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What Does Dominion Fertility Do Especially Well? Patient feedback gives a true reflection of the Dominion Fertility way

What Does Dominion Fertility Do Especially Well?

This is a question that is on our anonymous survey that patients can fill out when they are in the office and leave in a “locked box”.…

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Added by Dominion Fertility on July 7, 2016 at 11:30pm — No Comments

41 Year Old Successful Pregnancy with IVF and PGS.

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IVF and Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS): Congrats to my patient from Saudi Arabia!…

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Added by Dominion Fertility on June 29, 2016 at 4:18pm — No Comments

We Are a Nursing Center of Excellence!

We Are a Nursing Center of Excellence!

As the…

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Added by Robin Webb R.N. on June 13, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Dominion Fertility Goes to Capitol Hill

Dominion Fertility Goes to Capitol Hill!

Every year, Resolve : The National Infertility Association develops a legislative agenda to bring to the Hill. This…

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Added by Dominion Fertility on May 12, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Life is Not Fair

Is life always fair? – One person’s view of infertility

I always grew up with the expression, “Life is not fair”, but the reality in my life was, if I worked hard and was a good person, basically my life was pretty fair.  Sure, I had to study a little harder then most of my friends, but I still received good grades.  I wasn’t the star soccer player, but I at least made the team.  Overall, my parents loved me and were good to me and while my health wasn’t perfect, it was nothing to…

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Added by Amanda Kerns on April 27, 2016 at 7:29am — No Comments

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Added by Dominion Fertility on April 13, 2016 at 3:50pm — 1 Comment

Our New Bethesda Location

Added by Dominion Fertility on March 8, 2016 at 1:52pm — 1 Comment

How to increase your IVF success with frozen embryos and PGS? Dominion Fertility only transfers frozen and not fresh embryos.

Hello everyone – Dr. DiMattina here.  For stimulated IVF, most of the premier IVF centers around the world now only transfer frozen thawed embryos (FET).  Here’s why.

Stimulated IVF continues to rapidly evolve and especially so in the last 4 years.   Traditionally, in a stimulated IVF cycle, embryos are produced and a fresh embryo transferred back into the uterus.  Any extra embryos are cryopreserved and stored for later embryo transfer if needed. Well that has all…

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Added by Dominion Fertility on February 28, 2016 at 9:05am — No Comments

Using Dr. Google



I actually had a full set of Encyclopedia Britannica’s when I was growing up. I was so excited when my mom purchased them from the door to door salesman. They sent a new one or two every month until the set was complete. It was awesome – if I wanted to know something, I would just go to the right letter of the alphabet, get…

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Added by Dominion Fertility on February 17, 2016 at 12:06pm — No Comments

The Benefit of TEAM Nursing

Often times when I meet a new patient in our office, I am asked “Will you be my nurse?” My answer is to that is “Yes..”And so will Beth, Amy, Erin, Jana, Nichol, Stephanie, and Latoya! Some clinics use a primary nurse system, where essentially the patients are given one nurse who does everything for that patient. This type of system has its benefits, and its limitations. One the plus side, a patient can call the office and ask to speak with a specific…

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Added by Dominion Fertility on February 3, 2016 at 1:57pm — No Comments

Make Snowmen from Snow and Healthy IVF babies from PGS (pre implantation genetic screening)

Dr. DiMattina here after shoveling snow all weekend long!  But good exercise!

Truly great things are happening in Reproductive Medicine and embryo biopsy with PGS is clearly one of them.  In 1984, when I…

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Added by Dominion Fertility on January 25, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Snowmageddon 2016

So they say this storm, "Jonas" will rival the Snowpocalypse of 2010.   Our staff will be here for you regardless of the weather.   We may move your monitoring appointment by a day if possible so you don't need to brave the storm of the century.  Call or email us with questions, info@dominionfertility.com…

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Added by Dominion Fertility on January 20, 2016 at 3:12pm — No Comments

We Love Baby Pictures

Receiving baby pictures from patients is one of the most rewarding aspects of being a fertility doctor. Today I wanted to share a particularly beautiful one I received. (The patient agreed to let her baby have his fifteen minutes of fame!) This patient and baby are special in that she had several medical issues that we uncovered and it took several treatment attempts to get her through a safe pregnancy.

 

And of course, I love the picture because you get to see not only baby,…

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Added by Dominion Fertility on November 3, 2015 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Oocyte Cryopreservation: An option to preserve fertility

I recently had the privilege of taking care of a wonderful young woman who was diagnosed with cancer and consulted me regarding egg freezing to preserve her fertility prior to chemotherapy. We were able to start an egg freezing cycle right away and obtained a good amount of eggs to preserve this young woman’s fertility.

Egg freezing, also known as oocyte cryopreservation, is becoming quite common and is not only indicated for patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment for…

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Added by Susan Sarajari on September 30, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Nutrition Tips: The best way to improve your diet or add activity to your schedule is to plan ahead.

I thought since Dominion Fertility nursing staff is off to a great start with their Fitness Challenge, this might be a good time to offer nutrition and fitness tips that everyone can apply to their daily lifestyle.  The best way to improve your diet or add activity to your schedule is to plan ahead.  You need to commit, otherwise it will be easy to let things slip during your busy day.  For example: Walk 3 miles on Monday, Wednesday,…

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Added by Dominion Fertility on September 22, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Chillin’ out – a few answers about cryopreservation.

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Added by Dominion Fertility on September 17, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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