Getting Pregnant in Your 40’s – IVF with Own Eggs or Using Donor Eggs

So, you are in your 40’s now. You have accomplished a great deal in life and finally found a man of your dreams – the man who is the opposite of your ex and you can see yourself spending the rest of your life with him. Both of you are full of life and are also talking about expanding your family….. And we are not talking about having a dog. You have a burning question: “Can I get pregnant naturally or do I need a little bit of help from IVF?”

We can help you find an answer to this question!

Fertility and Infertility by AgeWe’d like to preface with saying that we receive questions like this one at least once a week. MedVacation has several tools, including CCS and Embryo Banking, in its arsenal to assist hopeful parents. Nevertheless, in spite of our desire to help everyone of you to have your own genetic child, it is not always possible. MedVacation has been working with infertility patients since 2009 and has not yet had a patient over 43, who used her own eggs and got pregnant. You can certainly do a few tests to measure your ovarian reserves (click on the link to view the list). The results from these tests will give our fertility specialists a pretty good idea, whether you will be able to use your own eggs.

Read what our clients have to say about working with MedVacation and our IVF clinics.

Failed IVF

If you have repeatedly failed IVF despite of having good quality embryos, you may be a good candidate for the latest IVF treatment called endometrial biopsy scratching or endometrial biopsy.

Endometrial Biopsy Scratching, Uterine biopsy, endometrial scratching IVFEndometrial Biopsy is a gentle endometrial injury caused by scratching patient’s uterine lining prior to embryo transfer. New research shows that local injury to the lining of the uterus can actually make the uterus more receptive to an implanting embryo and thus will increase one’s chances of pregnancy. How endometrial scratching works is not entirely understood. Scientists involved in studies believe that there may be two causes of increased implantation rates: white blood cells and gene switching.

The endometrial biopsy is a relatively simple procedure that can be performed either by our IVF clinics or by your local Ob/Gyn familiar with this procedure. The procedure is commonly referred to as a four quadrant uterine biopsy. MedVacation fertility doctors have been using endometrial biopsy scratching for some time now and it has proven to be successful for several of our patients. Although endometrial biopsy scratching is clinically effective, the timing of the procedures and its frequency are still being debated by fertility specialists. Fertility doctors agree that the scratch biopsy needs to be done once or twice before embryo transfer.

MedVacation fertility clinics offer this “new” treatment. This is also a testament to the quality of our fertility doctors. Contact us today for your free consultation and find out whether you may be a good candidate for endometrial scratching procedure.

Two Beautiful Grade 1 Quality Embryos Available for Adoption

embryo adoptionWe would like to inform you that MedVacation has two gorgeous Grade 1 embryos available for adoption. These embryos may be a great match for prospective IVF patients who are interested in adopting embryos from prescreened Caucasian donors. The cost of this affordable Embryo Adoption Package is $8,999. The package includes frozen embryo transfer (FET), one round trip airfare and hotel accommodation for three nights (4 days). If you choose to adopt these embryos, your savings will be around $3,500. You can further reduce the cost of your package, if you have airline miles and/or hotel points that you can use for this trip.

Follow this link to learn more about this embryo adoption offer.

Failed IVF and How to Increase Your Chances of Success the Next Time

It is not uncommon for IVF patients to have an unsuccessful cycle, sometimes even several, before they finally get pregnant. It is certainly disappointing to have a failed IVF cycle. However, there are some options and tests available that may improve your chances of having a successful IVF. To name a few…. Comprehensive Chromosome Screening, DNA fragmentation for males, chromosome testing for males, immune testing for female patients.

Although fertility doctors and scientists made a big leap in understanding the reproductive health, IVF process remains intricately complex. If your first IVF cycle wasn’t successful, we want you to know that you are not the only one. We wanted to share some statistics pertaining to success rates in IVF.

CDC’s website is a great source of statistics about IVF treatments in the U.S., if you need additional details.

