June 2014 Blog Posts (5)

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

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,…


Added by Michael DiMattina M.D. on June 18, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Natural cycle IVF when Stimulated Fails

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…


Added by Michael DiMattina M.D. on June 12, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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

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…


Added by Michael DiMattina M.D. on June 10, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

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