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10
Feb

Egg Bank Profile List: Several New Donors – February 10, 2015

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Conceiving with IVF and Egg Donor Cycles at CNY Fertility

Considering exploring a frozen donor egg cycle through the CNY Fertility Egg Bank? This is another cutting edge fertility treatment option available to you. There is no waiting or coordinating your cycle with the donors cycle. The eggs are immediately available for you to use when you’re ready.

See below for a current list of available donors with frozen eggs in the CNY Fertility Egg Bank. We update this list every Tuesday, this week there are several new donor profiles. If you are interested in learning more about the frozen donor egg cycle treatment option, or exploring one during your next cycle, please contact a member of our donor team.

Donor Team Contact Info:
For CNY Fertility clients and non-clients, please call us at 1.855.CNY.Eggs
For CNY Fertility clients, please message Allyson Santoro through the eIVF Patient Portal. For instructions on how to use the messaging system within eIVF click here.
 
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CNY Fertility Center’s Donor Team
 

30
Sep

September 30, 2014: Egg Donors Cycling & Available to Additional Recipients

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Egg Donor Cycle at CNY FertilityAre you ready to explore the egg donor cycle option at CNY Fertility Center? If so, our weekly website article updates may be of use to you. We publish this article every Tuesday morning and share a list that is comprised of egg donors that will be cycling in the next 1-2 months and are available to additional recipients. If you are a current CNY Fertility Center client and have completed all of your testing and are interested in cycling with any of these donors please contact your donor coordinator. All of our egg donor profiles can be reviewed through your Patient Portal.
If you are interested in cycling with one of the donors on our list below but are not a current CNY Fertility Center client, we welcome you to contact our office and we can discuss the process with you. If you have any interest in becoming an egg donor, or know of someone that may be interested, visit this link for more information.
Donor Team Contact Info:
For CNY Fertility clients and non-clients, please call us at 1.855.CNY.Eggs
For CNY Fertility clients, please message Allyson Santoro through the eIVF Patient Portal. For instructions on how to use the messaging system within eIVF click here.
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If you are a new patient and would like an initial fertility consultation, in-office or over the phone, please visit this link and fill out the New Appointment Form or call us toll free at 800-539-9870.

9
Sep

Dr. Kiltz Encourages Diagnostic Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy for Endometriosis

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In the video below, Dr. Kiltz talks about how useful diagnostic Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy can be for Endometriosis, especially prior to beginning your next fertility treatment cycle. At CNY Fertility Center, with locations in Syracuse, Albany, and Rochester, we provide comprehensive and affordable fertility solutions to clients worldwide. We offer phone and skype consults to connect to anyone, anywhere. No client is turned away due to age. We provide fertility solutions for the most complicated IVF cases and incorporate treatment for autoimmune challenges that can cause recurrent pregnancy loss. For more information call us toll free at 1-800-539-9870. Please note the webinar mentioned in this video has already taken place.
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9
Sep

September 9, 2014: Egg Donors Cycling and Available to Additional Recipients

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Egg Donor Cycles: Family Building at CNY FertilityWe currently have six egg donors that will be cycling in September or October 2014 and are available to additional recipients. See the list below. If you are a current CNY Fertility client, at our Syracuse, Albany or Rochester, NY location, and have completed all of your testing and are interested in exploring an egg donor cycle with one of the donors listed below please contact your donor coordinator. All of our egg donor profiles can be reviewed through your Patient Portal.

If you are interested in cycling with one of the donors on our list below but are not a current CNY Fertility Center client, we welcome you to contact our office and we can discuss the process with you. If you have any interest in becoming an egg donor, or know of someone that may be interested, visit this link for more information.

Donor Team Contact Info:

For CNY Fertility clients and non-clients, please call us at 1.855.CNY.Eggs
For CNY Fertility clients, please message Allyson Santoro through the eIVF Patient Portal. For instructions on how to use the messaging system within eIVF click here.
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If you are a new patient and would like an initial fertility consultation, in-office or over the phone, please visit this link and fill out the New Appointment Form or call us toll free at 800-539-9870.

