E-Newsletter March 2021
We send out periodic emails with information about upcoming events, treatments that are available, as well as success stories we want to share. This email was sent in March 2021. If you would like to receive these updates, click here to fill out the form. We look forward to staying in touch! Click here to […]
Which IVF is right for me?
Natural IVF? Mini Stim IVF? Conventional IVF? When you come in for your consult about IVF with our team, we will take into account your goals, your fertility and medical history, and your exam to help you decide the best path moving forward. We offer personalized, Conventional IVF, as well as Mini Stim IVF and […]
Why More Eggs is Not Always Better
In this four-part short video series, Dr. Dourron explains the difference between Conventional IVF and Natural/Mini Stim IVF. He addresses why the egg quality affects the embryo quality and why these gentle approaches save you time and money. Why More Eggs is Not Always Better, Part 1: A comparison of Conventional IVF and Mini Stim […]
Who is a Good Candidate for Natural or Mini Stim IVF?
Who is a Good Candidate for Natural or Mini Stim IVF? On this page, you will find short videos where Dr. Dourron explains if you are a good candidate for Natural IVF or Mini Stim IVF and addresses why your fertility doctor may not offer these options. He shares a story about a patient who […]
Oh no! Elevated FSH Levels? Can I Ever Have a Baby?
FSH levels can predict your prognosis for pregnancy. “My FSH is 18. Is it the end? Am I about to go into menopause?” “My doctor says I have advanced ovarian aging for my actual age.” “Will my elevated FSH cause hot flashes next week?” “Can I ever have a baby?” These questions may arise in […]
What You Need to Know about AMH Testing and Ovarian Reserve
AMH testing helps us predict how a woman will respond during an IVF cycle. Patients who are deferring their childbearing now have the AMH test to assess their ovarian reserve. IVF success declines with chronological age, a fact which is well known. Women who have low response also have low outcomes, despite their chronological age. […]
The Problem with Trying to Get Pregnant After Age 35
The problem with trying to get pregnant after age 35 has to do with your eggs. Currently women often delay childbearing until the mid to late thirties. From the point of view of ideal fertility, childbearing is best in the 20’s. To what extent is this common delay an issue for fertility? The decline after age […]
One and Done
Fertility doctors have a saying called “One and Done.” The term “One and Done” means that a patient can complete her family with only one full IVF cycle because enough eggs were retrieved to allow for some embryos to be frozen for later use or because she had twins the first time and does not […]
Should I Use My Eggs or Donor Eggs?
About ten percent of all the happy babies you see after IVF are from donor eggs. This is usually not public information, as it is a private matter. Parents rarely tell friends and often not relatives. Therefore it is difficult to get a direct perspective from your friends or acquaintances who may have considered the […]
Hate All Those Shots? Mini Stim IVF May Be Right for You
Mini Stim IVF, sometimes called Mild IVF, is a trend in fertility treatments. The same medications are used as traditional IVF, just using lower doses. Fewer eggs are retrieved, but the experience for women undergoing the treatment is usually more benign. Shunned by academia because of evidence that Mini Stim IVF may lead to fewer […]