It’s April, and Lisa places a hand on her belly, excited about being pregnant with twins. This is the second pregnancy via egg donation for the 42-year-old educator in Florida and she’s on a mission to help other women facing the same hurdles she did. Several years ago, Lisa was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease leaving her with no eggs at the time she wanted to start a family with her husband. In 2008, when her son was born, she didn’t know about Parents Via Egg Donation (PVED). When it came time for her to think about a second child, she didn’t think she could go through that process again.
“I felt so alone,” Lisa describes. “I felt like I was the only person in the world who had an egg donor to have a baby. People still don’t want to talk about it. A lot of women still don’t feel comfortable talking about it.” When Lisa reached out to someone seeking support, she learned about PVED, which she describes as the greatest gift. Through PVED, she heard about IVF New Jersey and their donor egg sharing program.
Dr. Marcus Jurema was interviewed by FertilityAuthority.com on Caffeine Consumption During Pregnancy. Read more about it here: Is Caffeine Safe During Fertility Treatment and Pregnancy?
We are asking that all of our patients contact their U.S. Senators and Congressional Representatives and ask them to support The Family Act, which will create a tax credit for the out-of‐pocket costs associated with IVF treatment. We expect the bill will be voted on before the end of the year.
According to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) freezing of unfertilized human eggs is no longer considered “experimental,” which will have significant implications for women in their 20’s and 30’s. The IVF New Jersey Fertility Center now offers an Egg Timer Package that is designed to help evaluate a woman’s fertility and provide information about egg preservation for women ages 21-39.
ReproTech, Ltd., a cryobank specializing in long-term storage of human reproductive tissue (sperm, eggs, embryos and ovarian and testicular tissue), reached an agreement with IVF New Jersey, adding the facility to the more than 100 facilities included in ReproTech’s Fertility Preservation Network. IVF New Jersey, with offices in Somerset, Hamilton, Freehold and Short Hills, NJ, and New York City, joins the growing network of fertility centers providing much needed Fertility Preservation services to cancer patients prior to the initiation of oncology treatments.