June 20, 2016

Where to Start When Diagnosed with Infertility

My mother was a teacher and instilled in me a deep-rooted commitment to educate and help others, which I suppose explains my military service as well as my professional calling as a reproductive endocrinologist for more than 20 years. I see hopeful parents every day at Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey from Newcastle, England to New [Read more]

June 16, 2016

World Health Organization (WHO) Update – Zika Virus

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently posted an interim guidance update for the prevention of sexual transmission of the Zika Virus. Here are some highlights from their release on May 30,2016: 2. Sexual transmission of Zika virus 2.1.3 Presence of the virus in semen In 2016 two studies reported the presence of Zika virus in [Read more]

June 2, 2016

The Microbiome in Human Reproduction – Podcast

The human microbiome has been termed the “second human genome” and it appears every bit as complex. The microbiome in human reproduction impacts both the reproductive tract and gametogenesis. Recent data have furthered our understanding of the microbiome, the biofilms it creates, and its impact of health and disease in human reproduction. Listen to Dr. [Read more]

May 25, 2016

Knowledge Is Power When It Comes to Infertility

Even in an era with many scientific and clinical advancements, myths and misconceptions continue to persist about infertility and assisted fertility treatments. In an effort to better educate members of the general public – especially those who are trying to successfully get pregnant and deliver a healthy baby — Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey [Read more]

April 21, 2016

Trends In Infertility 2016 | Survey And Report

ABOUT RMANJ’S 2016 TRENDS IN INFERTILITY Life moves fast. This is a frequent discussion that doctors at Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey (RMANJ) have with their patients. The younger generations are spending their 20’s getting their education and their 30’s working on their careers and traveling; before they know it, they are in their late [Read more]

April 14, 2016

Does in vitro fertilization (IVF) hurt?

IVF can be a long process but it’s well worth the rewards. Most patients have no side effects, but some experience bloating and slight cramping. The egg retrieval requires anesthesia in order to make the procedure painless and most women have discomfort similar to menstrual cramps for a day or two. For most women, IVF [Read more]

April 7, 2016

If you had trouble conceiving the first time around, what should you know about getting pregnant again?

Stay healthy, think positive and, if you are considering trying again, start. It’s always good to see a fertility specialist as soon as you think about wanting to get pregnant again as you may experience difficulty conceiving again the second time around, depending on what the problem was in your first pregnancy. Some issues, like [Read more]

March 31, 2016

Should I lose weight before trying to conceive?

Unfortunately, being overweight can negatively affect your fertility. Patients who are obese can have a harder time conceiving and may be at risk for increased pregnancy complications such as premature delivery, high blood pressure and gestational diabetes. The good news is that even modest weight reduction of 10 to 20 pounds may reduce these effects. [Read more]

March 22, 2016

Should we get prenatal genetic testing?

Yes, definitely—knowledge is power! But most importantly, make sure you go to a trusted professional who can choose which test is applicable to you and provide counseling regarding the results. To find a fertility specialist that’s the right fit for you, ask your ob-gyn for a recommendation. He or she can identify genetic counselors in [Read more]

March 16, 2016

Can smoking affect my partner’s sperm count?

Absolutely! Smoking can reduce the motility and count of a man’s sperm. This effect reduces the capability of sperm to swim and fertilize eggs. Not every man who smokes will have reduced motility, but many may be negatively affected by this bad habit. While there are many aspects of male fertility that are hard to [Read more]