May 25, 2016

Knowledge Is Power When It Comes to Infertility

Even in an era with many scientific and clinical advancements, myths and misconceptions continue to persist about infertility and assisted fertility treatments. In an effort to better educate members of the general public – especially those who are trying to successfully get pregnant and deliver a healthy baby — Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey [Read more]

April 21, 2016

Trends In Infertility 2016 | Survey And Report

ABOUT RMANJ’S 2016 TRENDS IN INFERTILITY Life moves fast. This is a frequent discussion that doctors at Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey (RMANJ) have with their patients. The younger generations are spending their 20’s getting their education and their 30’s working on their careers and traveling; before they know it, they are in their late [Read more]

April 14, 2016

Does in vitro fertilization (IVF) hurt?

IVF can be a long process but it’s well worth the rewards. Most patients have no side effects, but some experience bloating and slight cramping. The egg retrieval requires anesthesia in order to make the procedure painless and most women have discomfort similar to menstrual cramps for a day or two. For most women, IVF [Read more]

April 7, 2016

If you had trouble conceiving the first time around, what should you know about getting pregnant again?

Stay healthy, think positive and, if you are considering trying again, start. It’s always good to see a fertility specialist as soon as you think about wanting to get pregnant again as you may experience difficulty conceiving again the second time around, depending on what the problem was in your first pregnancy. Some issues, like [Read more]

March 31, 2016

Should I lose weight before trying to conceive?

Unfortunately, being overweight can negatively affect your fertility. Patients who are obese can have a harder time conceiving and may be at risk for increased pregnancy complications such as premature delivery, high blood pressure and gestational diabetes. The good news is that even modest weight reduction of 10 to 20 pounds may reduce these effects. [Read more]

March 22, 2016

Should we get prenatal genetic testing?

Yes, definitely—knowledge is power! But most importantly, make sure you go to a trusted professional who can choose which test is applicable to you and provide counseling regarding the results. To find a fertility specialist that’s the right fit for you, ask your ob-gyn for a recommendation. He or she can identify genetic counselors in [Read more]

March 16, 2016

Can smoking affect my partner’s sperm count?

Absolutely! Smoking can reduce the motility and count of a man’s sperm. This effect reduces the capability of sperm to swim and fertilize eggs. Not every man who smokes will have reduced motility, but many may be negatively affected by this bad habit. While there are many aspects of male fertility that are hard to [Read more]

March 8, 2016

If I use ART and I’m over 35, are there still development risks for my baby?

The risk of having a child with a birth defect increases with a women’s age and this risk is present whether a couple conceives spontaneously without treatment or through ART. However, utilizing IVF with preimplantation genetic diagnosis allows us to screen embryos to identify single gene abnormalities and chromosomal abnormalities which may lead to healthier [Read more]

March 3, 2016

Can acupuncture help you get pregnant?

While acupuncture is a complementary medicine technique used to strengthen the balance between mind and body, we have found that laser acupuncture before and after embryo transfer can increase implantation rates after IVF between 3 and 8 percent in comparison to other treatment methods.   REAL ANSWERS by Dr. Marie D. Werner as seen on the [Read more]

February 24, 2016

Is it better to use fresh or frozen donor eggs, or is there no difference?

Using frozen donor eggs has become quite commonplace. They’re a great option for some patients as they reduce the cost and wait time associated with these treatments. At RMANJ, we performed a study looking at the survival and performance of frozen eggs. In the study, we showed that while 82 percent of eggs survived thawing, [Read more]