A woman’s natural, high quality egg is produced for retrieval and in vitro fertilization through our Natural Cycle IVF™ treatment. Look: This holistic IVF protocol offers our patients the opportunity to avoid the health risks and cost of high dosages of fertility medications – as well as the trepidation and pain of daily injections. Bottom Line: The Natural Cycle IVF™ is almost completely drug-free – compared to Conventional IVF and Mini-IVF™.
A woman’s body may need only a little coaxing to achieve a pregnancy with her one natural, high quality egg produced during a monthly menstrual cycle. A woman’s natural egg is the very best she can produce – without the need for numerous, costly, painful, self-administered fertility medication injections.
Even though fertility medications are not prescribed, the pregnancy success rate for Natural Cycle IVF™ rivals those of Conventional IVF and Mini-IVF™. The personal attention received by the fertility care team at New Hope provides every patient with the support needed to conceive a baby through Natural Cycle IVF™.
Women who will most benefit from a Natural Cycle IVF™ protocol are those:
It is important to work with a fertility specialist having the experience required to design a customized Natural Cycle IVF™ treatment protocol meeting your personal needs. To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. John Zhang at New Hope Fertility Center, call 917.525.5496.
IVF pregnancy success rates are increased when your fertility team has the talent for managing medication therapies with unrivaled precision. Timing is of the essence when it comes to the administration of fertility medications during every infertility treatment cycle – especially IVF. Why does timing matter so much? Your fertility doctor must have the specialization to know when your fertility medication regimens must be adjusted: increased, decreased, or stopped altogether.
Dr. John Zhang has decades of education, training, and the clinical experience to determine precisely how long patients should remain on a certain medication therapy. As a patient who is committed to investing your time and resources into getting pregnant, you must become well-informed about fertility medications. It can’t be emphasized enough. Every fertility drug is specifically designed for strategic administration during a woman’s IVF cycle. These medications are a very important component of the IVF cycle process and are determinative of pregnancy success.
That’s not all. Our standard of care encompasses the detailed explanation of the important role of fertility medications:
It is important to work with a fertility care team having the experience to accurately prescribe and regulate the fertility medications prescribed as part of your infertility treatment cycle.
Fertility medications commonly used during IVF cycles:
When a couple is experiencing unexplained infertility despite normal reproductive health, medically supervised timed intercourse or IUI are usually recommended to increase the chances of pregnancy. IUI is the best and lowest cost approach to becoming pregnant when timed intercourse at home fails.
Clomid (Clomiphene Citrate) vs. Femara (Letrozole)
The fertility drug clomiphene citrate – brand named Clomid – is an oral medication used to stimulate a woman’s monthly egg production and increase her chances of pregnancy. Ovulation of multiple eggs is timed with the insemination of a concentrated amount of sperm into the uterus via a woman’s cervix – similar to a Pap smear.
A 2015 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine tested and compared two common fertility drugs stimulating multiple egg production – Clomid v. Femara. Clomid achieved a birth rate of 23 percent, while Femara (generic Letrozole – an aromatase inhibitor) only 18 percent. The study found that Letrozole offered no advantages over Clomid treatment and increased the chance of multiple pregnancy by up to four times. The researchers concluded that Clomid is the most effective medication for stimulating ovaries and increasing the chances of a healthy pregnancy for couples with unexplained infertility.
It is important to work with a fertility doctor having the experience required to design a customized fertility treatment plan meeting your personal needs. To schedule your initial consultation Dr. John Zhang at New Hope Fertility Center – call 917.525.5496.
Our revolutionary Needle-Free IVF protocol has changed the entire landscape of IVF treatment. It is a simple, convenient, and patient-friendly IVF protocol. A woman’s body no longer needs to be forced into overproducing eggs to achieve a successful pregnancy.
Dr. Zaher Merhi, Director of IVF Technology Research and Development, specializes in the revolutionary Needle-Free IVF protocol. New Hope Fertility Center is the first program in the world to offer Needle-Free IVF.
Our Needle-Free IVF protocol stimulates a woman’s ovaries into producing multiple egg follicles through the use of oral fertility medications. This revolutionary holistic IVF protocol eliminates the fear, pain, and anxiety many patients experience with injections and blood draws. Needle-Free IVF also lowers the patient’s cost of fertility medications.
Through Needle-Free IVF, patients are able to administer hormone stimulation in a less-invasive manner. That’s not all. Hormone levels are measured through urine and saliva tests during a Needle-Free IVF cycle.
