How a Natural Cycle IVF™ Can Help You Get Pregnant in the New Year

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45569541 - couple looking at their sleeping baby girl, close upThe Natural Cycle IVF™ is almost completely drug-free – compared to Conventional IVF and Mini-IVF™. Using this holistic protocol, a woman’s monthly, natural, high quality egg is surgically retrieve and then fertilized in vitro. Our Natural Cycle IVF™ treatment 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.

Natural Cycle IVF™ Pregnancy Success Rates

Our pregnancy success rates for Natural Cycle IVF™ rivals those of Conventional IVF and Mini-IVF™. The personal attention provided by the fertility care team at New Hope Fertility Center provides every patient with the support needed to conceive a baby through Natural Cycle IVF™.

By treating each of our patients as individuals, we are able to create treatment plans customized for their specific medical and personal needs. No longer are high quantities of fertility medications necessary to produce One Good Egg.

Our One Good Egg Policy

It only takes One Good Egg to make a healthy baby. Our approach is not to focus on producing high quantities of eggs to be retrieved during a fresh IVF cycle. A large number of eggs is nonproductive if they are of low quality and not suitable for fertilization in vitro.

Our main goal is to help women produce high quality, healthy eggs.

Women who are accepted for Natural Cycle IVF™ treatment at New Hope Fertility Center are typically those who have been turned away by other clinics because they:

  • Have high FSH levels
  • Are unable to produce a large number of eggs during a single cycle
  • Do not respond well to fertility medication
  • Are at a disadvantage due to advanced maternal age

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

Benefits of Natural Cycle IVF™

  • 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

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.

Read About Dr. Zhang in the News: How Mini-IVF™ Lowers Your Costs and Risks

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Pregnant Woman (5)By lowering patient financial costs and health risks, a customized Mini-Free IVF™ is a very successful treatment for women suffering from infertility – even if they have failed Conventional IVF. Pregnancy success rates prove that large amounts of fertility medications do not increase your chances of getting pregnant through IVF treatment. Dr. Zhang on the Revolutionary Mini-IVF™

Dr. Zhang Explains Mini-IVF™ in the News

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.

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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 Doctor

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 Centercall 917.525.5496.

Treating Male-Factor Infertility: High Resolution Sperm Selection (HRSS)

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father-babyIdentifying and choosing high quality sperm to fertilize an egg is crucial in male-factor infertility cases. Any and all negative influence of male-factor infertility must be negated to ensure successful embryo development. Why does this matter? HRSS technology is helping embryologists see, identify, and choose only high quality sperm cells for fertilization of an egg in vitro.

Using the HRSS technology, our fertility specialists have achieved an increase in IVF pregnancy success rates.

Male-Factor Infertility

New Hope Fertility Center is one of only a few fertility treatment providers to offer HRSS technology. Look: HRSS optimizes the sperm selection process for improving the success of ICSI. With HRSS technology, embryologists are able to better visualize sperm for Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) administration. Bottom line: Couples who have multiple failed IVF cycles are the primary benefactors of HRSS.

HRSS Technology

At 6000 x magnification – using Differential Interference Contrast (DIC) microscopy – it is possible for embryologists to see finer morphological details of sperm. Using conventional 500 x magnification, these details would go unnoticed.

The best part? By viewing sperm cells at 6000 x magnification, lab technicians can identify quality sperm cells that are optimum for fertilization of a healthy egg.

Once optimum sperm cells have been identified, a two-pronged process takes place.

  • Selection
  • Injection

Once the quality sperm cells are selected and separated using HRSS, they are injected into the egg for fertilization. Each egg receives a single sperm injection.

  • Reduces chances of a negative impact a sperm can have on a perfectly healthy egg
  • Removes any negative influence that male-factor infertility may have on successful embryo development
  • Increase the chances of a viable pregnancy

HRSS Identifies Optimum Sperm

A sperm cell’s normal appearance makes it more likely to be comprised of normal chromosomes and DNA structure. Here’s the deal: Optimum sperm morphology correlates directly with successful egg fertilization and embryo implantation. Morphology is the most important criteria when judging the quality of a sperm cell.

