Infertility 101 With Fertility Partnership

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If you\'re struggling to have a baby, Fertility Partnership outlines the causes behind infertility and the many possible treatments available to help you have the baby of your dreams.

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Infertility 101 With Fertility Partnership

  1. 1. Want To Have A Baby?<br />The Time Is Ripe!<br />Fertility Partnership<br />
  2. 2. What Do You Need To Have A Baby?<br /><ul><li>Healthy egg
  3. 3. Healthy sperm
  4. 4. Egg & sperm meeting AND landing safely</li></li></ul><li>What Gets In The Way?<br /><ul><li>Women’s fertility issues
  5. 5. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  6. 6. Ovarian failure/low ovarian reserve
  7. 7. Hormonal problems
  8. 8. Blocked fallopian tubes
  9. 9. Genetic defects</li></li></ul><li>What Gets In The Way?<br /><ul><li>Women’s fertility issues
  10. 10. Infertility due to cancer/chemotherapy/radiation
  11. 11. Uterine defects & fibroids
  12. 12. Hyperprolactinemia
  13. 13. Unexplained infertility
  14. 14. Recurrent miscarriage</li></li></ul><li>What Gets In The Way?<br /><ul><li>Men’s fertility issues
  15. 15. Low sperm count/abnormal sperm motility/morphology
  16. 16. Testosterone deficiency
  17. 17. Retrograde ejaculation
  18. 18. Genetic defects
  19. 19. Infertility due to cancer/chemotherapy/radiation
  20. 20. Obstruction of ejaculatory ducts
  21. 21. Anti-sperm antibodies</li></li></ul><li>Help Is Out There!<br />
  22. 22. What Kind Of Help?<br /><ul><li>Thorough evaluation
  23. 23. Health history
  24. 24. Semen analysis
  25. 25. Ovarian reserve tests
  26. 26. Check uterus & tubes</li></li></ul><li>Now What?<br /><ul><li>Many steps before IVF
  27. 27. Diagnostic procedures/surgery
  28. 28. Laparoscopy
  29. 29. Hysterosalpingogram
  30. 30. Hysteroscopy
  31. 31. Uterine fibroid removal
  32. 32. Destruction of endometriosis
  33. 33. Semen analysis</li></li></ul><li>Now What?<br /><ul><li>Many steps before IVF
  34. 34. Fertility treatments
  35. 35. Timed intercourse
  36. 36. Ovulation induction
  37. 37. Intrauterine insemination (IUI)</li></li></ul><li>What Is In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)?<br /><ul><li>IVF - an infertility treatment procedure in which one or more eggs, each removed from a ripe follicle, is fertilized by sperm outside the human body before being placed in a woman's uterus to implant and result in pregnancy.</li></li></ul><li>What Else Can Be Involved With IVF?<br /><ul><li>TESE – Testicular Sperm Extraction
  38. 38. *ICSI – Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection
  39. 39. *AZH – Assisted Zonal Hatching
  40. 40. PGD – Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
  41. 41. Cryopreservation of eggs, sperm & oocytes</li></ul>*Included in the cost of IVF at Fertility Partnership<br />
  42. 42. What’s The Cost?<br /><ul><li>Average U.S. fertility clinic can run $15,000+ per IVF cycle
  43. 43. Not at Fertility Partnership
  44. 44. At least 30% less than other clinics
  45. 45. How?
  46. 46. Use the latest technologies to pass savings on to patients
  47. 47. Why?
  48. 48. It’s our passion</li></li></ul><li>Our Passion<br />
  49. 49. Chances Of Success<br /><ul><li>Much depends on woman’s age
  50. 50. 90% of eggs gone by age 30
  51. 51. In any given month, chances of getting pregnant at age 30 is 20%
  52. 52. At age 40, chances go down to 5%
  53. 53. Don’t wait to get help!
  54. 54. Under age 30, seek help after one year of trying
  55. 55. After age 30 seek help after six months</li></li></ul><li>Alternatives/Additional Assistance<br /><ul><li>Egg donation
  56. 56. Sperm donation
  57. 57. Embryo adoption
  58. 58. Gestational carrier (surrogacy)
  59. 59. Adoption</li></li></ul><li>Mind-Body Connection Is Real<br /><ul><li>Find a doctor who gets it!
  60. 60. Consider alternative treatments to supplement medical care
  61. 61. Anything that will help put you in a positive frame of mind
  62. 62. Acupuncture
  63. 63. Acupressure
  64. 64. Massage therapy
  65. 65. Chiropractic care</li></li></ul><li>Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For Support!<br /><ul><li>Infertility support groups