How is Needle-Free IVF patient-friendly?
This gentle and effective IVF protocol is designed to be more patient-friendly to women who:
Depending on the woman’s medical needs, an oral fertility medication – typically Clomid and/or Letrozole– are prescribed to gently stimulate her ovaries into producing multiple eggs. Synarel is administered nasally for 3 days at the beginning of the cycle and then again 36 hours prior to surgical egg retrieval to trigger ovulation.
Customized IVF care is the best. Remember: It only takes one good egg and one healthy sperm to make a baby. Our focus is to help you produce good quality eggs during a fresh IVF cycle – not a high quantity of eggs using large doses of injectable fertility medications. This policy is perfectly suited for our new Needle-Free IVF protocol.
Our Needle-Free IVF protocol has resulted in comparable egg collection results as that of the Conventional IVF protocol. We are – on average – able to retrieve at least 10 eggs from patients who have undergone our Needle-Free IVF protocol. These results are reassuringly comparable with other IVF protocols in terms of number of eggs collected and pregnancy success rates.
It is important to work with fertility doctor having the research and clinical experience required to design a customized IVF treatment plan meeting your personal medical needs. To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Zaher Merhi at New Hope Fertility Center – click the icon below – or call 917.525.5496.
Before choosing a fertility doctor, you must know how to read and interpret official IVF pregnancy success records. Look: Before deciding on a fertility doctor, you should ask about his IVF as well as FET pregnancy success rates. Why is this important? Today, more and more pregnancy success is accomplished through Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) procedures.
The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) is the official source to which fertility specialists report their IVF and FET pregnancy success rates. You can also look to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for IVF and FET pregnancy success and birth rates.
SART is a fertility specialist organization that is dedicated to setting professional standards in the practice of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). Its mission is to inform and serve fertility specialists and their patients.
Accurate and complete reporting of IVF pregnancy success rates reported by the members of SART is complicated because of the variation of ART practice from clinic to clinic. These differences may inflate or lower IVF pregnancy rates provided by another clinic.
IVF and FET pregnancy success rates vary from clinic to clinic based on:
All fertility specialists in the United States report and verify data on their IVF and FET pregnancy procedures over a calendar year period.
Yearly data on IVF and FET pregnancy success rates is a valuable source of information for every patient. This rich data gives patients a better idea of their average chances of pregnancy through IVF and FET.
IVF and FET pregnancy success rates can be misleading when based on a small number of transfer procedure performed. At New Hope Fertility Center, we omit graphed data when there are less than 20 transfers in a segment.
IVF and FET pregnancy success rates vary in the context of each patient’s individual characteristics and the doctor’s recommended protocol.
It is important to work with a fertility specialist having the experience required to design a customized IVF and FET treatment protocol meeting your personal needs. To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. John Zhang – call 917.525.5496.
Cord Blood Awareness Month in July is a movement spreading the word about the phenomenal powers of newborn stem cells found in a baby’s umbilical cord blood. Cord blood banking is the preservation of a newborn’s stem cells found in the blood of the umbilical cord and placenta. Parents can donate their baby’s cord blood to a public bank – or pay to have it stored in a private bank.
Inherited blood disorders can be cured by cord blood transplants. This treatment has been used since 1988 to treat over 80 diseases – like sickle cell disease and thalassemia.
Over the past decade, there have been clinical trials underway to research the treatment of cerebral palsy and autism with cord blood therapies.
This movement is spirited by the American Health Council to spread the powers and possibilities of cord blood therapies to families, expectant parents, and healthcare professionals.
Stem cells found in cord blood are mainly used in the treatment of disease and tissue regeneration. Stem cells come from one of three sources:
Dr. John Zhang is an avid supporter of cord blood banking. The Doctor makes every effort to reach out to expectant parents under his care with useful facts and tips on why and how to save or donate their newborn’s cord blood for future medical uses.
To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. John Zhang – call 917.525.5496.
You can optimize your chances of pregnancy using genetic testing technology in conjunction with IVF. PGS/NGS is the testing of an embryo’s overall chromosomal normalcy prior to being transferred to the patient’s uterus. Specifically, PGS/NGS identifies the most suitable and healthiest embryo to transfer by detecting chromosomal deficiencies – aneuploidy – an extra or missing chromosome.
Universal blastocyst-stage PGS/NGS is recommended because the procedure can help increase the chances of a successful IVF pregnancy by 30 percent.
