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 […]
Do Women Know They Can Freeze Their Eggs?
A recent study in Human Reproduction researched the awareness of egg freezing among women. Do women know they can freeze their eggs? The study found that many women who might desire children in the future know little or nothing about the option to freeze their eggs. This study interviewed 500 Canadian women (ages 18 to 38) […]
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 […]
Can Dairy Help Increase IVF Success?
A recent study published in the journal Human Reproduction from the Harvard School of Public Health showed that women over the age of 35 who had diets high in dairy products had improved success rates with IVF. Women in this age range who had more then three servings of dairy per day were 2.5 times […]
Defining Patient-Centered Care
Infertility is a life crisis for the millions of people affected. Why infertility happens, what to do about it and where to go for answers are overwhelming questions for those suffering this devastating disease. Infertility is a common affliction affecting up to 15% of those trying to have a baby. The causes vary from the […]
The Value-Based Model and Mission of the Fertility Centers of New England is to achieve excellence in the delivery of accessible, cost-effective, quality reproductive health care, and demonstrated customer satisfaction that delivers value to patients, payers, and the community. The field of infertility is increasingly complex and demanding in today’s fee for service world and […]
Building Healthy Families One Baby At A Time
Infertility is a life crisis and a devastating disease affecting one in 8 couples trying to conceive. One of the most successful therapies for infertility is In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) but many IVF cycles result in disappointment as embryos fail to implant. This is most often explained by having an incorrect number of chromosomes called […]
When an IVF Cycle is Not Successful
When an IVF cycle is not successful it is important to try and understand why given the fact that the odds of success are generally not favorable when it comes to pregnancy success regardless whether IVF is done or not, except in the very best of circumstances when the odds of IVF success are approximately […]
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 […]