Services at Pacific NW Fertility
At Pacific NW Fertility, our empathic team members will be by your side at every step, presenting options, providing support, and helping you make informed choices about your treatment. We are dedicated to provide you the personal care you deserve. We will remain enthusiastic and optimistic, even on the days that you may not. And when you celebrate, we will celebrate with you.
We offer complete evaluation and treatment options ranging from low tech enhanced fertility treatments such as ovulation induction and intrauterine insemination to the most up to date technology available for families having difficulty completing their family such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) and genetic screening of embryos.
Evaluation with a fertility specialist at Pacific NW Fertility will involve a detailed intake at the first visit in which the patients review their history in detail.
IUI (intrauterine insemination) is a simple procedure in which a carefully prepped sperm collection is placed in the uterus when the patient is most fertile.
PNWF offers Minimal Stimulation IVF to our patients. High dose injectable gonadotropins are replaced with less powerful oral medications, a low dose of injectable gonadotropins, or a combination of the two. In some patients this approach to IVF can be effective and have additional benefits like minimizing side effects and reducing the costs of medications
IVF (in vitro fertilization) is a laboratory procedure in which sperm are placed with an unfertilized egg to achieve fertilization, at which point the embryo is then transferred into the uterus to begin a pregnancy or cryopreserved (frozen) for future use. IVF has been used to help couples, with various and often unexplained infertility issues, have children.
Second opinions can be empowering for patients. If two quality physicians agree about a patient’s treatment plan, then you can rest assured that you are on the right path. And if the second opinion is vastly different from your provider’s suggested treatment plan, you will have the opportunity to be proactive in your care, ask questions, better understand the options, and have a more confident voice in how you decide to move forward.
Pacific NW Fertility has one of the largest and most successful egg donation programs in the country. Our egg donor program was established to assist women who cannot conceive due to a lack of healthy egg production, or, for couples who want to prevent a genetic disease.
Gestational Carriers, sometimes called surrogates, help patients build their families. These carriers go through a full screening process before they are matched with the intended parents. Subsequently, a genetically unrelated embryo is transferred into the carrier's uterus.
Choosing to use donor sperm for intra-uterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF), enables pregnancy in women who are single or in same-sex relationships. For other couples with severe, untreatable male factor infertility, or in the cases when the male carries a hereditary disease that he doesn’t wish to pass on, use of donor sperm becomes the treatment of choice as well.
In partnership with GenePeeks, Pacific NW Fertility offers a breakthrough genetic screen for clients interested in donor sperm or egg. This screen analyzes your DNA in combination with the DNA of prospective donors to help with the selection of safer donor matches.
At The Center for Fertility Preservation at Pacific NW Fertility, we are committed to offering the most advanced fertility preservation options for both men and women. The choice to preserve your fertility may result from a personal decision to delay pregnancy or perhaps you have been referred to us by your oncologist following a cancer diagnosis.
When genetic health concerns may be an issue, Pacific NW Fertility is proud to offer the most advanced diagnosis and screening techniques available. The two most common types of genetic testing are to test patients for single gene disorders (i.e. genetic mutations) that could be passed on to their children, and to test embryos for genetic abnormalities that may occur within the embryo's initial development.
Welcome to The Center for Recurrent Pregnancy Loss at Pacific NW Fertility where we combine a thorough evaluation and expert treatment with compassionate care.
For many years PNWF has welcomed patients from Alaska, working closely with their local healthcare provider to start or grow their families.
We work with many same sex couples in Seattle, helping them start or grow their family. Not surprising in Seattle, our LGBTQ patients should expect to feel extremely comfortable and welcomed by our staff at PNWF.
The first thing I put in my baby's baby book was a pasted in sheet of paper showing that we were pregnant, from PNWF. Below it I wrote, "Mom and Dad worked HARD for you." We deserve it even more, I say. Because the baby that comes from PNW Fertility and their crew of helpers is one loved baby. That is a pretty amazing legacy to be able to tell that kid someday.