January 27, 2015

What to Expect When You’re Not Expecting: 5 Reasons You Might Not Be Getting Pregnant

Author Chaunie Brusie’s article, “What to Expect When You’re Not Expecting: 5 Reasons You Might Not Be Getting Pregnant”, on SheKnows.com In the quest to getting pregnant, there may be a lot of unexpected obstacles standing in your way. Although Teen Mom may be out to convince us that getting pregnant is as easy as [Read more]

January 21, 2015

Too Much of a Good Thing – the fertility doctor

As you might have read recently on social media, the Gardner quadruplets were delivered recently nearly 2 ½ months premature Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, Utah. While all of us at RMANJ certainly wish this family the best, babies born before 30-weeks have a tough start and will likely spend several weeks in [Read more]

January 15, 2015

Saying good-bye to your fertility doctor

The doctor-patient relationship is unique when treating infertility. There’s an intense period of diagnostic tests, counseling, frequent visits for blood work, ultrasounds, procedures – and then it’s over. Most of the time it ends on a happy note with couples being shepherded happily pregnant to an OB/GYN who can manage the rest of the pregnancy [Read more]

January 6, 2015

Advances in fertility treatments on FOX 5 NY

Fox 5 profiles two families that welcome beautiful babies who arrived thanks to recent breakthroughs in fertility treatments technology. [Read more]

December 22, 2014

The “Do Over” – Fertility Doctor

Remember when you would play a game as a kid and you would quickly realize that you made an unintentional mistake? “Do over,” you might have cried to your friends who often would give you another try. As I sit in my office and listen to patients’ histories, I often wish that they could have [Read more]

December 18, 2014

10 Tips to Help You Stop Obsessing About Becoming Pregnant

For sure, it seems nearly impossible to stop obsessing about pregnancy while dealing with infertility. Babies are all around you. You spend countless hours in the doctor’s office checking this, assessing that – all in the hopes of having the sperm meet the egg. Here are some ideas for how to get pregnancy off your [Read more]

December 16, 2014

Autism and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)

With autism spectrum disorder (ASD)  on the rise  patient’s often ask about the risk of autism with fertility treatment.   The prevalence of this disorder in US children between the ages of 6 to 17 is estimated to be 1 in 50.  While the etiology of this devastating disease remains unknown there is thought to be [Read more]

December 11, 2014

Fertility Testing: Laparoscopy

What is a Laparoscopy? Laparoscopy is a surgical procedure your doctor may use to look at your uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. If any problems are diagnosed, your physician may be able to address or correct the issue during this procedure. Laparoscopy is a fertility test that can help your doctor diagnose fibroids, scar tissue (adhesions), [Read more]

December 9, 2014

Role of Breast Milk in Influencing Behavior

There was a recent article in the NY times, “In a Mother’s Milk, Nutrients, and a Message, Too,” that I came across and thought it worth sharing. The article detailes an elegant study with monkey’s demonstrating a mother can communicate with her infant through her breast milk. That breast milk actually acts like a pheromone.   RESOURCES: NY Times [Read more]

December 4, 2014

Report suggests SGA females are 2x’s more likely to have infertility as adults

A recent article printed in Science Daily, “Girls born small or underweight twice as likely to be infertile in adulthood,” suggests long term consequences for female infants who are small for gestation age (SGA) or have low birth weight (LBW), including infertility.  Double Embryo Transfer (DET), as well as embryo transfer’s (ET) when the endometirum is exposed [Read more]