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Fertility Birthday Party 2016

SIU Fertility and IVF Center to Celebrate Sixth Birthday

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More than 1,750 babies born

The Fertility and IVF Center at SIU School of Medicine will celebrate its sixth birthday with a party from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, at Erin's Pavilion in Southwind Park, 4965 S. Second St. in Springfield. The Sixth Annual Birthday Party celebrates families and children who have been assisted by the Center.

"This event is our way of celebrating the parents and children we've helped," said Ricardo Loret de Mola, MD, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. "It's an extremely rewarding experience to see these children and know that our team played a role in helping their families."

In 2015, the Center hosted more than 200 parents and children, ranging from newborns to six year olds.

Patients, families and those interested in fertility services are invited to attend the birthday party. The event is free, but registration is appreciated. Those interested can contact the Center at 217-545-3101 or for more information or to register. Please register no later than Sunday, Sept. 4.

The Center, which is among the most successful in the region, has served more than 3,000couples since it opened in 2009. More than 1,750 babies have been born to patients of the Center. Statistical information regarding success rates for all in centers in the Chicago to St. Louis region is available at and the Center for Disease Control website.

SIU Fertility and IVF Center to Celebrate Sixth Birthday

About the SIU Fertility & IVF Center
The Center opened in 2009 to provide a comprehensive approach to finding solutions for couples struggling with fertility. The Center is a member in good standing of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies and its laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). According to RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association, one in eight U.S. couples of childbearing age is diagnosed with infertility. The multi-disciplinary practice provides evaluation and treatment options for female and male infertility. Among the treatment options are revolutionary, robotic-assisted surgical procedures, donor gametes (sperm and egg), gestational surrogacy, on-site surgical intervention for treatment of male infertility, ovulation induction and in vitro fertilization including preimplantation diagnosis and screening. Team members include faculty and staff from OB-GYN and urology, psychologists, geneticists and licensed dieticians.


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