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Egg Cryopreservation: No longer considered "experimental"

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IVF with Modern Genetics (PGS): Baby on the Way Now

Posted on June 18, 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Yes, miraculously the baby is on the way and genetically normal.  My patient used IVF with preimplantation genetic screening (PGS), modern genetic technology that we routinely perform in many of our patients undergoing IVF. 

My patient is a healthy 30 year old lady whose mother had 5 consecutive spontaneous abortions and then delivered a healthy daughter (my patient).  Because of her family history, she had her chromosomes tested and it showed that her chromosomes were uneven,…


Natural cycle IVF when Stimulated Fails

Posted on June 12, 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

Hi Everyone - Dr. DiMattina here.  Here is a not so uncommon occurrence at Dominion Fertility.

Patients with poor ovarian reserve frequently fail to adequately respond to ovarian stimulation drugs, producing only one or two or no eggs.  Most are told to do egg donor IVF or adopt.  Here I describe a patient of mine whom this week I referred back to her doctor for obstetrical care who had such a problem solved in her first treatment using Natural Cycle IVF (NCIVF).

She is a 36…


Against all odds, Poor Ovarian Reserve and a Severe Male Factor: Now, Pregnant After Her First Natural Cycle IVF!

Posted on June 10, 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Hello Everyone - Dr. DiMattina here.  Yesterday, I referred a patient back to her OB/GYN for obstetrical care after one treatment using using her own egg and Natural Cycle IVF (NCIVF).  Her previous infertility clinic had told her there was no hope of her having a baby with her own eggs.  Really?

This 39 year old patient had no children after trying for 3 years.  Her infertility doctor diagnosed her as having decreased ovarian reserve (AMH < 0.1) and her husband with severe male…


Egg Freezing Saved Her Fertility: Some Thoughts on Egg Cryopreservation

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Hi Everyone,

Dr. DiMattina here to share a story of a lovely 33 year old single patient of mine who visited me about 2 years ago to freeze some of her eggs and preserve her future fertility. 

At the time we froze her eggs she had no idea that she would ever use or need her frozen eggs having assumed that she was just as fertile as any other 33 year old female.  But she has no regrets that she did!  We first checked her "ovarian reserve" with blood hormone tests and a pelvic…


IVF Using Conventional ICSI vs Morphologically Selected Sperm Injection (IMSI). Which is better to conceive?

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

Hi Everyone.  Dr. DiMattina here.

Have you heard of intracytoplasmic morphologically selected sperm injection (IMSI)?  This is a relatively new laboratory technique developed over the last decade involving higher magnification microscopy to pick out the "best" sperm for IVF with injection of the sperm into the egg (ICSI). 

First, a little history about IVF and conventional ICSI. Since its first use in 1990, ICSI has become a safe and powerful tool for infertile couples…


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At 7:59am on July 9, 2009, Michael DiMattina M.D. said…
Natalie is the best, I know! Good luck.
At 11:27pm on July 8, 2009, So Nervous said…
Thanks for the pep talk Dr. D! We just completed our first injection and, like you said, it was simple to administer. It was crazy itchy for a couple minutes immediately following the injection, but otherwise not so bad. I want to send out a thank you to Natalie for giving us a thorough training course.
At 4:53pm on June 30, 2009, Robin Webb R.N. said…
Glad to see you joined our group!



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