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How to Get Pregnant With Cutting-Edge Mini-IVF™

A cutting-edge Mini-IVF™ protocol will help you to produce 3 to 5 high quality eggs in one treatment cycle. Your chance of a successful pregnancy is dramatically increased. Look: You will spend less on fertility medications because you will be prescribed lower dosages. The best part: Your body won’t be overtaxed by having to produce the 10 to 15 eggs typically reached in a Pregnant Woman Fall (4)Conventional IVF Cycle – which may or may not be of good quality.

Mini-IVF™ Protocol

  • A fertility medication regimen prescribed for you 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)

First Class IVF Technology

First Class IVF Technology, ingenuity, and standards set New Hope Fertility Center apart from all other fertility 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.

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

  • Cutting-Edge IVF Laboratory
  • Powerful Air Filtration System
  • Controlled and Uncontaminated Environment

That’s not the best part. Our 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

New IVF Technology Air Filtration

New Hope Fertility Center boasts one of the largest and most powerful laboratory air filtration systems in the world. Having both cooling and purification air filtration systems, our lab facility provides optimal clean air pressure for the performance of intricate IVF technology.

  • Outside air is taken into the filtration system
  • Air is guided along an insulated path toward a main air handling system
  • Air is funneled into an initial triple-filter process to remove the bulk of impurities
  • Air is passed to a custom-designed quad-filtration system
  • The power of a 737 jet engine is then harnessed to completely purify the air and cool it to an optimal temperature
  • Optimally temperate and pure air is released to circulate throughout the entire IVF laboratory

Pregnancy Success Rates

Yearly ART data on IVF success rates is a rich source of information for potential IVF patients. This data gives patients an idea of their average chances of pregnancy success through IVF. At New Hope Fertility Center, IVF success rates vary in the context of patient and treatment characteristics:

First Class IVF Treatment Based on Patient Reviews

Only a first class IVF clinic will accumulate and post online the unlimited patient success stories from their patients. At New Hope Fertility Center, we strive to maintain our position as a first class IVF clinic by producing high pregnancy success rates. Our reputation as a first class IVF clinic, has earned us the status of being a renowned leader in IVF globally.

  • High IVF pregnancy success rates
  • Holistic IVF protocols
  • Customized IVF treatment plans
  • Reduced dosages of fertility medications
  • Reduced patient physical stress
  • Reduced patient emotional stress
  • Reduced patient financial stress

At New Hope Fertility Center, we welcome difficult patients – those previously diagnosed by other fertility specialists as hopelessly infertile.

  • No age restriction
  • No FSH level requirement
  • No requirement to produce multiple eggs per cycle
  • No sexual orientation discrimination

Expertise in Mini-IVF™ Technology

It is important to work with an IVF fertility doctor using cutting-edge technology. To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. John Zhang at New Hope Fertility Center – call 917.525.5496.

How Key Nutrient-Rich Foods Boost Sperm Health

30177403 - digital illustration of sperm and ovule in colour backgroundThere are many nutrients in foods that promote optimum sperm health. Healthy sperm is essential for male fertility. If you’re trying to conceive, you can improve the quality of your sperm by eating only nutrient-rich foods. This is because nutrition and male fertility go hand-in-hand.

Key Nutrients for Sperm Quality & Quantity

Zinc

Zinc plays a key in regulating sperm count and quality. Men who are infertile tend to have zinc levels than men who are fertile.

You can up your zinc intake by eating:

  • oysters
  • red meat and poultry
  • shellfish, such as crab and lobster
  • fortified breakfast cereals
  • nuts and beans
  • whole wheat grain products
  • dairy

Folate

Folate is a B vitamin that is linked to sperm health. Low folate is associated with damaged sperm DNA, lower sperm densities, and lower sperm counts.

You can up your folate intake by eating:

  • green, leafy vegetables, such as spinach, romaine lettuce, Brussels sprouts, and asparagus
  • fruits and fruit juices, especially oranges and orange juice
  • nuts, beans, and peas
  • whole grains
  • fortified breakfast cereals
  • enriched flour products, such as breads and pasta

Vitamin B-12

Vitamin B-12 is a critical nutrient to overall sperm health. B-12 improves sperm motility, increases sperm count, and reduces sperm DNA damage.

