When a patient or couple is pursuing fertility treatment, there is always an emphasis on success rates. Success rates for different clinics, success rates for different types of treatment, and success rates for different ages. As a specialty, we have always believed that women who successfully conceive through IVF once will have a favorable prognosis […]
How Do You Know if IVF is Right For You?
What is your chance of becoming pregnant naturally? When pregnancy is desired success is expected the first cycle trying. This can happen but for most people the chance of becoming each month of trying is only 20% per menstrual cycle attempt. This is the rate of natural fecundity. Infertility is defined as the inability to […]
Access To Fertility Clinics
In the United States, it would be easy to assume that all patients have access to infertility treatment. In fact, approximately 25 million women in the U.S. have limited or no access to fertility clinics. While there are over 500 IVF clinics in the U.S., the vast majority (greater than 85%) are in metropolitan areas, […]
Is IVF Likely To Work For You?
When a patient or couple is pursuing fertility treatment, there is always an emphasis on success rates. Quoted success rates are largely based on a patient’s age, however, every patient is different. Is IVF likely to work for you? Researchers out of the UK have now developed a prediction model to estimate the chance of […]
How Successful is Fertility Treatment?
When a patient or couple is pursuing fertility treatment, there is always an emphasis on success rates. How successful is fertility treatment? Success rates for different clinics, success rates for different types of treatment, and success rates for different ages. We usually have these discussions on a “per cycle” basis. In other words, what is […]
When a patient or couple begins an IVF cycle, we are always hopeful that success will be achieved the very first cycle. Despite excellent pregnancy rates, some patients may require more than one cycle to achieve a healthy pregnancy. Most failed cycles occur because the embryo was genetically abnormal and not healthy enough to develop into a baby. […]
Aggressive stimulation of the ovary concerns some for the inadvertent creation of ovarian cancer. To address this concern, the OMEGA study was established. This study is a large cohort study that evaluated the effects of fertility drug usage and its potential relation to ovarian cancer risk. Approximately 20,000 women were studied with a follow up time of […]