Failing IVF is not the end of your journey to having a baby. There are many IVF success stories. At New Hope Fertility NYC, our fertility specialists focus their skills on designing a fertility treatment protocol producing one high quality egg for every patient. One good egg fertilized by healthy sperm has the best chance of successfully achieving a pregnancy through IVF. Why is this important? Large quantities of eggs are no longer pivotal in the practice of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Bottom line: You can now opt for the One Good Egg Policy at New Hope Fertility NYC.
The Doctor’s One Good Egg Policy
When multiple eggs are produced, many are not suitable for fertilization in vitro. A heavy regimen of ovarian hyperstimulation hormone medications are very hard on a woman – physically and financially. It’s an evidence-based policy. One healthy, quality egg is capable of achieving IVF pregnancy success for those difficult patients who have been turned away by other fertility clinics.
Taking on very difficult patients and helping them overcome their infertility encompasses the overall goal of our One Good Egg policy. Here, we are committed to treating all patients suffering from infertility – regardless of their diagnosed difficulty. Know this: To get pregnant successfully through IVF at New Hope Fertility NYC, only one good egg and one healthy sperm is needed.
At the age of 43, I came in a bit late to the baby making process. I, as with many New York women, was a workaholic for 20 years, and the timing never seemed right to begin having a family. I began the IVF process at a larger NY institution and did two rounds of IVF trying with my own eggs. I had no problem producing eggs, but the quality was never good. On the verge of trying a 3rd round of IVF at the same institution, the protocol was going to be the same, so my gut told me not to continue there. A friend at the wonderful RESOLVE Support Group suggested I try New Hope because of the Mini-IVF™ (customized minimal stimulation IVF protocol) process they do. The idea of obtaining fewer eggs but with better quality was what I needed. On the 2nd Mini-IVF™ cycle we did at NHFC, we also bought 6 donor eggs and fertilized my eggs and donor eggs all at the same time (with my husband’s sperm). Only 1 of my eggs made it to blastocyst and 4 of the donor eggs did as well. We got all 5 PGD tested (thankfully), and came to find out my egg quality was still not good. 2 of the 4 donor embryos were good and 2 were not. So we transferred a 7 day blastocyst which didn’t work, and then transferred the remaining 5 day blast which did work. I’m a very practical person, and I had my bout of sadness that I would never use my DNA to make a baby, but at the end of the day you realize you just want a healthy baby and this was my way of obtaining one. As of January 2014 we have a beautiful healthy baby boy, and I look forward to doing another donor transfer in the near future at New Hope Fertility Center. For women over 40, I highly recommend New Hope Fertility Center for the kind of individualized care that they can provide. – MH, age 43
It is important to work with a fertility care team having the experience required to design a customized Mini-IVF™ treatment plan meeting your personal needs. To schedule your initial consultation with one of the world renowned fertility specialists at New Hope Fertility NYC, click the icon below – or – call 917.525.5496.