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ART Fertility Program of Alabama

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Last Update: 04/27/2020

Description

ART Fertility Program of Alabama is located in the Brookwood Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama. The center also has additional offices in Huntsville, Montgomery, and Tuscaloosa.

The multidisciplinary team of the center consists of fertility specialists, embryologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, and coordinators.

Besides, the ART Fertility Program of Alabama also has its own IVF laboratory which allows the treatment of patients directly in the clinic without having to travel.

Furthermore, the ART Fertility Program of Alabama collaborates with alternative care providers- patients may undergo acupuncture, massage therapy and can make use of dietary management counselors, psychologists, counselors, or support groups if needed.

The center also offers fertility financing options.

However, all this information has not been verified by the inviTRA specialists.

If you want to know how to get to the clinic, click here.

Available treatments

The following fertility treatments are available at the center:

Embryo Adoption
Embryo cryopreservation
Fertility preservation
In Vitro Fertilization / ICSI
IUI with Donor Sperm
IUI with Partner's Sperm
IVF with Donor Eggs
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
Prolonged embryo cultivation

If you're still unsure which fertility treatment is right for you and would like to know more about it, we suggest you read on here: Fertility Treatment Overview.

The treatment costs may vary significantly depending on the tests or techniques included or not, such as the seminogram, medication, fertility testing, medical visits, prolonged culture or embryo vitrification.

This Tool helps you to find out the exact costs of the different fertility clinics (what's included and what's not) and provides you with lots of useful tips for your first appointment.

Diagnostic tests

The following diagnostic tests can also be performed at ART Fertility Program to find out the cause of infertility and to establish the most appropriate treatment:

  • Endometriosis treatment with laparoscopy.
  • Seminogram.
  • Tubal Reversal.
  • Ultrasonography.
  • Hysterosalpingography.
  • Hysteroscopy.
  • Sonohysterography.

However, all this information could not be verified by the inviTRA-Specialists.

Medical team

Kathryn L. Honea, M.D.
Kathryn L. Honea, M.D.
Founder of ART Fertility Program of Alabama
Former Medical Director
Virginia L. Houserman, M.D.
Virginia L. Houserman, M.D.
Physician
Current Medical Director
Michael C. Allemand, M.D
Michael C. Allemand, M.D
Physician
Director of the IVF Program
Merry Lynn Mann, M.D
Merry Lynn Mann, M.D
Physician
Kerri Wolfe, B.S.
Kerri Wolfe, B.S.
Embryology and Andrology Lab Supervisor
Patricia Mantooth, B.S.
Patricia Mantooth, B.S.
Senior Embryologist and Andrologist
Maria Kuzynski, PhD
Maria Kuzynski, PhD
Embryologist and Andrologist
Beth Hide
Beth Hide
Certified Registered Nurse Practicioner
Casey Graham
Casey Graham
Nurse Practitioner
Courtney Gregory
Courtney Gregory
Nurse Practitioner
Brittany Patterson
Brittany Patterson
Nurse Practitioner
Caitlin Shoemake
Caitlin Shoemake
Nurse Practitioner
Nancy Scott
Nancy Scott
Family Nurse Practicioner
Tracey Mendelsohn
Tracey Mendelsohn
Nurse Practitioner

Success rates

This data has been collected by the American CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) in the year 2016. Directly comparing pregnancy rates between different clinics can lead to mistakes.

IVF/ICSI

Realized cycles

Number of total cycles performed by the clinic in a year.

The CDC stipulates both the total number of cycles realized per clinic in general and number of cycles performed by the patient's age group: under 35 years, between 35-37 years, between 38-40 years, between 41-42 years and above 43 years.

This is the total number of performed cycles by ART Fertility Program of Alabama in a year.

More information
Total Number of Cycles with Fresh Eggs: 151 per year
Total Number of Cycles with Frozen Eggs: 116 per year

Pregnancy probability per transfer

Probability that an embryo transfer will lead to a pregnancy, regardless of the number of embryos transferred.

Cycles with Fresh Eggs

Age of the recipient woman: under 35 years old
44.6%
Age of the recipient woman: between 35 and 37 years old
66.7%
Age of the recipient woman: between 38 and 40 years old
36,4%*
* Percentage extracted from 11 cases only
Age of the recipient woman: between 41 and 42 years old
0%*
* Percentage extracted from 4 cases only
Age of the recipient woman: over 43 years old
0%*
* Percentage extracted from 1 case only

Cycles with Frozen Eggs

Age of the recipient woman: under 35 years old
47,4%
Age of the recipient woman: between 35 and 37 years old
35,3%*
* Percentage extracted from 17 cases only
Age of the recipient woman: between 38 and 40 years old
31,2%*
* Percentage extracted from 16 cases only
Age of the recipient woman: between 41 and 42 years old
50%*
* Percentage extracted from 4 cases only4
Age of the recipient woman: over 43 years old
50%*
* Percentage extracted from 2 cases only

IVF with egg donation

Realized cycles

Number of total cycles performed by the clinic in a year.

In regards to egg donation cycles, these are the ranges of annual cycles carried out by ART Fertility Program of Alabama.

More information
Total Cycles of Fresh Embryo Transfer: 12 per year
Total Cylces of Frozen Embryo Transfer: 28 per year

Pregnancy probability per transfer

Probability that an embryo transfer will lead to a pregnancy, regardless of the number of embryos transferred.

Fresh Embryo Transfer : between 34 and 43 years old
22,2%*
* Percentage extracted from 9 cases only
Frozen Embryo Transfer : between 34 and 43 years old
34,8%

The success rates are extracted from the annual Fertility Clinic Success Rates Report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviews

The reviews about the ART Fertility Program of Alabama on Google Business are very positive.

Sherry, for example, started her IVF process in 2001 and gave birth to twins. She recommends these doctors. Courtney is also extremely content with her experience. For her, it was the first time she felt listened to and believed to. She also recommends the ART Fertility Program of Alabama. Lenora coincides with the statements. In her opinion, there are only positive things to say about the staff, nurses, and Dr. Allemand.

However, there is one criticism from Kaitlin. She regrets not having done more research about the clinic. According to her, the clinic is not organized at all.

Location: How to get there?

As mentioned above, the ART Fertility Program of Alabama is located inside Brookwood Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama.

The nearest airport is Northeast Alabama Regional Airport and a 60 minutes drive to the clinic via I-59 S.

Take I-59 S from Airport road and continue until Birmingham, then take US-31 S until you get to Homewood.

Last Update: 04/27/2020
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