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Causes and Treatment of Tubal Factor Infertility

April 17, 2013

Women who are having trouble trying to conceive may be surprised to find that tubal factor infertility is the reason for not getting pregnant. The fallopian tubes allow an egg to travel from the ovaries to the uterus. The fimbriated ends of the tubes grab hold of the egg and cilia help to pass the egg down to the uterus. Fertilization occurs in the fallopian tubes, so sperm must be able to enter the fallopian tubes. A blockage or structural damage to the fallopian tubes could significantly impact each of these processes and could also increase a woman’s risk of ectopic pregnancy.

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) in Tampa

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is one of the more advanced fertility treatments to help couples conceive. There are a few different types of IVF protocols and your fertility doctor will work with you to customize your treatment plan.

Fertility Treatment Costs in Tampa

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Financing treatment, low cost IVF and more

Costs for tampa fertility doctors and for Tampa fertility patients can be extremely high. Fortunately there are some financial options that may lessen the burden for women and men trying to conceive with the help of a tampa fertility doctor. Ask your Tampa fertility clinic what options they are offering to help with the cost of fertility treatment.

Is Donor Egg IVF Right For You?

Many women seeking in vitro fertilization (IVF) to treat infertility have struggled to conceive using their own eggs. By age 39, our egg quality significantly decreases and by age 42, many fertility doctors will strongly suggest donor egg IVF cycles to maximize your family building potential.

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Egg Freezing: Because You're Just Not Ready to Settle Down

October 19, 2012

Like many 30-something-year-olds, you may be feeling the societal pressure to start a family, but maybe you're just not ready to settle down. Before you start compiling a list note-worthy accomplishments to ward off mother as she begs you for grandchildren, hear this: there is an option for you!

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When to See a Tampa Fertility Doctor

It might be time to move on from your OB/GYN

There are approximately 320,000 people with infertility in Florida. Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after one year of unprotected, well-timed sex if a woman in under the age of 35, or six months if she is over the age of 35. Women who suffer from multiple miscarriage are also considered infertile. If you fit the definition of infertility, it is recommended that you transition from your obstetrician/gynecologist to a fertility doctor, called a reproductive endocrinologist. There are four fertility clinics located in the Tampa-St.

Choosing a Fertility Clinic in Tampa

Many factors will influence your choice of fertility clinic

In Florida, there are 29 fertility clinics that currently treat women with infertility problems. These clinics are either independent clinics or are associated with area universities or hospitals. In the Tampa area, which includes St. Petersburg and Clearwater, there are four fertility clinics with 11 fertility doctors working with them.

Tampa Fertility Clinic Success Rates

Couples looking to choose a fertility clinic often turn to success rates to help them make their decision. An important research tool is the Centers for Disease Control’s Assisted Reproductive Technology Report. This report includes IVF success rates for every practicing fertility clinic in the United States, and breaks down the information by type of procedure performed, diagnoses treated, and age of the woman. It also includes profiles of each clinic and the patients they accept.

Tampa Attorneys and Family Building Law

Hire a lawyer if using donor egg or sperm and surrogacy or adopting

New advances in assisted reproductive technologies have begun to change the legal field. Recently, new legal issues have emerged because of infertility treatments that utilize a third party, such as egg donors, sperm donors, embryo donors, and surrogates. Some attorneys and law offices are now specializing in the emerging field of Family Building Law and Reproductive Technology Law.

Using an Egg Donor in Tampa

There were 135 donor egg cycles in Tampa in 2007

The most recent Assisted Reproductive Technology Report details information on the number of fresh donor and frozen donor cycles in the Tampa area.


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