N.S. and her fiancé initially saw me for consultation because her fiancé had previously had a vasectomy and they wanted to plan on having children in the near future. We explored all of their options including vasectomy reversal versus proceeding directly to a testicular biopsy. We also did a brief fertility evaluation on N.S. to ensure we had all of the right information before they made any decisions.
Here is a story of a patient of mine who had three healthy children and then suffered secondary infertility. She went to another local infertility clinic and failed five IVF procedures using her eggs and two egg donor IVF treatments. That made no sense to me.
Hi everyone! Dr. DiMattina here to provide you with the latest information regarding Natural Cycle IVF (NCIVF) compared with stimulated cycle IVF. New evidence shows Natural Cycle IVF is an effective treatment especially in older patients and those patients with decreased ovarian reserve.
Trying to have children is by its very nature an emotional process. Human fertility is far from perfect and many couples struggle to a greater or lesser degree to have a family. Making the decision to seek help can be hard, because it is an acknowledgment that there is a problem. However almost all patients feel better and empowered after a visit with a fertility doctor – they are now armed with real information, and have a plan of action.
Thanks to a new procedure, “egg freezing” (oocyte cryopreservation), eggs can be removed from the ovaries and frozen for future use. Since female fertility is primarily a function of the age of the eggs, freezing them essentially stops time. Thus a woman who freezes her eggs at age 25 will have the same chances of pregnancy ten years later when she uses those eggs. This allows her not only to preserve her fertility, but also to decrease some of the risks associated with later childbearing such as the risk of Down syndrome or miscarriage.
Dr. Reh here to share a success story of a lovely couple known to me since last year. W.S. is a 33-year-old woman with infertility for over two years. W.S. had irregular menstrual cycles, which had initially been the target of treatment from her OBGYN prior to our meeting. However, as with all couples, we encouraged them to have a comprehensive evaluation upfront to evaluate for all possible causes of infertility.
According to a recently published study of 422 patients, it appears that Natural Cycle IVF is an effective and well-received fertility treatment for any infertile patient with regular menstrual cycles regardless of their ovarian reserve.
A 39-year-old patient had no children after trying for 3 years. Her infertility doctor diagnosed her as having decreased ovarian reserve and her husband with severe male factor infertility. Her doctor performed two treatments of stimulated IVF retrieving one egg in her first cycle and five eggs in her second, but no pregnancy occurred after her two embryo transfers. She was then told to use egg donor IVF or adopt. Because her menstrual cycles were regular, I recommended trying natural cycle IVF (NCIVF).
If you are looking for a fertility doctor in Virginia, you’re in luck—there are twelve fertility clinics located throughout the state in cities like Richmond, Fairfax, and Arlington.
There are many fertility doctors that work out of these clinics. So how can you choose the best doctor for you? One important way is to schedule an infertility consultation. This allows you to meet with the doctor one on one and gain important information about their areas of expertise and treatment philosophy.