You can up your B-12 by eating:

  • fish and seafood, especially clams
  • meats and poultry, especially liver
  • dairy products, such as eggs and milk
  • fortified breakfast cereals
  • nutritional yeasts

Male-Factor Infertility

Identifying and choosing high quality sperm to fertilize an egg is crucial in male-factor infertility cases. Negative influences of male-factor infertility must be negated to ensure successful embryo development. Using HRSS – High Resolution Sperm Selection, embryologists are able to better visualize sperm for Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) administration.

ICSI is the process of injecting a quality sperm directly into an egg for fertilization. HRSS is helping embryologists see, identify, and choose only high quality sperm cells for fertilization of an egg in vitro.

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.

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. 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

Fertility Doctor to Boost Your Sperm Health

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 with Dr. John Zhang at New Hope Fertility Center – call 917.525.5496.

Why Young Women Should Attend Egg Freezing Social Events

Preganant Asian WomenWe offer free social egg freezing informational events to women wanting to postpone motherhood past their prime reproductive years. Improvements in egg freezing technologies mean a greater chance of egg-thawing survival today. Women should not be faced with childlessness because they cannot find the right partner – nor should they feel pressured into a relationship because of an aging ovarian reserve. – The Guardian

Egg Freezing Social Acceptance

According to a science article published last year in The Guardian, women need more information and realistic data about freezing their eggs to preserve their future ability to have biologically-related children. Why is this important? In 2019, women need to know how Social Egg Freezing (SEF) deflects the eventual medical reality of their biological clock running out of time.

Science Data on the 2019 Egg Freezing Trend

Success rates for egg freezing have improved significantly in recent years. Women should be informed of their opportunity to freeze their eggs for social reason if they chose not to get pregnant within their prime reproductive years. These women should be aware that egg freezing does not guaranty a baby in the future.The Guardian

The latest data from the Human Fertilisation and Embryo Authority (HFEA) shows the following trends in egg freezing:

  • 32 percent of women freezing their eggs were under the age of 35
  • 62 percent of women freezing their eggs were under 38
  • 27 percent of women thawing their eggs for fertilization and implantation were over the age of 44

Informative Egg Freezing in Events in 2019

Today, the medical marvel of egg freezing – oocyte cryopreservation – in conjunction with IVF preserves a woman’s fertility.

New Hope’s 2019 monthly egg freezing events cover:

  • What is egg freezing?
  • How is egg freezing done?
  • How to choose the best IVF center to freeze your eggs.
  • How many eggs do you need to freeze?
  • What is the cost of egg freezing?
  • What should you know before deciding to freeze your eggs?

When you sign up for an egg freezing consultation at one of our monthly events, you will receive:

  • A free consultation worth $500 plus an ultrasound
  • 6 months of free oocyte (egg) cryopreservation valued at $600 or more
  • A medication discount from Ferring Pharmaceuticals for women who qualify

Freezing Quality Eggs (Oocytes)

Look: 80 percent of the eggs cryopreserved today are for women who are choosing to delay childbearing past their prime reproductive years. Bottom Line: The natural aging process has a dramatic effect on the quality of a woman’s eggs. A woman in her prime reproductive years (early 20s and early 30s) has the option of freezing her eggs to preserve her future fertility into her advanced reproductive years (mid-30s and early 40s + beyond):

  • Today’s modern women who are focused on their education and career opportunities
  • Women whose circumstances in life are not presently conducive to rearing children
  • Women who have not be able to find their life partner
  • Women who are facing cancer treatment – chemo or radiation – that could damage the quality of their eggs and/or destroy their ovarian function by sending them into premature menopause
  • Women who are undergoing IVF and are likely to produce excessive eggs, but have ethical or religious concerns over freezing embryos

Affordable Egg Freezing in NYC

Your eggs don’t have to age – even if you do!

Egg Freezing is affordable at New Hope Fertility Center.

  • Free Egg Freezing Consultation
  • $3,500 Egg Freezing
  • Free Storage for 6 Months

Egg Freezing Process

Egg freezing is accomplished through a fresh IVF cycle, stopping short of egg fertilization in vitro.

  • Stimulation of a woman’s ovaries using fertility drugs to produce several egg follicles during one fresh IVF cycle
  • Harvesting eggs from the woman’s ovaries through surgical retrieval
  • Preparation and freezing of the eggs for preservation through a process known as vitrification
  • The rapid-freezing technique of vitrification makes it possible to freeze eggs quickly so that ice crystals do not form between cells

Future Pregnancy

When she is ready to start building her family, the egg freezing process continues.

