How a Top Fertility Clinic helps You Achieve Your Fertility Goals
The affiliated centers in the US Fertility Network strive to offer the highest standards in assisted reproductive technology (ART). Many factors influence a fertility center’s success rates, including treatment approaches, medical characteristics, and entrance criteria for ART. Our fertility specialists believe that women who wish to achieve pregnancy should be given the chance.
A Fertility Solution
the US Fertility Network feels that all couples are fertile but they have certain obstacles that make achieving pregnancy a possibility. We support the use of holistic treatments, and are sensitive to the couple’s emotional well-being. We offer advanced medical approaches but encourage the use of acupuncture, fertility diet/nutrition, stress-reduction techniques, exercise planning, environmental advice, and fertile lifestyle assessment and planning.
Effective Fertility Treatment
When it comes to making fertility a possibility, the simplest things make the biggest difference. These include:
The right test – Ordered at the correct time, the right test can make pregnancy possible.
The right diagnosis – In order to help a couple achieve pregnancy, the underlying cause of infertility has to be found.
The right treatment – Not every treatment option works for every couple. Our fertility specialist use the right treatment for your individual problem.
What to Expect at a Visit
When you arrive at the fertility center, the specialist will work with you to choose fertility options. Be sure to bring your previous medical records for the doctor to review. The first visit will last about an hour and a half. You will be scheduled in for evaluation and testing, which will involve blood work, pelvic examinations, and diagnostic procedures. We believe that the partner is a vital support person, so we encourage you to come in together.
We offer a variety of diagnostic services to help couple discover the underlying cause of infertility. Inability to conceive causes much psychological distress, but our goal is to provide clients with the best technology available to minimize the stress associated with fertility treatment. The diagnostic process involves an initial consultation, medical history, physical examination, laboratory tests, and diagnostic tests.
Initial Fertility Treatments
Conventional in vitro fertilization (IVF)
IVF with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
IVF with egg donation
Ovulation induction with gonadotropins and clomiphene
Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)
Advanced Fertility Treatments
Use of egg (oocyte) donor
Microsurgical tubal anastomosis (tubal reversal)
Hysteroscopic and laparoscopic procedures
Laparoscopic tubal reversal
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)
Preimplantation genetics involves screening to identify chromosomal abnormalities of embryos, or to look for embryos that contain markers for certain genetic diseases. This is performed before selection of embryos to transfer. Preimplantation genetic screening is accurate 90% of the time, with only a 10% error rate. PGD is highly recommended for couples who have a family history of serious diseases.
The success rates for assisted reproductive technology vary, depending on the infertility diagnosis, the age of the woman, and the expertise of the fertility center. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the average percentage of ART cycles that lead to live birth are:
40% for women age 34 and younger
31% for women aged 35-37 years
22% for women aged 38-40 years
12% for women aged 41-42 years
4% for women aged 43-44 years
2% for women 45 years of age and older
Keep in mind that ALL of the participating centers in the US Fertility Network maintain live birth success rates that are higher than the national average, and also with additional IVF cycles success rates increase even more.