Over 30 Years of Personalized Care & Successful Patients
Dominion Is Your Partner Throughout Your Treatment
We believe it is important for you to get to know your doctor, and for your doctor to get to know you. With this in mind, we’ve structured our practice so that you see the same doctor—your doctor—at each of your appointments. You will meet with your doctor for your initial consultation, and then frequently throughout your treatment to review results and revise your strategy. Under most circumstances, your doctor will perform your egg retrieval and embryo transfer.
Our staff members are caring, experienced professionals who are committed to making the process as easy for you as possible. Our nurses and financial coordinators will work to ensure you have all the information, resources, and encouragement you need. We won’t rush you. You’ll have time to ask questions and have your treatment explained to you.
We will work with you to devise a plan that works best for you, not pressure you into a more aggressive treatment.
Understanding In Vitro Fertilization
Stimulated IVF is a very effective treatment. It can be used to treat a majority of infertile patients. A little background about this type of IVF may be helpful when deciding which treatment is best for any individual patient. Having performed stimulated IVF for more than 30 years, we believe we are best qualified to provide a balanced and authoritative statement concerning this treatment.
Hormonal injections are given daily for approximately 2 weeks to induce the growth of multiple eggs. Frequent ultrasound and blood draws are performed to monitor the process. When the eggs are appropriately mature they are retrieved through a minor in-office procedure. In a successful cycle, about 6-12 eggs are retrieved and usually, there will be several good embryos available for transfer and for freezing for potential future use.
Stimulated IVF is the fastest way to ensure the highest pregnancy rate in an individual cycle. The downsides are the risks of using ovarian stimulation drugs, increased risks of multiple pregnancies if more than one embryo is transferred, as well as a higher cost.
Understanding Fertility Preservation
Some women are at an increased risk of losing more eggs and face infertility much earlier than others. These may include those with a history of pelvic surgery, endometriosis, smoking, pelvic infections, chemotherapy or who have a family history of early menopause. Fortunately, this age-related decline in fertility can be suspended or arrested using egg cryopreservation.
Turn Your Dreams of Parenthood into a Reality
If you’ve tried to get pregnant for six to twelve months with no success, it is time to see a fertility expert. We can address your concerns and review your treatment options.