October 5, 2015

It’s All in the Genes: Megan & Aiden’s story

Nothing can describe that moment when, as a mother, your newborn baby is placed in your arms for the very first time. For nine months, you imagine everything about what this moment will be like. You bask in the joy you and your husband will feel, ponder who the baby will look like, spend time [Read more]

September 22, 2015

Genetic testing for inherent disease | Part 4

Every human has over 20,000 genes in nearly every cell of their body. A single gene disorder (SGD) is a disease that is caused by a known alteration or mutation in one of those genes. The disorder may be inherited through one or more generations in a family or inherited from both members of a [Read more]

September 17, 2015

Advancing technologies in genetic testing | Part 3

In Part 1 & Part 2 of our series on genetic testing we discussed common questions asked and answered, along with some of the advantages and disadvantages genetic testing has to offer. As our knowledge of genetics grows, so does does our understanding that genetics is and will continue to be the future of medicine. Part [Read more]

September 8, 2015

The advantages and disadvantages of genetic testing | Part 2

Continuing this month’s series on genetic testing, Part 1 explored the common questions asked and answered. Part 2 dives a little deeper into the advantages genetic testing has to offer, as well as the some disadvantages you’ll want to consider. What criteria do experts use when referring patients for genetic testing? Unfortunately, there is still [Read more]

September 3, 2015

Common Questions Asked & Answered | Genetic Testing Part 1

Understanding the who, what, when, how, and why’s of fertility treatment can be confusing at times. Let’s admit it, sometimes it can be down right scary. Wondering if genetic testing should be a part of your family building plan is a common question we often receive. This month we’ll be exploring a series on genetic [Read more]

August 27, 2015

What NJ Teachers Facing Infertility Need to Know

We all know the integral role teacher’s play in the lives of children and we hope to leave a positive and lasting impression on them throughout their lives. Being a teacher takes patience, commitment, creativity and a true love of children. Unfortunately, for some of us, having our own children isn’t that easy. But for [Read more]

August 19, 2015

Don’t ignore the benefits – The Fertility Doctor

I often get asked about the risks of fertility treatments such as IVF. In fact, I am obligated to discuss them before my patients start IVF treatment. Does ICSI cause birth defects? Does ovarian stimulation cause breast cancer? Does embryo biopsy hurt the embryo? Will these injections make me crazy? Will I gain weight? These [Read more]

August 12, 2015

Frozen Donor Eggs vs. Fresh – which option is best for you?

In the last few days, much has been written about the lower success rates of using frozen donor eggs over fresh.  It is not surprising that fresh eggs have a significantly higher success rate.  Our group at RMANJ published a study on this several years ago looking at sibling oocytes from the same woman.  We [Read more]

August 6, 2015

What is Ovulation Induction (OI)?

For women who do not ovulate regularly, oral or injectable medications may be administered to support oocyte or egg development. The purpose of ovulation induction is to produce multiple eggs to increase the likely hood of conception. Ovulation induction (OI) is used in several forms of fertility treatment including, Clomid, intrauterine insemination (IUI), and in vitro [Read more]

July 24, 2015

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) & How It Works

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is an infertility treatment in which sperm are placed into your uterine cavity through a catheter. Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a type of artificial insemination in which sperm are injected directly into your uterine cavity near the time you ovulate. Your doctor may recommend IUI to treat many causes of infertility, especially [Read more]