Why choose Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Being Central Ohio's first, largest and only IVF program with ART, Ohio Reproductive Medicine can assist patients in their infertility journey. The center provides optimal and quality infertility treatment and outcomes.
Doctors at Ohio Reproductive Medicine
Dr. Schmidt established ORM in 1987. He holds board certification in OB/GYN and Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. His clinical background also includes Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pathology.
Chad I. Friedman
Dr. Friedman has specialized not only in OB/GYN but also Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. He has been associated with the center since 1999.
Dr. Kennard is a nationally recognized expert in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. She has been a partner of the ORM medical team since 1999.
Steven R. Williams
Dr. Williams has been with ORM since 1987. He is a board certified physician in OB/GYN and Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. Plus, he is also a fellow of the American Board of Obstetricians & Gynecologists.
Dr. Londra holds a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. She offers expertise in various areas of infertility treatment including IVF, IUI, ICSI and PGD.
Ms. Lomgstreth has been a counselors for over 30 years. During this time she has worked with individuals, groups and married couples. She has been associated with ORM for 16 years and has worked with many infertility patients.
Services and Procedures
Basic Infertility Treatment Option at ORM
In many cases, infertility treatment does not need advanced invasive procedures but can be treated with simpler options. At ORM there is a wide range of treatment options available that can allow for fertility to become a possibility. Plus, fertility medications can help patients achieve ovulation and improve chances of conception.
ORM offers medication treatment to deal with the following issues:
- Medications to prevent premature ovulation and LH surges
- Medications to simulate egg development
- Medications to stimulate egg maturity and induce ovulation
- Medications to support uterine lining and improve implantation
- Medications used with IVF treatment
The use of medication can help many patients improve their fertility and make parenthood a reality.
Also known as IUI, intrauterine insemination is a procedure that allows sperm to be placed inside the uterus. Because eggs are not manipulated in any way, this outpatient procedure is not considered to be part of Assisted Reproductive Technology or ART.
IUI can help patients with cases of:
- Low sperm count
- Sperm with decreased motility
- Cervical conditions
- Ejaculation dysfunction disorders
- Cervical scarring
- Infertility issues
The goal of IUI is to allow more sperm to reach the fallopian tubes and increase chance of fertilization.
Advanced Treatment Options at ORM
These options are for patients who cannot conceive on their own and need the help of ART.
In vitro fertilization can greatly help individuals and couples struggling with infertility. There are different procedures that allow the mixing of egg and sperm outside the uterus in a lab setting. Once fertilization takes place, the resulting embryo is then transferred back into the uterus.
ORM offers IVF services as embryo transfers. This is the last step of any IVF procedure. The physician places the embryo into the uterus for implantation and starting a pregnancy. The transfer is administered after discussing the number of available embryos, the quality of embryos and the recommendation about how many to transfer.
After the procedure, patients are asked to remain at the facility for another 15 minutes and then discharged to go home. They are, however, advised to stay on bed rest for the next day.
Donor eggs can help patients who are unable to use their own eggs for carrying a pregnancy. This may be due to different causes such as age or health reasons. But donor eggs can make pregnancy possible. It is also an option often considered for same sex couples or gay individuals.
ORM provides interested parties with complete profiles of screened egg donors. Intended parents can then choose a donor whom they consider a good fit for their case.
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
ORM also takes cases where recurrent pregnancy loss has occurred. Clinically, recurrent pregnancy loss is defined as two or more failed pregnancies.
Specialists at the center work with the ultimate goal to help patients reach a successful pregnancy. They offer expertise in the treatment of surgical and hormonal causes of pregnancy loss.
PGS and PGD
PGS and PGD are screening and diagnostic procedures to identify any genetic abnormalities with the embryos. The goal of these procedures is to make sure that only the healthiest embryos are transferred to the uterus.
These procedures have benefited many patients, especially women who experience recurrent miscarriages. Others who are recommended this treatment include women over the age of 35 with a greater risk of embryo abnormalities or those who have had many failed IVF experiences.
Additional Treatment Options at ORM
Men and women can choose to have their sperm and eggs cryopreserved for future use. This is a common choice for individuals who are not yet ready to start a family but would like to do so in the future.
Another group of people who often opt for fertility preservation is cancer patients. Men and women going to start cancer treatment can have their fertility preserved before treatment starts.
ORM staff can offer immediate appointments for cryopreservation within 1-3 business days with their reproductive specialists.
ORM also offers acupuncture therapy at their office location. They have collaborated with a registered acupuncturist to perform the therapy before, during and after egg retrieval. Acupuncture therapy can also be done at the time of embryo transfer and during early pregnancy.
The IVF program at ORM supports gay and lesbian couples in their effort to start a family. Patients can choose from an array of options like:
- Donor sperm
- Donor egg
- Gestational carrier services
Some financial grants that can assist patients with managing treatment costs include:
- The Cade Foundation's Family Building Grant
- Baby Quest Foundation
- Pay It Forward Fertility Foundation
- Parenthood For Me Grants
- The Sam Fund
- Gordon Gift Of Life
Ohio Reproductive Medicine 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)
Ohio Reproductive Medicine IVF Success Rates
Fresh Nondonor Eggs IVF Success Rates
According to the newest CDC ART Success Rates Data,Ohio Reproductive Medicine in COLUMBUS, OH performed 467 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||250||90||73||33||16||5|
|Live births (%)||44.1||39.5||32.7||15.0||0 / 6||0 / 3|
Frozen Nondonor Eggs IVF Success Rates
According to the newest CDC ART Success Rates Data,Ohio Reproductive Medicine in COLUMBUS, OH performed 170 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||112||29||22||5||2||0|
|Live births (%)||40.5||46.4||18.2||2 / 5||1 / 2|
Donor Eggs IVF Success Rates
In 2015,according to the newest CDC ART Success Rates Data,Ohio Reproductive Medicine in COLUMBUS, OH performed 31 IVF cycles with fresh embryos from donor eggs and 33 IVF cycles with frozen embryos from donor eggs.
|Donor Eggs||Number of cycles||Live births (%)|