Today, many couples do not address the subject of parenthood until much later in their lives. Schooling and career paths seem to take priority for many 20-30 year old men and women, but the reality is that female fertility begins to decrease at age 30 and for some even sooner. Dr. Marcy Maguire with RMANJ […]
Complementary alternative medicine describes techniques which can be helpful when used together with traditional medical care. As it relates to fertility, there are some “standouts” that have been linked to improved outcomes when used in combination with traditional fertility treatments. These complementary therapies are useful adjuncts to treatment but they are not designed to replace […]
The women of 2017 are busy. Gone are the days of quiet obedience and limited ambitions. Women today are professors, lawyers, politicians, police officers, teachers, physicians, mothers, pilots, mathematicians, thought leaders, and much more. However, while modern women place more emphasis on intellectual development, career ambitions, and finding well-matched significant others, we are no less […]
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 […]
Late one evening this past weekend I was sitting with my wife and dog watching the United States athletes compete in various events at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. There was a fascinating recurring theme: that of family. Whether it is the support of family bringing athletes through challenging times or the lack of […]
The world’s first birth after in vitro fertilization (IVF) turned 38 years old this past Monday– Louise Brown was born at Oldham General Hospital in England on July, 25 1978. Making it a family affair, her sister Natalie Brown was born four years later and was the world’s fortieth IVF baby. These “medical miracles” were […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 30’s or early 40’s and struggling to have a family. However, this doesn’t need to be the case. The new technologies available today allow for family planning to be done on their own time, they just need to know their options and plan ahead.
With nearly 7 million men and women facing infertility, we need to better understand how to reach individuals and how and where conversations around fertility are taking place. Unfortunately, our research has found that fertility conversations aren’t even started until it’s much too late. In fact, our findings show that only one in four women have ever spoken to their OB/GYN about fertility. As the oldest of the Millennial generation are already entering their mid-30’s, it is critical that these conversations start earlier and happen more frequently in order to be able to have children when they are ready.
Last year’s report, Infertility in America, outlined many common misconceptions about assisted reproductive technology (ART) that we have been working to overcome. In this year’s report: 2016 Trends in Infertility, we dive deeper into what people do and don’t know about fertility preservation, what their options are, and how open they are to using new technologies to assist in having a family. We also explore topics such as the impact of implanting one vs. multiple embryos, genetic testing, and the importance of success rates.
With these new insights and information, RMANJ will continue to work with other industry professionals to help ensure that we are working together to dispel myths and educate patients. We hope to provide them with the resources to make healthy decisions about their future and their options to ensure they can experience the joys of parenthood – on their own timeline.
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 […]