Top Rated IVF Pregnancy Success Requires a Multidisciplinary Approach

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14634220 - happy pregnant woman in the autumn forestTop rated IVF Pregnancy Success requires a multidisciplinary fertility team of World Class Specialists who work in tandem to provide every patient with customized treatment. A multidisciplinary fertility team effort provides the most evidence-based practice leading to higher pregnancy success rates. 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.

Top Rated IVF Pregnancy Success

Because every patient’s personal, medical, and financial needs are different, we only offer customized IVF treatment.

Patient-Specific IVF Ancillary Procedures

Our multidisciplinary fertility team has substantial experience in the practice of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) and OBGYN.

  • Genetic Testing
  • In Vitro Maturation (IVF/M)
  • Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
  • Egg and Embryo Banking
  • Egg and Embryo Donor Services
  • Fertility Yoga
  • Fertility Acupuncture

Fertility Yoga

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:

  • Increasing blood flow to your reproductive system
  • Releasing stress
  • Reducing anxiety
  • Balancing life energy flow throughout the body
  • Helping to reset your endocrine system – aiding hormonal balance
  • Supporting a healthy immune system
  • Detoxifying the body
  • Creating clarity in your mind

Fertility Acupuncture

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.

Multidisciplinary Fertility Team Approach

You will receive personalized services from our ultra-talented multidisciplinary fertility team.

  • Medical Assistants
  • Ultrasound Technicians
  • Embryologists

Members of the multidisciplinary fertility team at New Hope Fertility Center are professionals who have earned:

  • Doctorates
  • PhD’s
  • Master’s Degrees

Your primary doctor is always fully informed about your patient progress by the multidisciplinary fertility team.

  • Always remember. Just because you don’t see your doctor every time you visit our office for a routine procedure does not mean you are receiving subpar care.
  • Please know this. Our multidisciplinary fertility team has been carefully selected and put in place to make sure you receive the best fertility care in the world.
  • The best part? Our patients do not rely on doctors in residency to fulfil their dreams of having a baby.

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.

Multidisciplinary Fertility Team Benefits

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:

  • Offer the highest chances of pregnancy
  • Are the most cost-effective
  • Produce the best overall patient trust and satisfaction

To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. John Zhang, click the icon below – or – call 917.525.5496.

Dr. Zhang’s Cutting-Edge Fertility Treatment Options for LGBTQ Couples

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52102075 - smiling gay couple with child in gardenEveryone deserves the right to have a family of their own – regardless of sexual orientation. We offer cutting-edge fertility treatment options for LGBTQ couples – with no judgment. For over a decade, same sex couples have found renewed faith in realizing their dream of becoming parents to children of their own at New Hope Fertility Center.

Fertility Treatment Options

Sexual orientation bias has no place in the practice of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). New Hope Fertility Center has maintained its mission of reducing the physical, emotional, and financial toll of every patient during their quest to have a baby.

  • No sexual orientation judgments
  • No gender or transgender bias
  • No personal or religious judgments
  • No judgments toward interracial couples
  • No judgments about marital status

Our fertility specialists are renowned worldwide for consistently and evenly sharing their expertise and counsel with the LGBTQ community. We offer revolutionary ART procedures customized for every LGBTQ couple’s personal needs.

Fertility Treatment Options for Female Couples

  • Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) – artificial insemination using donor sperm
  • In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) – the fertilization of one partner’s eggs with donor sperm

IUI Procedure

  • One of the partner’s monthly cycle is regulated with oral medication
  • Oral fertility medications are then prescribed to stimulate multiple egg follicle production
  • The growth of egg follicles are monitored through regular vaginal ultrasound imaging and blood tests
  • Once the egg follicles have reached a mature stage, ovulation is induced using a trigger medication – hCG – human chorionic gonadotropin
  • Ovulation triggered by hCG is timed with the insemination of a highly concentrated amount of motile donor sperm into the cervix using a very thin catheter – similar to a pap smear procedure

IVF Protocol Options:

Fertility Treatment Options for Male Couples

Gestational Surrogacy – using donor eggs to be fertilized with the sperm from one of the partners

Egg Donation – acquiring donor eggs to accomplish gestational surrogacy

Gestational surrogacy may be used to achieve a pregnancy and birth through IVF using a variety of protocols:

A surrogate match is selected by the Intended Parents through an agency specializing in gestational surrogacy – New Beginnings Surrogacy

  • Once the perfect surrogate match has been located, her cycle is regulated in preparation for embryo transfer timing
  • In sync with the surrogate’s cycle, the donor eggs thawed and fertilized with the intended father’s sperm in vitro through an intricate procedure known as Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
  • ICSI is a procedure in which a single sperm is injected directly into the donor’s eggs
  • Once fertilization is achieved, the resulting embryos are monitored regularly for growth and development quality
  • Only a quality embryo is transferred to the surrogate’s uterus
  • Excess quality embryos can be cryopreserved for future Frozen Embryo Transfers (FET) procedures

World Renowned Fertility Specialist Serving the LGBTQ Community

It is important to work with world renowned fertility specialist 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. John Zhang at New Hope Fertility Center – click the icon below – or call 917.525.5496.

