Tag: Single Embryo Transfer (SET)

Happy Birthday Louise Brown

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 […]

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 […]

What are my odds of having multiples if I do IVF?

When looking across all age groups, the odds of having a multiple gestation pregnancy through IVF is roughly 30 percent, with the large majority of those being twin pregnancies. Your odds are primarily based on the number of embryos transferred and the patient’s age. Traditionally, to overcome lower rates of implantation from an individual embryo, […]

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 […]

What you don’t know about Infertility Treatment

As science and medicine continue to advance, stories in the media perpetuate myths and misconceptions about exactly what fertility treatments can and can’t do. Information is power and essential to helping every patient be as successful as possible. Here are some fundamentals about infertility care that every one should know. Don’t wait. Get answers. Dr. […]

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 […]

Reproductive Medicine Associates Of New Jersey comments on recent article “Children conceived via IVF have double the autism rates of other: study”

A recent study has been receiving a significant amount of media attention due to the reported link between autism and children born via IVF. A recent newspaper article warned, “Children conceived via IVF have double the autism rates of others: study” http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/kids-conceived-ivf-double-autism-rates-study-article-1.2163153. However, the headline of this story is quite deceiving given that the second […]

Too Much of a Good Thing – the fertility doctor

As you might have read recently on social media, the Gardner quadruplets were delivered recently nearly 2 ½ months premature Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo, Utah. While all of us at RMANJ certainly wish this family the best, babies born before 30-weeks have a tough start and will likely spend several weeks in […]