  • Her eggs are thawed and fertilized in vitro by injecting a single sperm cell into a single egg – Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
  • The resulting embryos are cultured in vitro for up to 5 days (blastocyst stage)
  • A predetermined number of quality embryos are transferred into the woman’s uterus for implantation into the uterine lining to achieve pregnancy

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

Our experience designing customized IVF protocols provide a variety of successful treatment protocols for you to choose from. We offer the highest quality care timed precisely around your body’s optimal state of performance. A multidisciplinary fertility team effort provides the most evidence-based practice leading to higher pregnancy success rates.

Positive Pregnancy Success Rates

Pregnancy success rates using a woman’s egg that has been cryopreserved are comparable to success rates using a fresh egg.

Successfully increasing IVF Pregnancy Success Rates requires all-encompassing fertility care. At New Hope Fertility Center, we have comprised a team of World Class Fertility Specialists who are committed to working in tandem to bring every patient tomorrow’s cutting edge IVF treatment – today.

Egg Freezing Expertise

It is important to work with a fertility doctor having the research and clinical experience required to design a customized egg freezing plan meeting your personal and medical needs. To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. John Zhang call 917.525.5496.

Dr. Zhang Promotes Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness

One candle flame at night closeup - isolated.Dr. John Zhang avidly promotes Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness in October – and throughout the year. Through this awareness movement , you can actively help a loved one who has lost a child to stillbirth, miscarriage, or SIDS heal.

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness

On October 15th, the movement encourages you to light a candle in remembrance of the babies lost too soon. Light a candle at 7 p.m. your local time and keep it lit for one hour to create a continuous wave of light.

Click here to discover more ways to honor lost babies on October 15th.

Professional In-House Fertility Counseling

Professional In-House Fertility Counseling with Allison Rosen Ph.D. is recommended by the fertility specialists at New Hope Fertility Center in NYC. That’s not all: We are dedicated to promoting how patients can increase their chances of achieving a healthy pregnancy through genetic testing in conjunction with In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).

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

As an experienced 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

Celebrated Fertility Counseling

It is important to work with a fertility counselor if you are undergoing fertility treatment. To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Allison Rosen at New Hope Fertility Center call 917.525.5496.

How Ovarian Tissue Freezing Avoids Infertility Caused by Cancer

Ovarian Cancer (3)An ovarian cancer diagnosis means that a woman is faced with surgical removal of an ovary due to cancerous tumors. Did you know? An ovarian cancer diagnosis can cause a woman to suffer from infertility in her prime reproductive years. Bottom line: Protecting a woman’s fertility in cases of ovarian cancer through fertility preservation technology must be promoted.

Avid Promoter of Ovarian Cancer Awareness

An ovarian cancer diagnosis causes great concern to women in their prime reproductive years. The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition is a support organization advocating for fertility preservation. Why is this important? Because there is a very narrow window available to initiate viable fertility preservation options – sometimes only weeks.

Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Both ovarian cancer and the chemotherapy treatments for same have serious consequences for a woman’s ability to conceive a baby in the future. National Ovarian Awareness Month promotes conversations about the viable fertility preservation options available to women through egg freezing – oocyte cryopreservation. Why is this important? Because there is a very narrow window to initiate viable fertility preservation options – sometimes only weeks.

How Ovarian Cancer Affects a Woman’s Fertility

Chemotherapy drugs and/or radiation therapy used to treat ovarian cancer will have a negative impact on a woman’s future fertility. Treatment for ovarian cancer can also involve removal of part or all of a woman’s reproductive organs:

  • One or both ovaries
  • One or both Fallopian tubes
  • The Uterus

Before such drastic surgery is performed, women must know all of their options to preserve their fertility for future family planning, including:

Egg Freezing Through IVF – Oocyte Cryopreservation

Egg freezing performed through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is the most common type of fertility preservation treatment for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Through IVF, a woman’s natural egg production is stimulated with fertility drugs into producing several eggs. These eggs are then surgically retrieved and cryopreserved using an advanced technique known as vitrification.

Vitrification – Flash Freezing Method

We are a world renowned provider of egg freezing treatment for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Dr. John Zhang was one of the first doctors in the United States to implement vitrification as a method of freezing eggs. 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 also widely acclaimed to preserve a couple’s future fertility through IVF and FET technology.

