• Fertility Services

    Anne Arundel Medical Center is pleased to collaborate with the nationally renowned Shady Grove Fertility Center to bring patients world-class care and support in their quest to conceive. Patients can access these services at our conveniently located Annapolis, Maryland campus.

    About infertility

    While 85 percent of all couples trying to conceive will become pregnant within one year, approximately seven million or one in six couples will have difficulty conceiving and may need medical help. The good news is that there are treatments available to help almost everyone.

    The standard definition of infertility is the inability to achieve a pregnancy after one year of unprotected intercourse for couples in which the woman is under age 35. Because a woman's fertility declines naturally as she gets older, couples should consider seeking medical help after six months of trying when the female partner is over age 35.

    Infertility affects men and women equally, and for this reason both partners should actively participate in the diagnosis and treatment process. It's important to remember that infertility is not uncommon, and you are not alone.

    Superior success rates

    A member of the Society of Assisted Reproductive Medicine (SART), Shady Grove Fertility's IVF success rates are among the best in the nation at 50 percent pregnancy rate per transfer in 2009 averaged across all age groups. Shady Grove Fertility has also received special recognition from SART for reduction of high-order multiple rates as one of the lowest in the nation at less than one percent.

    Anne Arundel Medical Center's partnership with Shady Grove Fertility offers patients the best of both worlds - individualized care and exceptional pregnancy rates. As a patient,your fertility care team will consist of your physician, a primary nurse, a clinical administrative assistant and a financial counselor. This core group, who is in consistent communication with one another, orchestrates every aspect of your care on a daily basis.

    Your treatment recommendationis are based on a variety of circumstances including fertility testing results, age, medical history, previous fertility treatment and personal preferences.

    Our fertility services include:

    • IUI
    • IVF
    • Donor egg
    • Injection classes (Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11 am)
    • Andrology services
    • Psychological support
    • Financial counselor