Categories for In Vitro Fertilization

Embryologist of the Month: Dr. Bo Feng

Posted on September 29, 2014  by  

Embryologist Bo FengIn September 2014, our Lab Director and Embryologist Dr. Bo Feng, PhD, HCLD won the distinction of Embryologist of the Month by the American College of Embryology. You can read the full write up on the ACE website.

Dr. Feng has brought unparalleled organization and a high standard of excellence to our embryology lab at the Center for Advanced Reproductive Medicine & Fertility. We have seen our success rates improve because of Dr. Feng’s talent and knowledge, and we trust her completely to make the right decisions in preparing and micro-manipulating the embryos, as well as determining those of the highest embryo quality to transfer. Her work is vital to the success of the Center, as well as to the successful pregnancies of our patients.

Congratulations and thank you to Dr. Feng for her excellent work in our Embryology department!

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Accurate IVF Success Rates

Posted on September 13, 2013  by  

As the world of fertility therapy continues to advance in terms of technology and successful pregnancy outcomes, more and more patients are seeking out these services based on data published online by fertility centers within their geographic regions. Specifically, what patients most often seek out are the “success rates” for those centers’ in vitro fertilization,... Continue Reading

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Preimplantation Genetic Screening

Posted on August 8, 2013  by  

Pregnancy rates with in vitro fertilization (IVF) have steadily increased over the past decade. However, for many the rates are still not high enough and multiple attempts with IVF or frozen embryos may be required to become pregnant.  If pregnancy does occur, the risks of twins or triplets are very high, resulting for some, a... Continue Reading

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Refund Plans for IVF

Posted on June 6, 2013  by  

In today’s day and age of infertility therapy, in vitro fertilization continues to be the most successful treatment alternative for patients attempting to conceive using their own eggs. As a result of constant research and development in medication, laboratory, and embryo transfer protocols, the success rates of IVF are the highest they have ever been.... Continue Reading

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Do Bilateral Ovarian Endometriomas Affect IVF Results?

Posted on April 2, 2013  by  

When severe endometriosis occurs in women with infertility, the ovaries may contain fluid‐filled spaces called endometriomas (“chocolate cysts”) on pelvic ultrasound. Endometriomas can be found on the left, right, or both ovaries simultaneously (bilateral). Traditionally, surgery was recommended to remove these cystic lesions prior to IVF. More recently, doctors are concerned that such surgery may... Continue Reading

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Staying with IVF: A Better Choice for Low Responses

Posted on December 8, 2012  by  

In the modern-day realm of reproductive assessment and treatment, IVF remains as the gold standard fertility therapy for patients wishing to conceive. Nationwide success rates are at an all time high as advancements in the medication protocols, laboratory conditions, and embryo transfer techniques continue to develop and progress. However as with every other treatment course... Continue Reading

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The Effect of Alcohol Consumption on IVF Success

Posted on September 6, 2012  by  

It has been well known for quite a while that alcohol use during pregnancy is linked to the risk of birth defects. However, the effects of alcohol consumption on fertility are not as well defined. There are studies looking at spontaneous, or “naturally occurring”, pregnancies which suggest that women who consume high amounts of alcohol were more... Continue Reading

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IVF in Obese Women

Posted on May 7, 2012  by  

Obesity is a worldwide epidemic that is affecting more and more women every year. It may have an effect on a women’s fertility and increase the risk of diabetes and birth defects. It may also increase chances of complications at the time of delivery. Many obese women seek fertility care and some are treated with... Continue Reading

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Uterine Infection Found to be Unrelated to IVF Success

Posted on April 2, 2012  by  

Multiple uterine factors are thought to affect the success of an IVF cycle including endometrial polyps, fibroid tumors in the uterus, scar tissue in the uterus, and possibly a subtle infection in the endometrial tissue that produces no symptoms (chronic endometritis). These infections are hard to detect by doctors and are thought to be present... Continue Reading

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