Fertility Assessment Program
Women are born with millions of eggs (5-7 million), however, the number
of eggs decreases progressively from birth (1-2 million) to puberty (500,000)
and then menopause (1,000). The eggs age at different rates among women
regardless of their health status. In general, the quality of a woman’s
eggs decreases progressively from puberty. More rapid decreases in quality
begin at the age of 35, leading to a woman’s difficulty conceiving
naturally in their late 30s and 40s. Unfortunately, for some women, the
quality of their eggs decline as early as their 20s.
Frustrations with Ovarian Aging
Many women wish they had known that their eggs were aging at a faster rate
than normal. With the advancements in
egg freezing over the last five years, more women would benefit from knowing the status
of their egg quantity as early as possible. Women whose egg quantity is
decreased may consider preserving their fertility by freezing eggs or
embryos before further compromise occurs based on age or other medical factors.
Family History of Infertility
There are also single women whose mother or siblings have experienced infertility
or were diagnosed with decreased egg quality or quantity at a young age.
These women would benefit greatly from understanding their egg health
early in their lives.
Criteria for Participating
Atlanta Center for Reproductive Medicine (ACRM) offers women an opportunity
to determine the current status of their ovarian reserve through ACRM’s
Fertility Assessment Program. In order to qualify, women must be under
the age of 40, not be planning to conceive within the next six months,
and desire information about her current fertility status.
These tests can be scheduled at any time during your menstrual cycle.
The following services are included in ACRM’s Fertility Assessment Program:
- New Patient Consults
- Baseline Ultrasound Evaluation of the Uterus and Antral Follicle Count
to measure egg quantity
- Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) Blood test assessment of the quantity of eggs
- Regroup office appointment to review test results
You also have the option of asking your OB/GYN to perform these tests.
Egg Freezing at ACRM
The technology employed by ACRM for egg freezing is extremely safe and
very effective for providing options for those women who wish to preserve
their fertility for family building at a later date. ACRM has performed
over 300 egg freezing cycles. Although many of these eggs remain frozen
for long-term storage and fertility preservation, more than 450 egg thawing
cycles have been successfully completed. The oocyte survival rate of cryopreservation
is greater than 90%. The pregnancy rate following the egg thawing, fertilization
and embryo transfer is 74%, with a live birth rate per transfer of 64.3%.
Give Us a Call
For more information and to schedule an appointment, please call:
(678) 841-1089 or (877) 767-2276.