Tag: Fertility Evaluation

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘The First Steps to Starting a Family’ by Allegra Tiver

Considerations abound for people looking to start a family, from physical and mental health to the responsibilities of raising a child, and from testing to infertility treatments. It is very important for a woman to be healthy before she becomes pregnant because physiologically it is programming the offspring to survive in the environment outside the […]

What you don’t know about Infertility Treatment

As science and medicine continue to advance, stories in the media perpetuate myths and misconceptions about exactly what fertility treatments can and can’t do. Information is power and essential to helping every patient be as successful as possible. Here are some fundamentals about infertility care that every one should know. Don’t wait. Get answers. Dr. […]

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 […]

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 […]