NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Neway Fertility, a leading NYC fertility clinic specializing in natural fertility treatments, today announced that three healthy babies have been born in the tri-state area thanks to IVM – a groundbreaking fertility treatment that requires little to no drugs and is a fraction of the cost of traditional IVF. This includes the first-ever IVM babies (twins) reported to be born in New York.
IVM (in vitro maturation) is an alternative to traditional IVF that offers a virtually drug-free, minimally invasive, and low-cost treatment for infertility. IVM is ideal for women with hormone-sensitive issues like PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), who cannot tolerate the high doses of ovarian stimulation drugs required by IVF. It's also an option for anyone interested in pursuing a more natural course of treatment for infertility.
The recent births are the result of a research study that Neway is conducting for women with PCOS and infertility, offering free IVM treatments to up to 20 women. A total of five out of seven women have become pregnant through the study so far, with three babies born to date, and three due in 2014. The first two couples to give birth to healthy IVM babies include:
- Cecilia and Talya, a same-sex couple from Brooklyn, NY, who welcomed twin girls on October 11. Cecilia, who carried the twins, has PCOS, and was unable to conceive through other methods. She underwent 5 failed IUIs before trying IVM. The IVM treatment was successful on the first round.
- Manpreet and Sarbdeep, from Carteret, NJ, welcomed a baby girl on September 25. Manpreet was so pleased with her IVM experience that she called Neway from the delivery room to tell them she was almost ready to schedule her next treatment!
Neway is one of only a handful of US clinics pioneering successful IVM treatments. IVM has already seen great success around the globe, with more than 4,000 live births worldwide – more than 1/4 of them under the direction of Neway's founder and technical director, fertility pioneer Dr. Jin-Ho Lim. Dr. Lim brought this innovative technique to Neway Fertility and trained an expert staff, led by top fertility specialist Dr. Jesse Hade, to help women in NYC and across the country realize their dreams of having a baby.
"With IVM, the eggs are retrieved and matured outside the body. IVM is a different technology from the traditional Natural cycle IVF, which uses only one or two oocytes matured in the body. This allows us to achieve a high success rate without subjecting women to high doses of infertility drugs, extensive blood tests, or constant ultrasounds. The eggs can be immediately implanted, or frozen for later use," explained Dr. Lim. "This is truly a breakthrough for women who are looking for more natural options, or simply don't have the option of using a conventional IVF approach."
"The first time Dr. Hade and Dr. Lim told us about IVM, we were hooked. No weeks of heavy meds? No risk of hyper-stimulation? No need to take a second mortgage to cover the cost? IVM was the answer we had been looking for," said new mom Talya. "The Neway staff gave us unparalleled support and encouragement, giving us back the hope we had lost after a year of trying to conceive. We are so grateful for this magical experience."
New moms Cecilia, Talya, and Manpreet are available to share their experiences with IVM, along with Dr. Lim and Dr. Hade, who can describe the procedure and how it's changing the practice of treating infertility.
About Neway Fertility
Neway Fertility is a leading NYC fertility clinic offering the full range of fertility treatments, with an emphasis on natural approaches. Neway was founded by Dr. Jin-Ho Lim, a pioneer in natural fertility and founder of the groundbreaking Maria Fertility Network in Asia. Dr. Lim established a world-class facility in Manhattan to bring his innovative treatments to the US, training an expert team led by top fertility specialist Dr. Jesse Hade, MD, F.A.C.O.G. Neway leverages innovative techniques and a personalized approach to deliver some of the highest success rates in the country for everything from traditional IVF, to natural alternatives like IVM, mild IVF, Natural cycle IVF, and Natural cycle IVF/M, to IUI, genetic testing, embryo screening, egg freezing, egg donation, and more. Visit www.newayfertility.com for more.
SOURCE Neway Fertility