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.

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IVF Story Shared by MedVacation Client on A Radio Show

One of our clients, who is currently undergoing IVF treatments abroad, is sharing her experiences on a radio show. If you are looking for an affordable, world class IVF clinic, we encourage you to tune in tomorrow.

During the first episode, Rebecca and Dr. Mitch spoke about why they had chosen MedVacation. Rebecca also mentioned criteria which she applied during the research stage prior to embarking on her IVF journey with our fertility clinic. Visit MedVacation’s blog to learn more and to listen to her IVF story, as it continues to unfold.

We also hope you can join us in rooting for Rebecca and her husband. It is our sincere hope that with a little help from our IVF clinic, they will soon become proud parents!

Advantages and Limitations of Mini Dental Implants

Mini Dental Implants in Costa Rica

Mini dental implants have several advantages. First, mini implants can be loaded immediately. Because of that, you may only need one trip to your dentist’s office. Placing mini implants is a less traumatic procedure. Unlike regular implant that typically requires a surgery, a mini implant requires a less invasive procedure. Consequently, the implant site heals much faster. Second, mini implants are less expensive than traditional implants. The cost of mini implant is generally one third of a regular rootform implant.

Mini implants also have limitations. First, mini implants cannot be placed in the jaw where there is bone loss or not enough vertical bone. If the patient has been without teeth for a long time, there may be bone loss that will preclude our dental surgeons from using mini implants. In other words, there may not be enough bone to support your mini implants.

Second, some patients may not have enough vertical bone because of the proximity of the maxillary sinuses or the mandibular canal. The sinuses may be quite large in some people, and they may extend too far forward to allow placement of mini implants. The mandibular canal contains the nerves which supplies feeling to the lower teeth and lips. Improperly placed mini implants may cause permanent damage to the nerves.

Third, mini implants typically cannot be placed at the extraction site, if your dentist needs to extract your teeth immediately before placing your implant(s).

Finally, the force exerted by daily biting, chewing and teeth grinding may increase failure rate of mini implants and make standard dental implant a better option.

Comprehensive Chromosome Screening with Your IVF Vacation

MedVacation Begins Offering CCS

high_success_rates_IVF_clinicsLeading Medical Tourism Agency specializing in IVF treatments and surrogacy abroad began offering a cutting edge and utmost accurate method for the simultaneous analysis of all 24 types of chromosomes. Comprehensive Chromosome Screening (CCS) is highly recommended for those of advanced maternal age (AMA), as well as patients who have had multiple failed IVF cycles or numerous miscarriages.

The recently developed Comparative Genomic Hybridization (CGH) method allows our geneticists to identify the most viable euploid embryos. Although CCS is still experimental and undergoing clinical trials, the few IVF clinics which are running these trials are seeing major improvements in implantation and live birth rates between 75 and 85 percent.

Visit MedVacation website to learn more about CCS and our affordable, low cost IVF services.

Male Infertility Condition and Fertility Treatments for It

IVF & ICSI as Treatments for Azoospermia

IVF_with_IMSIAccording to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, one third of infertility cases are due to male factor, one third are attributed to female factor, and the remaining third are unexplained and typically involve problems on both sides. Although azoospermia affects about two percent of the male population, it accounts for nearly 20 percent of all male infertility cases. The good news is major recent advances in reproductive medicine such as introduction of ICSI allow successful fertilization with immature sperm or sperm obtained directly from testicular tissue.

Men Too Have Ticking Clocks

New Study Shows Fertility Decline with Increasing Age in Males
There is substantial evidence to support the progressive decline in fertility in women with advancing age; however, this association has not been well established in men. Now, a recent study reports that semen volume, sperm motility, and the rate of fertilization diminish with age in men. The findings of the study are published in the recent issue of the journal, Reproductive BioMedicine Online.

Freezing Your Eggs for IVF Cycles Later in Life

How You Can Freeze Your Own Eggs & Cost of Doing It

Our clinics use the latest cryopreservation approach, which dramatically increase cryosurvival (percentage of eggs/embryos that are alive after thawing) of embryos. Traditionally, IVF clinics used the slow freezing method that has been used since the 1980’s. Our clinics use rapid freezing technique recently developed in Japan called Vitrification. With Vitrification, the temperature is lowered at 23,000 degrees C° per minute. That is 70,000 times faster than in traditional approach. Such rapid cooling coupled with cryoprotactant fluids prevents formation of ice crystals in embryos.

Our fertility doctors typically recommend freezing embryos rather than eggs. Statistics show that pregnancy rates are just as high in properly frozen embryos as in fresh embryos which have never been frozen. The same cannot be said for frozen eggs; pregnancy rates for frozen eggs are 15-20 lower than those for frozen embryos.

Visiti us at http://www.theMedVacation.com to learn more about the process and pricing.