Why choose Center for Assisted Reproduction
The Center for Assisted Reproduction offers comprehensive medical care for the treatment of patients with infertility issues. CARE Fertility was established in 1989 and has since been a leader in infertility treatment in the North Texas region.
CARE Fertility has long been a pioneer of ART with several firsts including the first ICSI pregnancies in the region. The center includes a CLIA certified andrology & endocrine lab. There is also a CAP certified embryology lab and an accredited ambulatory surgical centre on site.
The center has two convenient locations in Bedford and Fort Worth, Texas.
Doctors at CARE
Dr. Doody is the cofounder of the Center Of Assisted Reproduction. She is board certified in OB/GYN and sub specialty board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility.
Dr. Doody cofounded the CARE Fertility center with his wife Kathleen Doody. He is a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist and sub specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility.
Anna Chan Nackley
Dr. Nackley joined CARE Fertility in 2001. She is a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist with sub speciality in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility.
Dr. Thomas holds board certification in obstetrics and gynecology with sub speciality in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility.
Patricia A. McBride-Houtz
Ms. McBride-Houtz is a licensed psychologist and joined the CARE team in 2008. She has training in behavioral medicine interventions and helps patients with psychological stress associated with chronic disease. She also specializes in dealing with reproductive trauma and is available to see all patients.
Services and Procedures Offered At CARE
CARE offers several onsite services for patients. These services include everything from evaluation and diagnostics to all-inclusive infertility treatment options.
The center offers evaluation and treatment for common problems like:
- Recurrent pregnancy loss
In addition, a number of diagnostic services are also available to establish the cause of infertility. These can include the following;
- CASA or Computer Assisted Semen Analysis. CARE uses a computer system to aid in sperm measurement. CASA helps achieve more accurate data and analysis and is an important first step in treating male factor infertility.
- Diagnostic hormonal testingis done onsite in the center's laboratory. The modern instruments in the lab permit easy retrieval of test results with results available 1-2 hours after testing.
- HSGis the most common study used to evaluate the female pelvis for any abnormalities. The center performs this test onsite in an environment familiar to the patients.
- Sonogramsare done on state-of-the-art ultrasound machines. Specialists use this testing method to identify different aspects of infertility treatment such as pelvic evaluation or follicle maturation among others.
- PGD testing helps find chromosomal and genetic disorders in embryos. PGD helps CARE Fertility embryologists choose the healthiest embryos for implantation increasing the chance of successful pregnancies.
Other diagnostic testing include:
- Sperm antibodies
- Post coital testing
- Ovulatory monitoring
- Color flow ultrasonography
- Phospholipid antibody
- Genetic analysis
- Diagnostic laparoscopy
- Diagnostic hysteroscopy
Infertility Treatments Offered at CARE Fertility
CARE Fertility works to provide comprehensive medical care for all patients. This means providing any fertility treatment that is necessary on the premises. Patients can receive treatment for the most basic infertility issues to the most advanced intervention techniques including:
- Operative laparoscopy
- Operative hysteroscopy
- Outpatient tubal reconstruction
- Outpatient endometriosis treatment
- Ovulation induction
- Donor insemination
Egg Donation Program
CARE Fertility also offers donor egg services to women unable to conceive using their own eggs. This is an excellent option for female patients who want to have children but have problems ovulating.
Candidates who can receive donor eggs include women who have undergone premature menopause, are going into cancer treatment, or women of an advanced age.
CARE Fertility intensely screens and recruits potential egg donors. The center has a large donor population giving patients access to relevant details, while maintaining anonymity for donors.
Fertility preservation services at CARE Fertility include the following:
- Semen Freezing and Storage
This is one of the most common ways to preserve male fertility. Specimens are cryopreserved to be thawed at a later date for use in IUI or IVF.
- Embryo Cryopreservation
Women wanting to postpone parenthood due to personal, professional or health reasons can choose to have their fertility preserved. Eggs are retrieved and fertilized in the lab via IVF. The resulting embryos are then cryopreserved to be used in the future.
- Egg Freezing
With this technique, eggs are retrieved but not fertilized before being frozen. When ready for use, eggs are thawed and fertilized with sperm in a lab setting. Embryos that develop are then placed into the woman's uterus.
CARE Fertility caters to all members of the society including the LGBT community. The center has a state-of-the- art facility combined with vast experience to support family building for gay and lesbian individuals and couples.
Fertility Options for Lesbian Women
Lesbian couples desiring biological children can avail the following services:
- IUI with donor sperm
- IVF with donor sperm
- Partner IVF with donor sperm
Treatment with donor sperm involves the use of anonymously donated sperm through a sperm bank. CARE Fertility has a health psychologist on staff to work with patients regarding third party reproduction.
Fertility Options for Gay Men
Gay couples or single men wanting to have biological children will need the assistance of an egg donor and gestational carrier. Single men or one of the gay partners use their sperm for fertilizing the eggs.
- Egg Donor
The egg donor may be a known or unknown individual. She will provide her eggs for the process of IVF.
- Gestational Carrier
The gestational carrier carries embryos created from the eggs of another woman. She does not have a biological link to the embryos.
CARE Fertility works with most major insurers. Patients' benefits will be investigated by CARE insurance specialists to see what coverage is provided. For patients with no insurance, the following financing companies may be able to help:
- Prosper Healthcare Lending
- Lending Club
- Medical Financing
- New Life Fertility Finance
- United Medical Credit
Center for Assisted Reproduction 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)
Center for Assisted Reproduction IVF Success Rates
Fresh Nondonor Eggs IVF Success Rates
According to the newest CDC ART Success Rates Data,Center for Assisted Reproduction in BEDFORD, TX performed 253 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||134||50||40||17||11||1|
|Live births (%)||37.2||25.0||34.5||0 / 10||2 / 6|
Frozen Nondonor Eggs IVF Success Rates
According to the newest CDC ART Success Rates Data,Center for Assisted Reproduction in BEDFORD, TX performed 192 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||89||48||32||13||10||0|
|Live births (%)||48.9||35.4||38.7||5 / 13||3 / 9|
Donor Eggs IVF Success Rates
In 2015,according to the newest CDC ART Success Rates Data,Center for Assisted Reproduction in BEDFORD, TX performed 11 IVF cycles with fresh embryos from donor eggs and 29 IVF cycles with frozen embryos from donor eggs.
|Donor Eggs||Number of cycles||Live births (%)|
|Fresh Embryos||11||7 / 10|