January 6, 2017

Exciting News: We are now accepting QualCare insurance plans!

Effective January 1, 2017, RMANJ is very pleased to accept patients with health insurance through QualCare. QualCare is among New Jersey’s largest managed care organizations and offers self-funded PPO, HMO network, point of service (POS) network, and open access health plans. To learn more about which insurance plans RMANJ accept or other financial program for [Read more]

December 20, 2016

Does excessive drinking prevent me from getting pregnant?

So we all know that a cocktail (or two) might be just the ticket to help with conception! All kidding aside, moderate alcohol consumption (less than 2 drinks a day) probably has no minimal adverse effects of fertility but it still requires further study. Avoiding alcohol at conception and during pregnancy is recommended because a [Read more]

December 14, 2016

Could the common cold decrease my chance of getting pregnant?

Q: I’m about 8 DPO and my DH (or more likely my students) got me sick! Is this common cold going to decrease my chances of getting pregnant this month? My symptoms are stuffy/running nose, headache, body aches, and tiredness, with occasional cough and sneezing. Also, I’ve been taking mucinex. We hope that you are [Read more]

December 8, 2016

Is there a correlation between painful heavy periods and being prone to miscarriages?

Does anyone know if there is a correlation between painful heavy periods and being more prone to miscarriages and not being able to carry a baby to term ?   Painful heavy periods may be associated with miscarriage, however it depends on the underlying diagnosis. The first step is evaluation with your gynecologist to determine [Read more]

November 30, 2016

When should we start thinking about getting help like IVF?

We have been trying to get pregnant for over 1 yr, then I got pregnant in March and lost the baby in June. Had a D&C. One month later we were told to try again. We have been trying ever since but no luck. Since it took over 1 year for the first pregnancy I was [Read more]

November 21, 2016

What should I be doing to conceive?

I have been TTC (trying to conceive) for over a year. After getting my implant out I wasn’t having periods so they started me on metformin then found out my free testosterone is high so started me Spironolactone. I just don’t know how to tell if it’s working. Should I just start taking ovulation tests? Is [Read more]

November 18, 2016

The Modern Family: LGBT Paths to Parenthood Must Not be Obstructed

As a reproductive endocrinologist and fertility specialist, my day-to-day work, and indeed my passion, is to help individuals and couples alike start or grow their families through fertility treatment. As a gay physician, a particularly satisfying aspect of my job is working with LGBT patients who otherwise may not be able to have their own [Read more]

November 15, 2016

Will 2-3 hours of sleep a night affect me getting pregnant?

My husband and I are trying to have a baby but I seem to not be sleeping a full eight hours maybe getting 2 to 3 hours of sleep a night will that affect me getting pregnant? Reproductive age women should be getting 7-9 hours of sleep a night, according to the National Sleep Foundation. [Read more]

November 10, 2016

Can I be pregnant if I didn’t have implantation bleeding?

Vaginal bleeding can be common in the first trimester and occurs in approximately 30% of pregnancies. Implantation bleeding refers to a small amount of bleeding at the time of a missed menstrual period and is presumed to be related to implantation of the embryo in the lining of the uterus. In fact, it is actually [Read more]

November 4, 2016

When It Comes to In Vitro Fertilization, “Natural” Isn’t Better

All types of businesses and consumer brands have seized on the consumer’s desire for more “natural” products and services. Unfortunately, the word “natural” is often misused, in that it suggests that something “natural” is somehow better. But when it comes to fertility care — specifically in vitro fertilization, or IVF – data show that isn’t [Read more]