1
Jul

July 1, 2014: Egg Donors Cycling & Available to Additional Recipients

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Egg Donor Program - CNY Fertility CenterAt our CNY Fertility Centers, in Syracuse, Albany and Rochester, NY, we help to facilitate many different donor cycles utilizing donor eggs, donor sperm and donor embryos. We share this weekly update to help match up more Recipients with Egg Donors that are cycling in the near future.
Below you can see a list of egg donors, there are several new ones this week, who will be starting an egg donor cycle over the next month or two. If  you are a current CNY Fertility Center client and have completed all of your testing and are interested in cycling with any of the donors listed below, please contact your donor coordinator. All of our egg donor profiles can be reviewed through your Patient Portal.
If you are interested in cycling with one of the donors on this list but are not a current CNY Fertility Center client, we welcome you to contact our office and we can discuss the process with you. If you have any interest in becoming an egg donor, or know of someone that may be interested, visit this link for more information.
Donor Team Contact Info:
For CNY Fertility clients and non-clients, please call us at 1.855.CNY.Eggs
For CNY Fertility clients, please message Allyson Santoro through the eIVF Patient Portal. For instructions on how to use the messaging system within eIVF click here.
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If you are a new patient and would like an initial fertility consultation, in-office or over the phone, please visit this link and fill out the New Appointment Form or call us toll free at 800-539-9870.

13
Jul

CNY Fertility November 2010 IVF Giveaway

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Dr. Rob Kiltz, Founder and Director of CNY Fertility and Healing Arts Centers, was so moved by all of the responses we received for our NIAW IVF Giveaway Contest that he has implemented a Monthly Giveaway for the next 6 months (June – November 2010).

Each month we have had a separate registration. We will gave away 1 IVF Cycle and also an additional Support Item (this item varied each month).  For the November 2010 Giveaway (the last one this year) you must click on the link below and fill out the entire registration form. On Monday, November 8th we will notify the 2 people. One person will receive a free IVF cycle and the other will receive 1 free 60 minute session of massage or acupuncture (the winners choice) from our CNY Healing Arts Center. Join our Webinar on November 8th for support ideas to use during the holiday season.

Click on this link to register to join the November Webinar.
Congratulations to all who won our monthly giveaways! November 2010 is our last one. We will likely do more giveaways in the new year (2011) so be sure to keep checking our website! Best to all of you 🙂

24
May

Donor Egg vs. Donor Embryo: What’s the difference?

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At CNY Fertility Center we are proud to offer both Donor Egg and Donor Embryo cycles through our Donor Program.  While these programs sound similar, they are actually quite different.  Keeping in mind that each cycle is unique, let’s explore the philosophy behind Donor Egg and Donor Embryo cycles:
Donor Egg
Donor Egg cycles, the heart of our Donor Program, have been consistently creating families at CNY Fertility for years.  The many compassionate women who come forward and donate their eggs, are the driving force behind this program.  Many women will come forward to donate, expressing their desire to give the gift of motherhood to another woman.  This typically comes from their personal, positive experiences in motherhood
After an extensive medical and social history review, our donors are placed on the Active Donor List.  Once placed on the list, potential recipients may review the donor profiles.  It is important to note that the donors do not actually donate their eggs until they are matched with a recipient.  Once matched, we then begin the process of coordinating the donation.
Unlike Embryo Donation, Egg Donation allows for the selection of sperm.  Whether it is from a partner or chosen donor, it is the recipient’s choice.  It is also important to note that any remaining embryos from the Egg Donation cycle may be frozen, and belong to the recipient.
Donor Embryo

Our Donor Embryo program has been recently established, with very positive outcomes.  This unique program differs greatly from our Donor Egg cycles, but offers just as much hope and opportunity for the creation of family.  The embryos available are those remaining from other patients’ IVF cycles.  These patients have decided that they do not wish to transfer these embryos, and would like to give that opportunity to someone else.
Similar to the nature of the Donor Egg cycles, the donor profiles (of both egg and sperm) are available online, and they have completed a similar medical and social history.  While the recipient does not have the ability to choose the sperm used, there are many benefits to this program.  These embryos are readily available, and all of the testing has been completed, so cost and time are both greatly decreased.
This considerably simplified description of each program is intended to give you a general knowledge of the similarities and differences.  It is important to remember that regardless of whatever path you follow to achieve your goal of motherhood, the end result the same: love.  In those first few moments with your child, all thoughts of discernment between donors, cycles, and protocols will vanish.  All that will matter is the little one who looks at you with all the love in the world.
For more information regarding Donor Egg or Donor Embryo cycles, please contact our Donor Coordinators:
You may contact the Syracuse team by calling 800.539.9870 (toll free)
Or via email:
Pati Breh: Pbreh@cnyfertility.com
Stephanie Rogers: Srogers@cnyfertility.com
Kari Gardner: Kgardner@cnyferility.com
You may also contact Chris Gray, our Donor Coordinator located at the Albany office:  866.375.4589 (toll free) or via email: cgray@cnyfertility.com