How to Cope With Infertility Treatment According to Dr. John Zhang

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Extra.KIn an interview with Fox5NYC News, Dr. John Zhang reported that couples struggling to have a baby consistently ask him two important questions:

  • How long will it take us to have a baby?
  • What are our chances for getting pregnant?

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 15 percent of couples in America – 1 in 8 – struggle with infertility. Most couples experience isolation and depression during their infertility treatment. With 12 percent of women in the U.S. receiving some form of infertility treatment and 10 percent of cases being due to male infertility, the fertility experts at New Hope Fertility Center offer Professional In-House Fertility Counseling with Allison Rosen Ph.D.

Infertility Treatment

Dr. Zhang’s recommendation as to when a couple should make an appointment with him:

  • Women under 35 – after trying to get pregnant naturally between 6 and 9 months
  • Women over 35 – after trying to get pregnant naturally for 6 months

According to Dr. Zhang, the inability to have a baby is isolating for most couples. However, today’s couples are discussing their infertility more and more openly. They are also seeking out counseling while undergoing treatment.

Introducing In-House Fertility Clinical Psychologist, Allison Rosen, PhD

With 12 percent of women in the U.S. receiving some form of infertility treatment during their lifetime, the fertility experts at New Hope Fertility Center offer Professional In-House Fertility Counseling with Allison Rosen Ph.D.

As an experience clinical psychologist specializing in infertility, Dr. Allison Rosen has helped hundreds of couples cope during their struggle to have a baby.

  • Experienced Clinical Psychologist
  • Researcher
  • Author
  • Educator

Through individual, couple, and group counseling, the Doctor addresses the many challenges of dealing with infertility including:

  • Pregnancy Loss
  • Couple Conflict and Coping
  • Complex Decisions Involved in Family Building Through Donor Egg or Sperm
  • Parenting After Infertility

Education of Dr. Rosen

  • A. – University of California – Graduated Summa cum Laude and Honored as most outstanding student in the college of science
  • Master’s Degree and Ph.D – Michigan State University
  • Certificate of Psychoanalysis – William Alanson White Institute

Reducing Pregnancy Loss through Genetic Testing

Today’s Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) helps to increase the healthy birth rates of babies through genetic testing. This is because only the healthiest embryos are transferred for implantation during a fresh IVF cycle and/or Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET). Genetic testing helps to reduce the number of cycles required to achieve a healthy pregnancy.

Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS)

We are dedicated to promoting how patients can reduce their risks of having a miscarriage through genetic testing in conjunction with In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).

PGS is the testing of an embryo’s overall chromosomal normalcy prior to being transferred to the patient’s uterus in conjunction with IVF. PGS detects chromosomal deficiencies – aneuploidy – an extra or missing chromosome in an embryo.

PGS Increases Pregnancy Success Rates Up To 30%

PGS dramatically increases a woman’s chance of conception. Only the healthiest embryo(s) are transferred. Embryo biopsy and screening can increase a patient’s chance of a successful pregnancy by up to 30 percent.

Candidates for Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS)

Because advanced maternal age (over 35) adversely affects the quality of a woman’s eggs – oocytes – resulting in chromosomal abnormalities, New Hope Fertility NYC recommends PGS in conjunction with IVF to patients over the age of 35.

Other Candidates for PGS

  • Women having a history of recurrent miscarriages (2 or more)
  • Women having failed IVF cycles
  • Gender Selection – Family Balancing

PGS Detects Low Quality Embryos

By extracting a cell from an embryo and analyzing it, poor quality embryos are detected. Biopsy of this cell will not damage the embryo.

Low quality embryos result in:

  • Low pregnancy success rates
  • High miscarriage rates
  • High chance for birth defects

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)

NGS is a new method of PGS. NGS is the latest genetic screening test for primary candidates undergoing IVF. NGS is used for comprehensive chromosome testing of embryos created through IVF. NGS is on the horizon to replacing PGS because of the procedure’s lower cost and reduced errors.

