I’m super excited to be able to share some resources to help others on their infertility journey! When I started the process of Embryo adoption/donation I didn’t have these resources and I am so thankful that I do now! Choosing a clinic can be scary and sometimes overwhelming, but these resources will be very helpful in helping you make decisions.
One Website that has soooooo much information: https://nccd.cdc.gov/drh_art/rdPage.aspx?rdReport=DRH_ART.FindAClinic&rdRequestForward=True
Below is a direct link for finding clinics in the location you are looking into and will give statistics on the ART of the particular clinics…
- This is where you can put in your state or city and it will bring up every single licensed fertility clinic in that area! So for instance- if you put in California, it will come up with 77 clinics.
- Then once you click on the clinic you choose it will give you information like this
|Clinic Service & Profile|
|ART for single women||Yes|
|Donor egg services||Yes|
|Donor embryo services||Yes|
|Embryo cryopreservation services||Yes|
|Gestational carrier services||Yes|
|Verified lab accreditation||Yes|
|2015 Clinic Summary||Number|
|Total infants born||239|
Here is some National data that might be helpful to you that came from the CDC website- these are numbers from 2015
|National Services & Profile|
|ART for single women||98%|
|Donor egg services||91%|
|Donor embryo services||74%|
|Embryo cryopreservation services||>99%|
|Gestational carrier services||87%|
|Verified lab accreditation|
|2015 National Summary||Number|
|Total infants born||72,913|
|Multiple-infant births (e.g. twins, triplets, or more) with at least one live infant are counted as one live birth delivery.|
But it has so much other info too!
Another site that would be helpful in your journey would be-
SART- Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology
This site has so much current information on IVF or other fertility treatments. SART can help you find a clinic, predict your success and give you facts and success rates! I would say these things are so very important when doing any sort of Fertility treatment.
One article that I enjoyed reading from SART
Yoga Helps Infertility Patients
Nov 01, 2017
Published in: ASRM Press Release
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE’S
2017 SCIENTIFIC CONGRESS & EXPO
Note: Press room open Sun. October 29, 2pm-5pm CDT; Mon. October 30-Wed. November 1, 8:00am-5:30pm CDT. 210-582-7029
San Antonio, TX– Infertility patients who do yoga see reduced stress levels and higher pregnancy rates according to new research presented this week at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Scientific Congress in San Antonio.
A team from New Delhi examined the impact of yoga on pregnancy rates for women who had already undergone one unsuccessful IVF treatment. Over 100 women undergoing frozen embryo transfers were randomly assigned into either a control (no yoga) or treatment (3 months of yoga sessions) group. Following embryo transfer, 63% of the women in the yoga group achieved pregnancy as compared with 43% in the control group.
A team in Chicago presented preliminary results of an ongoing research project on the value of yoga for infertile patients. They reported enrolling 26 patients into online or in person yoga training, with preliminary findings showing a significant reduction in anxiety scores from patients in both the in-person and online arms of the trial.
“We know infertility patients suffer from very high stress levels. These studies show that yoga represents a promising therapy for reducing patient stress during infertility treatment and even potentially improve outcome of such treatment,” said Richard J. Paulson, MD, President of the ASRM.
Because in case you didn’t know, I love yoga!!
So as always, I really appreciate all of your support and love, and I hope that I can help others like they have helped me. Love you guys!