I have written about infertility several times on my blog because for 2 years of my life that is all I thought about. I have been blessed with the ability to have the children I do have including the one I am currently carrying and I know full well it could have turned out much differently. I was lucky to only have to take a few months of Clomid to boost ovulation and not have to go through the costly and emotional treatment of IVF.
Recently when I was told my daughter had to have surgery to remove a very large cyst on her ovary I was upset but when they told me it was possible that she could lose her right ovary and fallopian tube, I cried. The thought that my daughter, at 12, would have a significant decrease in fertility before she really even had a chance really got to me. She was so strong and the one thing I remember her saying to me when we were dealing with all of this was “mom there are so many difference technologies out there to help me have a baby so it will be okay, don’t worry.” I realized in that moment my 12-year-old was wise beyond her years and that she was absolutely correct. There are several options including a new technology I just heard about.
Introducing EEVA. EEVA is a technology that is time-lapse imaging that helps embryologists choose which embryo might be strongest, thereby allowing infertility patients some control over the infertility and IVF (in vitro fertilization) process. EEVA is a relatively new test being used with IVF. EEVA stands for early embryonic viability assessment. There are currently seven clinics in Canada that have EEVA. Mount Sinai and also Genesis Fertility Centre BC were two of the first clinics to adopt the technology. We anticipate many others will want to get EEVA for their clinic soon.
While some patients who have to go through fertility treatments get pregnant using drugs only like myself, that is not the case for everyone and IVF is sometimes the only option for some. IVF doesn’t always guarantee success either and this is where the EEVA test comes into play.
If you are struggling with fertility and need to choose IVF as your option, check to see if your clinic has the EEVA test, because choosing the right embryo to transfer could make all the difference.
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Disclosure: I am a member of the #EEVACan blog team working with Thrifty Mom Media to share this important information and as such I am compensated. As always my opinion is my own and this topic is very near and dear to my heart.