By surgically retrieving eggs, fertilizing them in vitro (in a laboratory setting), and then freezing the resulting high quality embryos, 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 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 a proven safe and successful procedure.

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. 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.

Expertise in Ovarian Tissue Freezing and Transplant

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, it is important to work with a fertility specialist having the education and clinical 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 – call 917.525.5496.

Discover Super Foods to Help Increase Your Fertility

15187984 - a beautiful girl eating healthy foodNutrition and optimum fertility go hand-in-hand. Look: When you eat as many nutrient-rich foods as possible – Super Foods – you may actually increase your fertility. Fertility super foods can help you revamp your overall diet and whole-body lifestyle. Why is this important? Key nutrients play a vital role in improving one’s reproductive system.

Fertility Super Foods

Rather than relying on concentrated supplements, it is better to eat nutrient-rich foods. Remember: Taking a folic acid supplement when you are trying to get pregnant is recommended.

If you eat as many nutrient-rich foods as possible – Super Foods – you have best chance of boosting your fertility.

Sunflower Seeds and Sunflower Seed Butter

Sunflower seeds are an excellent source of vitamin E. Supplementation with vitamin E has been shown to boost male fertility. Specifically, it’s been shown to boost sperm count and motility, and improve DNA fragmentation.

Freshly Squeezed Grapefruit and Orange Juice

Grapefruit juice and orange juice are very high in the polyamine putrescine, which may improve egg and semen health. Putrescine helps both egg and sperm cells maintain their chromosomal integrity.

Mature Cheeses

Mature cheeses are high in polyamines which play an important role in keeping the reproductive system healthy – specifically egg quality in women 35 and older. Polyamines are proteins found in plant and animal products. They are also naturally occurring in humans.

Full-Fat Yogurt and Ice Cream

A Harvard study found that women who ate full-fat dairy products were less likely to experience ovulation problems than women who ate primarily low-fat dairy products. Full-fat products included whole milk, ice cream, cream cheese, and other cheese.

Cow Liver

Cow liver is high in many nutrients that are vital to reproductive health.

Cooked Tomatoes

Cooked tomatoes are high in the nutrient lycopene, a powerful antioxidant.

Lentils and Beans

Beans and lentils are a good source of protein, and research has found that women who get more of their protein from plant-based sources instead of animal sources are less likely to experience ovulation problems. Lentils contain high levels of the polyamine spermidine, which may help sperm fertilize the egg.

A Healthy Body Mass Index (BMI)

A healthy body weight and diet is essential to increasing your chances of becoming pregnant. Strive to achieve and maintain a healthy body mass index (BMI) to keep your reproductive cycle in balance. A BMI of 19 to 24 indicates a healthy weight. Anything above 24 or below 19 may be hindering your chances of ovulation and conception.

Expertise to Help You Increase Your Fertility

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

How to Treat Male-Factor Infertility Using HRSS

Sperm 1Identifying 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. 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.

Male-Factor Infertility

Dr. John Zhang is one of only a few fertility treatment specialists offering HRSS technology. Look: HRSS optimizes the sperm selection process for improving the success of ICSI.

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.

To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. John Zhang, call 917.525.5496.

Why Frozen Embryo Transfers Result in High IVF Pregnancy Success

Cryopreservation (3)Freezing quality embryos after a fresh IVF cycle will increase a couple’s chance of conceiving in the future. Look: Pregnancy success rates for a Frozen Embryo Transfers (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. 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.

Benefits of the Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET)

Through FET, couples can try again – sooner than later – if their fresh IVF cycle fails. If the fresh IVF cycle is successful, the couple can undergo a FET at a time when they decide to have more children in the future.

Bonus Benefits of FET

  • 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.

Frozen Embryo Transfer 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.

World Renowned FET Expertise in NYC

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

How Painless Needle-Free IVF Works

shutterstock_98870129_smallDr. John Zhang’s new Needle-Free IVF is works painlessly because the protocol does not require invasive injections or blood draws. Look: This patient-friendly IVF protocol eliminates the fear, pain, and anxiety experienced with injections and blood draws. How it works: The patient’s ovaries are stimulated 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. Needle-Free IVF also lowers the patient’s cost of fertility medications.

