Treatment for infertility is dependent on the cause(s) of infertility. There can be one or more reason(s) for a couple’s infertility. Examples of causes for infertility include male factor such as low sperm count or low motility, irregular ovulation, endometriosis or decreased ovarian reserve. Ovulation induction with medications may be appropriate for women with irregular … Read More
The principal indication for Day 5 or blastocyst transfer is the reduction of ART-associated multiple pregnancy. Approximately 40% to 60% of fertilized oocytes reach the blastocyst stage using contemporary culture systems, but there are remarkable variations in a patient’s ability to produce blastocyst. A risk of attempting blastocyst transfer is the possibility that no embryos … Read More
NEJM 2004 vol 351:1927-1929 Linda J. Heffner, M.D., Ph.D. Advanced Maternal Age – How Old is Too Old? This study is based on 10 different populations living between the 17th to 20th centuries that did not use contraceptives. Fertility remains relative stable through 30 years of age, at more than 400 pregnancies per 1000 exposed … Read More
The chances for pregnancy using your own eggs, when over 45, are so low that we do not believe it is in your best interest to proceed with treatment, however, you may be an ideal candidate for oocyte donation. Based on years of research on age and fertility, it is very clear that the impact … Read More
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At the Family Fertility Center, 20-25% of our patients are over 40. We understand the unique requirements of this special group. Our team works with you to understand your individual potential for success. We will perform IVF for patients up to 45 years of age. It is extremely important for each patient to understand her … Read More
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There is no national data on the impact of age on IUI success. In contrast, the annual CDC IVF clinic success data year after year shows an age related decline in outcome. At less than 35 years of age, the live birth rate per cycle of IVF start is about 40%. At 35-37 years of … Read More
A physician who treats patients with infertility is known professionally as a Reproductive Endocrinologist. Training in Reproductive Endocrinology requires four years of college followed by four years of medical school. The physician must then complete a four-year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN), during which the physician receives broad training in general Obstetrics and Gynecology. … Read More
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