NGS allows embryologists to screen for defects on the chromosomal level with higher accuracy and more detail than ever before. PGS results are comprehensive and a higher resolution than any other genetic testing method because it detects more translocations.

NGS is also helpful for those couples wanting to plan their family through gender selection.

World Renowned Fertility Doctor in NYC

It is important to work with a fertility doctor having world renowned expertise. To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. John Zhang at New Hope Fertility Center call 917.525.5496.

How the Mini-IVF™ Lowers Your Costs and Risks

21471863 - close up of human hands holding pregnant bellyUsing large amounts of fertility medications to produce multiple egg follicles during a single IVF cycle does not increase your chances of getting pregnant. Lowering patient costs and health risks, our revolutionary Mini-Free IVF™ is a very successful treatment for women suffering from infertility – even if they have failed Conventional IVF.

Revolutionary Mini-IVF™

In Very Well Family (8/20/18) – Dr. John Zhang explains that producing too many eggs with large doses of fertility drugs can backfire and cause medical problems such as PCOS. Failing a Conventional IVF doesn’t mean that Mini-IVF™ won’t work.

Failing an IVF cycle happens for a number of reasons.

  • Age-related poor egg quality
  • Stress
  • Poor uterine environment preventing an embryo from implanting
  • Incorrect hormone levels

Some women who fail a Conventional IVF cycle will have better luck with lower or no egg stimulation protocols because these can produce higher quality eggs. It is a case by case situation and by trying more holistic treatments, pregnancy success has been achieved.

Our Mini-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.

Mini-IVF™ Successfully Treats Women Suffering From Endometriosis

If you are suffering from infertility due to a history of endometriosis, 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. 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.

Mini-IVF™ Overview

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.

Look: The Mini-IVF™ protocol in a nutshell.

  • A fertility medication regimen to produce 3 to 5 quality eggs
  • Cycle monitoring through ultrasound imaging and blood tests
  • Surgical egg retrieval
  • Fertilization of egg and sperm in vitro via (ICSI)
  • Culture and monitoring of embryo(s) via EmbryoScope technology
  • Grading and selection of quality embryo(s) for fresh transfer and/or future (FET)
  • Single Embryo Transfer (SET)

Candidates for Mini-IVF™

Mini-IVF™ is the best treatment protocol for those women who have been:

  • Diagnosed with blocked or damaged Fallopian tubes due to endometriosis
  • Diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Diagnosed as having a risk of developing Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS)
  • Diagnosed with a low ovarian reserve due to endometriosis
  • Diagnosed with cancer and are about to undergo treatment

Mini-IVF™ has also become the preferred treatment protocol for:

  • Those patients who have failed multiple Conventional IVF cycles
  • Those patients suffering from male-factor infertility
  • Those patients wanting to reduce their costs of treatment
  • Those patients wanting to reduce their risk of multiple pregnancy
  • Those patients who don’t want to create excessive embryos due to religious reasons
  • Those patients who want to reduce their use of injectable medications because of an aversion to needles
  • Those patients who want to undergo another fresh IVF cycle immediately after a failed cycle

Customized Mini-IVF™ Fertility Specialist

It is important to work with a fertility specialist 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, click the icon below – or – call 917.525.5496.

Older Women Can Get Off the IVF Train With Ovarian Rejuvenation Therapy

61691738 - the arm support embryo support to pregnant women, cent fertilizationIf you’re a passenger on the fertility train, you know the disappointment of several failed IVF cycles. You get excited – and you are ready for that positive pregnancy test – but it didn’t work. Today: There are now many last chance treatment options for older women who think they were on a dead-end IVF path.

IVF Train

  • Multiple cycles of hormonal stimulation
  • Pain of injections
  • Discomfort of bloating
  • Surgical harvesting of eggs
  • Fertilization of eggs in vitro with sperm
  • Waiting for PGS to be performed on the embryos
  • Transferring an embryo to the uterus
  • Waiting for the pregnancy test results

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.

IVF Treatment for Older Women

A recent study has favored going straight to IVF treatment.

