Men and women facing infertility can turn to RMA and can trust us to provide options and positive support through the process of fertility treatment.
Our program was originally started to help overcome infertility issues that arose with chemotherapy and radiation therapy associated with cancers and other disorders. Now, RMA also provides support for those with issues such as ovarian cysts, a family history of early menopause, and autoimmune disorders. Younger women sometimes choose fertility preservation to ensure that they can conceive when the time is right for them.
Before any surgical or medical procedures are performed, our team here at RMA will make sure all options are made available to best suit your needs, pre and post procedure.
If you feel you may be a candidate for fertility preservation, please contact us at 210-337-8453
Fertility preservation requires eggs to be collected through hormonal stimulation, similar to that used for in-vitro fertilization over a week to week and a half period. The process concludes with retrieval of the egg through a simple in-office procedure. Eggs can then be frozen for future use with a process called vitrification.
Sperm banks can collect and hold one or more sperm samples via freezing.
Embryos can be created with a female egg and male sperm and then frozen for future use using a slightly more effective manner.
Vitrification, a rapid freezing technique, prevents the buildup of water crystals in the eggs, which can help minimize chemical toxicity. Studies have shown that this technique helps the egg retain its reproductive capabilities as opposed to slow freezing techniques. Women between 21 and 44 years old have access to this procedure.
Because RMA has experimented with different cryoprotectant combinations, we have a better understanding of what it takes to freeze, thaw, and fertilize human eggs to better retain their reproductive potential.