Category: Blog

Depression and Pregnancy: Signs, Symptoms & Treatment

Depression is a type of mood disorder that causes feelings of sadness and hopelessness in both men and women. It is normal to feel down from time to time, but when you’re depressed, these feelings can last for weeks or even months. Depression can affect every aspect of your life, from how you think, to […]

What You Should Know About Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM)

Complementary alternative medicine describes techniques which can be helpful when used together with traditional medical care.   As it relates to fertility, there are some “standouts” that have been linked to improved outcomes when used in combination with traditional fertility treatments.  These complementary therapies are useful adjuncts to treatment but they are not designed to replace […]

How Common is Male Infertility?

Most population-based studies agree that infertility affects 15 to 20% of couples.  It is the job of the reproductive medicine specialist to determine the unique cause of each couple’s challenge in establishing a healthy pregnancy.  While sometimes the answer is quickly uncovered (failure to ovulate, blocked fallopian tubes, or the complete absence of sperm), many patients […]

What you Need to Know About Elective Egg Freezing

Recently, we had a chance to catch up with Jake Anderson with, a platform that gives patients and doctors the opportunity to contribute and share all things related to infertility. The site covers various topics like general diagnosis, in vitro fertilization (IVF), LGTBQ, fertility treatments, but we wanted to know how patient and visitors […]

Is In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) The Right Option For Me?

Nearly 210,000 In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) cycles were performed in the US in 2015*. Over 5,000 of these cycles were carried out at Reproductive Medicine Associates (RMA) of New Jersey. IVF is a well-established and effective treatment option to help patients build their families. There are a variety of reasons for patients to undergo IVF, including age, […]

Stories from the Heart – A Patients Journey to Parenthood (Patient Interview)

Everyone’s journey to parenthood is different, especially for those individuals faced with infertility. Recently, we had a chance to catch up with one of our patients who found success through RMANJ. Melissa G, shares her personal experience and provides details on what it took to conceive a child. With many obstacles, she was still able to […]

Understanding Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Infertility and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)   Polycystic ovary syndrome, also known as PCOS, is a common hormone disorder that affects 5-10% of all women in their reproductive years [1]. PCOS accounts for nearly one-third of all infertility diagnoses and is very common amongst women with ovulatory disorders. PCOS is one of the most underdiagnosed […]

What is a Woman’s Age for Peak Fertility and When Does Fertility Begin to Diminish?

The women of 2017 are busy. Gone are the days of quiet obedience and limited ambitions. Women today are professors, lawyers, politicians, police officers, teachers, physicians, mothers, pilots, mathematicians, thought leaders, and much more. However, while modern women place more emphasis on intellectual development, career ambitions, and finding well-matched significant others, we are no less […]

What you Need to Know About Egg Donation and Surrogacy

At RMANJ we often get many questions surrounding the topic of egg donation and surrogacy for intended parents. In most cases, if a couple cannot be helped through the process of in vitro fertilization (IVF), they may want to consider using donor eggs and sometimes donor embryos to achieve parenthood.  Surrogacy is also another option available, which is […]