the outer shell surrounding it (the zona pellucida).