February 17, 2017

Let’s Leave the Celebrities Alone

Anyone who has gone through infertility treatment knows how intense the process can be. Like every aspect of our lives, there are some people who prefer to share their experiences and others who like to be more private. I often ask my new patients if they know anyone who has struggled with infertility or gone [Read more]

February 15, 2017

Can Daylight Savings Time Impact IVF Success?

The Boston Medical Center (BMC) recently posted an article that was titled “Daylight Savings Time Impacts Miscarriage Rates among Select IVF Patients, Study Finds”. The article goes on to question the effects of Daylight Savings Time (DST) and how it can lead to higher miscarriage rates among women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). The findings, which are [Read more]

February 14, 2017

Can Aspirin Really Help You Get and Stay Pregnant?

Recently RMANJ’s Marie Werner, MD, FAGOC, TS (ABB) contributed to an article published on FitPregnancy.com. The story titled “How This Over-The-Counter Drug Could Help You Get and Stay Pregnant” talks about aspirin and it’s fertility effects, but Dr. Werner questions aspirin and it’s true impact on fertility care. Read the full article on FitPregnanacy.com or below:   How [Read more]

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]