Tag: Wellness Program

Advice for Managing the Holidays with Infertility

The holiday season can be rough for those dealing with infertility. Emotions can run high, making it hard to talk to people who don’t share a similar personal experience. To be fair, most people are well-intentioned and truly want to be supportive. They simply may not know how to help. But when you need all […]

Should I lose weight before trying to conceive?

Unfortunately, being overweight can negatively affect your fertility. Patients who are obese can have a harder time conceiving and may be at risk for increased pregnancy complications such as premature delivery, high blood pressure and gestational diabetes. The good news is that even modest weight reduction of 10 to 20 pounds may reduce these effects. […]

Can acupuncture help you get pregnant?

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

What NJ Teachers Facing Infertility Need to Know

We all know the integral role teacher’s play in the lives of children and we hope to leave a positive and lasting impression on them throughout their lives. Being a teacher takes patience, commitment, creativity and a true love of children. Unfortunately, for some of us, having our own children isn’t that easy. But for […]

Will my vitamin D levels effect my IVF outcome?

Vitamin D Deficiency is a hot topic in medicine today no doubt.  Overall women undergoing IVF should eat a well-balanced diet, reduce caffeine intake, stop smoking, and take a prenatal vitamin which covers the important bases for patients. As far as Vitamin D, it’s processed in the skin as a result of sun exposure. There […]

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 […]

Acupuncture in IVF – When should it be performed?

Overall the data is inconclusive but it’s thought that acupuncture may improve blood flow to the uterus and ovaries and stimulate the release of neurotransmitters which travel in the blood and may also improve pregnancy outcomes. Given the inconsistency in clinical trials and the conflicting results, it is likely that the effect of acupuncture is […]

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 […]

Why Not Me?

There is nothing worse than desperately longing for a child while everyone else around you is getting pregnant. By accident. On the first try. And worse… unwanted. It’s like pouring salt into a 10 foot open wound. Jealousy is a natural feeling and you probably find yourself obsessing over the fact that you deserve a […]