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
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The strongest predictor of success is a woman’s age with the number of pregnancies decreasing as the age of the woman increases. As women get older, the health of an individual egg and the number of eggs available decline-both contribute to the decrease in success rates. Also, as women get older, the chance for miscarriage … Read More
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The most successful IVF is one that is planned. We spend time prior to the IVF cycle gathering all the information needed to assure the treatment plan devised is most appropriate for each individual patient/couple and that all controllable factors are optimized. Once a protocol is selected, the timeline is anywhere from 4-6 weeks. The … Read More
Absolutely. We treat many patients who have had previous IVF cycle failures. One of our specialties is the ability to evaluate and treat these patients/couples. While some programs have “standard” protocols, we recognize the unique aspects of each patient and how different stimulations and protocols may have differing effects. At the Family Fertility Center, we … Read More
It is not necessary to have any testing before you visit our Center. During an initial consultation for either the man or woman or both, we can review any previous testing, your medical history and determine next steps. Some patients come to us having no prior fertility workups while others seek out our care having … Read More
Infertility is NOT an inconvenience; it is a disease of the reproductive system that impairs the body’s ability to perform the basic function of reproduction. Infertility affects about 7.3 million women and their partners in the U.S. — about 12% of the reproductive-age population (Source: National Survey of Family Growth, CDC 2002). Infertility affects men … Read More
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You may have heard of or been referred to a particular fertility specialist by your Ob/Gyn or family physician, insurance company, friends and relatives who have gone through treatment with a particular specialist or even advertising on different media. Regardless of how you heard of a fertility specialist, important factors to consider when choosing a … Read More