Texas Fertility Center Holds Annual Baby Reunion
The Texas Fertility Center will be holding their annual Baby Reunion on Sunday, May 31st from 3:30 to 5pm. This year marks the 14th annual celebration for couples who have won the battle against infertility, each year adding an ever expanding circle of friends and family. “We are so pleased to be able to offer specialized procedures to so many couples in Texas and the US struggling with infertility. Our clinic has become one of the most highly regarded programs in the nation” said Dr Thomas Vaughn, the first Board Certified Fertility Specialist to bring advanced fertility therapy to Austin and the central Texas area.
The Texas Fertility Center event, held at the Jewish Community Center in Austin, will be an afternoon of bounce houses, pictures and a good time for all. The Longrien family will be attending the Baby Reunion for the first time “We were so excited to get the invitation for the Baby Reunion in the mail. It’s the perfect chance to see all the great people at TFC who helped us realize our dream. There is absolutely no price that can be put on the gift of a family”. The Longrien’s gave birth to twin girls in January of 2008 and are happy to report that their life is “happy chaos”.
The Texas Fertility Center was started in Austin in 1980 and, to date, has seen the birth of more than 10,000 babies as a result of their efforts. In 1984, the center performed eight IVF cycles and in 2008 completed almost 700. Although the Texas Fertility Center is a premier site in the Southwestern US for couples needing In vitro Fertilization, IVF is not the main focus of the practice. “These beautiful babies and happy families are a testament to the advances in the field of Infertility that have enabled so many couples to conceive who previously would have remained childless” said Dr Kaylen Silverberg, Medical Director of The Texas Fertility Center. The Texas Fertility Center offers a wide range of treatment options tailored to the individual couple’s needs with only 20% of couples seeking treatment actually needing In vitro Fertilization.
According to studies, in 1984 the success rate for in vitro fertilization was less than 10%. Today, TFC boasts delivery rates as high as 60% per embryo transfer. Recent studies show that over 80% of couples completing treatment with a Fertility Specialist will have a baby[i].
Statistics on infertility from Resolve.org
- Infertility affects 7.3 million people in the U.S. This figure represents 12% of women of childbearing age, or 1 in 8 couples. (2002 National Survey of Family Growth)
- Approximately one-third of infertility is attributed to the female partner, one-third attributed to the male partner and one-third is caused by a combination of problems in both partners or, is unexplained. (http://www.asrm.org/)
- A couple ages 29-33 with a normal functioning reproductive system has only a 20-25% chance of conceiving in any given month (National Women’s Health Resource Center). After six months of trying, 60% of couples will conceive without medical assistance. (Infertility As A Covered Benefit, William M. Mercer, 1997)
- Approximately 44% of women with infertility have sought medical assistance. Of those who seek medical intervention, approximately 65% give birth. (Infertility As A Covered Benefit, William M. Mercer, 1997)
- Approximately 85-90% of infertility cases are treated with drug therapy or surgical procedures. Fewer than 3% need advanced reproductive technologies like in vitro fertilization (IVF). (http://www.asrm.org/)
- Fifteen states have passed laws requiring that insurance policies cover some level of infertility treatment: Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas and West Virginia. (For more on this visit the insurance coverage section of resolve.org.)
ABOUT THE TEXAS FERTIITY CENTER
The Texas Fertility Center is one of the nation’s leading infertility practices, providing advanced infertility services for Central Texas and the Southwestern United States since 1980. With over 60 years of combined medical experience TFC has been recognized nationally for unprecedented pregnancy rates, cutting edge laboratory procedures and innovative research programs. For more information please visit www.txfertility.com
The National Infertility Association, established in 1974, is a non-profit organization with the only established, nationwide network mandated to promote reproductive health and to ensure equal access to all family building options for men and women experiencing infertility or other reproductive disorders. For more information visit www.resolve.org