Archive for the ‘IVF’ Category

What is your Austin Fertility Doctor Reading This Summer

by | July 18th, 2017

What is your Austin fertility doctor reading this summer? While Goodreads lists among its most popular new releases The Break Down by B. A. Paris, Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine and The Life She Was Given by Ellen Marie Wiseman, we have non-fiction on our must-read list at our Austin fertility center. Our medical director  

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SART IVF Success Rates, New and Improved

by | June 13th, 2017

The latest IVF success rates report: How to read it and why we are thrilled In 1985, just five years after our Austin fertility center was founded, the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) began keeping track of IVF cycle outcomes. The annual report gives us a snapshot of the national average pregnancy rates, and  

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Freeze-All IVF Cycles

by | September 13th, 2016

A new study suggests freeze-all IVF cycles have higher pregnancy rates in women over 35 Considering IVF at Texas Fertility Center? If so, you should know about a new study that involved freeze-all IVF cycles. A large study of more than 16,000 IVF cycles at 12 fertility centers suggests that a freeze-all approach can lead  

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Ask About Freeze All IVF

Anthony Propst, MD

by | January 13th, 2015

Improving an IVF Outcome Sometimes Requires Extra Patience At Texas Fertility Center, we pledge to find the shortest path between infertility and positive pregnancy. Advances in cryopreservation have led to a new IVF protocol that suspends treatment beyond the current cycle. Waiting a month or more between egg retrieval and embryo transfer may seem difficult,  

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Mini IVF, Maximum Hype?

Kaylen Silverberg, M.D.

by | August 5th, 2014

Headlines point to an IVF protocol that involves lower doses of fertility medication, and subsequently, a slightly lower cost of IVF. Mini IVF, or low dose IVF, has come in and out of favor, and Texas Fertility Center doctors occasionally hear from women curious about the benefits. We asked Dr. Kaylen Silverberg to address the  

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What San Antonio Should Know about Fertility Specialist Dr. Summer James

by | May 14th, 2013

Q: You were once chief resident, and likely had your pick of sub-specialties. Why did you choose reproductive endocrinology? A: We perform rotations as interns, so I spent time with reproductive endocrinologists during my residency. I saw my first ultrasounds during that time, and experienced moments when couples saw or heard the baby’s heartbeat. That  

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IVF Success Rates: How Fertility Clinics Stack Up

by | April 2nd, 2013

The SART and CDC just released the 2011 comparative success rates for fertility clinics. Texas Fertility Center consistently ranks above the national average for IVF success rates. However, we emphasize that this is just one data point to consider when deciding on a fertility clinic. One of our fertility specialists, Dr. Kaylen Silverberg, says: “Even  

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After Infertility: Advice from TFC Parents

by | April 2nd, 2013

Texas Fertility Center’s 27th IVF Baby Reunion, set for April 7, got us thinking: What words of comfort, encouragement and advice can our parents with success stories offer current patients? Surely they remember what it’s like in the trenches: braving fertility drug injections, mood swings and revolving-door fertility appointments. Our TFC fertility nurses, reproductive endocrinologists  

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Donor Embryos: The 3rd Option in 3rd Party Reproduction

Kaylen Silverberg, M.D.

by | January 29th, 2013

Third-party reproduction involves a donor who is willing to provide gametes (reproductive material) to a couple or individual hoping to get pregnant. Over time, oocyte (egg) and sperm donation has become familiar to those searching for viable choices to resolve infertility. Donor embryos are the latest option for patients, and one of the most intriguing.  

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Infertility Once Made Hugh Jackman Miserable

by | January 3rd, 2013

Hugh Jackman, star of the holiday film Les Miserables, experienced a difficult time conceiving before adopting his children, Oscar (12) and Ava (7). The actor shared his story on a December episode of the talk show Katie. The Pain of a Failed IVF Cycle In-vitro fertilization (IVF) resulted in miscarriage for the Jackmans, and they  

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