Tag: genetic screening

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 Gift of Genetic Testing

This time of year families gather to celebrate holiday traditions, think about the year ahead and remember the years gone by. Health and prosperity are top-of-mind for many as they make resolutions for the New Year. Many couples will make life’s most exciting resolution this year–the decision to start a family. While the choice to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How does ICSI work?

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is performed as part of your in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure. It is a process in which a single sperm is injected into the cytoplasm (center) of each egg by an embryologist. After the egg has been injected with sperm, the embryologist will observe the egg over the next day or […]