Dr. John Couvaras from IVF Phoenix discusses fertility preservation with egg freezing. When you consider egg freezing, one question that comes up is how many eggs should I freeze. Many people are unaware of how many eggs are typically required to achieve one live birth.
“Recurrent implantation failure has been the “black box” of reproduction,” says reproductive endocrinologist Dr. John Couvaras. The fact that 88 percent of IVF cycles would progress to embryo transfer but result in a positive pregnancy rate no higher than 50 percent, and an even lower live birth rate, has stymied many clinicians for years, and intrigued them to look for answers, Couvaras adds.
FertilityAuthority is pleased to recognize Dr. Couvaras as Doctor of the Month.
A sole practitioner at IVF Phoenix in Scottsdale, AZ, Couvaras provides individualized, holistic care with the goal of helping patients understand why they haven’t been able to conceive or carry a pregnancy. “IVF is a great tool, but my experience is there are a fair number of patients who have been overlooked in terms of their underlying issues,” he says. “I’m trying to get to the root of the problem.”
What you need to know about freezing your eggs in Phoenix, Arizona
Egg freezing, or oocyte cryopreservation, is a viable fertility preservation option for women who are not yet ready to build their family. Women diagnosed with a fertility-compromising medical condition, like cancer, or those who wish to delay family building, but want to optimize their chances for successful family building attempts in the future may undergo egg freezing for fertility preservation.
What you need to know about Surrogacy Laws in Phoenix, Arizona
Surrogacy is a family building option for those who cannot conceive, have suffered recurrent miscarriage or preterm birth, or for gay couples looking for a biological connection to their child. The surrogate carries and gives birth to a child for another woman or couple.
A Phoenix Attourney can help you navigate third party reproduction and reproductive law
The legalities of third party reproduction can be difficult to understand and overwhelming in an already stressful time. Working with an attorney who specializes in Reproductive Technology Law, or Family Building Law, will help you navigate through third party fertility treatment and also to understand Arizona law regarding egg donation, sperm donation, adoption, or surrogacy.
If you are over the age of 35 and have been trying to conceive for six months or under the age of 35 and trying to conceive for one year, it may be time to see a fertility doctor. Additionally, if you suspect an infertility condition like PCOS or endometriosis, or have experienced recurrent miscarriages, it may be time to transfer from your OB/GYN to a fertility doctor.
There are ten fertility clinics in the state of Arizona. You may not know where to begin when searching for the fertility clinic that is right for you. Factors to take into consideration when choosing a fertility clinic include the types of procedures offered at the clinic, location of the fertility clinic, and success rates. A personal visit is also recommended when choosing a fertility clinic.
Women who have been diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve, premature ovarian failure, problems with the quantity or quality of their eggs, or multiple failed IVF cycles using their own eggs may look to egg donors as a way to build their families.