Hurricane Ike Not a Problem For Patients' Fertility Needs By Sonja Kristiansen, MD on September 16, 2008


Hurricane Ike may have paid a visit to Houston, but I'm happy to report that Houston Infertility Clinic did not lose power. That means our staff is available. We were able to perform a scheduled egg retrieval on Monday, just two days after Ike roared through the Gulf Coast.

Additionally, our cryopreservation units never ceased functioning.

Ironically, though Hurricane Rita in 2005 didn't result in as much widespread damage to Houston, Houston Infertility Clinic was without power for a week after that storm. We prepared in advance (just as we did last week for Ike) by conducting embryo transfers earlier than scheduled to allow patients to evacuate.

This time, patients who were in mid-cycle were still able to stay on track.

Thank you to my staff for the dedicated extra efforts toward ensuring the safety of our patients' treatment cycles and the embryos they create.

Might be interesting to see if any babies named "Ike" are born in mid-2009!

Dr. Sonja Kristiansen

Houston Fertility Center

Dr. Sonja Kristiansen is the founder and Medical Director of Houston Fertility Center. She is a board-certified Reproductive Endocrinologist Infertility (REI) specialist who is proud to help hopeful parents fulfill their dreams of having children. Our center is affiliated with the:

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • Texas Medical Association

We provide convenient care for patients from greater Houston and visitors from out of town. For more information about our services, contact our office online or call (713) 225-5375 today.

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