Attain Fertility Centers Offers Solutions and Hope to Women -- Who Can't Conceive --

(Purchase, NY) There are many reasons why a woman may have trouble becoming pregnant. With many women delaying parenthood until later in life, age has become one of the most common.   Attain Fertility® Centers across the country offer women who have tried to conceive unsuccessfully, especially those who are over the age of 35, hope of having a baby through egg donation and IVF (in vitro fertilization).

“By the time a woman reaches her mid-thirties, even if she is in perfect health, statistically the quality of her eggs decline, which results in a more challenging experience to conceive. In addition, older women may be at higher risk for miscarriage and other potential health risks,” explains Mahshid Albrecht, Donor Program Administration Manager at Reproductive Science Center of the San Francisco Bay Area, part of the Attain Fertility® Centers network. “These women are perfect candidates for IVF treatment using donor eggs that come from younger women.  Studies show that success rates for them are much higher when using donor eggs and IVF.” In fact, the latest national data released in 2010 from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) shows that women age 35-37 using their own eggs have just a 32% chance of having a baby after one cycle, while they have a 56% chance when using donor eggs.

“Pregnancy through egg donation is an emotional experience for people,” cautions Albrecht. “While it is very exciting and the success rates are very good, it’s still a big step to take personally and financially and it’s very important to have strong emotional support. I always recommend that people who choose to conceive through an egg donor seek both psychological and legal counsel to support them through the entire process.”

Along with the emotional experience, choosing to conceive through donor eggs presents people with a significant financial commitment. Sensitive to the costs that can quickly add up, Attain Fertility offers the Attain® IVF Donor Egg Program to patients at fertility centers within their network. The program can save patients about 40% off their treatment plan and offers up to a 100% refund for egg recipients who do not successfully conceive.

“For us it’s all about helping people achieve a successful pregnancy resulting in the birth of a healthy baby and the building of family,” says Albrecht. “Whether it is through IVF using egg donors or their own eggs, we want to provide every medically-proven and safe procedure along with sound financial support to people who are on the path to parenthood.”

Though common, age is not the only reason a person might choose to become pregnant through donor eggs. Among other circumstances that may lead a person to consider using the egg donation process are:

  • Ovarian failure
  • Premature menopause
  • Surgical removal of ovaries
  • A genetic condition that she does not want to be passed on
  • Multiple IVF failures using natural eggs
  • Inadequate response to ovulation induction
  • Same sex couples

Attain Fertility manages a growing community on Facebook and Twitter that offers peer to peer support and information with over 14,000 ‘fans’ on Facebook and 1,200 followers on Twitter. The Attain Fertility blog, written by doctors and other fertility specialists within the community, also offers information and insight on a wide variety of fertility topics.