Dr. Aimee in the London Evening Standard

Jan 21, 2017 | Fertility Care
This week in the UK, headlines about a woman becoming a first time mom at age 64 dominated the news. Dr. Aimee was interviewed and quoted in this article in the London Evening Standard. There is an inevitable truth: we will all run out of eggs. Unfortunately, many women run out before they have completed their family. Here are the options for you when your eggs aren't viable anymore: use a donated egg, donated embryo, your own frozen eggs from when you were younger, or adopt. Talk to your fertility doctor to learn more about what's right for you at your age.

New Treatment called INVOcell with promising Results

Jan 21, 2017 | Fertility Care
INVOcell is an intravaginal chamber that holds an embryo until it's ready to be transferred into the uterus. The process is similar to IVF but rather than the embryo growing in a lab, it grows in the intravaginal device until the embryo is ready to be transferred. Doing IUI treatment can give you a pregnancy rate of 10-15% at best, but putting an embryo in the uterus raises pregnancy rates to over 50% according to this video. Patients ask me all the time, what other treatments are available when IUI isn't successful. This may just be it! I think of it as a treatment between IUI and IVF without the cost of IVF. The downsides: you wouldn't be able to preserve your fertility (freeze embryos) or genetically test them. It is very exciting to see this new technology showing such promising results.

Do you know my Crunchy Apple Theory?

Jan 18, 2017 | Fertility Care
I don't expect you to know my "crunchy apple theory" unless you're a patient of mine. I'll teach you the theory now. Take a look at this picture. What do you see? (more…)

Social Egg Freezing, All You Should Know

Jan 17, 2017 | Fertility Care
Dr. Aimee will be on CureTalks this Thursday, January 19th. Tune in as she discusses egg freezing with Valerie Landis of Eggsperience, Shalene Petricek of Nest Egg Fertility and sociologist Dr. Kylie Baldwin to know the current status of social egg freezing in the UK.

Fertility care: Get the treatment you Deserve

Jan 17, 2017 | Fertility Care
Imagine this for a moment: you just had a heart attack. What do you do? You go right to the emergency room where the doctors: will refer you to a cardiologist who will do an ultrasound of your heart, run blood tests, then based on the results, decide what treatments will you need. You may need surgery but you'll likely be prescribed drugs to keep your heart healthy so you can live a healthy life, chest pain free. Without the testing, they wouldn't know what was going on with your heart or how to best care for you. Now let's imagine this: you're having fertility issues. Your heart is breaking. What do you do? Shouldn't you go right to a fertility doctor? You should have an ultrasound of your uterus and ovaries, do tests to see where your fertility levels are, check your fallopian tubes and do sperm testing, then take drugs that are prescribed to help your fertility. Being a fertility patient hurts your heart. You should have the same level of testing that a heart patient gets when they suffer from a heart attack. Dealing with fertility issues is heart-breaking, depressing and wreaks havoc on your emotional and physical...

Working and IVF, how can you possibly manage both?

Jan 17, 2017 | Fertility Care
To work or not to work, that is the question. Depending on how stressful your job is, it isn't unusual for women to think through whether they should use vacation time so that they don't have to answer questions from co-workers about why they're leaving work often to make it to "doctor's appointments." Read about this one woman's experience and learn from what she did, what she wish she did and what advice she has to give to others going through fertility treatment while working.  

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