October 2013 Blog Posts (3)

Finally, at 46 years old: Pregnant Using Natural Cycle IVF

At 46 years old, she had all the odds stacked against her.  But after 4 embryo transfers using her own egg and Natural Cycle IVF (NCIVF), this patient of mine with poor ovarian reserve (day 3 FSH 13.8, AMH 0.6, poor antral follicle count) is now pregnant.  This is remarkable by any standard.

 I first met this lovely lady in July, 2012 when she was 45 years old.  She had been married for 5 years with no previous pregnancies.  She knew that her best option was egg donor IVF or adoption…


Added by Michael DiMattina M.D. on October 26, 2013 at 12:11pm — No Comments

"Superior Embryo Implantation Rates with Natural Cycle IVF Compared with Stimulated IVF in Patients age 35-42"

Hello Everyone

This is the title of our 2nd abstract that was accepted for presentation at this weeks 2013 annual meeting of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) in Boston.  I would like to share with you our findings now that we are completing our 7th year of performing NCIVF at Dominion Fertility.

Data from Dominion Fertility's NCIVF program suggests that the naturally produced egg i.e. no ovarian stimulation drugs, results in a better quality embryo that has…


Added by Michael DiMattina M.D. on October 11, 2013 at 6:05pm — 1 Comment

"Natural Cycle IVF Pregnancies in Patients with Very Low Serum AMH"

The question that plagues all infertility doctors is, "what can we do for the patient with extremely poor ovarian reserve"? 

Next week Dominion Fertility will present their experience at the annual American Society of Reproductive Medicine(ASRM) meeting in Boston, treating infertile patients 35-42 years old who have extremely poor ovarian reserve as evidenced by serum AMH levels < 0.5 using Natural Cycle IVF (NCIVF) from 2007-11.  Normal AMH levels are 1.8 or greater.



Added by Michael DiMattina M.D. on October 9, 2013 at 12:34pm — No Comments

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