IVF New Jersey Fertility Center and PVED Change Lives During National Infertility Awareness Week

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For every person who “likes” IVF New Jersey on Facebook, the fertility center is donating $1 to Parents Via Egg Donation, which is making a difference in the lives of women struggling with infertility. The charitable endeavor is in support of National Infertility Awareness Week, April 21-27.

I wanted to find out why things were happening to me and I wanted to move forward with finding an egg donor. PVED helped me with both.

For National Infertility Awareness Week, April 21-27, IVF New Jersey Fertility Center is donating $1 for every “like” on its Facebook page to Parents Via Egg Donation. This international non-profit, known as PVED, is changing the lives of women like Lisa, a 42-year-old, full-time educator in Florida who is currently pregnant with twins – two children who might not be coming into this world, were it not for the support of the PVED organization.

“Most women would have stopped after their first child,” says Lisa, who heard about IVF New Jersey for egg donation services through PVED. “Conceiving through egg donation takes a lot out of you financially, emotionally, and physically. After we had our first child using this process in 2008, I never dreamed I would do it again. But we wanted to grow our family and if it wasn’t for PVED, I would never have been pregnant again. I felt so alone in this world until I started reading their message boards.”

When Lisa and her husband wanted to start a family at the age of 34, she discovered that she had an auto-immune disease and tested positive for premature ovarian failure. “People don’t realize that infertility is a disease,” says Lisa. “You lose a part of yourself and you never really get it back.”

When she sought out a support system, she learned about PVED.org, which she feels is the greatest gift being given to women seeking egg donations. Abby, a part time therapist in New Jersey feels the same way. She has had two children through two different donors, both healthy girls ages four and one.

“They’re pretty awesome,” says Abby, who was in her 20’s when she was told she had a genetic disease that, in 20% of its cases, causes premature ovarian failure. “A lot of women get stuck at that point. I wanted to find out why things were happening to me and I wanted to move forward with finding an egg donor. PVED helped me with both. My family knew what was happening, but the women on PVED and the staff at IVF New Jersey understood what was happening to me. I suggest women seeking egg donors talk to as many people as possible.”

Both Lisa’s and Abby’s full stories, and more information about infertility, can be found on the IVFNJ website. Egg donation is just one way the experts at IVF New Jersey Fertility Center can help families and individuals. In 2011 IVFNJ had a live birth rate of 71%. Supporting Parents Via Egg Donation during National Infertility Awareness Week was a natural fit for the fertility center.

Parents Via Egg Donation was founded in 2004, and became a non-profit known as PVED in 2008, and is now a support system and informational hub for people interested in assisted reproduction technology. The organization shares information about agencies, clinics, the donor egg process, legal and medical FAQs, and much more. Message boards are separated by stages of fertility to be sensitive to those who are still in the information gathering stage.

National Infertility Awareness Week is organized by RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. It began in 1989 with the goal to raise awareness and encourage reproductive health education. The Department of Health and Human Services federally recognized this health observance in 2010.

Educational events for Infertility Awareness Week are occurring all over the country and can be seen at resolve.org/national-infertility-awareness-week/educational-events.html.

About IVF New Jersey Fertility Center:
IVF New Jersey Fertility Center was founded in 1990 with the goal of creating a fertility practice that combines the best of big-city medicine with the personalized care of a private setting. For the past 22 years, IVF NJ has helped bring thousands of babies to couples in the metropolitan region and throughout the world. IVF NJ’s unique cutting-edge facilities allow the physicians to perform all standard infertility diagnostic and treatment procedures under one roof, all in a comfortable, suburban, non-hospital setting. IVF NJ is one of the largest fertility centers in the nation with some of the highest success rates in the U.S. according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). For more information visit http://www.ivfnj.com.

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