Needle-Free IVF is Pain Free & Patient-Friendly

  • No shots
  • No needles
  • No blood draws

Needle-Free IVF Benefits

Through Needle-Free IVF, patients are treated 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

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

Compared to the Mini-IVF Protocol

In Very Well Family (8/20/18) – Dr. John Zhang explains that producing too many eggs with large doses of injectable fertility drugs can backfire and cause medical problems, such as PCOS. Look: Our Mini-IVF protocol is a simple, convenient, and patient-friendly fertility treatment protocol calling for a minimal amount of stimulating fertility medication injections to produce 3 to eggs. Bottom Line: A woman’s body no longer needs to be forced into producing multiple eggs to achieve a successful IVF pregnancy.

Compared to Conventional IVF Protocol

A Conventional IVF protocol calls for daily injections of hormone medications to produce multiple egg follicles – 10 – 15 one cycle. These egg are retrieved surgically and then fertilized in vitro for transfer to the woman’s uterus. Excess quality embryos may be cryopreserved for future Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) procedures.

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.

Difficult Patients Welcome

Women diagnosed as difficult or hopelessly infertile by other fertility clinics are welcomed at New Hope Fertility Center. The best part? Because of our One Good Egg Policy, we happily accept candidates for IVF that other fertility clinics decline to treat and have proven success where others failed to even try.

Egg Collection Results and 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.

High Tech IVF Laboratory

Our goal is to maximize every patient’s chances of having a successful pregnancy. At New Hope Fertility Center, we offer the latest:

  • IVF technology
  • IVF ingenuity
  • IVF customization

Our IVF laboratory is comprised of a powerful air filtration system to facilitate the best conditions for success of procedures and research. We have one of the largest and most powerful air filtration systems in the world. Bottom Line: This quality air filtration system provides optimal clean air pressure in every laboratory process.

Needle-Free IVF Expertise

It is important to work with a Needle-Free IVF expert having the cutting-edge technology and clinical experience required to design a customized treatment plan meeting your financial and medical needs. To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. John Zhang at New Hope Fertility Center – call 917.525.5496.

Why Dr. Zhang Promotes PCOS Awareness in September

POM-MarchDuring the month of September, Dr. John Zhang promotes Polycistic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Awareness to his patients and the general public. PCOS is a serious reproductive disorder that affects teenage girls and grown women. PCOS is the leading cause of female infertility. PCOS Challenge: The National Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Association sponsors this movement offers supportive resources, information, and PCOS awareness events. The best treatment for infertile women suffering from PCOS is IVF. Women suffering from infertility due to PCOS respond very well to injectable fertility medications and have a high percentage rate of successful ovulation.

PCOS Awareness

Because they don’t know the signs and symptoms, most women don’t suspect PCOS is the cause of their inability to get pregnant. PCOS is a condition causing up to 20 percent of women in America to be infertile due to cysts growing on the ovaries. This occurs when a women generate excessive androgens – male hormones.

Signs and Symptoms of PCOS

  • Irregular menstrual periods
  • Pelvic pain
  • Excess hair growth on the face, chest, stomach, thighs
  • Weight gain
  • Acne and oily skin
  • Patches of thickened skin

Complications of PCOS can include:

  • Infertility
  • Gestational diabetes or pregnancy-induced high blood pressure
  • Miscarriage or premature birth
  • Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis — a severe liver inflammation caused by fat accumulation in the liver
  • Metabolic syndrome — a cluster of conditions including high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels that significantly increase your risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Type 2 diabetes or prediabetes
  • Sleep apnea
  • Depression, anxiety and eating disorders
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Cancer of the uterine lining (endometrial cancer)

Ovulation Problems Due to PCOS

  • No ovulation (anovulation)
  • Infrequent or irregular ovulation

Menstrual Cycle Problems Due to PCOS

Irregular menstrual cycles occur when a woman does not ovulate regularly

  • No periods at all
  • Infrequent periods
  • Periods that occur too frequently
  • Heavy periods lasting for many days/weeks
  • Bleeding/Spotting occurring between apparently normal cycles

Important Fertility Awareness Movements

Other fertility awareness dates throughout the year.

  • Cervical Health Awareness Month: January
  • Endometriosis Awareness Month: March
  • National Woman’s Health Week: May 8th – 14th
  • World Infertility Awareness Month: June
  • Men’s Health Month: June
  • Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month: September
  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month: October
  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day: October 15th

Avid Promoter of PCOS Awareness

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

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