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We Helped to Write the Book on Vitrification

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By Mitchel C. Schiewe, Ph.D., HCLD, Lab Director, Ovation Fertility™ Newport Beach Ovation Fertility doesn’t just perform the most advanced vitrification procedures that safely cryopreserve embryos and other reproductive material for storage, we are helping to write the book! European publisher InTech recently informed us that a book chapter I authored on vitrification quality-control practices for human embryos has had nearly 1,200 views and more…

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Sperm Tracking Breakthrough

New Sperm Tracking Method Means More Streamlined Fertility Treatment By Matthew “Tex” VerMilyea, Ph.D. At Ovation Fertility, we’re excited about new sperm tracking research that uses military-grade precision to identify motility in sperm used in fertility treatment. For prospective parents, it means higher accuracy in semen analysis and the prospect of using more natural egg fertilization, such as IUI, rather than traditional IVF. For clinicians,…

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Elective single embryo transfer criteria should be applied to frozen embryo transfer cycles

Melanie R. Freeman, PhD1, M. Shaun Hinds, BS1, C. Kay Howard, BS1, Julie Howard, BS1, and George A. Hill, MD2 1Ovation Fertility, Nashville, TN;  2Nashville Fertility Center, Nashville, TN Objective:  To evaluate the outcomes for eSET (elective single embryo transfer) and eDET (elective double embryo transfer) in frozen embryo transfer cycles. Design: Retrospective study Materials and Methods: Data analysis of ongoing pregnancy and live birth…

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Embryo Culture Media May Influence IVF Outcomes

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Matthew VerMilyea, PhD, of Ovation Fertility quoted in Medpage Today The choice of culture media for nurturing embryos before implantation in assisted reproduction procedures had no major impact on live birth rates, but did affect pregnancy rates and birth weight in a Dutch randomized trial. The G5 media formulation was not only linked to significantly higher rates of implantation and clinical pregnancy, but significantly lower…

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Ovation Fertility™ Partner Physician Performed Gynecologic Surgeries in Africa

Ovation Fertility partner physician, Glenn Weitzman, MD, traveled to Malawi to provide life-changing gynecologic surgeries Ovation Fertility partner physicians are known for changing the lives of their patients in the United States. However, patients from all around the world can benefit from the expertise and compassionate care of an Ovation Fertility partner physician. Recently, Dr. Weitzman and Nurse Jenni Whitefield, traveled to Africa with a…

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Ovation Fertility on Fox News New York

Partner physician, Dr. Kaylen Silverberg discusses preimplantation genetic testing and getting pregnant faster on Fox News New York Dr. Kaylen Silverberg, an Ovation Fertility physician is using preimplantation genetic testing to better assess the likelihood that any given embryo will implant and grow into a healthy baby . “We’re looking at the genes in a way that allows us to select the healthiest embryo out of…

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What is IVF Culture Media?

Ovation Fertility™ Nashville laboratory director Melanie Freeman, PhD explains culture media Culture media is an important part of IVF, but patients don’t often think about it. Ovation Fertility Nashville laboratory director Melanie Freeman, PhD is here to explain what culture media is and what types of culture media the Nashville fertility lab uses. Culture media is a complex solution that’s used to support cell growth…

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Four IVF Advances That Changed Reproductive Medicine

Ovation Fertility™ Newport Beach lab director highlights “most productive and creative period” of IVF Mitchel C. Schiewe, Ph.D., Ovation Fertility Newport Beach laboratory director, recently published a review paper about the development of assisted reproductive technology, ART, and the four technologies that changed the IVF industry. Genetic testing of preimplantation embryos Vitrification Lasers in ART Intracytoplasmic sperm injection According to Dr. Schiewe, “The purpose of…

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Independence Day

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Ovation Fertility™ Newport Beach lab director, with the freedom to question the status quo, improves sperm freezing protocols An embryologist and IVF lab director studies and manipulates testicular tissue to collect and preserve viable sperm for IVF and ICSI procedures. Over three-plus decades Mitchel C. Schiewe, M.S., Ph.D., HCLD (ABB), ELD (ABB), made a series of observations about protocols for handling and freezing sperm retrieved…

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A Zika virus warning for Ovation Fertility™ patients

If you’ve watched the news or surfed the Web recently, you’ve probably heard about the Zika virus. It poses a risk to unborn babies, and it can be spread by mosquito bites and sexual contact with infected individuals. Our partner fertility doctors can provide more information about the virus and recommend precautions for fertility patients. The Zika virus started in Brazil and has since spread through South…

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Our Ovation Fertility experts offer infertility resolutions for 2016

Many people start to question their personal resolutions now that the New Year is in full swing. While originally designed to enhance the quality of their lives, sometimes these resolutions don’t make it to February. If you are a fertility patient, however, keeping some key resolutions can have a lasting impact. Our Ovation Fertility experts around the county believe that focusing on positive enhancements can…

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Ovation Fertility Austin physician attends the 2016 JP Morgan Healthcare Conference

Dr. Kaylen Silverberg was recently invited to attend the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco. This meeting, sometimes called the Super Bowl of Biotech, was held from January 11-13, 2016. The invitation extended to Dr. Silverberg highlights his place of prominence, and that of Ovation Fertility, in the global medical community. The invitation-only conference, sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co., is in its 34th year…

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Selecting the best embryo to transfer during IVF

Ovation Fertility Newport Beach IVF center sheds light on selecting the best embryo to transfer during IVF In the past, embryologists and fertility specialists would grade embryos (A, B and C), just like a report card, based on what they could see and how and when the cells were dividing. A new study conducted by an Ovation Fertility Newport Beach IVF center, debunked two previously…

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Ovation Fertility Debuts Strategic Alliance at #ASRM2015

At this year’s American Society for Reproductive Medicine global meeting, Ovation Fertility physicians and embryologists demonstrated a collegial approach to reproductive medicine. The newly formed alliance of the nation’s top IVF centers and laboratories was represented in poster sessions with displays of groundbreaking research, and at the lectern as presenters and moderators. A primary focus for this year’s ASRM meeting was genetic screening and the…

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