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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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
August 1st, 2014 | MLF Newsletter – Summer 2014
August 1st, 2014 | MLF Discount Programs – 2014
July 23rd, 2014 | Free PGD for Genetic Disease Diagnosis after Carrier Screening
Carrier Screening is when a couple is tested to see if one or both is a carrier for a genetic disease. Testing involves taking a blood sample and sending it to a genetic testing laboratory called Good Start Genetics. If the report from Good Start Genetics indicates that both partners are carriers for the same genetic disease, patients may be eligible to receive free pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) of their embryos after IVF for the single gene disease. For more information about carrier screening visit https://www.goodstartgenetics.com/carrier-screening/ For more information about free PGD, contact Tiffany at PGD@mainlinefertility.com
July 7th, 2014 | Main Line Fertility sponsors WXPN XPonential Music Festival 2014
MLF supports XPN and the 2014 XPonential Music Festival July 26th, 27th and 28th. The three day music extravaganza on the Camden Waterfront is where the WXPN community gathers every year to enjoy an unrivaled mix of heritage and emerging artists. MLF had a booth on the grass tier, and the team from MLF was available to answer questions about our fertility services, including egg freezing to preserve fertility potential and our donor egg program.