Many fertility treatments use medications that are designed to stimulate a woman’s reproductive system. The stimulation is often medically needed in order to aid a woman in ovulation. Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, commonly referred to as OHSS, can occur when a woman’s body becomes overstimulated, resulting is discomfort and pain.
Among the areas of focus that we have at New Hope Fertility Center is Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome or PCOS. Often colleagues and patients alike want to know: how does NHFC manage individuals with PCOS during their IVF process? Let’s look at a case to see how New Hope Managed to successfully treat a difficult and common situation.
Tessa, a patient with a very low ovarian reserve, came to New Hope Fertility Center on the 10th day of her menstrual cycle wanting to have her ovulation induced. However, she was unable to stay in New York City for a long period of time. Thank goodness cutting edge Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) – through Natural Cycle IVF – has made it possible to induce a woman’s ovulation during the early stages of her menstrual cycle.
In-Vitro Maturization (IVM) is a technique that allows an egg that was not fully developed at the time of egg retrieval, to continue to mature in the lab. An immature egg takes more time to fertilize, therefore a woman’s ovulation time is around 14 days to insure that the egg will be at the proper stage for insemination. A culture medium is used to mature the egg, which contains important amino acids. Occasionally the amino acids can be supplemented with follicular fluid from the donor eggs to enhance egg maturation in the lab.