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Cincinnati Fertility Clinic Spreads Holiday Cheer with Free IVF Cycle

a blog by Kim Griffiths, November 5, 2013

The winter holidays are fast approaching and anyone who has struggled with infertility knows how difficult it can be to gather for child-centric holiday events with empty arms. Sadly, the holidays serve as a marker of time gone by without getting pregnant or bringing home a baby.

The Bethesda Fertility Center recognizes how difficult the holidays can be for those dealing with infertility and hopes to lessen the burden of infertility by offering a free IVF cycle to one lucky couple.
For the third consecutive year, Dr. Glen Hofmann and his staff are pleased to offer new and existing patients the opportunity to be entered into this IVF Lottery. Anyone seen for a consultation appointment between November 1, 2013 and December 23, 2013 will qualify for the free cycle. The drawing will take place on Christmas Eve, and the winner will be notified by Dr. Hofmann personally.

Fertility Nurse of the Month, Leslie Whalen, B.S.N

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“The compassion expressed during every stage. The time and patience taken to make sure medications/dosage were thoroughly understood. When my IVF didn't take, the compassion and relationship was so tightly bonded that she made me know I wasn't alone. I got through this because of her.” These are the reasons a fertility patient nominated Leslie Whalen, B.S.N. for Nurse of the Month.

Egg Freezing Protocol Considerations for Cancer Patients

March 12, 2013

For cancer patients looking to preserve their fertility via egg freezing or embryo freezing, there are several ways in which fertility doctors can quickly and cautiously stimulate the ovaries to produce a great number of eggs with few risks.

Embryoscope Responsible for Another Live Birth

FertilityAuthority,  Mar 11, 2013

March 11, 2013

Editor's Note: This article has been updated on March 15, 2013

A technique for monitoring embryo development has been put into practice by 15 fertility clinics in the United States since it was first approved by the FDA in 2011. The first live birth resulting from IVF and Embryoscope culture was reported in 2012 by The Fertility Centers of New England and now the Cleveland Clinic has announced its first success: healthy twin girls born after utilizing the Embryoscope technology!

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Ohio Fertility Clinic Gives Hope to Infertile Couples this Spring

a blog by Kim Griffiths, February 27, 2013

The spring season is often a reminder of new life and new beginnings. Holidays like Easter, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day focus on the family; babies and new life in particular. It can be a difficult time of year for couples coping with infertility.

Secondary Infertility: What You May Not Know About TTC the Second Time Around

November 29, 2012

Whether you’ve battled primary infertility or having your first child was a breeze, many couples do not realize that they are at risk for secondary infertility. Some believe that having a baby after primary infertility suddenly flipped the “fertility switch” so they will not experience difficulty conceiving in future attempts. Those who have never faced fertility struggles may be taken by surprise when they realize they are not getting pregnant as easily as expected.

Columbus, OH

There are approximately 12 fertility clinics operating in the state of Ohio, including one clinic located directly in Columbus.

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In order to analyze the sperm, a sperm analysis can be done several times to ensure accuracy of the test results. If there is a reproductive issue with the male, time is a dependent factor on prospective treatment for the couple, explains Dr. Seth Levrant who participates in the clinic Partners in Reproductive Health in Munster, IN and Tinley Park, IL.

Dr. Richard Paulson, a fertility doctor with USC Fertility in Los Angeles explains how the hormones estrogen and progesterone can prepare the uterine lining for implantation of an embryo, even in women who have had ovarian failure or in menopause.

UCSF's Dr. Evelyn Mok-Lin discusses the role of egg freezing today.

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Should I Do IUI or IVF?

Dr. James Goldfarb of University Hospitals Fertility Center in Ohio explains why many infertility patients would benefits from IVF rather than IUI. In general, if a fertility patient doesn't have success with IUI and oral fertility drugs, like Clomid, it's better to use injectable fertility drugs with IVF than IUI.

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Anti-abortion Activists Want to Bring 'Personhood' Fight to Ohio Ballot

Cleveland Plain Dealer,  Dec 1, 2011

Anti-abortion activists, undaunted by a defeat last month in Mississippi, are pushing to get a "personhood" amendment on next year's ballot.The effort, while still in the preliminary stages, has in-vitro fertilization doctors and abortion-rights groups digging in for a fight.

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