New advancements in the fields of embryology and genetics testing have significantly improved In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) pregnancy success rates. The latest technological innovation, Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) enhances how embryologists analyze and select quality embryos for transfer. The embryologists at New Hope Fertility Center give steadfast attention nurturing embryos as they develop in vitro.
Quality embryos identified in vitro through NGS have the highest chance of implantation. Using NGS in conjunction with IVF, high quality embryos are transferred to the patient’s uterus for the best chance of a healthy, successful pregnancy.
Through NGS technology, you can identify the gender of your embryos in conjunction with your IVF procedure. Gender identification and selection is a natural byproduct of NGS technology.
NGS identifies the most suitable and healthiest embryo to transfer by detecting chromosomal deficiencies – aneuploidy – an extra or missing chromosome. NGS is set to replace Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS). NGS allows embryologists to view the genetic makeup of an embryo at levels far exceeding PGS technology.
Go Further With Food – is the theme spearheading 2018’s National Nutrition Month in March. Discover resources from eatright.org. Dr. John Zhang encourages healthy nutrition year-round, especially for his patients who are preparing for pregnancy. Establishing nutritious eating habits prior to getting pregnant will help you achieve and maintain a successful pregnancy. And, the birth of a healthy baby!
Your level of fertility is greatly increased with healthy diet and body mass index (BMI). Don’t wait until you are pregnant to get serious about a healthy lifestyle. Healthy lifestyle choices will greatly boost your fertility.
A healthy diet and lifestyle before pregnancy will solidify your habits during pregnancy. It is very important to take advantage of the natural resources and tools available to help enhance the fertility treatment and pregnancy experience.
The DASH Diet also earned the Best Diet for Healthy Eating category in the comparison study conducted by US News and World Report. The DASH Diet was developed with the goal of lowering blood pressure. More good news: A 12 week study of women on the DASH Diet by Kashan University of Medical Sciences resulted decreased anti-Mullerian hormone. The women studied were suffering from PCOS and high BMI – obesity. The findings of the study show that the DASH Diet improves metabolic profile, BMI in PCOS.Read more: National Nutrition Month March 2018
You can preserve your future fertility through ovarian tissue freezing. A woman only releases one egg per month during her natural cycle. It only takes one good quality egg to have a healthy baby. There are many females who should consider ovarian tissue freezing if they want to preserve their fertility and have a family in the future.
There are many females who should consider ovarian tissue freezing.
Ovarian tissue freezing is accomplished through an outpatient surgical procedure by removing a thin piece of the outer membrane of one of the woman’s ovary – the preserved ovary. The outer membrane of an ovary is where a woman’s eggs are located. This ovarian tissue is cryopreserved for later transplant to the woman’s other ovary – the non-preserved ovary.
According to a 2015 study published in the journal of Human Reproduction, 10 out of 32 women facing chemotherapy were able to conceive naturally after undergoing ovarian tissue freezing before cancer treatment.
The National Institutes of Health reported that [h]uman ovarian tissue transplantation has resulted in the birth of over 70 children worldwide. Look: Preserving female fertility through ovarian tissue freezing is trending today because it is a proven safe and successful procedure.
New Hope Fertility Center provides all-encompassing cryopreservation techniques for protecting the fertility of both women and men.
The flash-freezing technique of vitrification makes it possible to prepare fresh embryos rapidly for cryopreservation. Using the vitrification method, embryos freeze quickly and damaging ice crystals do not form between cells. New Hope Fertility Center is a leader in embryo freezing. Dr. John Zhang was one of the first doctors in the United States to implement the vitrification method of embryo freezing.
Freezing excess, quality embryos after a fresh IVF cycle will increase a couple’s chances of conceiving in the future. Through embryo cryopreservation technology, couples can avoid the financial and physical strain of undergoing multiple fresh IVF cycles. Pregnancy success rate for a Frozen Embryo Transfers (FET) is higher than a fresh transfer because a woman has the opportunity to wait until her uterine lining returns to an ideal state for embryo implantation.
Through Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET), couples can try again – sooner than later – if their fresh IVF cycle fails. If the fresh IVF cycle is successful, the couple can undergo a FET at a time when they decide to have more children in the future.
World class laboratory technology offered at New Hope Fertility Center has increased pregnancy success rates. Only high quality embryos are cryopreserve to be later transferred in future FET procedures. This success has made FETs an increasingly popular option to consider before considering a subsequent fresh IVF cycle. With FET, couples can increase their chance of pregnancy per fresh egg retrieval and ultimately save money by avoiding the expense of another fresh IVF cycle.Read more: Discover the Frozen Embryo Transfer – FET – Facts
You can postpone motherhood past your prime childbearing years through the medical marvel of egg freezing – oocyte cryopreservation – Cutting Edge IVF Technology. Pregnancy success rates using a woman’s egg that has been cryopreserved are comparable to success rates using a fresh egg. Egg freezing is a phenomenal technology available for today’s women to preserve their fertility for tomorrow. Today’s women want to ensure they have the ability to be biologically connected to their children in the future.
The natural aging process has a dramatic effect on the quality of a woman’s eggs. A woman in her prime reproductive years (early 20s and early 30s) has the option of freezing her eggs to preserve her future fertility into her advanced reproductive years (mid-30s and early 40s + beyond):
Egg freezing is accomplished through a fresh IVF cycle, stopping short of egg fertilization in vitro.
