IVF Traveler note: This is a guest post about something that I thought was interesting - I am not in any way compensated for this post, nor is this an endorsement. I always suggest talking to your...
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Two recent articles caught my attention. They highlight the increasing trend of English speaking patients going to the Czech Republic for medical tourism (including fertility tourism).  They cite...
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UPDATED 2-19-14 The 2012 IVF and donor egg IVF success rates for US clinics were published by SART this week.  What made the national news is that 2012 had the largest number of total IVF cycles...
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I was invited to be a guest on the Creating A Family radio show titled "Practical Considerations When Going Abroad for Treatment". I was interviewed by Dawn Davenport along with Kathryn...
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A new study out of the UK is once again touting the advantages of the endometrial scratching prior to IVF.   This is not a new concept, I wrote about it here and here and the scientists in...
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There have been a few interesting stories in the news of late related to fertility treatments.  Here's my wrap up.    For more frequently updated information - follow me on Facebook:...
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I was recently invited to write an article exploring all of the various options available for frozen embryo donation or embryo adoption.   It was published today on PVED - Parents Via Egg...
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For my clients who want a little extra luxury during their stay for IVF treatment in Brno, Czech Republic, I can highly recommend one of the city's newer hotel properties - the Barcelo Brno Palace. ...
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Just in case you didn't get enough technical details in my last post about PGD, PGS, CCS, and preimplantation genetic testing, I wanted to highlight this very technical and in depth article from...
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ReproGeneis Clinic of Reproductive Medicine in Brno, Czech Republic recently announced the addition of a new English speaking doctor.   Dr. Martin Valachovic joins Dr. Tomas Vrana and the team...
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I found this recent article from the UK that talks about a series of public events held in London addressing the perceptions of donor conceived individuals.  In this case, they were primarily...
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The Embryoscope Time Lapse Video monitoring that I talked about here made the US NBC Evening News!   Here's a link to the NBC News report which provides very interesting video showing how...
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The lastest publishing of the US SART IVF clinic success rates for 2011 has led to some interesting discussions about how to best use the SART or CDC data.  It also identified a few scenarios where...
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As a follow up to my post earlier this week about the 2011 donor egg cycle statistics, I wanted to also report on some interesting notes in the non-donor (or own egg) IVF Statistics. It is a bit...
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Wow, the medical community loves its acronyms.  PGD, PGS, FISH, CCS - I often get asked to explain the differences and options for genetic testing of embryos prior to transfer.  So, in sort-of...
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The 2011 IVF and donor egg IVF success rates were published by SART, and we see some interesting changes in the top clinic statistics. The United States national average live birth rates for a...
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Now that the ASRM has lifted the "Experimental" label on egg freezing (also known as oocyte preservation, fertility preservation, or egg banking), more attention is being focused on options...
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I am honored and excited to have been selected to join the Advisory Board of the nonprofit Parents Via Egg Donation as their IVF Abroad Advisor.  It is truly a distinguished group of colleagues on...
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I am often asked about the differences of using frozen donor eggs (unfertilized donor eggs from an egg bank) vs. doing a fresh donor egg cycle.   Here are a few things to consider: The benefits...
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I am honored and so very grateful to the families who have allowed me the opportunity and privilege of assisting them in their family building journeys in 2012.  The new baby pictures from my...
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