Nearly 210,000 In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) cycles were performed in the US in 2015*. Over 5,000 of these cycles were carried out at Reproductive Medicine Associates (RMA) of New Jersey. IVF is a well-established and effective treatment option to help patients build their families. There are a variety of reasons for patients to undergo IVF, including […]
Reading through the table of contents from yesterday’s issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, I was interested to find an article entitled “Fresh versus Frozen Embryos for Infertility in the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.” Having many patients with PCOS, I was of course interested to see whether this large study of over 1500 women diagnosed…
Breast cancer is the most common malignancy world-wide among women. Long-term follow-up studies for risk of breast cancer after IVF treatment have raised concerns but have ultimately been inconclusive due to the limited follow-up. Further, association studies in infertility often compare infertile women to non-infertile women, which is not an ideal comparison group when attempting […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 risk of having a child with a birth defect increases with a women’s age and this risk is present whether a couple conceives spontaneously without treatment or through ART. However, utilizing IVF with preimplantation genetic diagnosis allows us to screen embryos to identify single gene abnormalities and chromosomal abnormalities which may lead to healthier […]
While acupuncture is a complementary medicine technique used to strengthen the balance between mind and body, we have found that laser acupuncture before and after embryo transfer can increase implantation rates after IVF between 3 and 8 percent in comparison to other treatment methods. REAL ANSWERS by Dr. Marie D. Werner as seen on the Bump.com
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 […]