About Positive Steps Fertility
Positive Steps Fertility: One of the Leading Fertility Clinics in Mississippi and Louisiana
After six years as the chief of reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Dr. John Preston Parry opened his own practice in Fall of 2017 in Madison, MS.
Dr. Parry triple majored at Cornell, did his graduate work at Columbia in viral epidemiology, and then went to medical school at New York Medical College. His residency was at Tufts, and his REI fellowship was at the University of Louisville. Dr. Parry was associate residency director at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, before six years as Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) division chief at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
One of the leading fertility specialists in the nation, Dr. Parry’s current roles also include:
- Vice Chair for Mississippi American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists ( ACOG)
- President of The Society of Reproductive Surgeons (SRS)
- Serves on the Fertility and Sterility editorial board
- Serves on the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) technology committees.
Positive Steps Fertility helps build families in Mississippi and Louisiana with the same personal, empathetic, and successful care he became known for at the university.
From our expert physician to our nurses and the lab team to the front desk staff, every person in our office has the same goal of treating our patients like family as we help them build the family of their dreams.
Positive Steps Fertility is located in Madison, MS and Shreveport, LA with satellite clinics in Hattiesburg and Starkville, MS and Monroe, LA.
Positive Steps Fertility: Comprehensive Fertility Treatment
Fertility shouldn’t be hard. At Positive Steps Fertility we remove the barriers in your journey to parenthood.
We think the best fertility clinic is the one that meets your individual needs and provides the best possible care and support throughout your fertility journey. We take pride in our approach and believe there is no better fertility care in the US. At Positive Steps Fertility, we are proud to offer:
- A team of highly trained and experienced fertility specialists, including reproductive endocrinologists, embryologists, and nurses.
- A high success rate for assisted reproductive techniques such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intrauterine insemination (IUI).
- A wide range of treatment options, including fertility-preserving surgeries, egg and sperm freezing, and genetic testing.
- A supportive and compassionate staff who are dedicated to helping patients navigate the often emotional journey of fertility treatment.
- A clean and modern facility with state-of-the-art equipment and technology.
- A commitment to patient privacy, understanding the process in easy-to-understand language, and complete confidentiality.
- Affordable treatment options and flexible financing plans.
Understanding infertility begins with offering advanced Fertility Diagnostic Testing
We start our journey together by listening to patients explain their wants and needs. Then we complete a thorough exam to determine the cause of infertility.
Fertility testing and evaluation includes tests to identify any underlying fertility issues, such as hormonal imbalances or structural problems with the reproductive organs. Infertility in women can have a variety of causes, including age, ovulation irregularities, cervical dysfunction, uterine structural abnormalities, hormone imbalances, conditions such as endometriosis, fallopian tube damage or blockage, and rarely genetic conditions.
At Positive Steps we offer the full continuum of fertility testing. Diagnostic testing will include both the male and female components.
But women also benefit from Dr. Parry’s invention called the Parryscope®: a breakthrough, patented, fast, effective, and gentle testing method that evaluates the core aspects of female fertility in a single office visit.
Our patients access our patented breakthrough in female fertility testing
For female diagnostics we often use our patented Parryscope® testing, a breakthrough in female fertility testing that provides a quick, accurate and gentle test to diagnose the cause of a woman’s infertility. This trademarked approach provides instant insights to three core fertility questions:
- the openness of the fallopian tubes,
- ovarian reserve to determine if there are a reasonable number of eggs, and the
- soundness of the uterus for embryo implantation and successful pregnancy?
Positive Steps Fertility: offering a full suite of fertility treatment options
After identifying the cause of infertility, we talk with our patients recommending the best course of treatment to assist in growing their family.
At Positive Steps, we offer a complete spectrum of fertility treatments to help individuals or couples achieve their dreams of starting a family, including:
- Ovulation induction: This involves using medications to stimulate the ovaries to produce multiple eggs in a single cycle.
- Intrauterine insemination (IUI): This involves placing sperm directly into the uterus at the time of ovulation to increase the chances of fertilization.
- In vitro fertilization (IVF): This involves retrieving eggs from the ovaries and fertilizing them with sperm in a laboratory dish, then transferring the resulting embryos into the uterus.
- Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is a technique used in in vitro fertilization (IVF) in which a single sperm is injected directly into the cytoplasm of an egg. ICSI is a fertility treatment option used when there is a problem with the sperm, such as a low sperm count or difficulty with sperm motility, that makes it difficult for the sperm to fertilize the egg on its own. ICSI is designed to increase the chances of successful fertilization and improve the chances of a successful pregnancy.
- Assisted hatching: This involves making a small hole in the outer layer of the embryo to help it hatch and implant in the uterus.
- Preimplantation genetic testing: This involves testing embryos for genetic abnormalities before transferring them into the uterus. Preimplantation genetic testing (PGS/PGD) is a type of genetic testing that is performed on embryos before they are implanted in the uterus during in vitro fertilization (IVF). The purpose of PGS/PGD is to identify embryos that have the correct number of chromosomes and do not have any genetic abnormalities. This can help increase the chances of a successful pregnancy and decrease the risk of miscarriage. PGS/PGD can also be used to screen for specific genetic disorders or to select the sex of the embryo.
- Egg freezing: This involves freezing eggs for future use, often for women who want to delay childbearing or preserve their fertility. Egg freezing, also known as oocyte cryopreservation, is a fertility preservation method that involves extracting eggs from a woman’s ovaries and freezing them until she is ready to use them to try to become pregnant. The process of freezing eggs is typically done when a woman is young and healthy, as the quality of eggs decreases with age. By freezing eggs, a woman can preserve her fertility and potentially increase her chances of having a healthy pregnancy in the future.
- Embryo freezing: Also known as cryopreservation involves freezing embryos for future use, often for couples who have undergone IVF and have extra embryos. By freezing the embryos, they can be preserved for later use, either by the same couple or by another couple who wishes to use them. This can be a useful option for couples who want to have children in the future but are not ready to do so at the present time.
- Surrogacy: This involves using another woman to carry and deliver a baby for a couple who cannot conceive or carry a pregnancy.
- Donor eggs or sperm: In some cases, couples may need to use eggs or sperm from a donor if the woman is unable to produce eggs or the man cannot produce viable sperm. Egg donation is a fertility treatment option that involves using eggs from a healthy donor to help a woman become pregnant. This treatment is typically recommended for women who cannot produce eggs or are not of good quality. In a typical egg donation cycle, the donor is given fertility medications to stimulate egg production, and the eggs are then retrieved through a surgical procedure. The eggs are fertilized with sperm from the recipient’s partner or a sperm donor, and the resulting embryos are transferred to the recipient’s uterus. The goal of egg donation is to help the recipient achieve a successful pregnancy.
With all patients, our goal is to help you understand all of your options as well as explain any possible side effects. As Dr. Parry always says, “you shouldn’t need a medical degree to understand your health.” We make sure to be up front with our patients about the success chances and cost with each option.
Start Building Your Family Today
“Am I doing something wrong,” is a question we get asked quite often at Positive Steps. The answer can be complicated because while there are factors that you can control, there are many other aspects of your fertility that are beyond your control.
If you’re struggling to conceive, don’t suffer in silence. Get help from fertility specialists who can guide you through the process and ultimately give you peace in finding the right path forward.