Our January free fertility education seminar, hosted by Dr. Ania Kowalik, included a great discussion about fertility as well as the many options you can choose to create a family.
We wanted to say “thank you” to all who participated and made it such a success. During each seminar, the participants are asked, anonymously, what they would like to learn during the evening’s event. We’ve provided a few of the questions asked and answered by Dr. Kowalik below:
- Why does maternal age affect my ability to get pregnant? When a woman is born, she is born with all the eggs her body will ever have – this a qualified defined number. There is a direct correlation between the age of eggs and the success rate for pregnancy. Eggs, in the ovaries, continue to age as do women and around the age of 35, it has been shown that the quality of the eggs decreases. However, ovarian reserve testing can help predict the quantity of eggs and the chances of success. In family building, it takes one healthy egg to create an embryo.
- I am a woman in my late thirties and not married but I would like to have a child of my own, soon. What are my options? As a single woman, you may decide to conceive a child or adopt. To conceive, the option for sperm donation are: known donor or frozen sperm from donor banks. To begin the process of building your family, a consult with a Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist is necessary to determine the best approach. The treatment plan can range from IUI, Clomid/timed IUI and/or IVF.
- How do you communicate results to your patients? Fertility Solutions steady philosophy is to create one-on-one relationships with our patients. In doing so, we have established a patient portal to receive real-time results, however, it is our policy and privilege to share results with the patients on an individual basis as well. As a partner in the process of family building, we, the physicians call our patients, as well to relay any results and answer any questions.