Monthly Archives: November 2017


How World Class IVF Technology Helps Treat Infertility

The latest IVF Technology, ingenuity and standards sets New Hope Fertility Center NYC apart from all other clinics – worldwide. Look: Our patients are our first priority and we strive to provide stellar IVF treatment through a customized, evidence-based approach. Bottom Line: We have designed a cutting-edge environment with the specific goal of maximizing every patient’s chances of having a baby.

World Class IVF Technology

Through our new IVF technology, ingenuity, and high standards of care, every patient receives superior IVF treatment.

  • State-of-the-Art IVF Laboratory
  • Powerful Air Filtration System
  • Controlled and Uncontaminated Environment

That’s not the best part. Our cutting-edge IVF laboratory is designed with a powerful air filtration system supporting the success of our intricate procedures and research. Why is this important? This controlled air system facilitates an uncontaminated environment.

  • Highest Medical Standards in the Industry
  • Highest Scientific Standards in the Industry
  • Highest Academic Standards in the Industry
  • Highest Research Standards in the Industry

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How to Treat Anovulation: Ovulation Induction

Pregnant woman touching her bellyThe key to finally getting pregnant is a correct diagnosis of the problem. Why is this important? Diagnosing anovulation is critical because pregnancy is not possible without the maturation and release of an egg. An anovulatory cycle is one in which ovulation does not occur. Approximately 40 percent of women suffer from anovulation making it difficult for them to get pregnant naturally. Anovulation is diagnosed when a woman’s ovary does not release an egg (oocyte) during her monthly menstrual cycle. Look: Ovulation Induction through IVF stimulates the growth of a single follicle in a woman’s ovary to release its egg.

Causes and Symptoms of Anovulation

When a woman’s ovary does not release an egg during her natural menstrual cycle, the condition diagnosed is anovulation. The goal of ovulation induction is to stimulate the growth of a single follicle to release its egg. Bottom Line: Superovulation – through the administration of fertility medication – to stimulate and grow multiple follicles and release more than one egg during a woman’s menstrual cycle.

Causes of Ovulation Dysfunction – Anovulation

The most common causes of anovulation:

  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Obesity
  • Extreme exercise
  • Hyperprolactinemia
  • Premature Ovarian Failure
  • Perimenopause (low ovarian reserve)
  • Thyroid Dysfunction (hyperthyroidism)
  • Extreme stress

Read more: How to Treat Anovulation: Ovulation Induction

Ovarian Tissue Freezing Basics

CryopreservationOvarian tissue freezing lets a woman freeze hundreds – if not thousands – of her eggs for future use in family planning. The ovarian tissue freezing procedure is performed by laparoscopy to remove tissue from the outer membrane of a woman’s ovary. Later, this ovarian tissue is re-implanted and regains its function by producing eggs naturally. As a new and cutting-edge method offered by New Hope Fertility Center’s Division of Fertility Preservation – ovarian tissue freezing is growing in popularity for women.

Candidates for Ovarian Tissue Freezing

Ovarian tissue freezing can be performed on very short notice – unlike egg and embryo freezing alternatives. 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

The National Institutes of Health reported that [h]uman ovarian tissue transplantation has resulted in the birth of over 70 children worldwide. Preserving female fertility through ovarian tissue freezing is trending today because it is a proven safe and successful procedure. 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.Read more: Ovarian Tissue Freezing Basics

How PGD is Helping to Eliminate Common Genetic Disease

52853590 - egg is holding by a pipet and a neeldle.When my patients are known carriers of a genetic disease – a single gene disorder – I strongly recommend Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) testing in conjunction with In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Genetic diseases can be detected through PGD testing of embryos in vitro to eliminate passing on a single gene disorder to a child conceived via IVF.

Eliminate Common Genetic Disease From Being Passed On To Your Child

The most common genetic diseases tested for through PGD in conjunction with IVF are:

  • Hemophilia
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Tay Saches Disease
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Duchennes Muscular Dystophy
  • Thalassemia

After a woman’s eggs have been surgically retrieved and fertilized in vitro, developing embryos will be tested upon reaching the blastocyst stage (5 to 6 days after fertilization occurs). Cells are gently removed from each embryo using microsurgery technology. Our expert embryologists then analyze the cells using a probe that is specifically designed to test for a specific gene disorder. PGD diagnoses a genetic defect in an embryo.Read more: How PGD is Helping to Eliminate Common Genetic Disease

Femara for Infertility Treatment

42109089 - asian couple and babyLetrozole – brand named Femara – is an oral superovulation drug commonly used for the treatment of infertility. The specialists at New Hope Fertility Center have decades of education, training, and clinical experience in fertility medication therapy. It can’t be emphasized enough. Having the expertise to know how long a patient should remain on Femara therapy is determinative of pregnancy success.

Look: Here is an overview of how Femara is used.

  • To induce an egg to develop and be released in a woman who is not ovulating naturally
  • To increase the chances of pregnancy for a woman who can ovulate naturally through superovulation

About Femara

Femara is an oral medication working to block a woman’s production of estrogen. The components making up Femara belong to a classification of medications known as aromatase inhibitors. Aromatase is an enzyme responsible for producing estrogen. Femara works to inhibit aromatase – suppressing estrogen production.

