Fertility Solutions 2013 IVF Success Rates

Fertility Solutions is proud to present our 2013 IVF Success Rates. Our yearly success rates are a tribute to our firm dedication toward helping those facing an infertility diagnosis build their family. We strongly believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to have a child, and that is why we work to provide affordability fertility treatment and care for patients. In the tables below you will find Fertility Solutions’ 2013 Frozen Embryo Transfer Success Rates and our 2013 IVF Success Rates for 1/1/13 – 12/31/14.

2013 Frozen Embryo Transfer Success Rates

Pregnancy rate is defined as a pregnancy seen on ultrasound (avg. of 6-7 weeks of gestation).
Age # of FET Cycles Pregnancy Rate per ET Avg. # of Embryos Transferred
< 35 91 48% 1.6
35-37 30 53% 1.6
38-40 18 39% 1.7
41-42 10 20% 2.1
43+ 2 50% 1.0
Donor 9 56% 1.7
Totals 160 47%

2013 IVF Success Rates (1/1/13 to 12/31/13)

Pregnancy rate is defined as a pregnancy seen on ultrasound (avg. of 6-7 weeks of gestation).
Age # of Egg Retrievals Pregnancy Rate per ET Avg. # of Embryos Transferred
< 35 161 52% 1.5
35-37 81 37% 1.9
38-40 69 40% 1.9
41-42 34 21% 3.0
Donor 19 68% 1.8
Totals 376 44% 1.8
FET 160 Thawed 47% 1.6
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Fertility Solutions is now an Optum Center of Excellence (COE)

After careful review of Fertility Solutions’ SART outcome data and an overall survey of the Fertility Solutions program, Optum designated Fertility Solutions as an Optum Center of Excellence (COE). According to Optum, the goals of their Centers of Excellence network are to:
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  • Provide customers value by identifying physicians that meet or exceed rigorous performance standards.
  • Enable better patient outcomes when diagnosed and treated by medical professionals with the greatest experience and clinical expertise.
  •  Support safe, successful and cost-effective management of patients with complex medical conditions.
  • Review evaluations regularly to incorporate current quality parameters and benchmarks.

Optum has been identifying superior health care providers for over twenty-five years and they have very high standards for recognition. Fertility Solutions is proud of this recognition and we are pleased to share this achievement with our patients.

Optum rigorously analyzed Fertility Solutions on the following points:

  • Live birth per transfer
  • Implantation and multiple gestation rates for all age groups up to and including 40
  • Program administration set-up
  • Managed care contract status
  • Frozen embryo transfer success rates
  • Donor success rates

Patients who choose an Optum COE are more likely to receive “a more accurate diagnosis”, health care that is planned and provided by experts who specialize in their individual condition, fewer complications, lower out of pocket costs and more.

The fact is, as the need for infertility treatment grows, patients need to be aware of what the facility they choose to seek advice and care from is really offering.  At Fertility Solutions, we believe that everyone deserves the chance to be a parent and that it is our duty to provide leading, quality fertility services that are results-driven and affordable.

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Dr. Moragianni Answers Questions on Grecian Echoes Radio Program

Vasiliki MoragianniEach month, Dr. Vasiliki Moragianni appears on a half-hour medical show on the Greek-American radio program “Grecian Echoes” and below, we’ve included an audio recording in both Greek and English from Dr. Moragianni’s time on the program in July (on 7/10/14).

We highly recommend that our patients, prospective patients, and followers tune in to the program in order to gain a deeper understanding of exactly what patients should pay attention to while attempting to conceive, general fertility treatment and care, IVF, and more.

We also encourage those who listen to prepare any questions they may have throughout the program and to feel free to post these questions on the Fertility Solutions Facebook page before any upcoming shows. Dr. Moragianni will review these questions and can potentially answer them during the next program she hosts. Patients and interested parties can also call into the program and ask a question anonymously if they so choose.

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A Patient’s Perspective on Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Marianne was kind enough to offer her thoughts and experiences as a PCOS patient who choose to change her diet in order to improve her chances of conception.

“I never thought I was going to have to go through fertility treatments, but after trying for some time to conceive without luck, I sought out a fertility clinic.  I started my journey taking ovulation medication after finding out I had PCOS.  Initially I read up on the topic research – you know, the typical stuff like finding out what it was and how it affected conception.  I had all of the tell-tale signs.   I had heard about and read articles on the correlation between being overweight and how this can make conception difficult.   After trying for three months with no success I was frustrated, upset and felt like I was losing hope (keep in mind you are taking medications that can emotionally take a toll on you as well).   I started to read a book on PCOS and how diet can affect fertility and the day after I started reading the book I decided I needed to change my diet.  Although having infertility was not my choice and not in my ability to control, I realized that my diet was the one aspect of this whole process that I was able to control.

