Tag: Infertility Diagnosis & Treatment

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 […]

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 […]

What is Ovulation Induction (OI)?

For women who do not ovulate regularly, oral or injectable medications may be administered to support oocyte or egg development. The purpose of ovulation induction is to produce multiple eggs to increase the likely hood of conception. Ovulation induction (OI) is used in several forms of fertility treatment including, Clomid, intrauterine insemination (IUI), and in vitro […]

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 […]

Study shows DHEA does not improve IVF outcomes

A recent study conducted at The University of Nottingham and reported in Ob.Gyn. News shows DHEA does not improve IVF outcomes in women with diminished ovarian reserve Reproductive endocrinologists for years have sought an elixir that would help women with low numbers of follicles produce more eggs and, hopefully, have a higher chance of a successful pregnancy. […]

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5 Fertility Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

A general rule for trying to conceive if you’re under 35 is to try for one year before seeing a fertility specialist. If you’ve experienced any of these 5 symptoms, you shouldn’t wait — book an appointment with your doctor right away. Not only could treatment help you get pregnant more quickly, it may help catch other potentially serious issues sooner. The […]

TIME TO SEE A FERTILITY DOCTOR

When Is It Time to See a Fertility Doctor?

How long should you try to get pregnant before consulting a specialist in your 20s, in your 30s and in your 40s? What changes as you get older? Typically, women under age 35 should attempt pregnancy for about 1 year prior to seeking evaluation for infertility. Women older than 35 should be evaluated after attempting […]

How can being overweight affect IVF success?

Obesity is clearly and epidemic in our country and being overweight can complicate many medical conditions.  For IVF, being overweight may lower success although age is largely a more important factor. Overweight patients may be less successful because they require more medication or may not respond as well to the medication.  It is also more difficult […]

Is Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) right for me?

The use of androgens such as testosterone and DHEA have been investigated for the past few years in women with diminished ovarian reserve (DOR) or poor response to ovarian stimulation.  The proposed mechanism is that these steroid hormones improve egg development. There are conflicting data regarding how much impact DHEA may have.  Many centers have […]

Infertility Questions & Answers: Who, What, Where, When to Start?

If you’re struggling with infertility you’re not alone. More than seven million men and women in the U.S. are impacted by infertility. Dr. Maria F. Costantini from Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey (RMANJ) offers some insights about when to start fertility care. I tell every patient that age plays the biggest factor when it […]