Fresh Versus Frozen Eggs

frozen embryos

Fresh versus frozen eggs? Egg freezing by oocyte vitrification is a major innovation for potentially preserving a woman’s future fertility especially in young women needing ovarian-toxic treatments and for those who may wish to postpone pregnancy for social or economic reasons. Egg banks selling previously vitrified donor eggs are purported to offer women needing donor […]

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FDA Recommendations Regarding the Zika Virus and Egg Donation

Zika virus egg donation

Women of child-bearing age are at risk for serious complications related to the Zika virus. In particular, the Zika virus has been associated with microcephaly (an underdeveloped brain) in infants of mothers infected with the virus. The Zika virus is not fatal, but it can remain in the body for several weeks. The Zika virus is primarily transmitted through […]

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Ovarian Reserve Markers

ovarian reserve

Ovarian reserve is a term that is used to determine the capacity of the ovary to provide eggs that are capable of fertilization resulting in a successful pregnancy. Several noninvasive ovarian reserve markers have been proposed to assess ovarian reserve including serum levels of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), serum anti-mullerian hormone (AMH), luteinizing hormone, estradiol, […]

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Announcing Our New Donor Egg Program With Frozen Eggs

Frozen EGG Assist

Fertility Centers of New England is proud to announce their new donor egg program, Frozen Egg Assist, which provides exclusive pricing for women who have had difficulty having a family using their own eggs and want to use frozen eggs. “This expanded offering for women needing donor eggs allows us to pass along cost-effective savings […]

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LGBT Family Building Options

LGBT Family Building Options

New laws are being passed across the country that protect gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people from discrimination; yet, much work remains to change the hearts and minds of those who believe that LGBT individuals should not have equal rights. The Supreme Court decision granting same sex couples the right to marry has fostered […]

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Premature Ovarian Insufficiency

Premature Ovarian Insufficiency

Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI) formerly referred to as Premature Ovarian Failure (POF) is defined as the depletion of ovarian follicular activity before age 40 with menstrual disturbance, generally cessation, raised gonadotropin (FSH & LH) levels, and low estradiol levels. POI affects 1% of women. There are no proven therapeutic interventions to increase ovarian activity in […]

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Mother-Baby Complications in Older Women

Biologic Clock Ticks For All

First pregnancies in women over 35 years of age are the highest percentage since statistics have been kept. First pregnancies in women over age 40 have also never been higher and due to innovations in the Assisted Reproductive Technologies (A.R.T. such as IVF and Donor Egg) have enabled women to become pregnant well after traditional […]

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Obesity Lowers Pregnancy Rates in Donor Egg Recipients

A recent study from Spain published in Fertility and Sterility (Fertil Steril 2013;100:1050-8) involving 9,587 first cycles using donor eggs from normal weight women found significantly lower success rates in obese recipients. In vitro fertilization laboratory parameters did not differ according to BMI defined as lean (BMI<20), of normal weight (BMI 20-24.9), over weight (BMI […]

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Natural and Minimal IVF: Caveat Emptor

Environment friendly business promotions have a receptive audience. Cost consciousness together with ‘green’ polices embracing such terms as ‘small is beautiful’ and ‘less is better’ can be a good thing. However, when these neologisms are applied to In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) using terms like, “Natural Cycle IVF” or “Minimal Stimulation IVF” under the guise of […]

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RESOLVE of New England's Annual Conference: Fertility Treatment, Donor Choices, and Adoption

Resolve, a non-profit infertility patient support-group, will be holding their annual New England conference on Saturday, November 5th, in Marlborough, MA.  Resolve provides patients with education, advocacy and support throughout the year; however, this annual conference is unique opportunity with more than 40 workshops and presentations from experts in the New England area. Lynette Scott, […]

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