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Infertility Clinic Offers New IVM Treatment

Infertility Solutions, P.C. becomes the first fertility clinic in the Lehigh Valley and in NE Pennsylvania to perform IVM

September 16, 2010, Infertility Solutions, P.C. now offers an alternative to traditional in vitro fertilization. The technique is known as in vitro maturation (IVM).

"We are one of very few programs in the United States to offer IVM," Infertility Solutions explains. The infertility clinic also had the "first pregnancy using IVM in Lehigh Valley/NE Pennsylvania," which is an accomplishment they hold much pride in.

The infertility clinic uses multiple approaches to IVM. One such approach is "based on the programmed cycle approach popularized by Dr. Jared Robbins at Brown University in Rhode Island. We like this approach because it maximizes patient convenience," they explain on their website. Other approaches include more drugs to help stimulate ovaries.

This procedure is of great importance for a variety of reasons, namely that it holds key advantages over traditional in vitro fertilization methods. The primary advantage is that, overall IVM is much easier. A patient makes fewer trips to the infertility clinic because less blood tests and medication injections are required. This cuts time, pain, and costs-- all pluses for the average patient.

"From a practical viewpoint, IVM is [also] likely the best procedure to use for a related egg donor," the infertility clinic adds.

However, it is important to note that IVM is still in the early stages. The downside to this is that little clinical data is available on the topic. At this point, only about 2000 babies have been birthed by IVM.

For more information on the IVM treatment, please visit the Infertility Solutions, P.C. website at www.infertilitysolutions.com. Out of town patients can also call 1-877-258-2217.

About Infertility Solutions, P.C.

Infertility Solutions, P.C. operates two infertility clinics in Pennsylvania. Bruce I. Rose, Ph.D., M.D. originally founded the company in order to provide specialized treatment to women with reproductive issues and couples who are experiencing problems associated with infertility. They specialize in performing speedy yet thorough evaluations of infertile couples in order to offer the best means of in vitro fertilization for each individual case. As a result, they aim to make pregnancies occur as quickly as possible. To learn more about the infertility clinic, please visit their website at www.infertilitysolutions.com.