Monthly Archives: December 2010

Absolutely Amazing

I think it is absolutely amazing.  I just saw a couple who are now going to have a baby, but the wife did not ovulate and the husband did not produce any sperm.  We harvested eggs from the woman using … Continue reading

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Patient with an elevated FSH level get pregnant

We just had another patient with an elevated FSH level get pregnant.  This patient’s level was not as high as some (only 11.8) who have gotten pregnant with us, but she was successful in her first cycle with us.   It … Continue reading

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Mary got pregnant in the last cycle

Mary got pregnant in the last cycle.  I thought she had a variant form of PCO and she had had a poor response to ovulation induction elsewhere.  Her ovaries started out slowly and when they finally responded they over-responded.  I … Continue reading

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Believe Fertility Foundation

She said that she was going to do it and it looks like it will happen.  A prior patient of mine is setting up a foundation (Believe Fertility Foundation) to help patients who need advanced fertility treatments, but can’t afford … Continue reading

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Age, Age, Age

Age!  Age!  Age!   We can’t turn back the clock, but I think we are developing more “tricks” to help us be more successful.  Currently, my favorite “trick” is to use androgens or male hormones in “older” women.  This is kind … Continue reading

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The amazing egg

The amazing egg!  In all the cells of our body, energy is produced by structures within the cells called mitochondria.  The more energy that a cell requires, the more mitochondria it has.  Cardiac cells contain about 2,000 mitochondria.  A mature … Continue reading

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Viable Pregnancies with Mini-Stim

Three of the first five women who had embryos transferred with Mini-Stim IVF have viable pregnancies.  They were 32, 35 and 39 years old.  For each of these women, we transferred a single embryo.  Although this doesn’t prove it, it … Continue reading

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