Fertility experts say they can freeze a woman's biological clock - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/30/09

Fertility experts say they can freeze a woman's biological clock

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Millions of women delay pregnancy because they haven't found Mr. Right or because they feel like they can't juggle a career and motherhood, but fertility experts say we've come a long way. They say now, it's not uncommon for fertility clinics to even the playing field, by basically freezing a woman's biological clock.

"You freeze the biological clock. You stop it dead in its tracks," said Dr. Samuel Wood, a fertility expert.  "There are so many couples 17 years ago that we had no chance of helping get pregnant and for many of them now it's rather simple."

Dr. Wood says new procedures make it easier to retrieve healthier eggs, so you need fewer of them, which also reduces the likelihood of multiple births.

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