Board Certified and Trusted Reproductive Medicine Specialist

Dr. Bradley Miller is a Reproductive Endocrinologist who has been in practice for 18 years. Throughout his career over 2,000 babies have been born as a result of his care. He is the Managing Partner at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Michigan, one of the leading fertility centers in Michigan. Learn more about Dr. Miller and follow his blog to discover more answers to your infertility needs and questions.

Archive for April, 2013

Support Group for Infertility Patients

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

A wonderful resource for patients who are experiencing infertility is RESOLVE, the national infertility association. RESOLVE is a non-profit organization that promotes reproductive health and ensures equal access to all family building options for men and women experiencing reproductive issues. I have personally been involved with the organization for over 17 years. The local chapter hosts monthly meetings at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, which is run by volunteers. These meetings allow patients to meet and discuss their feelings, experiences, etc. with others who have been through similar situations. RESOLVE also hosts an annual spring meeting at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak where there is a keynote speaker and an “Ask the Expert” panel of professionals. The event is usually free or a small fee is charged for admission.

I hear from a lot of patients that they wish there were support groups for people struggling with infertility. Patients want to know that they are not the only ones that are struggling to conceive. RESOLVE is a great resource for patients and I recommend anyone interested in learning more to check out their website at http://www.resolve.org/.

 

Donor Egg Bank USA

Monday, April 8th, 2013

In February, Dr. Bradley Milller’s office partnered with Donor Egg Bank USA (DEB USA), the nation’s only frozen donor egg program developed through a collaboration of over 100 reproductive specialists throughout the United States.  This allows patients the option of choosing a frozen egg donor cycle instead of a fresh egg donor cycle.  The donor’s eggs are frozen for immediate use so patients can cycle sooner without months of delay that can happen with a fresh donor cycle.  Patients who are interested in choosing a frozen donor egg cycle will have access to a database of donors and can preview the donor profiles prior to choosing a donor.  The patient then purchases a “lot” of six eggs, which are shipped directly to our office for the transfer.

Success rates with frozen cycles have increased significantly over the past few years and now frozen cycles are nearly as successful as fresh cycles. Donor Egg Bank USA has proven success rates.  More than 50% of embryo transfers performed using eggs from Donor Egg Bank USA have resulted in a pregnancy and 47% resulted in a live born baby.  We are excited to announce that our first frozen donor egg cycle (DEB USA) has resulted in a pregnancy!  We look forward to having many more successes with Donor Egg Bank USA.

Below are some of the benefits of doing a frozen donor egg cycle.  You can also visit www.donoreggbankusa.com for more information.

Larger Surplus of Donors – The patient has access to donors throughout the country, not just Michigan.  Having a larger pool of donors to choose from may benefit patients who have specific physical characteristics they are looking for in a donor.

Cost – The cost of a frozen donor egg cycle is less expensive than a fresh     donor egg cycle.  Some of the costs associated with a fresh donor egg cycle, i.e. stimulating medication are eliminated.

Reliability – Frozen donor eggs give the certainty that a cycle will not be canceled because of a donor who fails pre-screening, has a low ovarian response or has an unexpected life event.

If you are interested in learning more about the frozen donor egg option please contact Dr. Brad Miller’s office at (248) 619-3100 to schedule a consultation.