Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
Sofia Vergara, the actress who stars in the hit sitcom “Modern Family,” has said in an interview that she is undergoing treatments to freeze her eggs in the event that she wants a child in the future. Vergara, 40, is already mother to a 21-year-old son, Manolo. More from PEOPLE.com:
“I have to be careful what I eat because they’re freezing my eggs!” [Vergara] confides to Vogue as she sits down to a lunch interview for their April issue.
“Hormone pills, and then after that it is hormone injections. They want to get as many eggs as they can because usually you produce them but they’re not good. They have to be perfect, perfect, perfect ones.”
Vergara’s fiancé Nick Loeb “is 37, younger than me, never had kids,” the Modern Family star notes of her decision to start the process.
Image: Sofia Vergara, via DFree / Shutterstock.com
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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
A new way of freezing donors’ eggs for transfer to women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) is improving the chances for many women to achieve a successful pregnancy when they cannot become pregnant using their own eggs. From CNN.com:
Egg freezing technology has improved so much that in the past six months, egg banks have started websites where patients can order frozen eggs and have them shipped. Fertility experts say it constitutes a paradigm shift, and they predict that in the not-too-distant future, nearly all donor eggs will be bought frozen online instead of fresh locally, making the eggs more accessible—logistically and financially—to more women.
“This really makes a huge difference,” says Dr. Serena Chen, director of the Ovum Donation Program at the Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science at Saint Barnabas in New Jersey, where [Debbie] Vernon is a patient.
Last week, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine took the “experimental” label off frozen eggs, which will likely help the industry grow even faster.
Image: IVF lab, via Shutterstock
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