  • IVF is the most cost-efficient treatment
  • IVF results in fewer treatment cycles
  • IVF results in less multiple pregnancies
  • IVF results in higher live birth rates

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.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Funded IVF Study

Read more: Older Women Can Get Off the IVF Train With Ovarian Rejuvenation Therapy

How Ovarian Tissue Freezing Can Preserve Your Future Fertility

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Cryopreservation (3)You can preserve your future fertility through ovarian tissue freezing. Why is this good news? The National Institutes of Health reported that [h]uman ovarian tissue transplantation has resulted in the birth of over 70 children worldwide. Look: Preserving female fertility through ovarian tissue freezing is trending today because it is a proven safe and successful procedure.

Candidates for Ovarian Tissue Freezing

A woman only releases one egg per month during her natural cycle. It only takes one good quality egg to have a healthy baby.

There are many females who should consider ovarian tissue freezing.

  • Female children who do not have fully developed ovaries
  • Female children or teenage girls who have been diagnosed with cancer
  • Women in their prime reproductive years who have been diagnosed with cancer
  • Women wanting to postpone motherhood past their prime reproductive years
  • Women wanting to donate their ovarian tissue to help women who are unable to produce good eggs

Celebrated Experts Helping to Preserve Future Fertility

The celebrated fertility specialists at New Hope Fertility Center provide all-encompassing cryopreservation techniques for protecting the fertility of both women and men.

How Ovarian Tissue Freezing Preserves Future Fertility

Ovarian tissue freezing is accomplished through an outpatient surgical procedure by removing a thin piece of the outer membrane of one of the woman’s ovary – the preserved ovary. The outer membrane of an ovary is where a woman’s eggs are located. This ovarian tissue is cryopreserved for later transplant to the woman’s other ovary – the non-preserved ovary.

According to a 2015 study published in the journal of Human Reproduction, 10 out of 32 women facing chemotherapy were able to conceive naturally after undergoing ovarian tissue freezing before cancer treatment.

Natural Fertility Restored

At some determined time in her future, a woman’s fertility can be readily restored and she can naturally have a baby.

  • The woman’s frozen ovarian tissue is retrieved from cryopreservation and thawed
  • The ovarian tissue is transplanted to the patient’s ovary through simple stitching in an outpatient procedure involving minimal pain
  • The ovarian tissue comes to life and begins to function normally – as though it were never removed
  • The woman can then conceive naturally without the need for In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

Convenient Conception Options Post-Ovarian Tissue Transplant

To help along the natural conception of a baby for women who have undergone an ovarian tissue transplant, New Hope Fertility Center offers:

Timed Intercourse

By monitoring your ovarian cycle through ultrasound and blood tests, the fertility care team at New Hope Fertility Center will determine your optimal time for intercourse – your ovulation window. To increase your chances of conception, determining your ovulation window gives you the 2 to 3 day period every month that is the optimal time for you and your partner to have sexual intercourse.

Your basal body temperature will rise in the two days following ovulation. This temp rise can last for one to three days post-ovulation. The longer your basal body temperature stays high, the better chance you have of conceiving with regular sexual intercourse during your ovulation window.

Medicated Timed Intercourse

A variation of timed intercourse is Medicated Timed Intercourse. Here’s the deal: Typically, a woman only produces one healthy egg per monthly cycle. With Medicated Timed Intercourse, you will be prescribed oral fertility medications – Clomid or Femara – to stimulate your ovaries into producing multiple eggs during one monthly cycle. Because you are producing multiple eggs, your chances of conception increase during your ovulation window during a timed intercourse cycle. But there’s a catch: A multiple pregnancy may be conceived through Medicate Time Intercourse.

Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

Timed intercourse is often used in conjunction with Intrauterine Insemination (IUI). IUI is the generally the same treatment protocol followed through medicated timed intercourse. After an injectable ovulation trigger medication – hCG – has been self-administered, a concentrated amount of sperm is inserted into the woman’s uterus via her cervix in a simple office procedure similar to a Pap smear.

Fertility Preservation Specialist

Ovarian tissue freezing is a state-of-the-art fertility preservation technique. It is important to work with a fertility care doctor having the experience required to design a customized fertility preservation treatment plan meeting your personal needs. To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. John Zhang at New Hope Fertility Center – click the icon below – or call 917.525.5496.

Innovative EmbryoScope Technology Will Improve Your IVF Pregnancy Success

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The EmbryoScope allows the growth and development of embryos in vitro to be monitored without disturbing the culturing process. Look: Quality embryo development is crucial to a successful IVF pregnancy. The EmbryoScope is an innovative, cutting edge, time-lapsed photography and software solution.

Innovative EmbryoScope Technology

The EmbryoScope is an innovative technology designed to improve IVF outcomes.