I began by giving up all diet soda (I had a very bad addiction to Diet Coke), all processed food, artificial sweeteners, and many unhealthy starches and carbohydrates.  It was hard to eat a salad when my coworkers would order pizza for lunch, but I knew I would feel better after eating the salad. Throughout this journey I have realized it’s very easy to get lost in the emotional ups and downs, but after I started eating well  my mood also improved dramatically.  Not only do I now have increased energy, I am in a better place mentally.   Changing my diet affected me in so many more ways than I could have imagined.  I lost 31 pounds and it has given me a new outlook on conceiving.  I know that it will happen, my journey may take longer but I also know that I can take control of my health.  I hope other women going through this process can relate to the emotional struggles of conceiving, but also know how changing your diet can really make a difference in how you feel physically as well as emotionally.”

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A Fertility Solutions Patient Testimonial Update

Last February, Fertility Solutions was proud to share a testimonial from one of our patients, Nichole. Nichole was gracious enough to not only share her experience, but also provided an ultrasound image of twins that she was expecting in the summer. Here is the full version of Nichole’s original patient testimonial:

“From the first moment we stepped through the doors at Fertility Solutions, we felt welcomed and knew were making the right choice in starting our family. Whether it was blood work, ultrasounds, egg retrieval or transfer – EVERYONE was super kind, explained what was happening and made us feel comfortable! I won’t sugar coat it – IVF is tough-emotionally, physically and psychologically…a roller coaster if you will…many ups and downs. No two people are alike, nor is their treatment. Injections are painful. But, if you have faith, patience and devotion to the outcome – Starting a Family – you can make it through as well. Time seemed to pass slowly sometimes and it was easy to get discouraged… but in the end we are pregnant with healthy fraternal boy/girl twins! We would not trade our experience with IVF for anything – WELL WORTH everything we went through – and we owe it all to Dr Huang and the team at Fertility Solutions!!!”

Nichole’s ultrasound image:

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Now here is an updated testimonial from Nichole:

“Thanks to you and your staff for everything… Our dreams (when we sleep) have come true!”

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Congratulations Nichole! We are trilled for you and so glad that we were able to help you build your family.

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Fertility Solutions’ Paint Nite Party

The team behind Fertility Solutions recently had an employee Paint Nite party hosted by Dr. Anania, Dr. Kowalik and Dr. Huang. It was truly a great night filled picture painting, laughter, drinks and appetizers shared among the Fertility Solutions staff. The staff even has special t-shirts that were made to commemorate the event to enjoy and wear for years to come.

We’re happy to share a large photo gallery of our paint night party, with a special quiz for anyone interested in seeing just how well they know their “fertility doc” near the end of this post.

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PN Dr. Kowalik (back)

 

Now for our special quiz! Each of the paintings below was painted by a Fertility Solutions physician. We invite you to take a guess which doctor painted which painting. Let us know your best guesses on Facebook!

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Employee Recognition Series: Jerrica Pompilus, Medical Assistant

Jerrica-eJerrica recently took time out of her day to share some information about her background with us, in addition to letting us know about her work here at Fertility Solutions as a Medical Assistant.

From Jerrica:

I began my Medical career after graduating from Everest Institute as a Medical Assistant.  Soon after, I worked at the Neponset Health Center for four years, Massachusetts General Hospital for two years and prior to my time with Fertility Solutions I worked as a private home acute care nurse to an ALS patient while completing my LPN degree.  I have enjoyed my career path and as a result, I have begun courses to be certified as an RN.  I was very excited when I began working at Fertility Solutions – the prospect of assisting in the beginning of life and creating a family for deserving couples and individuals has proven to be phenomenal. In my role as an MA, I have to opportunity to wear many hats, and everyone here at Fertility Solutions enjoys helping each other out.

Dr. Pei-Li Huang on Jerrica:

“Jerrica began here at Fertility Solutions with limited fertility knowledge, but she was very quick to learn and has become the go-to person.  Her expertise lays in her guidance of ultrasound guided embryo transfers.  We are very proud to have Jerrica on our team and our patients continue to enjoy her great sense of quiet humor”.

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Massachusetts State Advocacy Day 2014

On June 11th, Fertility Solutions’ Dr. Pei-Li Huang and our Marketing Coordinator Maryanne Gaffney attended RESOLVE’s State Advocacy Day at the State House in Boston. State Advocacy Day is an important event for the fertility community, this includes fertility specialists as well as their patients. According to RESOLVE, patients should attend their state’s advocacy day if:

  • You want to educate your elected officials about the disease of infertility.
  • You are dealing with infertility and want to feel a sense of control.
  • You have a loved one touched by infertility and want to show your support.
  • You want more public understanding about the disease of infertility.