State-of-the-art embryo biopsy techniques and genetics technologies have proven to increase IVF pregnancy rates. Through the medical marvel of PGS/NGS in conjunction with IVF, genetic and chromosomal abnormalities can be detected in embryos.
As a woman advances in age, the chance for chromosomal abnormalities in embryos increases. Low quality embryos result in:
PGS/NGS takes place in conjunction with IVF in a controlled laboratory setting. Approximately five (5) days – blastocyst stage – after fertilization of the patient’s eggs in vitro, a single cell is removed from each of the embryos developing.
The benefits of PGS in conjunction with IVF include:
We offer the highest success rates and best overall patient satisfaction through PGS/NGS technology in conjunction with IVF. To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. John Zhang – call 917.525.5496.
Coping under the weight of IVF treatment can be difficult – regardless of your doctor’s recommended protocol. Don’t despair. IVF yoga is a holistic treatment to prepare one’s body for pregnancy and birth. The best part? As a pregnancy enhancement tool, yoga is proven to reduce stress, balance hormones, and revamp one’s whole wellness in body, mind, and spirit.
Even if you’ve already started an IVF cycle, you can receive support and nurturing from yoga. There are a myriad of benefits from yoga. It can’t be emphasized enough: Always begin with a moderate yoga regimen – not high intensity exercise – and always get pre-approval from your fertility doctor. Look: Too much high intensity yoga or other exercise has been shown to hinder successful pregnancy outcomes.
You will discover a love for restorative or Yin style yoga practices that will nourish your mind and body while alleviating the stress associated with IVF treatment.
Warning: Avoid practicing high intensity yoga, such as:
Yoga is easily adaptable to your lifestyle choices. If you have been practicing high intensity yoga methods – pump your brakes and adapt to a more moderate routine.
In the months leading up to the beginning of your IVF cycle, scale back high intensity yoga practice with a more gentle and less forceful routine.
Once you have started your IVF cycle, make sure you are practicing a very gentle pregnancy-appropriate yoga.
For self-control, include:
To honor the intensity of yoga, maintain a ritual afterward:
On the morning of your surgical egg retrieval, allow time for meditation or pranayama.
Practice meditation or pranayama on the morning of your embryo transfer. Then, refrain from any physical yoga in the days following.
At New Hope Fertility Center, every one of our patients is provided with a unique IVF protocol. Our array of IVF protocols are specially designed to provide the highest standard of IVF care at the most optimal times for each patient’s body. We welcome patients representing a primary or secondary infertility challenge, regardless of the potential adverse effect on our stellar IVF pregnancy success rates.
Discover more about how yoga can help increase your chances of pregnancy.
It is important to work with a fertility doctor having the experience to design a customized IVF treatment protocol meeting your personal needs. To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. John Zhang at New Hope Fertility Center – call 917.525.5496.
Today’s older women – between 38 and 42 – have more fertility treatment options than ever before. Women who are past their reproductive prime used to be automatically placed on the fast-track to IVF. This was typically the most effective treatment option for older women to conceive quickly and cost-effectively. Look: Time is of the essence. Before undergoing IVF, older women can now consider Ovarian Rejuvenation Therapy. Bottom Line: As a first line measure, both Ovarian Rejuvenation Therapy and IVF can avoid repeated failed infertility treatment cycles.
A recent study has favored going straight to IVF treatment.
IVF success rates vary in the context of patient and treatment characteristics. Researchers have found that older women were more than twice as likely to become pregnant through IVF within the first two cycles of treatment. The best part? They were twice as likely to have a healthy baby from their IVF pregnancy.
A randomized clinical study by NIH analyzed 154 couples who had been trying to get pregnant for six months before seeking infertility treatment.
What happened to those patients who failed IUI and went on to IVF treatment?
All older women – even menopausal women – have egg follicles in their ovaries. These eggs are dormant and don’t grow because their environment for development is not optimal. This occurs when a woman’s rigid ovarian wall pushes on follicles and keeps them dormant. When a woman is unable to ovulated, Ovarian Rejuvenation Therapy can coax her ovaries into producing viable eggs for fertilization. At New Hope Fertility Center, fertility specialist – Dr. Zaher Merhi – has achieved phenomenal pregnancy success using Ovarian Rejuvenation Therapy.
Ovarian Rejuvenation Therapy may be recommended when:
At New Hope Fertility Center, Ovarian Rejuvenation Therapy is performed in a non-invasive manner compared to other techniques currently being used by other clinics.
