October 20, 2016

Could finding out at 4 weeks pregnant mean your having twins?

Could finding out at 4 weeks pregnant mean your having twins? Home pregnancy tests can vary in their ability to detect human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG, aka the pregnancy hormone). Some kits can be very sensitive and detect levels which are very low. Thus, it’s really more a function of the accuracy of the dating (menstrual [Read more]

October 13, 2016

Does Weekly Acupuncture Treatments During IVF Help?

Many patients seeking fertility treatment feel some sense of stress related to In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and often mention feeling “stressed out” or anxious. Getting a handle on this stress can be important since prolonged periods of stress has shown an impact on elevated levels of stress hormone in your body. Research on acupuncture treatments [Read more]

October 11, 2016

Can a blighted ovum be misdiagnosed, if doing a ultrasound too early?

A blighted ovum—also called an embryonic gestation—occurs when an egg has been successfully fertilized by the sperm and develops into an embryo that implants in the uterus. However, the pregnancy stops developing at some point after implantation but before the development of other fetal structures. This occurs in the first trimester of pregnancy and is [Read more]

October 5, 2016

Which fertility procedure should I choose when using a sperm donor?

There are many options to consider when deciding what fertility procedure is right for you using a donor sperm. A large component of this depends greatly on factors related to the overall fertility picture. Are there other issues that have been identified to date such as decreased ovarian reserve or increased risk of oocyte (egg [Read more]

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]