Additional Fertility Services
Fertility Shouldn't Be One Size Fits All
You are unique, so why shouldn't your fertility treatment be the same?
At Pearl Mini-IVF we recognize that while our patients share a singular goal of building a family, they may approach it in different ways. In addition to mini IVF, we also offer natural IVF, mini ovulation induction, and intrauterine insemination (IUI) for those looking for low or no stim fertility treatment.
For those looking to preserve their fertility and build their family when the time is right, we offer egg freezing services.
Natural in vitro fertilization (natural IVF) is the gentlest form of an IVF cycle. The familiar steps of IVF are all present: egg retrieval, fertilization in the laboratory, and the transfer of a healthy embryo to the uterus. What’s missing is the hormonal drug protocol used to stimulate the ovaries to produce multiple eggs.
Natural IVF relies on close monitoring of the patient’s own natural fertility cycle and retrieving a single mature egg at the right time. For women with some medical conditions and for those who want to avoid the creation of multiple embryos, natural IVF may be the solution.
In Vitro Fertilization, or IVF, is the procedure most commonly associated with fertility treatment. While not every patient is right or ready for IVF, it has been demonstrated to be a highly effective option for many.
IVF is the process of retrieving eggs from a female patient (or donor) along with a semen sample from a male patient (or donor) and combining them in an embryology lab to form an embryo. The embryo is then transferred to the female patient's uterus.
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is often the first assisted fertility treatment that a couple may want to try if they're having trouble conceiving on their own.
This simple procedure requires the male partner (or donor) to produce a sperm sample that your physician will then inject directly into a woman's uterine cavity during peak ovulation.
IUI is used to treat many forms of infertility, but it is especially successful when the cause of infertility is related to male factor infertility (low sperm count, low sperm motility, or ejaculatory issues).
Mini Ovulation Induction
Ovulation induction is the process by which the ovaries are stimulated to produce one or more mature eggs as part of a fertility treatment cycle. This treatment is aimed at helping women who do not ovulate regularly on their own.
There is a growing awareness among fertility physicians of the potential benefits and efficacy of ovulation induction with minimal stimulation.
We are seeing that using ovulation induction with minimal stimulation can produce outcomes at least as good as regular stimulation protocols but without many of the disadvantages.
Fertility Treatment for Single Individuals
Individual women looking to build their family can do so via intrauterine insemination (IUI) or mini IVF. Both IUI and mini IVF can use an anonymous or a known sperm donor depending on your preference. Additionally, Pearl Mini-IVF works with several national embryo donation programs and will help you through the embryo adoption process.
Individual men looking to build their family can proceed similarly to our male couples by identifying or selecting either an egg or embryo donor, as well as a gestational carrier.
Women have always known about the biological clock ticking inside their reproductive system. Unfair as it may feel, the fact is that for women, fertility starts to decline at a surprisingly early age, and after the age of 35, that decline becomes even steeper.
Unfair as it may feel, the fact is that for women, the quantity and quality of her eggs diminish with age. By the age of 35, the quality of a woman's eggs begins to decline at an accelerated rate.
Inevitably this can lead to tensions between the demands of career, relationships, and finances on the one hand, and our biological imperatives on the other. By freezing your eggs while they are still young and healthy, you can empower yourself to plan your future fertility your way.
Fertility Preservation for Cancer Patients
Cancer treatment such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy can impair fertility in both men and women. Unfortunately, in women cancer treatment can significantly damage ovarian function and decrease total motile sperm count in men. This is why it is critical for patients with a cancer diagnosis to schedule an appointment with a fertility specialist prior to undergoing treatment.
Cancer patients will be seen within 24-48 hours after contacting our office.