Today’s bonus episode guest is Dr. Daniel Skora, a board-certified OB/GYN and board-eligible reproductive endocrinologist at Fertility Specialists of Texas.
Dr. Skora and Heather discuss everything you need to know about egg freezing:
- I’d like to start by hearing a little bit about you. Tell us about your academic background and training.
- Why did you choose a career in reproductive medicine?
- Take us through your career.
- Egg freezing has become a buzz phrase in recent years. What is it exactly?
- How does the COVID-19 outbreak affect my ability to freeze my eggs?
- Can COVID-19 be passed on to frozen eggs?
- Why would someone consider egg freezing?
- If someone was going to freeze their eggs in order to delay motherhood, what is the best age to pursue treatment, and why?
- Who are the best candidates for egg freezing?
- Are there certain health concerns that automatically exclude someone from this option?
- Walk us through the egg freezing process step-by-step.
- Why do you think more and more companies are covering the cost of egg freezing for their employees?
- What is the difference between egg freezing boutiques and traditional fertility centers? How can listeners make the best choice for them?
- What is the average cost of an egg freezing cycle and what does it include?
- How long can the eggs remain frozen before they need to be used?
- Is there an age cap for a woman who wants to use her frozen eggs and carry the pregnancy?
- If a woman has a large number of frozen eggs, what are her options if she doesn’t want to pursue embryo creation with all of them?
- How do pregnancy success rates with frozen eggs compare to those in a traditional IVF/FET cycle?
- What are egg freezing parties?
- What is your best advice to any woman considering egg freezing?
- Is there anything else you’d like to add?
- What words of hope would you offer to women who are considering freezing their eggs?