Infertility Treatment in MD, VA & DC at Shady Grove Fertility

February 2009 Newsletter

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SGFC Study Proves Multiple Births from IVF Can Be Avoided

The birth of Los Angeles octuplets is big news. This story is not typical of ethical fertility treatment. It is a departure from the norm for virtually every other woman and man who are considering the use of assisted reproductive technology (ART) to build their families. IVF is one of the most controllable and successful forms of ART, and with the advances in the science and practice of ART, elective Single Embryo Transfer (eSET) is a viable option for many patients who need IVF to conceive.


Why Egg Donors Donate

Many patients considering donor egg treatment often wonder what would motivate someone to donate their eggs. Many of the news stories about their motives leave readers with a cynical perspective and may even deter some fertility patients from considering their best options for getting pregnant. One egg donor is happy to share the other side of the story.


Webcast: When Cancer Strikes... Fertility Options
Listen Now!

Survival from cancer is on the rise. For those in their reproductive years considering their family options, there is good news. Listen in to this webcast to hear Dr. Eric Widra, of our Washington, DC location, speak about fertility considerations of those newly-diagnosed with cancer, as well as those survivors who wish to pursue family-building options. Hear about the resources and support both Shady Grove Fertility Centers offers as well as the national group Fertile Hope.


New Research Study Comes to SGFC

Shady Grove Fertility Center is looking for women to participate in a new medical study. The Lutrepatch™ study is testing the safety and effectiveness of a new delivery method of a medication for women who are trying to get pregnant. If you are a woman 18-38 years of age who has been trying to get pregnant and has an irregular monthly menstrual cycle (4 or fewer menstrual cycles per year OR have a menstrual cycle of more than 45 days), you may qualify for a research study. Learn more.


Your Opinion Counts...

The physicians and staff at Shady Grove Fertility are committed to providing you with the best medical care possible in a compassionate and caring environment. Your comments about your experience, both positive and negative, provide important feedback and insight to help us evaluate if we are achieving this goal. Please take a moment to complete our online Patient Satisfaction Survey.


Become a Fan of Shady Grove Fertility Center

Shady Grove Fertility Center’s Facebook page provides patients with a great opportunity to keep up with SGFC as well as connect with other fans who are currently going through treatment or are showing off their SGFC successes. Become a fan today.


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