November 17th, 2016 | Dr. Michael Glassner discusses infertility issues with 96.5 AMP Radio personality – Bex.
May 10th, 2016 | Dr. Ben Gocial joins MLF
Dr. Gocial earned his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine and completed his residency and fellowship training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is board certified in OB/GYN and sub-specialty board-certified in REI. Dr. Gocial has been a pillar of infertility treatment in the Philadelphia area for over 25 years. Dr. Gocial will be seeing patients in Paoli and in our new Center City office at 932 Pine Street, Philadelphia.
May 9th, 2016 | MLF Study Coordinator Interviewed by Bex from 96.5 AMP Radio
Eileen Davies from Main Line Fertility was interviewed by radio host Bex from 96.5 AMP Radio. Eileen explains how clinical research trials can be an affordable option for patients. Watch Video here…
AMP 96.5 Radio – How can clinical research trials be an affordable option for IVF patients? Listen here:
May 9th, 2016 | Fertility Nurse Bridget Interviewed by Bex on AMP Radio 96.5
Bridget Brennan, RN – a fertility nurse from Main Line Fertility was interviewed by radio host Bex on AMP Radio 96.5 show. Bridget explains the process of freezing eggs to preserve fertility potential. See Video to learn more…
96.5 AMP Radio – How can freezing your eggs preserve fertility potential? Listen Here
March 25th, 2016 | Local Fertility Doctor Helps Teen with Rare Disease
A teenager has a rare disease that even the experts don’t quite know what to make of. She has fast growing tumors on her brain. After our story aired a local fertility doctor reached out to help. She’s facing a round of chemo that may destroy her chances of ever having a child. Her next health struggle is trying to save her fertility. She’s hoping to harvest her eggs and freeze them to preserve her fertility potential…
March 15th, 2016 | MLF now offers Mini Stim IVF and Natural Cycle IVF
Sometimes, “Less is More..”
Minimal stimulation IVF and Natural cycle IVF
Minimal stimulation IVF is when smaller amounts of stimulation medications are used to recruit a smaller number of eggs in an IVF cycle. Natural cycle IVF is when no medications are used, in essence rivaling a “natural cycle”, where a single mature follicle is recruited and retrieved for fertilization. Obviously, using less drugs or no drugs will significantly reduce medication costs.
In certain circumstances, minimal stimulation IVF, or natural cycle IVF, may be a better choice for you. In fact, studies have shown that when less drugs are used, while fewer eggs are retrieved, pregnancy rates are not sacrificed. Mini stim or natural cycle IVF may be appropriate for you if any of the following apply to you:
- You have a history of hormone dependent malignancy
- You have a history of deep venous thromboembolism or pulmonary embolism, or are otherwise at high risk for one. (certain underlying clotting disorders)
- You have a history of significant ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome with previous cycles of gonadotropins
- You have poor ovarian reserve or advanced age, or a history of few eggs retrieved (<5) in a previous cycle, despite high amounts of drugs being used.
Clomid, an oral drug, can also sometimes be used in combination with lower amounts of injectible stimulation drugs. This may help recruitment of early follicles, especially among poor responding patients.
Ask your doctor if these money saving options make sense for you.