  • Sperm motility – ability of the cell to swim
  • Sperm morphology – overall assessment of the cell’s shape, size, and physical appearance

HRSS optimizes the selection of quality sperm. Quality sperm is crucial for improving ICSI. The best part? The process of ICSI improved overall and – consequently – IVF pregnancy success rates are higher.

  • Higher positive pregnancy rates
  • More successful embryo implantations
  • Increased full-term pregnancies

HRSS Increases IVF Pregnancy Success Rates

At New Hope Fertility Center, our patients have a high chance of IVF pregnancy success through the use of HRSS technology. It can’t be emphasized enough. The best quality embryos are created in vitro by using the healthiest sperm to fertilize one good egg.

In addition to noticeable increases in pregnancy success rates achieved through HRSS technology, studies have shown a decline in the rate of spontaneous abortions occurring in IVF pregnancies.

Holistic IVF Protocols Promoted Through the Benefits of HRSS

New Hope Fertility Center offers innovative holistic IVF protocols requiring very little to no hyperstimulating fertility medications to achieve a pregnancy. Bonus: These holistic protocols allow fertility specialists to enhance a woman’s natural egg production.

Our holistic IVF protocols are based on our One Good Egg Policy: It only takes one healthy egg to become pregnant and have a baby.

Double Bonus: Our holistic IVF protocols are proven to be safe, successful, and less expensive than Conventional IVF.

Male-Factor Infertility Expertise

It is important to work with a fertility doctor having the experience required to design a male-factor infertility treatment protocol meeting your personal needs. To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. John Zhang at New Hope Fertility Center, call 917.525.5496.

How the EmbryoScope Increases IVF Pregnancy Success Rates

19631855 - mother and baby  happy familyUsing the EmbryoScope, our fertility specialists have achieved an increase in IVF pregnancy success rates. Look: Quality embryo development is crucial to a successful IVF pregnancy .The EmbryoScope allows the growth and development of embryos in vitro to be monitored without disturbing the culturing process. The EmbryoScope is an innovative, cutting edge, time-lapsed photography and software solution.

Innovative 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 to utilize EmbryoScope technology and increase our IVF pregnancy success rates.

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

New Hope’s Division of Fertility Preservation

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44433399 - beautiful blonde young pregnant woman isolated on white backgroundMy mission continues to ensure that everyone has a pathway to future family planning – regardless of their life circumstance. I founded the New Hope Division of Fertility Preservation with the mission of providing comprehensive, cutting-edge, and reliable 21st Century solutions for your fertility preservation.

Fertility Preservation

You want to save your ability to have biological children in the future. A woman only releases one egg per month during her natural cycle. Remember: It only takes one good quality egg to have a healthy baby.

Look: Men and women must know all options available for preserving their fertility for future family planning. Freeze now and preserve your fertility for the future.

Here’s the deal: You must locate a fertility preservation clinic having earned a world renowned reputation as a pioneer in the field of fertility preservation.

Division of Fertility Preservation

Our Division of Fertility Preservation provides all-encompassing in cryopreservation technology.

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

Fertility Preservation in Cases of Cancer

New Hope Fertility Center is a world renowned provider of egg freezing treatment for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer. We have partnered with Fertility Preservation – an organization founded by leading onco-fertility specialist – Dr. Kutluk Oktay.

We are one of the world’s leading providers of:

  • Ovarian Tissue Freezing
  • Ovarian Transplants
  • Ovarian Stimulation for Cancer Patients
  • Fertility Preservation for children and teenagers diagnosed with cancer and Turner Syndrome
  • Fertility Preservation for teenage girls thrown into premature menopause due to an auto-immune disease in which antibodies attack the ovaries and destroy stored egg follicles

Comprehensive Fertility Preservation

Our all-encompassing technology solutions for fertility preservation are increasing in popularity.

