Egg freezing has never been as accessible as it is with Extend Fertility

Extend Fertility's egg-preservation services are fully operational in the U.S.

extend fertility egg freezing women with tablet tv plus
Sometimes, having it all is just about good planning. For the 21st century woman looking to balance her personal and professional life, timing can be everything. And now, there’s a new company to help stretch that timing just a bit more. Extend Fertility Medical Practice is branded as “a one-of-a-kind, specialty egg-freezing practice” in New York City. By offering egg-freezing services at lower prices, Extend Fertility promises a way to accommodate the lifestyle and goals of women looking to start a family … later. As of last Thursday, Extend Fertility opened its state-of-the-art egg-freezing laboratory, allowing the facility to freeze patients’ eggs immediately upon reception. This achievement marks the first-ever fully operational practice dedicated to preserving women’s fertility in the U.S.

“Currently most practices that offer egg freezing are more focused on providing solutions for infertility,” says Ilaina Edison, co-founder and CEO of Extend Fertility. “We felt that women who are preserving their eggs for the future deserved their own dedicated space and a revolutionary goal-focused pricing model that makes egg freezing more affordable and accessible.”

How much more affordable? Extend Fertility offers its services at about half of the standard market price. Moreover, its pricing model allows women to freeze a minimum of 12 eggs, which represents a year’s worth of fertility through the course of four cycles. This, the company says, represents “a significant departure from existing pricing models, which charge per cycle.”

Furthermore, the Cryotec method Extend Fertility uses promises a near 100 percent survival rate of oocytes. “The Cryotec process is superior to its slower predecessors, which introduced more opportunities for errors that can destroy the viability of stored eggs by damaging their cellular structure,” Embryology Laboratory Assistant Director Dr. Leslie Ramirez said.

But it’s not just cost and effectiveness that differentiates Extend Fertility from the competition. By placing a great emphasis on customer service, the company hopes to create “a personal experience in a dedicated space to encourage women to feel welcomed, comfortable and confident throughout the entire experience.” Patients will be guided by a personal Fertility Advisor throughout each step of the process, starting from a phone consultation through egg retrieval and recovery.

“Although social norms have evolved over the years and many people now choose to have children later in life, our biological clocks have stayed the same,” co-founder and Chief Clinical Officer Dr. Joshua Klein said. “Fertility begins to decline quite meaningfully around age 30, and rapidly each year or two in the mid-to-late 30s. We are seeing more and more women seeking to preserve their fertility options through egg freezing, and as a clinical team, we welcome the opportunity to serve as a fertility specialist helping them save eggs for future use.”

Article originally published September 2016. Updated on 02-20-2017 by Lulu Chang: Added news of Extend Fertility’s full functionality. 

Emerging Tech

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: DIY smartphones and zip-on bike tires

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You may not be able to buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
Smart Home

The best washing machines make laundry day a little less of a chore

It takes a special kind of person to love doing laundry, but the right machine can help make this chore a little easier. Check out our picks for the best washing machines on the market right now.
Movies & TV

The best shows on Netflix in October, from 'Mindhunter’ to ‘The Good Place’

Looking for a new show to binge? Lucky for you, we've curated a list of the best shows on Netflix, whether you're a fan of outlandish anime, dramatic period pieces, or shows that leave you questioning what lies beyond.
Wearables

Our favorite fitness trackers make it fun to keep moving

Looking for your first fitness tracker, or an upgrade to the one you're already wearing? There are plenty of the wrist-worn gadgets available. Here are our picks for the best fitness trackers available right now.
Product Review

Apple's best product isn't the iPhone, it's the Apple Watch

Apple already ruled the smartwatch market with the Apple Watch Series 3, but the Series 4 elevates it to new levels with more screen, a sleeker design, and even an world-first electrocardiogram app that lets you keep tabs on your ticker.
Outdoors

The best snowshoes you can buy right now (updated for 2018)

Snowshoeing is a great way to stay fit and active during the winter months, but finding the right pair can be a challenge. Here are our picks of the five best snowshoes available today to keep you moving on the trail this winter.
Product Review

Garmin's Fenix 5X Plus is built for fitness freaks who fawn over every feature

With onboard music, full-color topographic maps, and new sport metrics, the Garmin Fenix 5X Plus sets a high bar for GPS smartwatches. Find out how it can help boost your performance in our Fenix 5X Plus review.
Emerging Tech

Bose’s latest hearing aid has its own app

The FDA has granted Bose approval to bring a more intuitive hearing aid to market. The app-controlled device is the first of its kind to be granted FDA approval since Congress passed a law allowing the sale of OTC hearing aids.
Wearables

The Fitbit Charge 3 is now available for purchase worldwide

Back in August, Fitbit confirmed its new wearable -- the Fitbit Charge 3. The new fitness tracker features a touchscreen OLED display, smartwatch capabilities, enhanced fitness features and more. Here's everything you need to know about it.
Outdoors

These zip-on bike tires change up your tread to match the terrain

Retyre gives cyclists the ability to change the tread on their bike tires simply by zipping on an overlay designed to provide better grip on trails or in the snow, without replacing the existing tires.
Product Review

Withings Steel HR Sport is a fitness tracker you’ll love wearing

Withings jumps back in the wearables game with the new Steel HR Sport, a hybrid smartwatch that is as much a fitness tracker as it is a timepiece. It's so good that it hasn't left our wrist since we pulled it out of the package.
Emerging Tech

Forget laxatives — this electronic pill will literally shake the crap out of you

Are you suffering from constipation? What you really need is a vibrating smart pill that promises to shake the crap out of you. And we mean that completely literally. Here's how it works.
Deals

The best sound machines to help you fall (and stay) asleep

Whether you find that sleep better with white noise, rain sounds, or deep sleep music, there’s a sound machine on the market that will be able to help you catch more z’s in no time at all.
Outdoors

The Wau stands out in the crowded ebike market with its 60-mile range

The Wau ebike is a high-tech commuter that offers onboard GPS tracking, geofenced alarm systems, built-in front and rear lights, and pedal-assist speeds of up to 20 mph, with a range of as much as 60 miles between charges.