Why choose Nashville Fertility Center
NFC provides a wide range of infertility services to Tennessee residents and surrounding states. The center has an andrology, endocrinology and IVF lab to assist with ART procedures.
The fertility specialists at NFC are all board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. They have expertise in the field of reproduction and infertility, focusing on the hormones involved.
Dr. Hill is experienced in diagnosing and treating diverse causes of infertility. He is board certified in both OB/GYN and Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. He specializes in various aspects of IVF including GIFT and ZIFT.
Dr. Whitworth is a board certified fertility specialist in both OB/GYN and Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. She serves as the Co-Director of the Nashville Fertility Center's IVF Programs.
Dr. Weitzman is board certified in OB/GYN and sub speciality certified in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. His areas of expertise include laparoscopic fertility surgery for tubal repair.
Dr. Eblen Is board certified in OB/GYN and sub speciality certified in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. She specializes in laparoscopic fertility surgery for uterine fibroids and the treatment of PCOS.
IVF Nursing Staff
Ms. Millet is a board certified Nurse Practitioner in OB/GYN working in this field since 1992. She is the IVF Coordinator at NFC.
Ms. Goodyear is a board certified Women's Health Nurse Practitioner. At NFC, she serves as the Nurse Coordinator and the Coordinator of the Donor Embryo Program.
They are joined by Jordan Vaughan, Laurie Lee, Andrea Spork and Tina DeBoer who are all board certified Women's Health Nurse Practitioners. The team has vast experience in coordinating egg donations as well as working through various processes of treatment.
Fertility Clinic Staff
NFC has a clinical staff of nurse supervisors, ultra-sonographers and clinical nurses who provide patient care in a compassionate environment.
Services and Procedures
At NFC the diagnosis is essential to the development of a successful treatment plan. The center provides testing, diagnostics and treatment options along the following lines:
- Ovarian Reserve Testing provides doctors with important information about a woman's current and future fertility potential. The tests help detect if a patient might have a diminished ovarian reserve. The results can also help NFC fertility doctors devise an individualized treatment plan.
- Fertility Medications harness and enhance a woman’s menstrual cycle with either oral or injectable medications. Medications promote ovulation induction so that ovaries produce more eggs which can be used for fertility treatment.
- IUI is a procedure for patients where there is poor cervical mucus in the female partner. It can also be used for males with low sperm count or sperm motility.
- IVF along with ovulation induction helps generate multiple eggs. These are retrieved from the uterus and fertilized in a lab setting. From among these, the most viable embryos are transferred back to the uterus and any embryos left over can be frozen.
- Assisted Hatching is a process that helps transferred embryos to better implant in the uterine lining. The procedure is performed prior to the transfer and involves thinning the outer layer of the embryo.
- ICSI deals with sperm of poor quality or quantity. It involves injecting a live sperm into the center of a mature egg to ensure impregnation and development of an embryo.
- Genetic Testing ensures individuals and couples that their baby will be born healthy. Geneticists examine the DNA of every viable embryo created through IVF. If any abnormalities are detected, then only the healthiest and most viable embryo gets chosen for transfer.
- Cryopreservation is done after the successful transfer of viable embryos. Any others that are high quality embryos can be preserved for future fertility treatments. If they are not used for future pregnancies, they may be discarded, donated or stored for research purposes. Ideal candidates for egg freezing include younger women wishing to start a family later on in life. Others at a risk of premature ovarian failure can also freeze their eggs.
Nashville Fertility Center IVF Lab
The IVF lab at Nashville Fertility Centre is CAP and ASRM accredited. The embryologists who work at the lab are qualified individuals with many years of training behind them. They also have expertise in the most recent and innovative IVF procedures.
Nashville Fertility Donor Program
NFC offers third party reproduction options o patients unable to use their own eggs or sperm. The center has a well-established donor program with 20 years of experience in the making. They offer the following services:
- Donor egg IVF
- Donor sperm IUI
- Donor sperm IVF
- Donor embryo cycle
- Donor sperm IUI for single women and lesbian couples
NFC can also help patients who need gestational carriers. Patients with physical problems that prevent them from carrying a pregnancy can choose this option. These can include issues like the absence of a functional womb or a history of repeated pregnancy loss.
Patients may also choose to use a carrier if they have a medical condition making it risky to carry a pregnancy. NFC does not have a gestational recruiting program. However, once a carrier is selected, NFC physicians will evaluate the candidate to see if she is suitable to carry for the couple.
Donor Program Counseling
Patients considering the donor program often have a lot of questions and concerns. All such individuals are given a chance to meet with a fertility counselor about their concerns. Counselors can help with the emotional, psychological and ethical aspects of the process. They can also assist with how to share this information with other family members.
The doctor at NFC can give patients a referral to a recommended counselor.
NFC patients who do not have insurance coverage can apply for the IVF Flat Rate Fee Schedule.
The basic fee for an IVF cycle at NFC is around $9,250. This estimate includes cycle monitoring, embryology services, and physician and embryology professional fees. Plus. Surgery at the center and anesthesia is also include.
If additional services are required such as ICSI or PGD, there will be additional costs.
Patients are recommended to check with their insurance carriers to see if these costs are covered.
Nashville 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)
Nashville Fertility Center IVF Success Rates
Fresh Nondonor Eggs IVF Success Rates
According to the newest CDC ART Success Rates Data,Nashville Fertility Center in NASHVILLE, TN performed 339 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||189||73||63||8||6||0|
|Live births (%)||45.0||42.9||25.0||0 / 5||0 / 4|
Frozen Nondonor Eggs IVF Success Rates
According to the newest CDC ART Success Rates Data,Nashville Fertility Center in NASHVILLE, TN performed 268 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||154||59||39||12||3||1|
|Live births (%)||50.7||41.2||40.0||2 / 11||1 / 3||0 / 1|
Donor Eggs IVF Success Rates
In 2015,according to the newest CDC ART Success Rates Data,Nashville Fertility Center in NASHVILLE, TN performed 4 IVF cycles with fresh embryos from donor eggs and 46 IVF cycles with frozen embryos from donor eggs.
|Donor Eggs||Number of cycles||Live births (%)|
|Fresh Embryos||4||2 / 3|