Here, Ovarian Rejuvenation Therapy is similar to an IVF egg retrieval procedure and is performed in office:
We welcome difficult patients – those previously diagnosed by other fertility specialists as hopelessly infertile.
If you want to know if you are a good candidate for Ovarian Rejuvenation Therapy before proceeding to IVF treatment, Dr. Zaher Merhi is available to consult with you via Skype, FaceTime or telephone. To schedule your Ovarian Rejuvenation Therapy consultation with Dr. Zaher Merhi at New Hope Fertility Center, click the icon below – or – call 917.525.5496.
Successfully increasing IVF Pregnancy Success Rates requires fertility care that is all-encompassing. At New Hope Fertility Center, we have comprised a team of World Class Fertility Specialists who are committed to working in tandem so that every patient is provided with tomorrow’s cutting edge IVF treatment – today.
Because every patient’s personal, medical, and financial needs are different, we offer customized IVF treatment.
Our experience designing customized IVF protocols provide a variety of successful treatment protocols for you to choose from. We offer the highest quality care timed precisely around your body’s optimal state of performance. A multidisciplinary fertility team effort provides the most evidence-based practice leading to higher pregnancy success rates.
Our multidisciplinary fertility team has substantial experience in the practice of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) and OBGYN.
When you are investing significant amounts of time, money, and emotion into an IVF cycle, you want to do everything you can to make it successful. New studies have shown that both online yoga and in-person yoga help to increase the chances of a successful IVF pregnancy by up to 26 percent. This is because yoga is proven to reduce stress and anxiety in IVF patients.
Yoga For Infertiity instructs on a series of poses and postures designed to improve fertility by:
Fertility acupuncture in conjunction with IVF has been proven by studies to increase a woman’s chances of getting pregnant by up to 50 percent. New Hope Fertility Center has incorporated an in-house acupuncture service as part of its multidisciplinary fertility treatment approach.
Through a multidisciplinary approach to treatment, there is no cause for concern if you don’t see your fertility doctor every time you attend a routine appointment.
You will receive personalized services from our ultra-talented:
Members of the fertility team at New Hope Fertility Center are professionals who have earned:
Your primary doctor is always fully informed about your patient progress by the multidisciplinary fertility team.
At New Hope Fertility Center, all patient cases are evaluated, reviewed and discussed by and between their multidisciplinary fertility team. The team collectively arrives at and executes the best customized fertility treatment plan based upon every patient’s individualized needs.
It is important to work with a multidisciplinary fertility care team having a thorough understanding of the root cause of your infertility.
A multidisciplinary team approach to treating your infertility will:
Dr. John Zhang will design a customized fertility treatment plan to help you have a baby. To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. John Zhang, call 917.525.5496.
Our celebrated IVF SURE™ money-back guarantee program is designed to reduce our patients’ financial stress. IVF SURE™ is principled on outcome-based pricing minimizing the financial risk of IVF. No hidden IVF fees or costs. Our patients pay a fixed fee for three (3) IVF cycles. If a viable pregnancy is not achieve, the patient is refunded the fixed fee.
Patients pay a fixed fee of $25,000 for three (3) fresh cycles of IVF treatment within a nine-month (9 month) period. If a viable pregnancy is not achieve within this 9 month period, patients are refunded the fixed fees. With IVF SURE™, patients typically only incur the cost of fertility medications. The cost of fertility medications for a fresh IVF cycle usually range between $480 – $1,800.
IVF SURE™ fixed outcome-based pricing does not include the cost of surgically retrieving sperm and/or ICSI.
Our Mini-IVF™ can increase your chances of pregnancy without the need for large dosages of costly fertility medications used to produce an excessive number of eggs. Here’s the deal: The goal with a Mini-IVF™ protocol is to produce between 3 and 5 quality eggs per fresh cycle. The best part: Pregnancy success rates for Mini-IVF™ are comparable to Conventional IVF.
Because lower dosages of fertility medications are prescribed to only produce 3 to 5 high quality eggs, the patient’s cost per Mini-IVF™ cycle is reduced. With a Mini-IVF™ protocol, the patient’s physical discomfort is lessened because her body is not forced into producing the 10 to 15 eggs reached in a Conventional IVF cycle.
Mini-IVF™ is the best treatment protocol for those women who have been:
Mini-IVF™ has also become the preferred treatment protocol for:
It is important to work with a fertility doctor having the experience required to design a customized Mini-IVF™ treatment protocol meeting your personal needs. To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. John Zhang at New Hope Fertility Center, call 917.525.5496.