At Spring Fertility, we offer the most patient centric, individualized, flexible and compassionate care. Together we’ll uncover any obstacles that may be preventing you from becoming pregnant.
Your nurse and doctor are with you each step of the way. Interact with your doctor throughout the entire process. You’re a person, not a number. And without getting too carried away with our low oxygen micromanipulation chambers, let’s just say, we are really proud of the unique and proven technology that is producing the best outcomes in the country.Learn More
It all begins with a “good egg.” We’ll review your menstrual history and make sure that you’re releasing an egg each month (ovulating). Otherwise, we’ll uncover why and find a solution.
At your initial consult, you’ll meet with your physician to review your health history and family planning goals. All initial visits include a pelvic ultrasound to understand your AFC and Uterine health. Because most patients want to become pregnant as soon as possible, we can move quickly. Any additional testing can be completed within a month (or one menstrual cycle) of an initial consult.
There are many causes of infertility. For a successful pregnancy to occur, a healthy egg needs to meet healthy sperm, fertilize, develop and find a good place to grow (a receptive uterus).
Problems at any of these steps can cause difficulties in getting pregnant.
A woman’s body might not release an egg each month due to hormone imbalances, or perhaps the man’s body isn’t producing enough motile sperm. The fallopian tubes can be blocked or non-functional, preventing the egg and sperm from meeting. Or maybe infertility is because of abnormal uterine conditions like polyps, fibroids, or infections.
Not necessarily, and at Spring, there’s no such thing as “most people”. While we work with proven protocols, everyone is an individual and each treatment plan is customized to each patient. In order to determine which treatment options are right for you, we’ll conduct a thorough review of your medical history and assessment of both partners to evaluate what’s happening. Then we’ll form a plan to move forward. To get started, call us today to book a consult.
PGS allows patients the highest chance of success (a live birth) with each embryo transfer.Regardless of age, a chromosomally normal embryo has about a 50% chance of live birth. This allows us greater confidence with each embryo transfer such that most patients transfer only one embryo at a time. Keep in mind that while PGS helps us more easily identify the healthiest embryos to transfer (resulting in a higher live birth rate per transfer), it does not increase the chances overall.
The Pros: Highest implantation and live birth rate per transfer ; fewer miscarriages ; and you are less likely to experience (and pay for) an unsuccessful embryo transfer.
The Cons: Costs more cost upfront in order to perform the procedure on the embryos and genetic analysis on sampled cells and although this procedure is considered safe and effective, there remains an approximate 8-10% risk of discarding a normal embryo.
Lastly, it’s important to understand that with PGS, it’s possible that you will not have any normal embryos to transfer. Although this is very disappointing to experience, it also means that a you did not have to endure a transfer that resulted in a miscarriage, with the associated pain and lost time before a successful transfer.
We take enormous pride in delivering the highest chances of successful IVF, anywhere. Your success will depend greatly on your age at the time your eggs are retrieved. Nationally, women under 35 have nearly 50% success rates, while women over 42 have a 5% chance of success with each attempt using her own eggs. As women age, the number of eggs available declines and the miscarriage risk increases due to ovarian aging, making it harder to conceive. Many women require multiple attempts with IVF. Our job is to help you achieve a live birth in as few attempts as possible.*Although aging is the biggest predictor of success, this is due to the age of the eggs and not the uterus. Success rates with donor eggs are over 50% per attempt and depend on the fertility and age of the egg donor.
Your time is valuable. Instead of waiting 1-2 months for conventional fertility tests, try Spring’s Same Day 360° Comprehensive Evaluation and Action Plan. Come in just once with your partner and leave with a diagnosis and a plan. Ready?