Plainview, New York (PRWeb UK) October 13, 2009
There has been a lot of negative press recently about cross-border fertility care - otherwise known as "reproductive tourism." However, the fact remains that couples struggling to start a family sometimes have no other option but to seek help away from their homes. This is the case for couples in the U.K. who must turn to egg donation as their only hope to conceive. For them, there is a three year wait for donor eggs. This is a huge obstacle for those anxious to start their families and for women already of an age where they can not afford to wait. In the U.S. the wait is much shorter, and one clinic is reaching out to provide donor egg services to these U.K. couples in need.
Dr. David Kreiner of East Coast Fertility reflects on the negative opinion that sometimes surrounds cross-border fertility care. "In an ideal world, patients wouldn't have to leave their country and their local doctors to get the treatment they need in a timely fashion. But the reality in the UK is that many couples cannot afford to wait until a donor egg becomes available there. At ECF, it is with great sensitivity and care that we are trying to answer their needs, and we try to keep as much of the patient care in the home country as possible."
In an effort to reach out to these U.K. couples, Dr. Kreiner will be traveling to London to offer free consultations regarding donor egg cycles. With him will be internationally-known patient advocate, Pamela Madsen, and Amy Demma, JD, Director of Prospective Families Egg Donation Agency, one of the most highly regarded collaborative reproduction agencies in the United States. The ECF team will hold appointments November 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th from 9am to 7pm at the K West Hotel & Spa, Richmond Way. U.K. hopeful couples, this is your opportunity to speak one-on-one with Dr. Kreiner in a private appointment, free of charge! Visit http://www.eastcoastfertility.com/ukseminar.cfm now to make an appointment.
East Coast Fertility is the premier IVF/Donor Egg program located in New York and offers patients immediate access to hundreds of excellent eggs. Dr. Kreiner is the former director of the Donor Egg program at the Jones Institute, where he was involved with the first successful Donor Egg cases in the U.S from 1985-1988. He has also received awards from the American Society of Reproductive Medicine for his work with IVF-Donor Egg.
The team of professionals will answer all questions about the U.S. East Coast Fertility experience for using IVF with a donor egg. During a two-day visit to New York, ECF can perform your initial workup and help you select a donor. Their physicians and staff will coordinate your IVF cycle with your U.K. physician. You will revisit ECF for your embryo transfer and then return home to monitor your hormone levels and pregnancy results through your local physician. The average recipient only spends 2-7 days in New York.
The ECF program only requires two short trips to New York City, and since 2002, the clinic has a 75% pregnancy rate per donation cycle including fresh and frozen embryo transfers. This is simply a trip couples cannot afford to miss.