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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