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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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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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