Recent studies prove that large amounts of fertility medications do not increase your chances of getting pregnant through IVF treatment. Look: My revolutionary Mini-IVF™ is a cutting-edge treatment for women suffering from infertility due to endometriosis. Endometriosis Awareness Month in March is a movement to increase knowledge about a disease that is a leading cause of female infertility.
Here’s the deal: Endometriosis affects one out of ten women.
New Hope Fertility Center is an avid promoter of Endometriosis Awareness with the specific goals of:
If you are suffering from infertility due to a history of endometriosis, our Mini-IVF™ can increase your chances of pregnancy without the need for large dosages of costly fertility medications used to produce an excessive number of eggs. Here’s the deal: The goal with a Mini-IVF™ protocol is to produce between 3 and 5 quality eggs per fresh cycle. The best part: Pregnancy success rates for Mini-IVF™ are comparable to Conventional IVF.Read more: How the Mini-IVF™ Helps Women Suffering From Endometriosis
Since being introduced in the 1970s, Conventional IVF treatment has relied heavily upon high dosages of fertility medication – as many as 60 injections per cycle. Look: New Hope Fertility Center is the first program in the world to offer Needle-Free IVF. Why does this matter? It is now possible for women to undergo IVF without the need for injections or blood draws.
We have achieved another first by introducing Needle-Free IVF. This revolutionary holistic IVF protocol eliminates the fear, pain, and anxiety many patients experience with injections and blood draws – while at the same time, lowering the cost of fertility medications.
We are proud to offer our patients this new, simple and convenient Needle-Free IVF treatment protocol. The best part? Our Needle-Free IVF protocol stimulates a woman’s ovaries into producing multiple egg follicles through the use of oral fertility medications. That’s not all. Hormone levels are measured through urine and saliva tests during a Needle-Free IVF cycle.
Through Needle-Free IVF, patients are able to administer hormone stimulation in a less-invasive manner.
How is Needle-Free IVF patient-friendly?
According to a 2018 Pew Research Center Study, a majority of single women in their 40s are giving birth to at least one child by the time they reach 44. Look: Given the social and cultural shifts being experienced in America today, more women will be postponing childbearing into their 40s. Today, 55 percent of single women in their 40s have a child. Two decades ago, only 31 percent of women in their 40s gave birth. Why is this important? Because more women are having children later in life, they will face fertility challenges when trying to get pregnant and should consider IVF.
Because women are increasingly delaying motherhood into their late 30s and early 40s, they are typically placed on the fast-track to Mini-IVF™ Treatment. IVF is the First-Time, Go-To plan for achieving a successful pregnancy for women between the ages of 38 and 42.
Most women are waiting to plan their family later in life because they are more secure in their career and finances than their 20-something counterparts. Time is of the essence. Moving quickly past traditional first-line treatment options – such as Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) – and going straight to IVF has been proven to increase an older woman’s chances of conceiving faster.
In the case of older couples – between 38 and 42 – with unexplained infertility, a recent study favored going straight to IVF treatment.
Researchers have found that older women were more than twice as likely to become pregnant through IVF within the first two cycles of treatment.Read more: Why More Women Over 40 Are Having Babies
Endometriosis affects one out of ten women. Endometriosis is one of the top three causes of female infertility.
Infertility is a classic and devastating symptom of endometriosis.
Dr. John Zhang – founder and medical director of New Hope Fertility Center – is an avid promoter of Endometriosis Awareness with the specific goals of:
Endometriosis affects a woman’s reproductive and surrounding organs when uterine lining tissue (endometrium) grows outside of the uterus and into other areas of her body.
This errant tissue is generated by hormones creating endometrial cells. The disease causes adhesions (scar tissue), lesions, and blood-filled cysts. Endometrial cells appearing in abnormal locations cause endometriosis. When these errant endometrial cells grow and then sluff off, there is no escape outlet from the body, and internal bleeding leads to:
The U.S. is in the midst of a prominent decline in child birth rates. Look: Ten years ago, the typical American woman had about 2.1 children. Today, she has about 1.77 – a decline in fertility being felt across the country. Bottom Line: Infertility is a challenge facing American women that needs more attention and awareness from society as well as the government. While infertility is rampant in the U.S., there’s still no government support to fund costly fertility treatments – such as IVF – opines Dr. John Zhang in a recent Fortune Magazine article addressing the crisis.
Ninety percent of couples who need IVF give up because it is costly and they don’t have an insurance company who covers the treatment, says Dr. Zhang. IVF treatments cost an average of $12,000 with the added expense of fertility medications ranging between $3,000 and $5,000.
According to Dr. Zhang, the U.S. Government still considers IVF to be an experimental procedure, even though millions of babies have been born using this phenomenal Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). All research and clinical trials have been privately funded since the first IVF baby was born in the U.S. in 1981.
Dr. Zhang promotes awareness of female fertility preservation beyond just a funding perspective. The Doctor envisions a future where all American women take proactive steps to preserve their fertility. Ladies ages 25 to 35 should freeze their eggs if they don’t have plans to have a family in the next five to ten years, opines Dr. Zhang.
Over one million babies have been born using Cutting-Edge ART fertility treatments in the U.S. As of 2015, approximately 68,000 babies were born using IVF or other ART fertility treatments – an overall success rate of 32 percent.
At New Hope Fertility Center, we provide all-encompassing cryopreservation techniques for protecting the fertility of both women and men.