Fertility Information

Please use the links below to explore our resources on fertility:

Age and Infertility

Female aging is associated with declining fertility. The decline in fertility is correlated with a decline in the number of oocytes (eggs). The maximum number of oocytes is approximately 5-7 million before birth, decreases to 400,000 at puberty, and decreases to 1000 at menopause. Learn more >>

Embryo Assisted Hatching

The Emory Reproductive Center routinely provides assisted hatching as part of our full range of IVF services. This process is used to help the developing embryo attach to the uterine wall, which increases the likelihood of achieving a viable pregnancy. Learn more >>

Embryo Cryopreservation

The Emory Reproductive Center offers patients an outstanding Cryopreservation Program that freezes and stores embryos for future use. Learn more >>

Egg Donor Program

The Emory Reproductive Center offers a highly successful egg donor program. Egg donation is offered to women who no longer produce viable oocytes (eggs). This process is similar to the donor sperm program. Learn more >>

Endocrinology and Andrology Laboratories

The Emory Reproductive Center operates Endocrinology and Andrology laboratories to support its assisted reproductive technologies. Learn more >>

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

The Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) procedure involves injecting an egg with one single sperm. This highly delicate procedure is performed under a microscope by a specially trained embryologist to ensure exactness. The fertilized egg is then incubated and transferred to the uterus in a manner similar to that of in vitro fertilization (IVF). Learn more >>

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

Infertile couples may have difficulty conceiving because of factors that make it difficult for the sperm to reach the egg. During intrauterine insemination (IUI), the partner's sperm is placed directly into the uterus near the time of ovulation. Learn more >>

IVF Procedure

The IVF and embryo transfer procedure involves five basic steps, but at the Emory Reproductive Center, each patients' individual medical history and condition is evaluated for customized treatment and therapy. The following is step by step outline of the general treatment. Learn more >>

Ovulation Induction

Ovulation induction is also performed in patients who are ovulatory to increase the chance of pregnancy. Most pregnancies occur in three cycles of a particular therapy. Learn more >>

Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) may help patients have a successful pregnancy and a child free from selected genetic disorders. Learn more >>

Recurrent Miscarriage

It is estimated that miscarriages occur in approximately 15 percent of recognized pregnancies. The incidence is higher in women greater than 35 years of age. Learn more >>

Stress-Induced Infertility

While we know the common physical effects of stress on our body all too well, many are not aware that stress can actually be a cause of infertility in both men and women. Learn more >>