  • Ovarian Tissue Freezing and Transplantation
  • In Vitro Maturation
  • Infertility Treatments After Chemotherapy
  • Post-Mortem Emergency Fertility Preservation
  • Medically Indicated Oocyte (Egg) Freezing
  • Random Start Ovarian Stimulation
  • Pregnancy After Cancer

Egg Freezing

Egg freezing is the most common type of fertility preservation treatment for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Through Conventional IVF, a woman’s natural egg production is stimulated with fertility drugs into producing several eggs. Typically, 10 to 15 eggs are produced per fresh IVF cycle. These eggs are then surgically retrieved and cryopreserved using an advanced technique known as vitrification.

Vitrification – Flash Freezing Method

New Hope Fertility Center’s founder – Dr. John Zhang – was one of the first doctors in the United States to implement vitrification as a method of cryopreservation. The Doctor was one of the first doctors in New York to facilitate a live birth using egg freezing fertility preservation.

Vitrification is a flash-freezing method preventing the formation of ice crystals between the cells forming an egg. Ice crystals can damage an egg’s cells. By surgically retrieving and cryopreserving a woman’s eggs through vitrification for future fertilization, the eggs are protected from the adverse effects of ovarian cancer treatments, such as chemo and radiation.

Embryo Cryopreservation and Future FET Procedures

When egg freezing is not recommended by a patient’s oncologist, or it is not the preferred option by the patient herself – embryo cryopreservation – is commonly used to preserve a couple’s future fertility through IVF and FET technology.

  • Embryo cryopreservation is the process of surgically retrieving eggs, fertilizing them in vitro (in a laboratory setting), and then freezing high quality embryos for future transfer.
  • A couple can increase their chances of conceiving a child biologically related to both the mother and father.
  • When thawed, embryos can be transferred to the mother’s uterus – or – to the uterus of a gestational surrogate should the mother’s uterus be unamenable to transfer and implantation.
  • Frozen embryos can give a couple the best chances of pregnancy after recovery from ovarian cancer.

Ovarian Tissue Transplant

The outer membrane of an ovary is where a woman’s eggs are located. Ovarian tissue freezing is accomplished in an outpatient surgical procedure by removing a thin piece of the outer membrane of one of the woman’s ovary – the preserved ovary. 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 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, we offer:

World Renowned Fertility Preservation Expert

It is important to work with a fertility preservation expert having the research and clinical experience required to design a customized 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.

World Renowned Doctor Offering State-of-the-Art LGBTQ Family Planning Options

Man With Baby (2)Only a worldwide renowned fertility doctor offers state-of-the-art family planning options for LGBTQ couples. Since 2004, Dr. John Zhang has consistently and evenly shared his fertility treatment counsel and expertise with the LGBTQ community. The Doctor offers revolutionary Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) fertility treatment customized for every LGBTQ couple’s personal needs.

LGBTQ Family Planning Options With No Judgment

The Doctor offers no religious or societal judgment in serving the LGBTQ community. He strongly believes that every person – regardless of sexual orientation – deserves the right to have a family of their own. Under the Doctor’s supervision and care, same sex couples have realized their dream of becoming parents.

Fertility Treatment Options

Dr. Zhang has steadfastly maintained his mission of reducing the physical, emotional, and financial toll of every LGBTQ 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

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 Doctor Serving the LGBTQ Community

It is important to work with a fertility specialist having the research and clinical experience required to design a customized IVF treatment plan meeting your personal LGBTQ needs. To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. John Zhang at New Hope Fertility Center – call 917.525.5496.

Dr. Zhang in the News: Frozen Embryo Adoption is Trending Upward

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Embryo CryopreservationAs reported by PIX 11 TV News, Dr. John Zhang explains how embryo adoption has become a successful path for helping infertile couples build their families when other fertility treatments fail. The success rate of IVF has led to an increase in the number of excess frozen embryos available to childless couples. There are a reported 60,000 embryos available for adoption.

Frozen Embryo Adoption

Many couples who have successfully built their family have decided to donate their embryos to one in six couples in America who cannot conceive a biological child of their own.

