When should I take a home pregnancy test? If I shake the pregnancy test could it affect my results? If I am taking fertility medications can they cause false positive pregnancy results? The process of taking a home pregnancy test can come with a great deal of questions and concerns, but today we have Marcy F. Maguire, […]

Building Healthy Families One Baby at a Time

Building families, one healthy baby at a time, through innovative and evidence-based infertility care is at the heart of our mission at Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey (RMANJ). While newborn twin photo shoots are adorable, the reality is that a twin pregnancy carries more medical risks to both the mother and babies than a […]

Do we still need to worry about Zika in Florida?

Unfortunately, the short answer is: yes, we still need to worry about Zika in Florida. On June 2, 2017, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) removed the Zika cautionary area for Miami-Dade County. As of July 6, 2017, there are currently no active areas of Zika transmission in Florida. Even though the state no […]

Stories from the Heart – Patient Interview

Written by: Ralph Buchalter Ralph Buchalter interviews another RMANJ patient in his latest series of patient interviews titled “Stories from the Heart”. Sharon T. shares her person journey with us and lets us in on her struggles to conceive a child. With many obstacles, she was still able to overcome infertility and is now the proud parent […]

Single Dad Turns to IVF to Start a Family

Written By: Terri Peters for    In his 47 years, Tom Garden has held many roles, from CEO of his family business to soldier in the Israeli army. But it’s his most recent role as single dad to an 11-month-old boy that Garden says has been the most challenging and rewarding. The Minnesota dad […]

Different Results with RMANJ – Patient Interview

Written by: Ralph Buchalter Ralph Buchalter interviews Kate and John (RMANJ patients), and finds out what made their journey so rewarding. They share the up’s and down’s that they experienced on their path to parenthood. Read on as Ralph continues his series of interviews, with the goal to help other hopeful parents.  We will be bringing you […]

How Important Are IVF Success Rates When Choosing Your Fertility Clinic?

Written By: Melissa C. Yih, MD, FACOG Have you been trying to conceive a baby with no success? Chances are that you may be going through an infertility workup with a reproductive endocrinologist. A typical workup includes a semen analysis to make sure the male’s sperm is healthy, an evaluation of a woman’s egg supply […]

What Patients Need to Know About SART

Written by: Marcy F. Maguire, MD, FACOG   What is SART? SART, the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, is a nonprofit organization which monitors and publishes pregnancy outcomes for In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) clinics in the United States. SART was founded as a quality control mechanism to ensure that IVF clinics across the country maintain […]

A Website That Goes Beyond Helpful Content and Links –

Written by: Ralph Buchalter Hello, my name is Ralph, and welcome to this addition to the RMANJ website. On a site like RMANJ’s, you’ll find lots of helpful content and links, but my goal here is to take you one step further, adding real-life stories of actual RMANJ patients, along with straightforward discussions on relevant […]

Does resting a laptop on your abdomen affect your reproductive system?

  Written by: Shefali M. Shastri, MD, FACOG of Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey. Can resting a laptop on your abdomen cause infertility? This is a very common question that our physicians get at RMANJ. Unfortunately there are limited studies in literature to help answer these questions. In men, elevated scrotal temperatures have been linked to infertility. […]