The Silent Hell of Infertility During Holidays
We all have a private hell that we must deal with. The emotional impact of fertility and infertility are tough, especially during the holidays. We try to be as sensitive as we can and we work in the field. How do you think others that can not possibly understand the ache of wanting a baby that seems to be slow in coming can feel. So... read and share the article... it is a little tough but you will get the point.
The Silent Hell of Infertility During Holidays
Our ability to do OncoFertility has grown over the past few years with vitrification (freezing eggs) and freezing of ovarian tissue for cancer patients. Now we have additional information that codifies the fact that we can preserve future fertility for our cancer and other patients. Like the article, RMFC provides free care for our cancer patients (IVF care) and we can also get help from the pharmaceuticals companies for the products that they produce. ... read
TRANSPLANTING OVARIAN TISSUE HELPS SOME WOMEN HAVE BABIES
The question of "do I have eggs?" has been ever present in infertility clinics throughout our inception of clinical care. However, most times our patients really don't want the answer. If it is YES, then OK, if it is NO...there is problem. I get it. Since we don't have a good tool we have two choices: create a rule..."no one can do IVF if their AMH is some number" or "let's try with your eggs and see what happens"- we call the program FIT IVF.. Females in Transition (FIT) IVF. This allows patients at least one try... then the "best test" for knowing if you have eggs is an IVF cycle. Really, can you get follicles containing eggs to respond... that's it. We use AMH, FSH, OAR (combination of FSH, LH, AMH, Inhibin, Estradiol), and Antral Follicle Count.
So what to do? Go forward with individualized treatments as we do at RMFC is my vote...however we will continue to describe and explain your results so that you can make an informed decision. Stay tuned.
Women Find A Fertility Test Isn't As Reliable As They'd Like by Eliza Barclay
Being sensitive to women's feelings are at the heart of this story plus the heart is at risk with PCOS... hypertension and cardiovascular disease. PCOS, or Insulin resistance plagues our infertile population and unfortunately our fertility population. In my practice a sister clinic called Institute for Sustained Health,LLC specializes in PCOS and insulin resistance so the words in this article ring very true...read on
Women Learn Infertility Disorder ‘PCOS’ is Precursor to More Serious Illnesses
One of the saddest issues facing fertility doctors is our inability to "understand" what is happening when the sperm and egg meet and why some embryos grow and lots do not. A recent publication has "unlocked" some of the mystery. They have identified 32 genes that seem to control the first steps in the process of embryo development. Yeah! What I envision is as we understand more about the process... we will be better able to identify the "ideal" embryo to transfer. read on
Scientists map genes at work in human embryos' earliest days
This is like the pot calling the kettle black! I tend, as a physican in a busy practice, eat on the run... very fast, very unconsciously. Then of course we diet...which is nothing but conscious eating. What about if we consciously eat on the run, meaning, we think for 2 minutes about what we are doing and focus... try it read on...
Eating on the Move May Lead to Later Overindulging By RONI CARYN RABIN
IVF with Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening has been an enormous success for our infertiltiy patients. This technique of testing each embryo BEFORE we put them in allows us to "help" select those embryos destined to make One Healthy Baby (Our HQA Slogan). What usually keep patients from getting this procedure is cost and misunderstanding. Our HQA - CCS program has all but revolutionized the ability for couple to get IVF with CCS (Our fee is $ 8000 and that includes the IVF, ICSI, biopsy, culture and testing of up to 8 "normaL" embryos versus the usual $ 35,000 to $ 40,000 that is charged in other programs).
The second issue is misunderstanding... well this article does a great job of helping with that. For more info, call us at 877-475-2229 or email us at info@RMFCfertility.com
5 Common Misconceptions about PGS & PGD You need to know
Hi folks... I know the article on egg freezing I posted "seemed" pessimistic... as a scientist I did not really read the words of the article writer but the study itself and EGG FREEZING WORKS really should have been the title... well someone beat me to the punch...this article really help you understand EGG FREEZING WORKS and we have High Quality Affordable way to Freeze Eggs.
Hidden Meaning of Fertility Study Could Bode Well for Egg Freezing by Deborah Anderson Bialis Co-founder of FertilityIQ
Is now the time for young women, professional women, military women, women in high risk jobs to consider "saving" their eggs. Most women describe their "biological clocks" not knowing that what they are discussing is the rapid loss of eggs noted in all females that occrus before birth and accelerates over time. Women lose about 1000 eggs per month with each menstrual cycle (this is whether they bleed or not ). This loss of eggs continues until menopuase, a term that simply means you are out of eggs. So if you are not planniign to get pregnant immediately or certianly in your twenties what should you do? Freeze your eggs. You may or may not use them... but, like an insurance policy, it will provide you with future fertility... read the article ... neat stuff and call us... we have very special prograsm for Egg freezing at RMFC fertility 877-475-2229 for a free consultation
In IVF, success rate for frozen donor eggs lags behind use of fresh eggs
For those that do not know, Howard Jones, MD is the father of IVF in the U.S. Having been the second physician in the world to help a couple create a family with IVF> He died Friday at 104. I have had a few opportunities to talk with, listen to and marvel at a man that lived his principals and created dreams for millions of infertile couples. I am never sad about a life lived fully, but a little grim that others will not experience the man in the flesh. The article done in the NY Times is wonderful... share it. By RANDI HUTTER EPSTEIN
Dr. Paul C. Magarelli MD PhD is founder & Medical Director of Reproductive Medicine & Fertility Centers in both Colorado and New Mexico. Dr. Mag is a Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility specialist who has national acclaim.
Dr. Mag has practiced in Colorado Springs since 1998.