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.
November 16th, 2015 | Dr. Glassner on NBC10 Philadelphia
Breakthrough Uterus Procedure
There’s new hope for some women who can’t get pregnant. NBC10 has the details on a breakthrough uterus transplant procedure. “It’s remarkable,” says Dr. Michael Glassner of Main Line Fertility at Bryn Mawr Hospital. “It offers a new solution that wasn’t present yesterday.” Click below to see video.
October 6th, 2015 | Main Line Fertility and IVF World Congress in Denmark
MLFC’s IVF Lab/Scientific Director – Sharon Anderson, PhD, HCLD – and George Washington University medical student – Jenna Lipson attended the 18th Annual World Congress on In Vitro Fertilization in Copenhagen, Denmark last week. The pair presented three abstracts summarizing some of the research they conducted at Main Line Fertility. “Participating in international medical conferences helps Main Line Fertility remain on the cutting-edge of assisted reproductive technologies so we are best equipped to help our patients achieve their goal of pregnancy”, says Dr. Anderson. This conference encompassed all aspects of contemporary assisted reproductive technologies.
May 4th, 2015 | Main Line Fertility offering Eeva Test
Introducing the EevaTM Test
The first and only FDA-cleared test to aid in embryo selection
The EevaTM Test was designed to provide your IVF team with reliable, objective information to select embryos with greater confidence as they strive to do everything possible to improve your odds of a successful pregnancy.
Different from genetic screening based on embryo biopsy, the Eeva Test uses non-invasive time-lapse imaging to consistently and objectively assess early embryo development milestones from Day 1 through Day 3 and analyzes this information to predict each embryo’s potential for further development. This takes place within the safe and controlled environment of the incubator without disturbing the embryos.
Results of the Eeva Test have been shown in clinical studies to increase the ability of embryologists to accurately identify embryos with the highest developmental potential.
April 13th, 2015 | “Meet & Greet” Party Oct 1 to Learn about Egg Freezing
EggviceForWomen will be hosting a Meet and Greet party on Thursday Oct 1 at 6pm at the Great American Pub in Conshohocken. Nurses will available to answer questions about egg freezing to preserve fertility potential. Please RSVP by calling 484-380-4892. For more information about EggviceForWomen, visit www.eggviceforwomen.org.