Gen 5 Fertility Center
Selecting the Right Infertility Treatment.
As is true for virtually all problems we face in life, there is more than one way to approach solving them.
At Gen 5 Fertility, we believe that you should fully understand all of the infertility treatment options that are available to you before you decide. We respect the choice that you make and we work with you to maximize the chance that your choice will be successful. This is not about us, it is about you.
Leading the Industry in Tested Treatments.
Gen 5 Fertility has received many accolades on our science behind the treatments we offer. Our Doctors are global leaders in fertility. At Gen 5, you’re in good hands.
Ovulation Induction and Intrauterine Insemination
Sometimes called “artificial insemination,” IUI infertility treatment involves the placement of specially prepared sperm from the male partner (or donor) into the woman’s womb.
This usually is preceded by ovulation induction, which means taking fertility medications to ovulate or to ovulate better. When the plan is to do an IUI, almost always only an oral pill, either clomiphene citrate (Clomid) or letrozole (Femara), are used. Generally, only 1-3 follicles that can contain mature eggs are produced with these medications. For women who don’t normally ovulate, sometimes only the medication is needed, especially if her partner’s sperm is normal.
Ultrasounds are used as part of the infertility treatment to follow the growth of the follicles. When they get to the right size, they will either ovulate (release the egg) on their own or you will take an injection to cause ovulation. At a time or times based on the expected time of ovulation, the sperm sample is produced and prepared in a laboratory to select the best sperm. And then these are put into the uterus (through the cervix) using a special catheter.
We care very much about these types of cycles and have learned over the years of infertility treatment that outstanding pregnancy rates can be obtained if everything is done as it should be done. We do not pass these off to nurses. Instead, a fertility specialist monitors each cycle to ensure that pregnancy rates are as high as possible.
Is IVF Safe For Me?
General IVF Treatment FAQs
There is no specific cut-off age for IVF. All women are different. Some go through irreversible menopause at an early age while others remain fertile long after the average woman has entered menopause. We treat every woman as an individual and do not create meaningless artificial cutoffs.
There are several tests that may be needed prior to fertility treatment. The tests chosen are individualized for you. You may have already done some of these tests recently. If you are able to provide your recent test results, we are pleased to accept them. We do not want you to repeat any tests unnecessarily. Contact us for detailed information.
In general, we do not do embryo transfers for women over the age of 59. Pregnancy is a challenging process and we want to do everything possible to make sure that both the pregnant patient and the baby remain healthy throughout the process.
At Gen 5 Fertility, we assisted a patient at the age of 59 achieve pregnancy.
For cervical or intrauterine inseminations, fresh sperm has a much higher pregnancy rate than frozen. However, there is no difference between using fresh and frozen sperm for IVF/ICSI procedures and many of our patients choose to use frozen sperm
“Mini-IVF” means very different things to different fertility specialists. About the only commonality to these various definitions is that low (or lower) doses of fertility medication are used during treatment cycles. At some centers, anesthesia is rarely used and patients are seen less often. Gen 5 is well known for its novel approach to mini-IVF. Although studies indicate that in many cases, pregnancy rates are lower with min-IVF as opposed to standard IVF, Gen 5 is expert at determining which patients can do well with this type of treatment. In some cases, it is the patient that decides to do Mini-IVF because they feel more comfortable with a gentle approach to IVF. We would be happy to discuss this option with you.
Over the years Dr. Wood has developed a way of doing embryo transfers that is very different than almost any other fertility specialist. Everything from how the cervix is prepared prior the transfer to how the actual transfer is performed is unique to Gen 5. Virtually all of Dr. Wood’s transfers are done under vaginal ultrasound guidance while the vast majority of embryo transfers done around the world are still done using an older method that commonly involves an uncomfortable full bladder and an abdominal ultrasound. There is a better way to do embryo transfers and Gen 5 is pleased to be leading the way.