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October 17, 2023

The Truth About Egg Freezing

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Dr. Marc Sklar

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Dr. Marc Sklar, a.k.a. The Fertility Expert, is a natural fertility specialist dedicated to helping couples navigate the often complex path to parenthood for the past 20 years. Marc’s mission is to illuminate your way forward and provide the answers you need to improve your reproductive health and achieve your dream of having a beautiful family. In addition to his Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Marc trained at the Harvard Medical School, Mind/Body Medical Institute. He is the creator of MarcSklar.com and ReproductiveWellness.com, the co-author of Secret to Conception, and a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine and Medical Advisor for Natural Health International.

In this episode, Marc demystifies the egg-freezing process from start to finish. We talk about what happens at each stage of the process, the ideal age for freezing your eggs, the actual success rates, symptoms and side effects associated with the process, how to properly prepare your body for the egg freezing journey, alternative options for fertility preservation, and so much more. Enjoy the episode!

Highlights

  • The increasing popularity of egg freezing
  • Exploring the motivation behind the fertility industry’s focus on marketing to younger women
  • How venture capitalist firms have influenced the growth of the egg-freezing industry
  • What to expect from the egg freezing process, including the retrieval, freezing, and banking of eggs
  • Potential side effects from the egg freezing process
  • Why it’s essential to support your body by preparing for at least three months before going through egg retrieval
  • What to think about when deciding the best age to freeze your eggs
  • The significant financial investment that comes with egg freezing and IVF
  • Why you should be thinking about fertility preservation as early as possible
  • Challenging the pervasive idea that fertility preservation simply means freezing your eggs
  • Shifting the focus to having healthy babies rather than getting pregnant
  • Debunking the myth that you can’t improve egg quality and improve your fertility after a certain age
  • Misconceptions about success rates of egg freezing and why the numbers can be misleading
  • Advocating for yourself throughout the process
  • Marc’s proactive approach to testing and preparation before starting the egg freezing process
  • Thinking about optimizing your reproductive health
  • How Marc supports individuals and couples on their fertility journeys

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