September 29, 2016

How Old is Too Old to Have a Baby? Doctors Not Celebrities Should Be Your Resource

It seems to happen regularly: patients struggling with infertility pay visits to our offices across New Jersey after reading about celebrities who had a baby in their late forties or even older, all with the same thought: “If they can do it, so can I.” If you’ve followed the news recently, you’ve probably read about [Read more]

September 26, 2016

Can a laptop hurt male fertility?

Much of the thought process behind this concept relates to temperature changes in the male reproductive structures. The temperature in the testes is controlled in part by their location and in part by the vasculature structures which exist around them called the pampiniform plexus. The testes exist outside of the body and are one to [Read more]

September 22, 2016

What causes PCOS & how is it diagnosed?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a disorder in which the ovaries produce excessive amounts of male hormones and develop small cysts. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is causes by hormonal imbalances that prevent ovulation. Your body produces too much of some hormones and not enough of others. Women who are diagnoses with PCOS usually have low levels [Read more]

August 31, 2016

Issues Affecting Fertility Today – Treatment & Financial Options

The primary issue affecting fertility today is female age. Factors associated with female aging include delaying motherhood due to later age at marriage, career, or other personal reasons. “Unfortunately, physiologically, our bodies haven’t caught up to the current social norms,” says Dr. Shefali Shastri. “In previous generations, women were having their children in their 20s. That’s now [Read more]

August 24, 2016

5 Things You Should Know About RMA’s CareShare Program

RMANJ recently launched, CareShare 100% IVF Refund Program, which is designed to reduce the financial risks and worry that many infertility patients face by offing a 100% refund if unsuccessful. Here’s 5 things you should know about RMA’s CareShare 100% IVF Refund Program: #1 Program Cost The CareShare Program costs $32,000 and includes up to six [Read more]

August 17, 2016

Why CareShare?

Our CareShare 100% IVF Refund Program was developed to help reduce the financial burden associated with In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) by providing patients with a plan that allows for multiple IVF cycles, therefore increasing the chance of delivering a baby. “CareShare is built on RMANJ’s successful, unique, and award-winning treatment paradigm,” says Dr. Leo Doherty. “This [Read more]

August 15, 2016

Are Frozen Embryo Transfers More Successful for PCOS Patients?

Reading through the table of contents from yesterday’s issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, I was interested to find an article entitled “Fresh versus Frozen Embryos for Infertility in the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.”  Having many patients with PCOS, I was of course interested to see whether this large study of over 1500 women diagnosed [Read more]

August 11, 2016

Reducing the Financial & Emotional Stress on Fertility Patients

July 25 marked the 38th anniversary of the birth of Louise Brown, the first baby conceived through in vitro fertilization, or IVF. Almost four decades ago, the field of reproductive endocrinology and fertility care brought new hope and solutions to those having trouble having a baby or staying pregnant. Since Louise Brown, it’s estimated that [Read more]

How much does the CareShare Program cost?

For many, the cost of IVF creates a significant financial barrier to having a family. “While some may find the financial resources, the risk of failure and having nothing to show for the money spent if unsuccessful keeps many of our patients from entering care,” says Dr. Thomas Molianro. “The CareShare Program was specifically designed [Read more]

August 9, 2016

Going for Gold: Lessons from Rio

Late one evening this past weekend I was sitting with my wife and dog watching the United States athletes compete in various events at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. There was a fascinating recurring theme: that of family. Whether it is the support of family bringing athletes through challenging times or the lack of [Read more]