- Posted On: August 14, 2014
- Categories: Events & Announcements
Oregon Reproductive Medicine (ORM), one of the world’s leading fertility centres based in Portland Oregon, is delighted to announce that will host a seminar for anyone having infertility issues in Dublin’s Westbury Hotel on Wednesday, 5th November @ 12noon.
The Dublin seminar, aimed at intending parents who are having a difficult time conceiving on their own, will address infertility and why they may be having trouble getting pregnant, the latest fertility medicines and treatments, ORM’s approach to patient care and good outcomes and ORM’s outstanding success rates. These consistent success rates have resulted in patients travelling from all over the US and all over the world to Oregon Reproductive Medicine.
Many people struggling with infertility wait too long to seek professional help. Some wait years. So for people who are having difficulty making the decision about whether to move forward to get evaluated, they should consider the standard definition of infertility.
* Females under 35-years-old: Failure to conceive following one year of unprotected intercourse.
* Females over 35-years-old: Failure to conceive following 6 months of unprotected intercourse.
* Females over 40-years-old: Failure to conceive following 3 months of unprotected intercourse.
Wading through the complicated information about infertility treatment can be almost as stressful as the diagnosis itself. For people weighing up the pros and cons of undergoing possible treatment for infertility and trying to decide what to do, Oregon Reproductive Medicine can help.
Brandon J. Bankowski, MD, MPH commented “We are coming to Dublin to speak to people who are having difficulty getting pregnant. Making the decision to pursue your dream of having a baby is a big and very important one for anyone. For parents and those facing challenges with fertility the decisions become that much bigger and potentially complicated. Being informed is the key to making a decision that is best for you and your family.”
By attending the Oregon Reproductive Medicine Seminar in Dublin prospective parents will have the opportunity to learn about Oregon Reproductive Medicine, their physician’s education, background and philosophy about their work, live birth success rates as well as the types of treatment it offers.
Barbara Wiley (42), a former patient who became Head of Patient Services for ORM said: “Four years ago, myself and my partner sought medical advice from Oregon Reproductive Medicine as we were having difficulty conceiving – we were advised that our chances of having a baby were very low so we decided to try IVF because of my age, following a series of medical tests. Our decision to go to ORM for IVF was due to their transparency and very high live birth success rates. And thankfully in June 2013 we became proud parents to beautiful twin girls.”
Treatment options at Oregon Reproductive Medicine include:
Medications (ovulation induction) with or without IUI
The goal of using medications for ovulation induction is to stimulate the ovaries to produce multiple follicles, each of which contains an egg.
IUI (Intrauterine Insemination) with or without medication
This procedure utilises specially prepared sperm that is directly injected into the female’s uterus. This maximizes the number of sperm that make it into the uterus, enhancing the chance of successful fertilisation.
IVF (In Vitro Fertilization)
This treatment involves retrieving eggs and sperm that results in fertilisation in the laboratory with subsequent transfer of a 5-day embryo into the uterus for implantation.
PGD (Pre-genetic Diagnosis)
This technique is used in tandem with in vitro fertilisation (IVF) to test embryos for genetic disorders prior to transfer into the uterus.
Donor Egg Program
This program matches egg donors with recipient patients and utilises in vitro fertilisation (IVF) to maximise pregnancy success rates.
A gestational surrogate becomes pregnant after an embryo transfer with a child that is not genetically related to her. These embryos are sometimes created using donor eggs and donor sperm. In other cases they are the result of the recipient parent’s egg and sperm or a combination of a recipient parent and donor.
Male Factor Treatment
A semen analysis is done to diagnose male factor infertility. Available treatment options, including ICSI, varicocele, and sperm retrieval, address most male factor problems.
These treatments can address congenital or acquired problems in the pelvis such as scarring from endometriosis.
Egg freezing via the most modern techniques in vitrification allows for fertility preservation. This is utilised by female’s wishing to delay starting her family or by cancer patients who wish to preserve their fertility for when their health recovers.
Egg & Sperm Donation
Programs that provide for egg and sperm donation can be utilized by patients to grow their family when their own eggs and/or sperm are no longer viable options. Utilising in vitro fertilisation (IVF) donated eggs and/or sperm has an extremely high pregnancy success rate at Oregon Reproductive Medicine.
Oregon Reproductive Medicine will also be hosting free private consultations on Thursday, 6th November for further information or to register interest in the seminar, please contact:
Barbara Wiley, Head of Patient Service Tel: (01) 291 6254 [email protected]