Freezing excess, quality embryos after a fresh IVF cycle will increase a couple’s chances of conceiving in the future. This is not even the best part. Through embryo cryopreservation technology, couples can avoid the financial and physical strain of undergoing multiple fresh IVF cycles. That’s not all. Pregnancy success rates for a Frozen Embryo Transfers (FET) are higher than a fresh transfer because a woman has the opportunity to wait until her uterine lining returns to an ideal state for embryo implantation.

Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET)

Through FET, couples can repeatedly try to get pregnant using adopted frozen embryos. If the FET cycle is successful, couples can undergo another procedure at a Couples can plan their family through gender selection

  • Couples increase their chances for a healthy singleton pregnancy
  • Healthy pregnancies have been achieved after an embryo has been frozen for up to 10 years

Through world class laboratory technology, our pregnancy success rates through FET has increased substantially in recent years. That’s not all. Only high quality embryos are cryopreserve to be later transferred in future FET procedures. This success has made FETs an increasingly popular option to consider before considering a subsequent fresh IVF cycle. Bottom Line: With FET, couples can increase their chance of pregnancy per fresh egg retrieval and ultimately save money by avoiding the expense of another fresh IVF cycle.

FET Procedure

To begin the FET procedure, hormone medication is administered to suppress the woman’s pituitary gland and reduce the chances of unexpected ovulation. Estrogen acts to thicken and mature the uterine lining – like the natural estrogen produced by a developing egg follicle during a normal menstrual cycle.

During estrogen administration, monitoring of the uterine lining is required.

  • Transvaginal ultrasound for the doctor to evaluate the thickness of the uterine lining
  • Blood tests for the doctor to evaluate the level of estrogen in the blood

Double Benefit of FET:

  • Monitoring for timing of transfer during a FET cycle is more flexible than in a fresh IVF cycle
  • The FET procedure is much less stressful on patients because the transfer date can be adjusted

Progesterone is a medication administered in preparation for the FET to make the uterine lining receptive to the implantation of the embryo.

  • Progesterone matures the uterine lining
  • Progesterone creates a window of implantation in anticipation of a set FET date
  • Lupron injections are ceased upon the beginning of progesterone administration
  • Embryos are scheduled for thaw in the laboratory
  • FET is scheduled on a set date
  • Progesterone is continued daily to help prepare the patient’s uterine lining for implantation of the fertilized egg – the embryo
  • After the embryo transfer, a pregnancy test is scheduled on a date prescribed by the doctor through a blood draw

Healthy pregnancies have been achieved after an embryo has been frozen for up to 10 years. Pregnancy success through FETs is determined by the quality of the frozen embryo.

Single Embryo Transfers

Our fertility specialists promote the practice of Single Embryo Transfer (SET) to reduce health risks associated with multiple pregnancies and births. Cryopreservation of surplus embryos for future FET procedures is encouraged by the fertility specialists at New Hope Fertility NYC – in lieu of repeated, expensive fresh IVF cycles.

Pioneering Vitrification Method of Freezing Embryos

The flash-freezing technique of vitrification makes it possible to ready fresh embryos rapidly for cryopreservation. Using the vitrification method, embryos freeze quickly and damaging ice crystals do not form between cells. We are leaders in embryo cryopreservation. Dr. John Zhang was one of the first doctors in the United States to implement the vitrification method of embryo freezing.

Embryo Adoption Expertise

To schedule your initial consultation about embryo adoption with embryo adoption expert, Dr. John Zhang at New Hope Fertility Center, call 917.525.5496.

How to Reduce Ectopic Pregnancy Risk Through a Frozen Embryo Transfer

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According to Dr. John Zhang – as quoted in a professional press release – Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) cycles have an almost ZERO risk rate for an ectopic pregnancy. This is because a woman’s estrogen levels are much lower during a FET procedure than in a fresh IVF cycle. A FET reduces the risk of an ectopic pregnancy because less medication and stimulation are required than in a fresh cycle.