Decreased estrogen production stimulates a woman’s ovaries into growing multiple egg follicles. The pituitary gland produces more of the hormones needed to stimulate a woman’s ovaries into producing multiple egg follicles – FSH and LH.

  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
  • Luteinizing Hormone (LH)

These hormones cause:

  • Ovulation in women who have diagnosed as anovulatory, or
  • Increase in the number of eggs developed in women who have the ability to ovulate

Read more: Femara for Infertility Treatment

Clomid for Infertility Treatment

25085067 - portrait of happy mother and babyClomiphene citrate – brand named Clomid or Serophene – has long been the first choice oral drug for superovulation in the treatment of infertility. The specialists at New Hope Fertility Center have decades of education, training, and clinical experience in fertility medication therapy. Why is this important? Having the expertise to know how long a patient should remain on Clomid therapy is determinative of pregnancy success.

An Overview of Clomid

Clomid is an oral medication prescribed by our fertility doctors:

  • To induce an egg to develop and be released in a woman who is not ovulating naturally
  • To increase the chances of pregnancy for a woman who ovulate naturally through superovulation

Clomid is composed of two separate types of isomers:

  • Zuclomiphene – 1/3 inert component making up Clomid
  • Enclomiphene – 2/3 active component making up Clomid

Clomid works by blocking estrogen receptors in the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. This blockage results in the stimulation of the pituitary gland into producing hormones causing a woman’s eggs to grow in her ovaries.Read more: Clomid for Infertility Treatment

Does Age Affect A Woman’s Egg Quality?

Yes. Age is a real factor when considering a woman’s egg quality when she is undergoing infertility treatment. As she ages past her prime maternal years, the quality of a woman’s eggs begins to decline – precipitously after age 37. A decrease in egg quality and quantity may be the reason behind a couple’s difficulty in conceiving and maintaining a successful pregnancy. Being aware of how a woman’s age can impact her fertility can help couples to make fully-informed decisions about what treatment option is best for them.

A woman in her prime reproductive years – 20s – has as 26 percent chance of getting pregnant with the one natural egg her body produces each month. Don’t despair if you are in your 30s or early 40s. Your quality eggs can still make a healthy baby. A woman is born with between 1 and 2 million eggs – however – she only releases 300 to 400 eggs through each natural ovulation cycle during her lifetime. Typically, a woman only releases one egg per month during her natural cycle. New Hope Fertility NYC’s policy: It only takes one good quality egg to have a healthy baby.

A Synopsis of the Decline in Egg Quality for Women

  • Most women reach their peak fertility years between the ages of 23 and 31
  • After age 31, a woman’s quality of eggs begins to decline
  • 30 years = 20 percent chance of conceiving
  • 31 years = fertility levels drop by three percent every year
  • 35 years = fertility levels significantly declines
  • 40 years = five percent chance of conceiving

One Good Egg Policy

The fertility specialists at New Hope Fertility NYC focus IVF treatment plans on producing high quality eggs – One Good Egg Policy – not a large quantity of eggs. When multiple eggs are produced, many are not suitable for fertilization in vitro and treatment is very hard on patients – physically and financially. Why is this important? Healthy, quality eggs achieve high IVF success rates for even those difficult patients who have been turned away from treatment at other fertility clinics. Bottom Line: For older women to get pregnant successfully through IVF, only one good egg and one healthy sperm is needed.Read more: Does Age Affect A Woman’s Egg Quality?

What You Should Know About Ovarian Tissue Freezing

A woman’s ability to reproduce in the future may be compromised for medical reasons. Ovarian tissue freezing is growing in popularity as a fertility preservation method, particularly for women who are about to undergo cancer treatment. There are a number of advantages to this manner of fertility preservation, making it ideal for many women. Ovaries are one of the main reproductive organs in a woman’s body. They are responsible for ovulation and also house all of her eggs. Unlike in men where sperm production is constant, women are born with all of the egg she will ever have. These eggs are stored in the outer layer of the ovaries until they are matured and ovulated.

Ovarian tissue freezing lets a woman freeze hundreds – if not thousands – of her eggs for future use in family planning. The ovarian tissue freezing procedure is performed by laparoscopy to remove tissue from the outer membrane of a woman’s ovary. Later, this ovarian tissue is re-implanted and regains its function by producing eggs naturally. As a new and cutting-edge method offered by New Hope Fertility Center’s Division of Fertility Preservation – ovarian tissue freezing is growing in popularity for women.

About Ovarian Tissue Freezing

Ovarian tissue freezing can be performed on very short notice – unlike egg and embryo freezing alternatives. 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

The National Institutes of Health reported that [h]uman ovarian tissue transplantation has resulted in the birth of over 70 children worldwide. Preserving female fertility through ovarian tissue freezing is trending today because it is a proven safe and successful procedure. 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.Read more: What You Should Know About Ovarian Tissue Freezing