In 2010, fertility clinics across the nation reported performing over 18,000 procedures using donated eggs- up almost 8,000 procedures since 2000. In earlier years, egg donation was considered by some to be a last resort for becoming pregnant, however, recently more women are choosing egg donation due to its impressive success rates. Egg donation provides an opportunity to experience a healthy pregnancy for women who cannot become pregnant with their own eggs. If you are considering egg donation as a fertility option, or if you are a considering becoming an egg donor at Park Avenue Fertility, here are some facts you should know:
This week Park Avenue Fertility was pleased to learn that Dr. Levi has been awarded his third Patient’s Choice. We would like to thank our wonderful patients for taking the time to rate our office, making this award possible. Park Avenue Fertility’s focus has always been about the treating the patient positively, personally, and effectively, and we are pleased that this award reflects our commitment to our patients.
Park Avenue Fertility is pleased to announce that we are now a member of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART). Having joined with this prestigious organization, Park Avenue Fertility will have the continued opportunity to make strides and improve industry standards for assisted reproduction.
What is SART?
SART is a society of professionals focused on the practice of assisted reproductive technologies.
Ovulation is a key factor in fertility; knowing if you’re ovulating, when you’re ovulating, and if your eggs are healthy are all aspects that can help improve overall fertility and your chance of experiencing a healthy pregnancy. Timing ovulation is different for every women and factors like irregular periods, stress, illness, and medication can all disrupt normal ovulation.
National Endometriosis Awareness Month takes place around the world in March and provides a chance for educators, doctors, and community service providers to raise awareness about this often painful disease that effects more than 6 million women across the United States and millions more across the globe. Although many women attribute Endometriosis with painful cramps during menses, Endometriosis can also quietly affect fertility and bowel function without the typical painful warning signs. Park Avenue Fertility is focused on educating the community on the side effects of Endometriosis, how it can play a role in your fertility, and what you can do about it.
When managing infertility, it is most important for patients to discover which treatments will deliver the best results in helping them to become pregnant. While there are many tests available to help women determine which treatments may work best for their specific need, Anti-Mullerian Hormone Testing is an excellent option for all couples and single intended parents who are interested in IVF or intrauterine insemination. Park Avenue Fertility is pleased to offer this test free of charge to patients and non-patients alike.
It’s not uncommon that many patients who are experiencing infertility feel alone in their journey to get pregnant. However, for many couples support groups offer a chance to receive answers to questions, manage stresses, and share the emotions you may feel while undergoing treatment. At Park Avenue Fertility, we believe that the emotions you may feel do not have to detract from the experience of treating infertility and the hope you can feel for a success. Support groups can be national group like resolve.org, a strong group of friends, or an online forum.
One of the most frustrating pieces of advice a couple can receive while experiencing infertility is to “just relax and you’ll get pregnant soon enough.” Although the comment is usually well meaning and meant to help, those kinds of comments can make a person feel that the stress they may be experience while trying to conceive is just another factor to why they’re not yet pregnant. Further more, that advice is not valid, according to a study led by Professor Jacky Boivin from the Cardiff Fertility Studies Research Group. During 14 studies, researchers found that stress does not effect your odds of becoming pregnant through fertility treatments like IVF and intrauterine insemination.
Said to be the most valuable commodity of our days, time is definitely one of the decisive factors when it comes to fertility treatments. Considering busy lifestyles, it is understandable that aspiring parents may be concerned with how much time they will have to invest in their fertility treatment and how soon they will see the results.