Dr. Huang and Maryanne represented the only IVF clinic to both attend and sponsor the event. They also met with State Representative Paul McMurtry and Norfolk County State Senator Mike Rush with whom they spent time with touring the event around the State House and later invited to visit the Fertility Solutions facility this coming fall. We hope to see both Representative McMurtry and Senator Rush soon.

Fertility Solutions encourages patients to write to their elected leaders regarding infertility coverage. It’s important to get the word out!

Rep. Paul McMurtry: http://www.paulmcmurtry.org/

Senator Mike Rush: http://www.senatorrush.com/

We have provided a few photos of the State Advocacy Day event below:

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In addition to time spent at Massachusetts State Advocacy day, Fertility Solutions’ Dr. Pei-Li Huang also recently helped to secure Unanimous Approval of Resolution Supporting Massachusetts Mandate for Infertility Insurance Coverage

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Recap: Dr. Kowalik Hosts June’s Free Fertility Seminar

Last Tuesday (6/10/14), Fertility Solutions held our monthly FREE patient seminar, hosted by Dr. Ania Kowalik.  We had a great response and the fertility subjects discussed were vast.  Some of the questions that were asked include:

  1. As a same sex couple, what are our options for fertility?  As a lesbian couple, options for building a family are more prevalent today than ever before.  Options for female couples ultimately depend on the age and health of the recipient partner and a sperm donor.  For women who have chosen anonymous sperm donation, it is comforting to know that it is an FDA regulated field. The treatments that are typically suggested are:
    1. Ovulation Induction (OI) – This is the use of hormone therapy to stimulate numerous eggs reaching maturity in a single cycle.
    2. Artificial Insemination (AI) – Healthcare provider inserts the sperm directly into a women’s reproductive tract.  A common AI procedure is intrauterine insemination (IUI), in which the healthcare provider inserts sperm directly into the uterus near the time of ovulation.  Another form of AI is cervical insemination, this is when semen is released through a soft catheter to the cervical opening.
    3. Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) – Medical procedures used to bring eggs and sperm together without sexual intercourse.
    4. In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) – This is the most common ART procedure which utilizes medications to stimulate the development and release of a woman’s eggs.  The eggs and sperm are placed together in a laboratory dish to fertilize.  Once the eggs are successfully fertilized, the embryo/s are transferred into the woman’s uterus.
  2. Does insurance cover infertility treatments for same sex couples The state mandate for infertility coverage in Massachusetts states that coverage for a woman under 35 years of age will begin after 1 year of trying to conceive and for women over 35, it is 6 months of trying to conceive.
  3. What is Fertility Solutions experience in the LGBT community We have been helping all persons and couples, achieve their dream of building a family for 3 and a half years with a combined medical experience of over 50 years.  As for the gay community, we are proud of our success with surrogacy, egg donation and same sex couples.
  4. How effective is frozen egg donation?  This past January, ACOG announced that the thawing of oocytes is no longer considered experimental and that the success rates for pregnancy is comparable to fresh egg cycles.
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Fertility Solutions Supports LGBT Families: LGBT Patient Testimonials

Fertility Solutions is a proud supporter of LGBT families. In honor of Boston Pride Week, we are sharing a few of our patient testimonials from a few of our LGBT patients.ID-100256429

“Thank you Fertility Solutions for the life you have created and the family you have given to us.  As a same sex couple trying to conceive, our first exposure to the fertility world was in a large IVF center.  We felt very alone and “processed” as we learned about the options for us.  Thank you Dr. Anania for taking the time to review our many options in your facility and “listening” to US.  Your staff is welcoming and very calming, especially Ashley in the Woburn office.  Peace!”  HM and CM

“We have been trying to conceive as a female couple for over a year.  When we came to Fertility Solutions, we met with the financial coordinator, Laura, who explained all our financial options and obligations very clearly.  Our first experience with the staff at the front desk and through the office was so positive that we decided to schedule a consult.  We met with Dr. Huang who understood our dream to have a family as a couple.  After a several attempts at IUIs we found that my partner’s egg quality was poor.  Dr. Huang consulted us on our options and we decided that egg donorship from a frozen Egg Bank would be a great ideal. Here we are pregnant and ready to begin our life as a family. THANKS TO YOU FERTILITY SOLUTIONS!”  MG, RC

“My partner and I are so very grateful to Fertility Solutions for the warmth and guidance you have given to us this past few months while we were trying to create a family.  All the time and patience that you had given to us brought us to the conclusion we were finally ready to go forward as a lesbian couple and create life.  Now, we are 7 months pregnant and looking forward to the birth of our new life.” 2014 patient survey

“Thank you Dr. Anania for supporting the lesbian community.  When my wife and I decided to have children, we were very scared of how to go about it and how we would be treated.  Your very professional staff and very caring center gave us the courage to go forward and create life.  Many thanks to you and Fertility Solutions.”

 

We encourage you to read more Fertility Solutions patient testimonials.

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