San Francisco, CA – May 14, 2014 - STRESSED OUT WOMEN MAY HAVE A HARDER TIME GETTING PREGNANT-A new study suggests stressed out women are less likely to get pregnant than women with lower stress. Although the relationship between stress and trouble getting pregnant has been hinted at before, it had never been scientifically proven before now. This new research marks the first time that scientists have found a direct link between stress and infertility. Working on stress is something they can try to do on their own to improve their chances of getting pregnant. In a study that followed more than 400 women just as they were starting to try to get pregnant, the researchers found that women with the highest levels of the stress indicator alpha-amylase in their saliva were 29% less likely to get pregnant than women with the lowest levels...
San Francisco, CA – October 2, 2013 – On September 26 and 27, Pacific Fertility Center (PFC) was featured prominently in two San Francisco Business Times articles on egg freezing and fertility preservation. The two-part series—“Buying the time for a baby” and “The costs of buying more time for a baby”—highlighted the story of a PFC patient and included interviews with PFC’s laboratory director, Joseph Conaghan, PhD, and PFC partner, Eldon D. Schriock, MD.
Pacific Fertility Center quoted in a second San Francisco Business Times egg freezing article, “The costs of buying more time for a baby.”
The article highlights some of the reasons why many women decide to freeze their eggs and the sense of relief and psychological ease these women feel once their eggs are frozen.
According to the article, for many of these women, they “would have children immediately if they had the right partner.” But for these women who have such a strong desire for a family - egg freezing may be the answer they are looking for. Egg freezing is a way for these women to preserve their younger and healthier eggs until they find the right partner, or for other social and psychological reasons. And for many women, “the choice of being able to have a biological child with a future partner – even if it happens later on in life – is worth all the money and trouble of freezing eggs.”
PFC was interviewed for the October 3, 2013, San Francisco Business Times cover story on Egg Freezing and Fertility Preservation.
The article, "Buying the Time for a Baby," talks about the increasing popularity of women choosing to freeze their eggs and the subsequent feeling of control and peace of mind that they feel. A few women who have elected to freeze their eggs were interviewed for this article, with one woman stating her feelings that “fertility feels more like an investment than an expense.”