We look forward to hearing from you, and creating the family you have always wanted.
Our donation team would be happy to further explain the cycles available to you.  Please visit our website for more information: http://cnyfertility.com/donor-gametes/

21
Jan

Solo Mothers

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IVF in single women with donor eggs and donor sperm
CNY Fertility Center has locations in Syracuse, NY Albany, NY and Rochester, NY. Fertility treatments are affordable and include low cost IVF (In Vitro Fertilization). Our caring and experienced staff provides confidential treatments for heterosexual couples, same sex couples and  unmarried individuals who are looking to conceive. CNY Fertility Center offers donor eggs, donor sperm and donor embryos. In this article we will explore the options for solo mothers using donor eggs and sperm IVF to create their family.

There is virtually no method for trying to conceive which has not been explored in this day of increasingly progressive options. There can be many different match ups between the sources of the sperm and eggs, thanks to the structure of the IVF technique. It seems that where there is a will, there is a way.

Over the past 20 years, the new class of “solo mothers” has emerged. This is an example of the strength of the drive for reproduction, despite seemingly overwhelming odds. One study focused on 11 single Israeli women who required both eggs and sperm from anonymous sources. These women’s biological clocks had indeed run out, as their average age was 46. Prior to treatment, these women were intensively interviewed regarding issues of older parenting and the living adjustments that would have to be made.

In most countries, it is only financially stable women with college educations who choose to become mothers in this fashion. In pro-baby Israel, the national health care system actually encourages this further, as it provides infertility treatment for producing up to two children up to the maternal age of 51, without regard to marital status. Out of the small Israeli study group, three women had not attended college.  Upon follow-up, socio-emotional development and mother-child relationships seemed satisfactory. All the women reported the highest possible levels of satisfaction with parenthood.

Several of these women were working full time; however, they were depending on extended families and day care facilities during those hours. Interestingly, the lack of a genetic bond did not seem to be a concern for the women: The gestational bond seemed quite strong and was distinguished from adoptive situations. This information may be of help to others considering egg donations.

It is known that IVF can produce multiple births, and this may carry some health risks for the children. In the small Israeli study, one set of twins had suboptimal health after a premature birth.  Certainly this risk is an important one to remember, if a single parent. The amount of work and time involved may be greater than “normal,” if circumstances such as this arise. Replacement of single embryos is a consideration for women in this situation. And that might mean an increase in the number of attempts to have a child; therefore, it might increase IVF cost.

Methods of low cost IVF can be applied in the pursuit of conception for the single woman. Egg donors may have low gonadotropin stimulation for fresh cycle therapy. Egg banks using frozen eggs are also now a realistic option to pursue. This is because the splitting of batches of donated eggs among two or more recipients lowers the cost of IVF.

There is debate on what to tell the child. Concerns have been raised about the previous secrecy involved and much increased openness with the children has been advocated. This and other related topics are covered in a recent book by Angela Best Boss and Evelina Sterling. It is of note that the writers provide a professional counseling service at www.myfertilityplan.com.   Also we recommend the referenced article published in Women’s Health on a related topic.

References:
Best-Boss, Angie and Sterling, Evelina. Having Your Baby through Egg Donation  2005.
Kirkamn M.  Egg and embryo donation and the meaning of motherhood.  Women’s Health 2003; 38: 1-18.
Landau R et al. Older single mothers and IVF with sperm and egg donation. Fertil Steril 2008; 90: 576-583

21
Jan

Embryo Transfer – Day 3 versus Day 5

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CNY Fertility Center has locations in Syracuse, NY Albany, NY and Rochester, NY. CNY Fertility offers affordable fertility treatments including low cost IVF (In Vitro Fertilization). Patients often have questions about the day that their embryos will be transferred back to their uterus following their IVF procedure. This article is a quick summary of the history and advantages of both Day 3 and Day 5 embryo transfers.
Until about 10 years ago, all embryos were routinely placed in the uterus on day 3 of the cycle. Embryos are then at the 6-8 cell stage.

