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The Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago is now offering 2 low cost fertility screening packages. These fertility screening tests will allow couples to have important information about their fertility reserve for the future. In women these tests measure egg supply for the future, also called “ovarian reserve” Ovarian reserve testing is done to estimate the status of the current eggContinue Reading
Age and Fertility, Ovarian Reserve
The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) has released the 2014 IVF success rate report in 2016.  The SART in vitro fertilization outcome reports have been coming out annually for over 15 years. We are proud of our  consistently high success rates. We encourage people to examine both our IVF success rates and our egg donation success rates and compare themContinue Reading
IVF Clinic Success Rates, IVF success rates, SART IVF Success Rate Report
Do IVF frozen embryo transfer (FET) cycles have increased success rates or other benefits as compared to fresh transfers? Over the past several years there have been several studies published that investigated whether fresh or frozen transfers result in higher IVF pregnancy success rates and also which type of transfer is associated with healthier outcomes for mothers and babies. InContinue Reading
Embryo freezing, Embryo implantation, Frozen embryo transfer, IVF success rates
IVF patients often focus attention on the grading of their embryos at the time of transfer. We do the morphological grading on IVF embryos to assess the rate of development, the number of cells and how healthy the cells look. However the underlying chromosomal competence or lack of chromosomal competence is far more important than the morphological grade of an embryo.Continue Reading
Preimplantation Genetic Screening
The 2013 SART report was released in early March 2015 by the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology. It reports clinic-specific pregnancy outcome results from in vitro fertilization cycles done by SART member clinics in 2013. The SART report is a useful resource for couples considering in vitro fertilization treatment using their own eggs or donor eggs. Most IVF clinics in the US are SART members andContinue Reading
IVF Clinic Success Rates, SART IVF Success Rate Report

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Richard Sherbahn, MD is a Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility specialist.

Dr. Sherbahn founded the Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago in 1997.

He will post regularly about fertility issues.

Dr. Richard Sherbahn
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