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Texas Children's Pavilion for Women | Assisted Reproduction
If you’ve been struggling with infertility issues, you’re not alone. Infertility affects one out of six couples in America. The good news is that our dedicated reproductive specialists are here to help. They use advanced treatments known as assisted reproductive technologies to help give you and your partner an opportunity to have a child.
Our specialists come from the Baylor College of Medicine, a premier academic health science center. They will offer you the most advanced reproductive treatments available based on cutting-edge research.
Be sure to talk with your specialist about the recommended treatment for your situation and ask questions. We’re here to support you every step of the way.
Some of our infertility treatments include procedures that you’re familiar with, such as in vitro fertilization.
Our specialists also evaluate and treat men who are dealing with infertility issues.
After less expensive, less invasive treatment options have been ruled out, our specialists can perform IVF and related services. With IVF, specialists surgically remove eggs from the ovary and mix them with sperm outside of the body. If the eggs become fertilized, these embryos are placed directly into the woman's uterus.
Our specialists use preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) to test embryos conceived through IVF that may be at risk for certain hereditary genetic conditions. Because only genetically normal embryos are transferred to the uterus, many couples have been able to avoid clinical pregnancy termination. PGD also helps improve the pregnancy rate for couples with repeated miscarriages or IVF failures.
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), often referred to as micromanipulation, is a revolutionary assisted reproductive technique that our specialists use to treat male infertility. The procedure starts with retrieving eggs from the ovary, then injecting a single sperm directly into each egg to achieve fertilization. Our specialists examine the eggs for signs of fertilization so they can be transferred into the uterus.
Male infertility contributes to approximately half of all cases of infertility. Our fertility specialists partner with the Baylor College of Medicine Scott Department of Urology to evaluate a man’s infertility issues. The specialized laboratory is one of only a few dedicated to male reproductive health testing.
With egg donation, any woman with a healthy uterus can potentially bear a child fathered by her partner. With this procedure, you can choose to select the egg donor anonymously through a donor egg agency. Or your donor could be a sister or other female relative with a similar genetic makeup. Our specialists would remove the eggs from the donor and fertilize them with your partner’s sperm in the laboratory, then transfer them into your uterus. Egg donation is a proven, well-established assisted reproductive technique. The condition of your own eggs is not an issue. The main health concern is the age of the egg donor. You could have the egg donor transfer procedure up to age 50.