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Shady Grove Fertility, the Only Fertility Center to Have Published Egg Freezing Pregnancy Data, Has Seen 83% More Women Freezing their Eggs Since 2013

Joseph Doyle, M.D., of Shady Grove Fertility's Rockville, MD location

As more women are having their first child later in life, those who wait and don’t take proactive steps to preserve their fertility when it’s at its prime find themselves with fewer options to have a baby later in life.

The number of women completing egg freezing cycles at Shady Grove Fertility has increased by 83 percent since 2013. According to a new report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more women in America are having children in their early 30s than in their late 20s. As this trend increases, so has the number of women freezing their eggs.

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Age is a leading factor of infertility for women and couples who wish to have a baby. As more women are starting their families later in life, those who don’t proactively plan for the future find themselves with fewer options in regard to family building options. Egg freezing—an elective fertility preservation option offered at Shady Grove Fertility—allows women who want to bring home a baby (or babies) someday but are not ready to build their family just yet, an option to preserve their fertility for the future.

The Egg Freezing Program at Shady Grove Fertility continues to make advancements to meet the needs of patients as the popularity of egg freezing continues to progress. In 2014, Shady Grove Fertility launched the first flat-fee financial program, Assure Fertility, providing patients with the best chance of freezing the recommended number of eggs to have a baby. This financial program was developed in conjunction with the findings of the recommended number of eggs to freeze, which is based on age, ovarian reserve, and egg thaw data.

Determining the correct number of eggs to freeze is based on survival rates during the freezing and thawing processes, as well as the probability of each egg resulting in a baby, which is largely based on a woman’s age. An advantage of being the largest fertility center in the country, Shady Grove Fertility has ample experience using the highly sensitive techniques of both freezing and thawing of eggs.

Shady Grove Fertility’s Egg Freezing Program offers financial programs that allow patients to freeze the recommended—and backed by scientific data—number of eggs. SGF’s unique financial program, Shared Risk 100% Refund Program for Returning Egg Freezing Patients, offers a guarantee of taking home a baby or a 100% refund. The program also offers a two-step process that helps women determine if egg freezing is right for them based on their current fertility potential. Advancements such as these are just a few of many pioneered by Shady Grove Fertility, and all of which have afforded more women the opportunity and ability to confidently make the decision to freeze eggs.

Fertility centers that perform more egg freezing and subsequent in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles that result in successful pregnancies have better, more reliable data to help patients make the best decisions for their family. As leaders in the field of reproductive science, Shady Grove Fertility continuous to be at the forefront of research and technology, which has allowed the practice to compile data for pregnancy outcomes in women returning to use their frozen eggs.

“Being able to give women who are contemplating freezing their eggs actual data, based on such extensive, unique research, is reassuring for both myself, as a clinician, but also for prospective patients,” explains Dr. Joseph Doyle of Shady Grove Fertility’s Rockville, MD office.

About Shady Grove Fertility
Shady Grove Fertility is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence offering patients individualized care, innovative financial options, and pregnancy rates among the highest of all national centers. 2016 commemorated 25 years of Shady Grove Fertility providing medical and service excellence to patients from all 50 states and 35 countries around the world, and over 40,000 babies born—more than any other center in the nation. Today, 35+ physicians, supported by a highly specialized team of more than 700 Ph.D. scientists, geneticists, and staff care for patients in 19 full-service offices and six satellite sites throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Shady Grove Fertility physicians actively train residents and reproductive endocrinology fellows and invest in continuous clinical research and education to advance the field of reproductive medicine through numerous academic appointments and partnerships such as Georgetown Medical School, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the University of Maryland, and the National Institutes of Health. More than 1,700 physicians refer their patients to Shady Grove Fertility each year. For more information, call 1-888-761-1967 or visit shadygrovefertility.com.

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Shady Grove Fertility Marketing Team

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