A woman in her prime reproductive years – 20s – has as 26 percent chance of getting pregnant with the one natural egg her body produces each month. Don’t despair if you are in your 30s or early 40s. Your quality eggs can still make a healthy baby. A woman is born with between 1 and 2 million eggs – however – she only releases 300 to 400 eggs through each natural ovulation cycle during her lifetime. Typically, a woman only releases one egg per month during her natural cycle. New Hope Fertility Center’s policy: It only takes one good quality egg to have a healthy baby.
A Synopsis of the Decline in Fertility Levels for Women
- Most women reach their peak fertility years between the ages of 23 and 31
- After age 31, a woman’s quality of eggs begins to decline
- 30 years = 20 percent chance of conceiving
- 31 years = fertility levels drop by three percent every year
- 35 years = fertility levels significantly declines
- 40 years = five percent chance of conceiving
Conventional IVF Synopsis
The Conventional IVF cycle consists of:
- Nine days of fertility drug injections for women 38 and younger
- High dosages of fertility medication
- Production of a large quantity of eggs – 15 to 20 per fresh IVF cycle
- Reduction of the quality of eggs produced per cycle – three to five quality eggs
- A four percent chance of pregnancy success
Conventional IVF treatment relies on daily injections of fertility drugs to simulate the ovaries to produce the maximum number of eggs possible per fresh cycle. All egg follicles are targeted for stimulation – regardless of quality – meaning many are not viable for fertilization. Although 15 to 20 eggs may be produce, only three to five quality eggs are fertilized in vitro and eligible for transfer to patient’s uterus in hope of a viable pregnancy. Bottom Line: Opt for our One Good Egg Policy.
One Good Egg Policy
Our fertility specialists focus IVF treatment plans on producing high quality eggs – One Good Egg Policy – not a large quantity of eggs. When multiple eggs are produced, many are not suitable for fertilization in vitro and treatment is very hard on patients – physically and financially. Why is this important? Healthy, quality eggs achieve high IVF success rates for even those difficult patients who have been turned away from treatment at other fertility clinics. Bottom Line: For older women to get pregnant successfully through IVF, only one good egg and one healthy sperm is needed.
Candidates for One Good Egg IVF Policy
We welcome women diagnosed as difficult or hopelessly infertile by other fertility clinics. Because of our One Good Egg Policy, our fertility specialists happily accept candidates for IVF that other fertility clinics decline to treat.
- Women who have high FSH levels
- Women who are unable to produce 10 to 15 eggs during a single IVF cycle
- Women who do not tolerate fertility medications well
- Women who are at an advanced maternal age for fertility treatment
Treatment for these women is focused on a more holistic approach through a minimal stimulation protocol which substantially reduces the amount of fertility medication used during an IVF cycle. Introducing: The Revolutionary Mini-IVF™.
Women 38 or Younger
For women 38 or younger, our specialists prescribe a minimal amount of fertility medication to produce between six to eight quality eggs per fresh IVF cycle. Our revolutionary holistic alternative approach to Conventional IVF is focused on a gentle stimulation protocol known as Mini-IVF™. This trademarked minimal stimulation IVF has been endorsed by Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART)
Benefits of Mini-IVF™
The many benefits of the Mini-IVF™ protocol include:
- Less discomfort from the side effects associated with high dosages of fertility medication – including injection site pain
- Production of high quality eggs that are well-suited for fertilization with sperm in vitro
- Decreased likelihood of the patient developing complications like Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS)
- IVF treatment uniquely tailored to the specific medical and personal needs of the patient
- Gentler and more holistic treatment option for those wanting to limit the amount of fertility medications used during IVF treatment
- Reduced financial burden on patients because of decreased amount of fertility medications required during IVF treatment
Women 39 and Older
National studies show that IVF success rates are not increased for older women who produce more than three eggs per single cycle. Producing large quantities of eggs can cause older women to gain weight. When a large quantity of eggs are produce, a longer physical recuperation time between cycles is required when IVF is unsuccessful.
Treatment Options Available to Increase Your Chances of Pregnancy
It is important to work with a fertility care team having the experience to accurately diagnose the underlying cause of your infertility and design a customized treatment plan meeting your specific medical and personal needs.
- Timed Intercourse with medical assistance
- Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
- Conventional IVF
- Natural IVF
To schedule your initial consultation with one of the fertility specialists at New Hope Fertility Center, click the icon below – or – call 917.525.5496.