  • Quantitative data on an embryo’s early stage of development in vitro
  • Objective information on an embryo’s early stage of development in vitro
  • Utilizes time-lapsed photography and software
  • No need to manipulate embryos within the incubator in vitro
  • No need to remove the embryos from the incubator in vitro

Candidates for EmbryoScope technology:

  • Couples having previous failed IVF attempts
  • Couples suffering from recurrent pregnancy loss (miscarriage)

Embryology Expertise

From a cell – to a newborn baby – embryology is the branch of biology and medicine focused on the study of an embryo from the point of fertilization through development to the fetus stage. The practice of embryology is key to pregnancy success through IVF technology.

Working with fertility doctors to successfully treat every patient’s underlying cause of infertility, the clinical embryologists at New Hope Fertility Center are responsible for:

  • Assisting in the surgical retrieving of a woman’s eggs
  • Performing post-surgical retrieval tests on eggs
  • Performing in vitro tests on embryos
  • Maintaining patient clinical records

Our acclaimed team of embryologists give careful attention to nurturing quality embryos as they develop in vitro. Only quality embryos are transferred to the patient’s uterus.

  • Quality embryos have the highest chance of implantation into a woman’s uterine lining
  • Quality embryos thrive into a fetus
  • Quality embryos have the best chance of achieving a full-term, healthy pregnancy

After Egg Retrieval and In Vitro Culturing

Excess, quality embryos produced during a fresh IVF cycle are cryopreserved for future transfers via Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET). Only the highest quality embryos are cryopreserved for the best chances of a future FET pregnancy success.

Embryology Roles in the IVF Process

Our cutting edge laboratory technology provides embryos culturing in vitro with an optimum environment for healthy development prior to fresh transfer and/or cryopreservation for future FETs.

  • HRSS – High Resolution Sperm Selection is technology used to identify and choose only highest quality sperm cells for fertilization of a healthy egg
  • ICSI – Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection is technology used to treat male factor infertility by assisting in each healthy egg’s direct fertilization with only a high quality sperm
  • Assisted Hatching is technology used to help embryos erupt from their shell and become more amendable to implantation in the uterine lining
  • IVF/M – In Vitro Maturation is technology used to surgically retrieve a woman’s immature eggs and mature same in vitro before fertilization via ICSI
  • EmbryoScope technology is used to gather time-lapsed data by monitoring every embryo’s development without disruption of the in vitro culturing process

HRSS – High Resolution Sperm Selection

Embryologists at New Hope Fertility Center choose only the healthiest sperm to fertilize an egg in vitro. HRSS technology provides embryologists with the ability to view sperm at 6000 x magnification using Differential Interference Contrast (DIC) microscopy. Through HRSS, an embryologist can view the physical details of each sperm – its shape, size, and motility – looking for good morphological appearance. Healthy sperm is essential to the development of a quality embryo in vitro. Normal chromosomes and less fragmentation in DNA are key factors that play a significant role in the quality of an embryo.

ICSI – Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection

ICSI is an IVF laboratory ancillary procedure designed to help resolve male-factor infertility due to low sperm count or poor sperm quality. ICSI is the micromanipulation of fertilizing an egg by injecting a single sperm directly into the cytoplasm of a mature egg using a pipette (glass needle).

Assisted Hatching

A computer-assisted laser procedure – known as Assisted Hatching – helps the mass of cells inside an embryo escape during transfer for better uterine lining implantation success. A tiny opening is made in the Zona Pellucida through a computer-assisted laser after the embryo has cultured for up to five days.

(IVF/M) In Vitro Maturation

Through IVF/M – in vitro fertilization with maturation – immature eggs are retrieved for maturation in vitro and fertilization using ICSI.

EmbryoScope Technology Expertise

We are proud to be one of a select number of fertility centers in the world having embraced EmbryoScope technology.

To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. John Zhang at New Hope Fertility Center – click the icon below – or call 917.525.5496.

Discover Our Natural Cycle IVF Protocol

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62953536 - pregnant woman belly closeup, natural ethno lifestyleA 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™.

How the Natural Cycle IVF™ Works

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.

  • As a woman’s natural cycle begins, the doctor will monitor the growth of her one good egg through ultrasound imaging and blood tests.
  • Once her natural egg has reached a prime stage of development, an ovulation trigger medication – hCG – will be self-administered by the patient at a designated time
  • On a scheduled date, the egg will be surgically retrieved in an outpatient procedure while the patient is under general anesthesia
  • After surgical retrieval, the egg will be fertilized in vitro through a procedure known as Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection
  • ICSI is an ancillary IVF procedure in which one quality sperm is directly injected into the woman’s natural egg
  • Once a high quality embryo has cultured in vitro to a prime stage of development – it will then be transferred to the woman’s uterus via a thin catheter – similar to a Pap smear procedure
  • A pregnancy test is scheduled in approximately two weeks

Pregnancy Success Rates Using Natural Cycle IVF™

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™.