(8 celled embryo – Day 3)
Culture methods then emerged which allowed healthy embryos to continue developing to day 5, the blastocyst stage which has several attractive features.  Most importantly it allows some of the embryos which are doomed to failure due to internal defects to fall by the wayside as they arrest and do not continue to develop. Thus the more hardy embryos are self selecting and the rate of implantation of each embryo is higher.  Culturing embryos out to the blastocyst stage reduced the number of embryos that were transferred back as well, reducing the incidence of multiple gestations.

(Blastocyst stage embryo – Day 5)
Initially it seemed as this was applied in IVF practice, that the ability to choose the more robust embryos by self selection in this manner would raise pregnancy rates. In a common scenario, the choice if a patient had 5 embryos available for transfer, all about equal in quality on inspection under the microscope, the option would be to replace 3 embryos on day 3 or two on day 5. It was hoped that the day 5 embryo transfer would yield higher results for the IVF patient. This has not turned out to be the case. It is however true that the number of triplets is reduced by use of the day 5 strategy, which is an important option to consider when the risk of multiples is paramount.

21
Jan

IUI with Clomiphene, a First Line Treatment for Infertility

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This information is provided for couples who may just be starting out in fertility treatments and are trying to conceive using IUI with clomiphene. CNY Fertility Centers provide infertility services including low cost IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) for couples who are starting or continuing their families in Albany, New York, Rochester New York and Syracuse, NY. In addition to our local services we work with patients from across the country and world offering affordable IVF and fertility treatments.

Unexplained infertility is when a couple can’t conceive although the woman is ovulating, and her fallopian tubes, uterus and partner’s semen results come back normal after testing. Some of the women have had endometriosis diagnosed and treated, thus are not truly unexplained, but do fit into this category in terms of an approach for treatment.

Clomiphene is inexpensive, and acts in women who already ovulate to stimulate production of several eggs during a treatment cycle. Clomiphene causes the brain to misinterpret blood estrogen levels. This induces the pituitary gland to produce a surge of the follicle stimulating hormone or FSH. The result is the production of more than usual numbers of follicles, each with one egg.  Intrauterine insemination (IUI) places more sperm into the uterus and then the fallopian tubes than could ever reach through intercourse. Thus more bullets are shooting at more targets.

The combined use of clomiphene and IUI has been shown to nearly double the results compared to using clomiphene alone to improve pregnancy likelihood (Guzick, 1998). The master student of IUI, Dr Richard Dickey and colleagues in 2002 compiled a large series in New Orleans and reported almost 10% success per cycle.

The distinguished Boston IVF group in a study led by Dr. Alan Penzias recently confirmed a cycle success rate of 11.5% (Dovey, 2008) from over 4000 cycles of treatment. The patients were ovulatory and some of the men had low sperm counts.  The success of treatments cumulatively over up to four cycles, was successful in 24% of patients under age 35. Age specific pregnancy rates per cycle ranges from 12% under age 35 to 4% over age 40. Corresponding decreases in overall success were seen according to age. Only one patient was successful (1.8%) of the 55 women treated over 43 years of age.

The study verified findings by others who found that 90% of success is found in three or four cycles. Those who are not pregnant by then should move to gonadotropin and IUI or IVF therapy.

At RBA in Atlanta, Dr Massey and colleagues found that the addition of a chemical called PAF to the sperm wash dramatically improved success rates (Roudebush 2004) to nearly double those without it. This is a reasonably simple method which more clinicians might use.

Those who are concerned with cost effective treatment for infertility continue to believe that clomiphene and IUI are a good treatment for younger patients who are trying to conceive, and fit the criteria outlined.

Selected References
Dovey S et al Fertil Steril 2008:90:2281-86
Guzick, DS et al Fertil Steril 1998;70:207-13
Dickey RP et al Fertil Steril 2002;78:1088-95
Roudebush WE et al Fertil Steril 2004;82:52-56