What is Ovarian Rejuvenation/ Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Simply stated, ovarian rejuvenation is a process whereby the ovaries are stimulated to induce follicle growth and produce eggs for fertilization.
PRP is a concentrated solution of growth factors and cytokines taken from a sample of your own blood. When introduced into the ovaries and uterine cavity, PRP stimulates cellular rejuvenation and blood flow, naturally and effectively enhancing your own fertility.
Ovarian Rejuvenation Therapy
What is the technique?
There are 2 techniques by which you can receive the PRP treatment
- Ovary Injection
- Uterine Infusion
What is the difference in technique?
This procedure is performed in our surgical suite as an outpatient treatment. To ensure you do not experience discomfort, you will be provided a pain management option of a local anesthetic or intravenous (IV) anesthesia. If receiving IV anesthesia, a Board-Certified Anesthesiologist will administer the medication during the procedure. The physician performing the procedure will use a transvaginal approach to inject the PRP in the ovaries. The procedure lasts approximately 15-20 minutes. After the procedure you will be brought to a recovery area where you will be monitored until you recover for discharge, approximately one (1) hour. Upon discharge, it is advised that you have a companion to accompany you home for safety.
This procedure is performed in an exam room as an outpatient treatment. You will be asked to assume the dorsal-lithotomy position and the provider will infuse PRP into the uterine cavity while you remain on the exam table. The procedure takes approximately 15 minutes and there is no post recovery needed.
Will I have Side Effects?
Post procedure you will be asked to refrain from inserting anything into the vagina for 24-48 hours.
What happens next?
After your procedure your doctor will advise you to start monitoring (bloodwork and ultrasound) once a week.
**Results have been seen 2 to 8 weeks post procedure**
What is the technique to obtain PRP
This is a simple 3 step process
- A phlebotomist will obtain a blood sample from your forearm
- The blood sample will be placed in a centrifuge for 10 minutes to separate the plasma (PRP) from the red blood cells
- The plasma (PRP) is transferred to a syringe
Am I a Candidate for PRP?
Candidates for PRP
- Low Ovarian Reserve (Low AMH)
- Poor Egg Quality
- Poor Egg Quantity
- Poor Response to IVF
- Failed Embryo Transfer
- Thin Endometrial Lining
- Recurrent Implantation Failure
How can I schedule an appointment?
Once your provider determines this treatment is a good option for you, our nurses will connect with you to schedule the appointment at your convenience. This procedure is not dependent on specific cycle days.
Schedule a Consultation
Schedule an Ovarian Rejuvenation Therapy consultation with one of the fertility specialists at New Hope Fertility Center: