Why choose Bethesda Fertility Center?
Bethesda Fertility Center is a leading Tristate fertility clinic that offers a combination of technology and expertise. The center provides responsive, individualized care and sets the bar with consistently high standards.
As Cincinnati’s first fertility clinic, the Bethesda Fertility Center staff have all the experience they need to help patients achieve their goal of parenthood. Their clientele comes from Greater Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Louisville and surrounding areas. Once registered, patients receive ether best in infertility care including:
- Leading specialist patient care
- New treatment options and technologies
- Successful egg donation program
- Outstanding IVF treatments
- Fertility reservation program
- And much more.
Meet the Team
The specialists at Bethesda Fertility Center are always there to help. Patients do not need a physician referral to schedule a consultation and can contact the center at any time suitable to them. The center is open at convenient hours for busy schedules and caters a comfortable and confidential environment.
Kasey A. Reynolds
Dr. Reynolds is the Medical Director at the center. She holds board certification in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility and Obstetrics & Gynecology. She offers her patients a unique blend of clinical expertise and holistic approach to infertility diagnosis and treatment.
Her areas of interest include PCOS, fertility preservation and diminished ovarian reserve. She also has specific interest in nutrition and overall health effects on fertility.
Isela Molina Robertshaw
Dr. Robertshaw offers expertise in all aspects of infertility treatment and gynecologic surgery. Her areas of interest include IVF, ovarian reserve screening and PCOS.
She holds a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology through the Tristate Residency Program at Bethesda and Good Samaritan Hospitals.
Jennifer L. Thie
Dr. Thie is a founding member of the Bethesda Fertility Center. She has been associated with the center since its inception in 1987 and offers expertise in endometriosis, PCOS and recurrent pregnancy loss.
Dr. Thie is board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Dr. Warikoo is the Director of the IVF/ Reproductive Studies Lab at the center. He is a board certified member of the American Board of Bioanalysis and continually works to develop and improve technologies in infertility treatment.
Services and Procedures
Bethesda Fertility Center offers a number of treatment options to all patients. Some of these are more basic than others since every patient has individual needs. Plus, not everyone seeking infertility treatment needs to undergo invasive or advanced options when many can be treated with simpler procedures.
Here is what patients may be recommended by the specialist, based on their unique case:
Basic Infertility Evaluation and Treatments
- Ovarian reserve screening
- Reproductive surgical procedures
- Ovulation induction
- Recurrent pregnancy loss
Advanced Infertility Procedures
- IVF with blastocyst transfer
- Frozen embryo transfer
- Egg donation
- PGD/PGS with IVF
- Laser assisted hatching
- Embryo donation
Male Infertility Treatment Options
- Semen analysis
- Sperm wash
- IVF with ICSI
- IVF with IMSI
- Donor sperm cryopreservation
- TESE or testicular sperm extraction
Fertility preservation allows individuals or couples to preserve their ability to have children in the future.
- Egg/ Sperm Freezing
Individuals or couples can freeze their eggs or sperm if they feel that they are not yet ready to start a family. Egg freezing allows a woman to become pregnant with her own eggs. The procedure involves thawing previously frozen eggs for later use.
Likewise, men can have their sperm frozen to be used later. Sperm freezing is one of the most common ways to preserve male fertility and many men opt for this when they are ready for parenthood.
- Preserving Options for Cancer Patients
Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation or surgery may reduce fertility in both men and women. Potential infertility will also depend on factors like age, type of cancer, chemo drugs and the location of radiation.
For women, radiation to the pelvic region can affect the ovaries, destroying eggs and triggering early menopause. For men chemotherapy can affect how slowly sperm production returns to normal. In some cases, sperm production may be permanently compromised.
Such patients may opt for having their eggs and sperm frozen before cancer treatment starts.
- Delaying Parenthood with Egg Freezing
Healthy women who wish to delay parenthood until later can also have their eggs frozen. Eggs produced at a younger age are healthier and of better quality than those produced in advanced age. Preserving their eggs allows them to use the healthier eggs for future pregnancies.
Patients should verify with their insurance company for infertility treatment coverage. If they need any assistance, the financial coordinators at Bethesda Fertility Center can help. They can contact the company on the patient's behalf and send a letter stating their response regarding coverage.
The center also contracts with all major insurance plans. For non-participating insurance companies, payment is required upfront.
The Bethesda Fertility Center accepts all forms of payment including cash, check or credit card. In addition, the center has partnered with the following service providers to offer financing options:
- Prosper Health Care Lending
This financing option provides for any infertility treatment expense. Coverage includes the cost of treatments, procedures and medications.
- Lending Club Patient Solutions
This option also covers a vast range of fertility treatments. Patients can finance treatment, medication, genetic testing and other related services. Payment plans are available with one low monthly payment and loans can go up to $50,000.
- United Medical Credit
UMC fertility financing covers IVF, infertility treatment, egg and sperm freezing among other procedures. UMC offers loans of up to $25,000 for fertility procedures with the benefit of affordable monthly payments. Other benefits include competitive interest rates, multiple loan term plans and interest free financing.
- WINFertility Program
This financing option covers advanced medical treatments and medications in a single, discounted bundle price for each cycle.
- Compassionate Care Program
This program is designed to give eligible patients discounts on different medications. Patients can save anywhere between 25- 75 % off the price of medicine. They can also receive a 10% discount per unit through mail in rebate.
Bethesda Fertility Center Services and Profile
- Donor egg services (Yes)
- Donor embryo services (Yes)
- ART for single women (Yes)
- Gestational carrier services (Yes)
- Embryo cryopreservation services (Yes)
- SART member (Yes)
- Verified lab accreditation (Yes)
Bethesda Fertility Center IVF Success Rates
Fresh Nondonor Eggs IVF Success Rates
According to the newest CDC ART Success Rates Data,Bethesda Fertility Center in CINCINNATI, OH performed 142 fresh nondonor eggs IVF cycles in 2015. Below is the number of IVF cycles and babies born by the patient's age.
|Number of cycles||76||29||13||12||10||2|
|Live births (%)||44.1||27.3||2 / 10||1 / 5||0 / 6|
Frozen Nondonor Eggs IVF Success Rates
According to the newest CDC ART Success Rates Data,Bethesda Fertility Center in CINCINNATI, OH performed 62 frozen nondonor eggs IVF cycles in 2015. Below is the number of IVF cycles and babies born by the patient's age.
|Number of cycles||38||13||8||3||0||0|
|Live births (%)||29.7||4 / 13||3 / 8||0 / 3|
Donor Eggs IVF Success Rates
In 2015,according to the newest CDC ART Success Rates Data,Bethesda Fertility Center in CINCINNATI, OH performed 22 IVF cycles with fresh embryos from donor eggs and 32 IVF cycles with frozen embryos from donor eggs.
|Donor Eggs||Number of cycles||Live births (%)|
|Fresh Embryos||22||9 / 17|