1) 40 y/o came to New Hope Fertility also with a history of primary infertility. She struggled with a couple of unsuccessful IVF cycles before deciding to move to IVF using donor eggs. After a donor frozen embryo transfer she got pregnant. Congrats!
2) 47 y/o came to New Hope with a history of primary infertility. She had a frozen embryo transfer through our Egg Donor Program and got pregnant. Congratulations!
3) 55 y/o arrived at NHFC with a history of secondary infertility. She also completed our Donor Egg Program and got pregnant after her frozen embryo transfer. Congrats!
4) 41 y/o arrived at New Hope with premature ovarian failure and a very high FSH. After attempting to get pregnant using our holistic IVF approaches, she decided to move on to our Donor IVF Program, which only took a few weeks from the time of transfer until she found out she was pregnant. Congrats!
5) 44 y/o arrived at NH with a history of secondary infertility. She recently became pregnant from a frozen single embryo transfer through our donor program. Congratulations!
An HBO documentary, Google Baby, which aired earlier last year talks about a new world of gestational surrogacy and globalization.
A synopsis from IMDB describes the documentary like this:
“Google Baby is a journey across three continents telling the story of the up-and-coming baby production industry in the age of globalization. Doron, an Israeli entrepreneur with a high tech background proposes a new service – Baby production. The baby producer (as he introduces himself) provides customers with a cost effective solution using outsourcing of the surrogacy element to India as way to lower prices. The preferred genetic material is selected by the clients and the rest is left in the hands of the producer: Sperm and eggs are purchased on-line and multiple embryos are produced and frozen. Packed in liquid nitrogen only the embryos that fit the customers preferences are shipped by air to India – where they are implanted into the wombs of local surrogates. The customers arrive only at the end of the nine month pregnancy period to pick up their babies. Today, technology has turned ‘making a baby’ into an act independent of sex. And globalization is making it affordable.”
Indeed, advances in technology are making it much easier for women to be gestational carriers and for surrogacy to help people have children. New Hope Fertility specializes in gestational carrier and surrogacy services and uses a particularly cutting edge technology with regard to freezing embryos for transfer so that intended parents don’t need to synchronize their cycles with the surrogate mother. Our unique freezing method, called vitrification (flash freezing), allows a much higher rate of freezing and thaw successes. More information can be found here: http://newhopefertility.com/biological_clock.shtml
In addition, New Hope Fertility does day 5 embryo transfers to increase the chances for a successful pregnancy. Historically, many embryo transfers were done on day 3, when retrieved eggs had divided into 4-8 cells. However, day 3 embryos would naturally be found in the fallopian tubes, not in the uterus — and therefore are not at an optimal stage for implantation. We also do not yet have the ability to predict whether or not a day three embryo has the capacity to continue development and become a high-quality blastocyst. By choosing the best blastocysts for transfer on day 5, it is much easier to select one with the greatest potential for implanting and forming a viable pregnancy.