  66. 66. Infertility & Adoption Support – www.infertilityandadoption.org
  67. 67. Counselors specializing in infertility
  68. 68. Online support groups
  69. 69. www.DailyStrength.org
  70. 70. www.SupportGroups.com
  71. 71. Facebook & Twitter groups</li></li></ul><li>Our Promise<br />Fertility Partnership is dedicated to helping begin families by using the latest technology to offer top quality, compassionate fertility care at a significantly lower cost.<br />
  72. 72. Our Goal<br />That everyone, regardless of ethnicity, <br />culture, sexuality or economic status be <br />welcomed, embraced and encouraged by Fertility Partnership in their quest <br />to have a baby.<br />
  73. 73. Our Clinic<br />
  74. 74. Our Clinic<br />
  75. 75. Our Services<br /><ul><li>Semen analysis
  76. 76. Diagnostic laparoscopy
  77. 77. Hysterosalpingogram
  78. 78. Hysteroscopy
  79. 79. Removal of uterine fibroids
  80. 80. Destruction of endometriosis
  81. 81. Ovulation induction</li></li></ul><li>Our Services<br /><ul><li>Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
  82. 82. In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
  83. 83. Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) and Assisted Zonal Hatching (AZH) are included in the cost of IVF
  84. 84. Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)
  85. 85. Testicular Sperm Extraction (TESE)</li></li></ul><li>Our Staff<br />
  86. 86. Dr. D. Elan SimckesMedical Director<br /><ul><li>More than 20 years of experience helping families grow
  87. 87. Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School graduate
  88. 88. Assisted during some of Israel’s first in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures
  89. 89. Ten years with Infertility Center of St. Louis & Sher Institute of Reproductive Medicine
  90. 90. Provided OB/GYN and infertility care for more than 5,000 women
  91. 91. Certified by American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology</li></li></ul><li>Andria SimckesExecutive Director<br /><ul><li>Provides strategic guidance & leadership for all aspects of the practice
  92. 92. Washington University in St. Louis School of Law graduate
  93. 93. Extensive legal, management & economic development expertise
  94. 94. Former executive director of Greater St. Louis Regional Empowerment Zone
  95. 95. 2008 Democratic candidate for Missouri State Treasurer</li></li></ul><li>Lisa Ray<br />Laboratory Director<br /><ul><li>More than 25 years experience at nation’s top fertility programs
  96. 96. Center for Human Reproduction
  97. 97. New Hope Center for Reproductive Medicine
  98. 98. Alabama Fertility Specialists
  99. 99. Manages Fertility Partnership’s quality control program, trains medical staff on latest techniques & serves as liaison with regulatory agencies
  100. 100. Graduate degree in reproductive physiology from Southern Illinois University Carbondale</li></li></ul><li>Aaron BuckEmbryologist<br /><ul><li>Formerly with New Hope Center for Reproductive Medicine
  101. 101. No. 8 clinic in the U.S. for successful IVF pregnancies
  102. 102. Six years of experience
  103. 103. Performs some of the most technically challenging & delicate procedures at Fertility Partnership
  104. 104. Sperm preparation
  105. 105. ICSI
  106. 106. Embryo grading
  107. 107. Embryo transfers
  108. 108. Embryo cryopreservation</li></li></ul><li>Tami NolenOffice Administrator<br /><ul><li>Manages day-to-day workings of Fertility Partnership
  109. 109. More than ten years experience managing economic development and public service offices
  110. 110. Former office manager for Greater St. Louis Regional Empowerment Zone
  111. 111. Former assistant to administration of St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley</li></li></ul><li>Contact Us<br /><ul><li>p: 636.441.7770
  112. 112. tf: 800.BabyToday
  113. 113. info@fertilitypartnership.com
  114. 114. www.fertilitypartnership.com
  115. 115. Twitter: fertilityprtnrs
  116. 116. Facebook, Flickr & LinkedIn: Fertility Partnership
  117. 117. SlideShare & YouTube: FertilityPartnership</li>

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