What’s the real story?

  • No high cost, physically-challenging powerful fertility medications
  • A woman produces her one natural egg
  • Lowers health risks associated with Conventional IVF
  • Avoids the high cost associated with fertility drugs
  • Helps women avoid the discomfort and side effects of daily fertility drug injections
  • Eliminates the potential of a multiple pregnancy
  • Resolves ethical and religious dilemmas for patients opposed to producing excess embryos

Prime Candidates for Natural IVF™

Women who will most benefit from a Natural Cycle IVF™ protocol are those:

  • Women over 35 who have a regular menstrual period and are able to ovulate
  • Women over 35 with elevated FSH levels
  • Women over 35 with a poor ovarian reserve
  • Women diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Women who are at risk for Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) due to high dosages of fertility medications
  • Women who want to avoid costly and painful fertility medication injections
  • Women who are unresponsive to fertility medications
  • Women who have been unable to produce multiple eggs during a Conventional IVF or Mini-IVF™ cycle
  • Women over 35 with elevated FSH levels and poor ovarian reserve
  • Women who do not want to produce multiple embryos for ethical or religious reasons

Customized Natural Cycle IVF™ Specialist

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.

Why Fertility Medication Administration Timing is Essential During Your IVF Cycle

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pregnantIVF 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.

Strategic Administration of Fertility Medications

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:

  • Prepare the patient’s body for treatment
  • Control the patient’s natural ovulation function

Personalized IVF Care

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.

Common IVF Fertility Medications

Fertility medications commonly used during IVF cycles:

  • Lupron® is the trade name for an injectable leuprolide acetate used to prevent premature ovulation. Lupron® gives the patient’s body the opportunity to produce a higher number of quality eggs during the IVF cycle. Lupron® essentially switches off the pituitary gland in terms of its ability to produce follicle stimulating hormones and luteinizing hormones. Brand name Ganirelix may be used instead.
  • Gonadotropins are follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) injections. Brand names including Bravelle®, Follistim®, Menopur®, and Gonal-F®, stimulate the follicles that contain the eggs during the stimulation phase of the IVF cycle.
  • Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) are injections used during ovarian stimulation to trigger the maturation of the eggs and prepare them for retrieval. These hCG injections simulate the effects that an increase in luteinizing hormone would have in a woman going through natural ovulation. Lupron can also be used with certain stimulation protocols.
  • Progesterone thickens a woman’s uterine lining to sustain a pregnancy when embryo implantation occurs. During IVF, a woman’s body generally does not produce enough progesterone to create a sufficiently thick uterine lining to support early embryo implantation. In this case, progesterone in various forms can be administered to augment the body’s natural supply until the placenta is able to produce adequate amounts.

Timed Intercourse and Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) Fertility Medications

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.

World Renowned IVF Fertility Medication Administration Expertise

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 Centercall 917.525.5496.

Discover Our New Needle-Free IVF Protocol

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Needle Free IVFOur 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.

  • No more high cost of fertility medication injections
  • No more daily blood draws
  • No more painful shots

Needle-Free IVF

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.

What is 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.

Needle-Free IVF Benefits

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.

  • No shots
  • No needles
  • No injections
  • No blood draws

Needle-Free IVF Protocol

How is Needle-Free IVF patient-friendly?

  • Improves patient safety
  • Improves patient compliance with medication regimen
  • Reduces possibility of error in medication administration
  • Eliminates the risk of accidental needle sticks

This gentle and effective IVF protocol is designed to be more patient-friendly to women who:

  • Have a fear of needles
  • Have problems self-administering injectable fertility medications
  • Experience bruising and discomfort due to injections
  • Want a more natural and holistic treatment option
  • Have PCOS
  • Have a high risk of OHSS
  • Want to increase chance of insurance coverage for the cost of medications

Needle-Free IVF Fertility Medications

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.

  • Clomid and/or Femara to stimulate egg production
  • Synarel to trigger ovulation
  • Oral progesterone tablets
  • Vaginal progesterone suppositories

One Good Egg Policy

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.

Pregnancy Success Rates

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.

Revolutionary Needle-Free IVF Expertise

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.