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Who would have thought life could be frozen?

Today we have access to a tantalizing invention called Vitrification- the fast freeze process of a woman’s eggs. The question becomes, is this process for everyone? Is it ethical, natural, economical, reliable, safe or healthy? Let the facts speak for themselves, and you decide.

have a child because they are no longer bearing eggs.

For the last 16 years I have been involved with one of the most important issues for women – fertility, infertility, conception and pregnancy. While I witnessed numerous miracles, where women conceived naturally at age 45, 53 and older, meanwhile, many women struggle for years to get pregnant. Despite the availability of expensive and intrusive traditional infertility treatment, many women are devastated to discover that they cannot

A woman is born with about 700,000 immature eggs. By the time she gets her first period she has already lost over 50% of her egg supply. With each menstrual period many eggs are lost in an attempt to produce just one healthy egg for ovulation. In fact, I have read that, after the age of 27, many women fail to ovulate on a regular basis.

After October 2012 when the American Society for Reproductive Medicine no longer deemed freezing eggs was experimental, a greater number of younger woman have been attracted to this phenomena.

According to the NBC program “Delaying Pregnancy Becomes New Normal” in 2014, women are waiting longer to have children if they can afford to and there’s been a 35% increase among women ages 40-44 having children for the first time. That is 900% increase over the year 2013 in women over 35 having their first child.

A growing number of women are freezing their eggs at a younger age, because it’s some kind of “insurance” against an uncertain future. It looks like there’s no reason to worry about personal biological clock anymore…

But what are the key factors involved in deciding whether or not to freeze eggs and when?

Does an egg in a younger woman have greater quality than eggs say in a middle aged woman?

Do eggs that have been frozen loose quality over time? This does involve an invasive procedure of extracting the eggs, which is not natural.

At the same time the freezing of one’s eggs is expensive and rarely covered by health plans. The average cost for one round is about $13,000 and there’s also an annual storage fee. Also, the longer a woman waits, the less likely her eggs will be healthy; that’s why some companies are cutting costs or offering payment plans to make freezing eggs more affordable.

While this invention has its merits, there is another option to better understand your body’s cycles, which are Natural and non-invasive. Today women have access to KNOWHEN® Saliva Ovulation Test Kit with the Ovulation tracking APP that can empower them with much knowledge about their individual cycles which gives them the ability to plan their futures on their terms. Woman can unlock the secret of their personal and unique body cycles by using their saliva, because nature has given them the answer.

My advice; first, try to learn your body and second- make your choice and decision: “Is Freezing Eggs for me? And if “Yes” – when?

About Helen Denise

Founder, fertility advocator, author, speaker, actor, award-winner and business woman, Helen Denise is all about women’s health. For the past 15 years, she has used her extensive knowledge honed from years of research and experience to focus on her passion. That is, to reach women trying to conceive or searching for a natural family planning solution and give them the tools to understand their unique fertility cycle. Helen’s passion was born out of a near-death experience from an unplanned ectopic pregnancy and a desire to better understand her body. Since 2009, Helen has served as the Founder and CEO of HiLin Life Products, Inc., maker of the innovative, next-generation, clinically tested and FDA approved KNOWHEN® Saliva Ovulation Test and Fertility Monitor App. The company originated the Saliva Ovulation Test category in the U.S and has been featured in TIME, Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, FORBES, Star Ledger, Chicago Tribune, Disney, Yahoo and many other publications. She regularly blogs about issues affecting women’s health. In 2000, Helen Denise started her first business and was the President of MaybeMOM, Inc., a global multi-million dollar, award-winning business. Previously, she held several leadership roles at Zepter International over the course of seven years, starting in her native Russia before migrating to the US as the National Sales Director for the USA and Mexico and leading an organization of over 500 people. While there, she produced over 100 TV shows in three years while also serving as the producer, host and editor of the programs. She fundamentally believes women should not set boundaries on their dreams, let belief, hope and love accompany their life’s journey, and never give up “no matter what!” Helen Denise has won numerous prestigious awards including iParenting, Sharkette Tank, Company Most Likely to Succeed and InovateHer. She holds several product patents and has also appeared in various roles on TV and in film, plus worked behind the scenes in production. Ms. Denise has been a proud citizen of the USA since 2002 and holds a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the Civil Engineering Institute in Moscow Russia, 1982.

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  1. Thanks for this article is really interesting and thought provoking…

    I really don’t think freezing eggs is a good option, at least for me personally. I believe that things should follow their natural course and even if nature provides a great help I prefer to avoid certain situations like this.

  2. Very informative article. I guess that’s a nice option to have for a lot of women out there, but personally, I only ever wanted to have one biological child and then adopt the rest so no, I wouldn’t do it. Also, I have this thing against frozen anything… I kinda have this subconscious feeling that it’s not as good as it was once it’s been frozen so I don’t think I’d do it even if I wanted more kids later.

  3. We have the power to freeze life. Should we have that power? It’s not up to me to say. But, I believe we should not have that power. I don’t think a person should live longer then needed.

  4. Science has progressed a lot, but sadly our morality hasn’t and to prove that we have worldwide war and terrorism, we have hunger and absurdly rich people. So we should take use of our capacity and improve our humanity along with our scientific progresses.

  5. Well this is very interesting, and something that I really do not that much about so for that I say thank you and I appreciate the well written article. I have always assumed something when it comes to matters of women’s health, and I think that we would be better off if everyone subscribed to this. Let the women decide. These are their bodies and they should have the say when it comes to things like morality or ethics. That is just my opinion, but I would apply that here as well. Thanks for sharing.

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