Great news and hope!

Last July, I first met with A.N., a lovely 47 year old lady with a long history of infertility. At another infertility clinic in Washington, D.C., she had failed 4 separate stimulated IVF treatments from 2007 through 2009. In fact, her fourth stimulated IVF treatment was cancelled because of a poor response to her ovarian stimulation drugs.

Her evaluation with me here at Dominion Fertility revealed, not surprisingly, decreased ovarian reserve with a poor antral follicle count on sonography and a low AMH of 0.6 (normal > 1.8). We decided to try Natural Cycle IVF (NC-IVF) and in her first monitored cycle we retrieved her egg, but her embryo arrested and was not transferred. At Dominion Fertility, all of our embryo transfers are performed on day 5 after the egg retrieval. This ensures a better quality embryo with a lower incidence of biochemical pregnancies and spontaneous abortions.

At Dominion Fertility, all of our embryo transfers are performed on day 5 after the egg retrieval. This ensures a better quality embryo with a lower incidence of biochemical pregnancies and spontaneous abortions.

In her second treatment using NC-IVF, she had a single embryo transfer resulting in a clinical pregnancy confirmed on sonography last week. Yeah for A.N.!!!

We believe that A.N. is the oldest patient in the United States to achieve a clinical pregnancy using NC-IVF and no ovarian stimulation drugs. While we are greatly excited for her success to date, she understands that at her age of 47 years, her pregnancy has a high risk of either a spontaneous abortion or a genetic anomaly such as Down