Leading reproductive endocrinologists at IVF New Jersey Fertility Center are now inviting women, ages 21-39, to take advantage of a simple blood test and ultrasound that will help provide information about the fertility health of their eggs. As the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) announced recently, the freezing of unfertilized human eggs is no longer considered an “experimental” procedure. In light of this news, women in their 20s and 30s are being offered the opportunity to seek more information about the life-changing opportunities this could have for them.

“This package isn’t just for women who are currently trying to get pregnant,” says Jane Tervooren, IVFNJ marketing director. “This program is being offered to encourage women in their 20s and 30s, married or not, to just come in and ask the question ‘Where am I in terms of the health and lifespan of my eggs?’”

Tervooren explains that there is no pressure to do anything with the results of this evaluation. “We encourage women to be equipped with more knowledge about themselves and their bodies. What they choose to do with the information will be completely up to them, but at least they will be more informed.”

In an effort to combat myths about women and fertility, the experts at IVFNJ hope to see more inquiries from women in their late 20s and early 30s. The goal is to provide accurate information to the client about her ovarian reserve, which is an important part of the overall health of her fertility status, and then provide options for the future.

For women who read about today’s celebrity pregnancies, the facts can seem confusing. The news from ASRM comes at a time when more celebrities in their 40s are announcing their pregnancies than ever before. According to Squidoo.com, a “Mothers 35 Plus” statistic states there is almost a 50 percent increase in the number of women over age 35 having babies than there were 10 years ago. Experts at IVF New Jersey Fertility Center know that it is likely many of the celebrities with fertility success are using donated eggs from younger women. Had these women taken advantage of an Egg Timer Package 10 years ago, they might have had the option of using their own eggs.

Single women in their 20s and 30s are encouraged to visit www.ivfnj.com to learn more about the fertility center. The Egg Timer Package starts at $200, and results are known within a matter of days.

IVF New Jersey Fertility Center was founded in 1990 with the goal of creating a fertility practice that combines the best of big-city medicine with the personalized care of a private setting. For the past 22 years IVF NJ has helped bring thousands of babies to couples in the metropolitan region and throughout the world. IVF NJ’s unique cutting-edge facilities allow the physicians to perform all standard infertility diagnostic and treatment procedures under one roof, all in a comfortable, suburban, non-hospital setting. IVF NJ is one of the largest fertility centers in the nation with some of the highest success rates in the U.S. according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). For more information visit www.ivfnj.com.

IVF New Jersey. Hamilton, Somerset, Short Hills, Freehold, and New York City. 800-483-6544. www.ivfnj.com. See display ad page 13.

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