A third of US adults say they or someone they know has used fertility treatments: Study
Article by: Lindsey Jacobson, ABC News, July 18, 2018
“Forty years after the first ever “test tube baby” Louise Joy Brown was born, 33 percent of American adults report using fertility treatment or knowing someone who used fertility treatment to have a baby, according to a new study.” Read the article here.
From Left: Louise Brown, world’s first IVF baby, Dr. Amber Cooper, and Dr. Angeline Beltsos.
Video Interview, Fox 32 Chicago, June 7, 2018
Dr. Angeline Beltsos and the world’s first IVF baby, Louise Brown, join FOX 32’s Anthony Ponce in Backseat Rider discussing fertility treatment as we celebrate 40 years of IVF. Watch the interview here.
First person born via IVF treatment celebrates 40th birthday
Video Interview, ABC 7 Chicago, June 6, 2018
Dr. Angeline Beltsos and the world’s first IVF baby, Louise Brown, discuss IVF and the progress the technology has made since Louise’s birth in 1978. Watch the interview here.
World’s First Test Tube Baby Visits Chicago Before Turning 40
Article by: Steve Miller, WBBM News Radio, June 6, 2018
CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Louise Brown, the world’s first test tube baby is turning 40 this summer, and she is in Chicago Wednesday at the Midwest Reproductive Symposium International. Read the full article here.
The Midwest Reproductive Symposium International, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is an educational event that began in 2003 to promote the timely discussion of issues relevant to reproductive medicine. Founded by Vios Fertility CEO and Medical Director, Dr. Angeline Beltsos, the primary objective is the provision of high quality, appropriate, continuing medical education for physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, scientists, and business experts engaged in the practice of and research in reproductive medicine.
The World’s First IVF Baby Turns 40 — And She’s Now Fighting for Infertile Couples’ Rights
Article by: Jaclyn Anglis, First for Women, June 5, 2018
We can’t believe it’s been four whole decades since Louise Brown, the world’s first IVF baby, was born in Bristol, England. But Brown, who paved the way for countless infertile couples to have babies, does indeed turn 40 on July 25, 2018. As she prepares to celebrate her birthday this summer, it’s worth taking a look back at how far we’ve come since her historic birth. Read the full article here.
Vios Fertility and the Midwest Reproductive Symposium international were honored to welcome Louise to Chicago to celebrate her birthday and learn more about her incredible journey as the world’s first IVF baby. Dr. Angeline Beltsos (far left) and Dr. Amber Cooper (second from right) celebrate with Louise at her birthday party!
Vios Fertility Institute St. Louis to Host “A Night Out” Event for Women on April 26
Event Recognizes National Infertility Awareness Week,
Supports Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support
A Night Out to: Educate. Support. Empower. on Thursday, April 26, 2018, will help women better understand their fertility health in a fun and engaging way – whether parenthood is right in sight or years down the road.
- A series of 5-minute presentations covering woman’s health, pregnancy and infertility topics followed by Q&A sessions. (See topics below).
- Blowouts and mini make-overs, a vendor market, and glass-blowing demonstrations.
- Food, drinks, friends, and good conversations.
Sperm, egg and embryo cryopreservation offers women and men the freedom and control to pause their “biological clock” until they are ready to start a family. Read some cryopreservation FAQs below and learn more about egg, sperm, and embryo freezing.
How are my eggs/embryos frozen?
Eggs and embryos are frozen in liquid nitrogen using a freezing process called vitrification. This means they are quickly frozen and thawed at several thousand degrees C per minute.
What is liquid nitrogen?
Liquid nitrogen is a colorless clear liquid at extremely low temperatures that is used to freeze eggs, embryos, and sperm. (more…)
March 15, 2018
Dear Patients and Friends of Vios Fertility Institute,
In recent news, fertility clinics in both Cleveland and San Francisco experienced a situation where storage tanks holding frozen tissue malfunctioned potentially damaging thousands of eggs and embryos. As of today, it appears that over 500 patients may have been affected between the two programs. These extremely rare occurrences are a stark reminder of the importance we place on cryogenic systems that hold frozen eggs, embryos, sperm and other tissue at IVF clinics. Read some cryopreservation FAQs here.
We share in the sadness for all those involved including patients and their team of care providers. These clinics are very well respected in the field of fertility and this reminds us that things can occur from natural disasters, technical malfunction and the element of human error. Moreover, we want to take a moment to reassure you about the safety of your eggs, embryos and/or sperm that is stored with Vios Fertility Institute. It is also important for an organization to remember what they stand for and value. At Vios, our core values are Vision, Innovation, TeamwOrk and PaSsion. (more…)
Renowned Specialist Dr. Ellen Hayes Offers More Options for Those Facing the Heartbreak of Infertility
Johnson Creek, WI. (March 6, 2018) – To help more parents-to-be in southern Wisconsin get closer to their dream of growing their family, Vios Fertility Institute is pleased to welcome Ellen Hayes, MD, FACOG to its Johnson Creek clinic, located at 540 Village Walk Lane, Unite G, Johnson Creek, Wisconsin, 53038. A board-certified Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) specialist, Dr. Ellen Hayes marries fertility consulting with innovative treatments to increase a patient’s chances of a healthy, successful pregnancy. (more…)
Addition of Dr. Pagani Allows Vios Fertility Institute Chicago to Treat Infertility in Both Women and Men Onsite
CHICAGO, IL. (March 2, 2018) – Since opening its doors to parents-to-be two years ago, Vios Fertility Institute Chicago has provided women with compassionate care to treat the leading causes of female infertility. With the addition of urologist Dr. Rodrigo Pagani, Vios is now able to help men become the fathers they want to be through the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of male fertility issues onsite. (more…)