How an Ectopic Pregnancy Occurs

An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg implants outside the uterine cavity – typically within the Fallopian tubes. An ectopic pregnancy can also occur when a fertilized egg implants in the cervix or outside of the uterus. A woman’s life can be threatened by an ectopic pregnancy because internal bleeding occurs as the embryo thrives – leading to hemorrhaging.

Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET)

Women who are at risk for an ectopic pregnancy during IVF can avoid complications by foregoing a fresh embryo transfer and electing to undergo future FET procedures when their estrogen level is reduced. Pregnancy success rates for a FET are higher than a fresh IVF transfer because a woman has the opportunity to wait until her uterine lining returns to an ideal state for embryo implantation.

Through FET, couples can repeatedly try to get pregnant using their cryopreserved embryos. If the FET cycle is successful, couples can undergo another procedure and plan their family through gender selection

  • Couples increase their chances for a healthy singleton pregnancy
  • Healthy pregnancies have been achieved after an embryo has been frozen for up to 10 years

Through world class laboratory technology, our pregnancy success rates through FET has increased substantially in recent years. That’s not all. Only high quality embryos are cryopreserve to be later transferred in future FET procedures. This success has made FETs an increasingly popular option to consider before considering a subsequent fresh IVF cycle. Bottom Line: With FET, couples can increase their chance of pregnancy per fresh egg retrieval and ultimately save money by avoiding the expense of another fresh IVF cycle.

FET Procedure

To begin the FET procedure, hormone medication is administered to suppress the woman’s pituitary gland and reduce the chances of unexpected ovulation. Estrogen acts to thicken and mature the uterine lining – like the natural estrogen produced by a developing egg follicle during a normal menstrual cycle.

During estrogen administration, monitoring of the uterine lining is required.

  • Transvaginal ultrasound for the doctor to evaluate the thickness of the uterine lining
  • Blood tests for the doctor to evaluate the level of estrogen in the blood

Double Benefit of FET: Monitoring for timing of transfer during a FET cycle is more flexible than in a fresh IVF cycle. The FET procedure is much less stressful on patients because the transfer date can be adjusted.

Progesterone is a medication administered in preparation for the FET to make the uterine lining receptive to the implantation of the embryo.

  • Progesterone matures the uterine lining
  • Progesterone creates a window of implantation in anticipation of a set FET date
  • Lupron injections are ceased upon the beginning of progesterone administration
  • Embryos are scheduled for thaw in the laboratory
  • FET is scheduled on a set date
  • Progesterone is continued daily to help prepare the patient’s uterine lining for implantation of the fertilized egg – the embryo
  • After the embryo transfer, a pregnancy test is scheduled on a date prescribed by the doctor through a blood draw

Healthy pregnancies have been achieved after an embryo has been frozen for up to 10 years. Pregnancy success through FETs is determined by the quality of the frozen embryo.

Single Embryo Transfers

Dr. John Zhang promotes the practice of Single Embryo Transfer (SET) to reduce health risks associated with multiple pregnancies and births. Cryopreservation of surplus embryos for future FET procedures is encouraged by the fertility specialists at New Hope Fertility Center – in lieu of repeated, expensive fresh IVF cycles.

Pioneering Vitrification Method of Freezing Embryos

The flash-freezing technique of vitrification makes it possible to ready fresh embryos rapidly for cryopreservation. Using the vitrification method, embryos freeze quickly and damaging ice crystals do not form between cells. We are leaders in embryo cryopreservation. Dr. Zhang was one of the first doctors in the United States to implement the vitrification method of embryo freezing.

FET Expertise

If you have a history of ectopic pregnancy and are having difficulty getting pregnant, schedule your initial consultation with Dr. John Zhang at New Hope Fertility Center by calling 917.525.5496 today!

How Our New Needle-Free IVF Works

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Needle Free IVF

Needle-Free IVF Benefits

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

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.

The Holistic Needle-Free IVF Protocol

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

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

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.

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 – call 917.525.5496.

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.