Infertility, or the inability to achieve pregnancy after one year of trying (or six months, if the woman is over 35 years old), is an increasingly common—and increasingly frustrating—problem for couples. Sharon Anderson, Ph.D., lab/scientific director for Main Line Fertility Center in Bryn Mawr, estimates that the condition affects one out of eight couples in the United States. Read More
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January 2nd, 2015 | MLF Newsletter – Winter 2015
What’s new at Main Line Fertility? Check out our latest Winter 2015 Newsletter! It features more affordable options for patients. The newsletter outlines two new PGS studies to help IVF patients achieve healthy pregnancy. Inside, there is an article about “How to Optimize Insurance Fertility Benefits.”
You are invited! – On February 19th at 6:00 pm, Main Line Fertility is hosting “Wine and Freeze Party” at the Great American Pub in Wayne. MLF nurses will be explaining the process of egg freezing to preserve fertility potential. Finally, an article about “What’s New in Infertility Treatment” covers egg freezing, preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) of embryos, and time-lapse videography of embryo development in the lab to select healthiest embryos for transfer.
January 1st, 2015 | “Wine and Freeze” Party to Learn about Egg Freezing
EggviceForWomen will be hosting a Wine and Freeze cocktail party on February 19th at 6pm in Wayne. Nurses will available to answer questions about egg freezing to preserve fertility potential. Please RSVP by February 10, 2015 by calling 484-380-4892. For more information about EggviceForWomen, visit www.eggviceforwomen.org.
October 14th, 2014 | Birth Signs – Local Advances in Fertility – Suburban Life Magazine
Birth Signs -Local advances in fertility increase couples’ odds of starting, or building upon, a family
by Jennifer Updike
August 2nd, 2014 | What’s New in Infertility Treatment?
New technologies to help couples achieve pregnancy continue to evolve. We look at three.
You may be surprised to learn that infertility affects one out of eight couples in the United States. This means one in eight couples has been unable to achieve pregnancy after one year of trying or after six months if the woman is over 35. Perhaps less surprising is that a woman’s fertility peaks in her 20s and decreases as she ages. Since many women delay starting a family until their mid-30s—deciding to pursue a career, continue education, find the right partner—it’s not only more difficult to achieve pregnancy then, but the chance of miscarriage also increases. This higher miscarriage rate is because older women have fewer eggs and a greater percentage of those eggs become chromosomally abnormal as a woman ages. The good news is that new technologies to help couples achieve pregnancy continue to evolve. Here’s a brief overview of three new assisted reproductive technologies—egg freezing to preserve fertility potential, pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS) of embryos, and time-lapse videography of embryo development after in vitro fertilization (IVF). continued