200th FINO baby born through GIFT, a precursor to IVF
In 1988 Leta Fletcher and her husband made an appointment with The Fertility Institute of New Orleans (FINO) in hopes of having a family. After nearly a decade of struggling with infertility, FINO’s state-of-the-art technology and fertility experts helped Leta conceive through gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) in 1989. GIFT is an earlier treatment similar to in vitro fertilization (IVF), the most successful infertility treatment today.
Despite her challenges with endometriosis and a hormonal imbalance, Leta gave birth to a healthy baby girl. Her daughter, Julie, was the 200th FINO baby to be born with the expertise and assistance of our fertility specialists. In 2021 Julie welcomed two healthy twin daughters of her own.
“It’s amazing how far we have come with reproductive science since Leta was our patient,” says Dr. Jay Huber, FINO medical director.
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About The Fertility Institute of New Orleans (FINO)
Founded in 1976, The Fertility Institute of New Orleans (FINO) is the first fertility clinic in Louisiana, achieving many fertility medicine advancements in the Gulf South. FINO continues to provide cutting-edge patient care informed by physicians who teach the latest in fertility medicine at LSU and Tulane medical schools. The staff’s care philosophy is to first, and continually, educate patients about infertility and their individual treatment options. We engage with people beyond conventional doctor-patient interactions to forge relationships, while offering competitive costs and treatments other area clinics don’t. FertilityInstitute.com