We are aware of the Harris County "Stay Home, Work Safe" order effective March 25 - April 3, however, we will be seeing patients that are currenlty in cycle, have medical emergencies, and for telemedicine appointments. Please call our office for further instructions or information. We will update with any new information on or prior to the April 3.
Infertility Treatment Options - Houston
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) Using Husband or Donor Sperm
For Intrauterine Insemination, the sperm are first washed and placed into a sterile medium. The sperm are then concentrated in a small volume of medium and are injected directly into the uterus. Through the process of Intrauterine Insemination, sperm are placed high in the female reproductive tract to enhance the chance of successful fertilization.
Dr. Sonja Kristiansen performs intrauterine insemination at her Houston practice. It is a simple and effective means of helping hopeful parents conceive.
Eggs are donated for patients who have lost their ovaries, have premature ovarian failure or advanced maternal age. These donors are screened for genetic, emotional and physical health abnormalities, sexually transmitted diseases including HIV, smoking, drinking and recreational drug use. Physical characteristics are provided to help match various traits if desired.
If you are interested in becoming an egg donor and are between the ages of 21 and 30, and a non-smoker, please call or email our patient advocate to see if you qualify.
Egg donors, screened and selected through our Houston practice, give women who have lost fertility the chance to experience pregnancy.
Women who may have the ability to produce eggs but are unable to use their uterus or don’t have a uterus, may consider a gestational surrogate carrier. A donated egg may also be used with gestational surrogate in the event a woman can’t produce her own eggs or her uterus is not intact or insufficient to carry a pregnancy. In either case, the husband’s sperm may be used. Using an egg donor unrelated to the surrogate carrier eliminates any biological tie.
If you are interested in becoming a surrogate carrier and are between the ages of 21 and 35, and a non-smoker, please call or email our patient advocate to see if you qualify.
Sperm Freezing and Storage
Sperm can be frozen and stored in the frozen state for an indefinite period of time. This frozen sperm can be thawed and used for future pregnancy attempts.
Time Is Running Out
Houston Fertility Center is the first clinic in Houston to offer INVOcell - a new, revolutionary and affordable treatment option for $5,000 per cycle! This cycle includes ICSI, Laser Assisted Hatching and Embryo Cryopreservation. Medication costs vary depending upon type of medication and dosage. Schedule a consultation for details!
We are also proud to now offer Natural Cycle INVOcell, Reciprocal INVOcell and PGS/PGD with INVOcell. Call for details and Schedule your consultation today to learn more.