Before we go any further, we would like to mention that MedVacation’s IVF clinics had several 56 year old patients whose IVF treatments were successful. We recently saw an article that talked about a 66 year old Ukrainian woman giving birth to a healthy baby boy. We are certainly not advocating child bearing at 66. Neverthless, you probably still have a few more years to try IVF a few more times.

First of all, the biggest factor in IVF treatments is the age of the female patient. Typically, once the woman turns 40-41, many doctors will recommend she uses an egg donor. There are three tests, ovarian reserve tests, that fertility doctors can perform to determine one’s ovarian reserve and the need for egg donor.

Misconceptions about the causes of infertility are still quite common in our society. Often people automatically assume that the woman is the cause of infertility. Approximately one third of all infertility cases can be attributed to the male factor. If your first IVF was unsuccessful, we would recommend that your IVF doctor do a few tests on your husband as well, if the they have not done so already. Your IVF doctor should order Chromosome Testing for your spouse. In addition, they should also do DNA fragmentation test on his sperm.

There is another great IVF test that has recently became available to hopeful parents. It is called Comprehensive Chromosome Screening or CCS. This ground-breaking IVF technique is utmost accurate method for the analysis of all 24 types of chromosome. More and more, IVF specialists recommend this type of screening for patients who have had multiple failed IVF cycles or numerous miscarriages. We recommend you and your current IVF doctors look into this type of testing.

Where to Buy Lupron

There appears to be a nationwide shortage of Lupron. Several of our patients have recently told us that their local pharmacies were out of stock with Lupron. Wal-Mart Online Specialty Pharmacy in Florida has Lupron in stock, if you haven’t found a local pharmacy that has it. Additional details are on our website.

Some of our former patients have also purchased Lupron from an online pharmacy overseas. We’ll be happy to provide you with details. Please note, it typically takes up to two weeks for the shipment to clear U.S. customs and to arrive at your address in the U.S.

Stem Cell Therapy Treatments Not Available in US

Colts quarterback Peyton Manning traveled outside the U.S. to receive treatments which are unavailable in the U.S. This is another great example demonstrating the merits of Medical Tourism and availability of medical procedures of the highest quality outside the U.S. Indie QB went to Europe for stem cell therapy. The type of procedure he received is not yet approved in the U.S. Stem cell therapy may offer three benefits: enhancing nerve regeneration, bone growth and reducing inflammation.

Additional information is available at Yahoo Sports.

Plastic Surgery vs Bariatric Surgery

Often plastic surgeons are employed to deal with undesired effects (e.g. excessive loose skin in abdominal area) of bariatric surgery or substantial weight loss. Some of our clients ask us whether they are good candidates for plastic surgery, because they are overweight. The answer to this question is it depends. Our cosmetic surgeons evaluate each case individually and will provide you with their recommendation after they have a chance to look at your biniki photographs and the forms that they ask you to fill out.

Let’s talk about these two surgeries. Bariatric surgery differs from plastic surgery. Bariatric surgery is often referred to as a weight loss surgery. This procedure is intended for individuals who are excessively overweight. It is a surgical procedure for weight loss that is preformed on the stomach and intestines. This type of surgery changes the makeup of the digestive system, by limiting the amount of food a patient can eat and digest.

Client who come to us to deal with weight issues often think that liposuction and a tummy tuck may be an ideal solution. Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, is a cosmetic operation that is performed by a licensed plastic surgeon. This type of surgery removes fat from various places on the surface of one’s body. Liposuction is a surgical technique that removes extra fat located in the skin and, while full tummy tuck also tightens underlying muscle tissue. The main purpose of this procedure is to improve the body’s contour. However, there are limits to how much fat can be removed in one surgery. Consequently, some patients are good candidates for bariatric surgery.

Sounds interesting? Follow these links to learn more about three most popular bariatric surgery techniques or plastic surgery after your bariatric procedure.

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