The Torch is Passed to Midwest Fertility Clinic

Not only do the professionals at Midwest Fertility Clinic possess skills and state-of-the-art lab equipment, they are aware of their responsibility to carry on the 40 year old legacy passed down to them by the pioneers of in vitro fertilization.

Apr 02, 2013, 10:50 ET from Midwest Fertility Center

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dr. Amos Madanes has been serving as Midwest Fertility Center's director since 1984. However, coming into the field in 1979, he has practically been a part of in vitro fertilization since its beginning four decades ago.

According to Stephanie Moyers of the National Embryo Donation Center, the first human IVF pregnancy was achieved in Australia in 1973. In 1974, the National Infertility Association, nicknamed RESOLVE, was founded. Dr. Madanes would soon after become a member of this group. The first IVF baby was born in Oldham, England in 1978. A few years later Dr. Amos Madanes would found the Midwest Fertility Clinic in 1984. In 1989, he would be the first to achieve pregnancy through a new method called non-surgical intra-tubal insemination.

These landmark achievements are just a few in the long list of breakthroughs that have come through assisted reproduction research over the last 40 years. One will be amazed when pondering the amount of research that has been done. What is more amazing is the level of success achieved by those in IVF in such a short time. The staff at Midwest Fertility Center believes in preserving the information passed onto them for the advancement of the miracle of in vitro fertilization. As a new generation of experts emerges, they possess state-of-the-art lab equipment, contributing to a greater level of success in the field.

Those at Midwest Fertility Center and others will carry on the legacy, and it will only have more success as time goes by and new technology is developed. Under the leadership of Dr. Madanes, a pioneer himself, those working at Midwest Fertility Center are presented with a unique opportunity to grasp just how important their jobs are. "I watch my Midwest Fertility Center staff very closely because I know they are the next generation," says Dr. Madanes. "The young specialists on my team will be here to carry on the mission after I'm gone," he continues. 

With the Bush administration and other publicity, IVF has gotten more attention. In 2010, Robert Edwards was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for "the development of in vitro fertilization".

The staff at Midwest Fertility Center is educated on the powerful legacy and rich heritage that they have been entrusted with. They take their jobs very seriously, knowing that they have been given a torch to carry. All of them acknowledge the work that's left to be done, and are giving their lives to the study and practice of IVF and assisted reproduction.

About: The Midwest Fertility Center is located in the Greater Chicago Area and Northwest Indiana. Their passion is to utilize 40 years of research and state-of-the-art lab equipment to achieve pregnancy in the infertile.

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