Monthly Archives: February 2018


Revolutionary Breakthrough: New Needle-Free IVF Protocol

Needle Free IVF

Needle Free IVFSince being introduced in the 1970s, Conventional IVF treatment has relied heavily upon high dosages of fertility medication – as many as 60 injections per cycle. Look: New Hope Fertility Center is the first program in the world to offer Needle-Free IVF. Why does this matter? It is now possible for women to undergo IVF without the need for injections or blood draws.

Revolutionary Needle-Free IVF only at New Hope

We have achieved another first by introducing Needle-Free IVF. This revolutionary holistic IVF protocol eliminates the fear, pain, and anxiety many patients experience with injections and blood draws – while at the same time, lowering the cost of fertility medications.

We are proud to offer our patients this new, simple and convenient Needle-Free IVF treatment protocol. The best part? Our Needle-Free IVF protocol stimulates a woman’s ovaries into producing multiple egg follicles through the use of oral fertility medications. That’s not all. Hormone levels are measured through urine and saliva tests during a Needle-Free IVF cycle.

Needle-Free IVF Benefits

Through Needle-Free IVF, patients are able to administer hormone stimulation in a less-invasive manner.

  • 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

Read more: Revolutionary Breakthrough: New Needle-Free IVF Protocol

Why More Women Over 40 Are Having Babies

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78656323 - mother-to-be talking on phone in bed and laughingAccording to a 2018 Pew Research Center Study, a majority of single women in their 40s are giving birth to at least one child by the time they reach 44. Look: Given the social and cultural shifts being experienced in America today, more women will be postponing childbearing into their 40s. Today, 55 percent of single women in their 40s have a child. Two decades ago, only 31 percent of women in their 40s gave birth. Why is this important? Because more women are having children later in life, they will face fertility challenges when trying to get pregnant and should consider IVF.

Women Over 40 Having Babies

Because women are increasingly delaying motherhood into their late 30s and early 40s, they are typically placed on the fast-track to Mini-IVF™ Treatment. IVF is the First-Time, Go-To plan for achieving a successful pregnancy for women between the ages of 38 and 42.

IVF as a First-Time GoTo Treatment Option

Most women are waiting to plan their family later in life because they are more secure in their career and finances than their 20-something counterparts. Time is of the essence. Moving quickly past traditional first-line treatment options – such as Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) – and going straight to IVF has been proven to increase an older woman’s chances of conceiving faster.

Recent IVF Research

In the case of older couples – between 38 and 42 – with unexplained infertility, a recent study 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

Researchers have found that older women were more than twice as likely to become pregnant through IVF within the first two cycles of treatment.Read more: Why More Women Over 40 Are Having Babies

Endometriosis Awareness Month is Upcoming in March

Endometriosis Awareness

Endometriosis AwarenessNational Endometriosis Awareness Month in March is a movement to increase knowledge about a leading cause of female infertility.

Look:

Endometriosis affects one out of ten women. Endometriosis is one of the top three causes of female infertility.

Bottom Line:

Infertility is a classic and devastating symptom of endometriosis.

Why is National Endometriosis Awareness Month important?

  • 60 percent of women suffering from endometriosis have no symptoms other than the inability to conceive naturally.
  • An estimated 6.5 million women in the U.S. – and 200 million globally – are affected by endometriosis
  • The most common symptom of endometriosis is painful periods
  • Endometriosis often goes undiagnosed or is misdiagnosed for years because women and teenage girls believe painful periods are normal – this myth must be denounced

Avid Promoter of Endometriosis Awareness

Dr. John Zhang – founder and medical director of New Hope Fertility Center – is an avid promoter of Endometriosis Awareness with the specific goals of:

  • Promoting a greater awareness and understanding of endometriosis as a real and debilitating disease
  • Highlighting the consequences of living with endometriosis for the women suffering from it
  • Creating a greater awareness and understanding of endometriosis among the medical profession, employment sector, and society in general
  • Seeking a best practice and consistent care and treatment for women suffering from endometriosis
  • Providing an opportunity for those whose live have been affected by endometriosis to play a key role in helping make a difference

Endometriosis Awareness

Endometriosis affects a woman’s reproductive and surrounding organs when uterine lining tissue (endometrium) grows outside of the uterus and into other areas of her body.

  • Abdominal cavity and pelvis
  • Ovaries
  • Fallopian tubes and supporting ligaments

This errant tissue is generated by hormones creating endometrial cells. The disease causes adhesions (scar tissue), lesions, and blood-filled cysts. Endometrial cells appearing in abnormal locations cause endometriosis. When these errant endometrial cells grow and then sluff off, there is no escape outlet from the body, and internal bleeding leads to:

  • Inflammation
  • Pelvic pain
  • Formation of scar tissue (adhesions)

Read more: Endometriosis Awareness Month is Upcoming in March

Why Infertility is Becoming a Crisis for American Women

Cryopreservation

CryopreservationThe U.S. is in the midst of a prominent decline in child birth rates. Look: Ten years ago, the typical American woman had about 2.1 children. Today, she has about 1.77 – a decline in fertility being felt across the country. Bottom Line: Infertility is a challenge facing American women that needs more attention and awareness from society as well as the government. While infertility is rampant in the U.S., there’s still no government support to fund costly fertility treatments – such as IVF – opines Dr. John Zhang in a recent Fortune Magazine article addressing the crisis.

Dr. John Zhang on America’s Infertility Crisis

Ninety percent of couples who need IVF give up because it is costly and they don’t have an insurance company who covers the treatment, says Dr. Zhang. IVF treatments cost an average of $12,000 with the added expense of fertility medications ranging between $3,000 and $5,000.

According to Dr. Zhang, the U.S. Government still considers IVF to be an experimental procedure, even though millions of babies have been born using this phenomenal Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). All research and clinical trials have been privately funded since the first IVF baby was born in the U.S. in 1981.

Dr. Zhang on Fertility Preservation for American Women

Dr. Zhang promotes awareness of female fertility preservation beyond just a funding perspective. The Doctor envisions a future where all American women take proactive steps to preserve their fertility. Ladies ages 25 to 35 should freeze their eggs if they don’t have plans to have a family in the next five to ten years, opines Dr. Zhang.

Fertility Preservation Leaders

Over one million babies have been born using Cutting-Edge ART fertility treatments in the U.S. As of 2015, approximately 68,000 babies were born using IVF or other ART fertility treatments – an overall success rate of 32 percent.

At New Hope Fertility Center, we provide all-encompassing cryopreservation techniques for protecting the fertility of both women and men.

Read more: Why Infertility is Becoming a Crisis for American Women

Why Gender Selection is a Trending Benefit of IVF

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31012077 - portrait of happy family in gardenToday’s couples undergoing IVF treatment have the benefit of choosing the sex of their baby through PGS/NGS technology in order to plan their future family. Look: Gender selection is no longer being stigmatized as a social engineering tool used to make designer babies. There is a trending increase in demand for gender selection because our innovative IVF and genetic testing technology is more than 99% accurate. The best part? Gender identification and selection can help you to choose the sex of your baby for family balancing purposes.

Gender Identification and Selection Technology

Gender selection is a beneficial by-product of genetic testing. The good news: Through genetic testing, the sex of each embryo is identifiable. PGS and NGS technology works to identify embryos with chromosomal abnormalities while they culture in vitro (in the lab). Why is this important? PGS/NGS is the testing of an embryo’s overall chromosomal normalcy prior to being transferred to the patient’s uterus. Chromosomal abnormalities make an embryo too week to thrive into a fetus if it manages to implant into a woman’s uterine lining.

The Make-Up of an Embryo’s Gender</