On Tuesday November 4, our clinic hosted an informal egg freezing information event for professional women at Coast Restaurant. The event was created for women to learn about the science behind egg freezing, information that may help them when they make their family planning decisions. In addition, the information session was a unique opportunity for people to discuss reproductive health outside a clinical setting and meet patients who have experienced fertility issues.
Yumi Ang of Hello Vancity was at the event and had a chance to speak with our medical director, Dr. Sonya Kashyap, as well as two patients who were willing to share their struggles with infertility. Here is Yumi’s take on how fertility planning affects professional women.
Did you miss Monday’s broadcast of Heather Pelz’s story on New Tang Dynasty (NTD TV)?
Heather has had a very special experience with infertility. At age 44, she wanted to conceive a child using her own eggs, an event that has less than one per cent chance of success (chances of conceiving at age 44 is deemed to be less than one to five per cent; the possibility of conceiving a baby with the mother’s own eggs at that age is even lower).
Heather gave birth to a healthy baby boy named Hunter just prior to her 45th birthday.
Chinese couple Mei Ling and Felix have also beaten the infertility odds. Mei Ling’s biological condition made her chances of conception to be around 10 per cent. With fertility treatment, she is now happily carrying her first child.
Click on the video below to find out more about their success stories in addition to how infertility is affecting first-generation immigrants. The Mandarin video clip starts at the 25:51 mark.