Tag: Improving IVF

Issues Affecting Fertility Today – Treatment & Financial Options

The primary issue affecting fertility today is female age. Factors associated with female aging include delaying motherhood due to later age at marriage, career, or other personal reasons. “Unfortunately, physiologically, our bodies haven’t caught up to the current social norms,” says Dr. Shefali Shastri. “In previous generations, women were having their children in their 20s. That’s now […]

Why offer a 100% IVF Refund Program?

We realize many of our infertility patients experience financial stress, risks, and anxiety in order to build their families. RMA’s CareShare 100% IVF Refund Program is aimed to help ease some of the financial burden by guaranteeing the delivery of healthy baby. “It is our shared goal to help our patients have healthy babies, but we know that […]

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 […]

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 […]

Top 5 Tips to maximize your odds for getting pregnant

How often should couples have intercourse – every day? More? Less? Many of those high school sex-ed classes made you think getting pregnant was easy but by the time you’re in your early 30’s only about 20% of healthy couples will get pregnant in any given month.  If you have regular cycles you should have […]

Not Your Mother’s IVF: Making Fertility Care Safer and Successful

As seen on HuffingtonPost.com/Parents “Not Your Mother’s IVF: Making Fertility Care Safer and Successful” Over the past 25 years, IVF — the technology, the science, the success rates, the process — has dramatically changed. Yet physicians and patients who are facing infertility are not letting go of older techniques and are often taking on unnecessary risks […]

Moving toward IVF without complications: OHSS

2 liters of normal saline. Over the past 2 years or so, I have managed my patients through roughly 400 IVF cycles, and 2 liters of intravenous (IV) normal saline is the grand sum total of the treatment required for that much-feared complication of IVF: ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS). 2 liters: That’s the size of […]

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 […]