Effective and personalize fertility treatment is centered around the timing of a woman’s cycle. In order to get the timing right, monitoring is needed throughout the cycle. What happens when a woman is in the middle of a cycle and a winter storm hits? The New Hope Fertility Center fertility experts have all-encompassing strategies in place to address unexpected circumstances such as winter storms.Read more: How To Prepare For A Winter Storm During Fertility Treatment
Advances in technology and understanding of how fertility works have created new in vitro fertilization protocols. At one time, large doses of fertility medication were needed in order for Conventional IVF to be performed. Minimal Stimulation IVF (Mini IVF) has changed this and now allows for a more holistic and natural approach to fertility medicine. Instead of using large dosages of fertility medication to stimulate egg production, the Mini IVF protocol uses low doses of medication to supplement a woman’s natural fertility. Because of high quality egg production, this new approach increase success rates as well as results in a more comfortable and safe experience. making-babies
Since the two-child policy became effective in China, there have been reports that there is shortage of donor sperm within the country. On May 5th, CCTV America’s Rachelle Akuffo spoke to Dr.John Zhang about the general perceptions in China about donating sperm. Read the full article here.
Many fertility treatments use medications that are designed to stimulate a woman’s reproductive system. The stimulation is often medically needed in order to aid a woman in ovulation. Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, commonly referred to as OHSS, can occur when a woman’s body becomes overstimulated, resulting is discomfort and pain.
Knowing what happens during conception can help you to understand the fertility process, especially if you’re about to undergo an IVF Cycle.
In increasing numbers, women are choosing to start their families later in life. These women aren’t giving up the option to have a family – they want to do so on their own timeline. Unfortunately, a woman’s biological clock is not so in tune with this idea. After a woman turns 35, her ability to get pregnant declines due to the decreasing quality of her egg reserve. Ovarian tissue freezing is the newest way to preserve a woman’s fertility so that she’s able to have her own biological children when she’s ready.
Weight impacts fertility for both men and women. For both genders, being overweight can significantly reduce a person’s natural fertility. Being overweight can negatively impact hormone levels making ovulation and sperm production difficult.
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) can be done during IVF treatment to identify embryos with genetic defects. The intention is to identify which embryos are healthiest and to avoid the use of embryos that will result in pregnancy loss. Additionally, the PGD process allows parents to avoid passing down a genetic disease.
In continuing to post about some of my unique and interesting cases, this article will address my standard practice of care in the treatment of patients who are suffering from polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) after undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF).
At New Hope Fertility Center in New York, I have encountered a few couples who, after a few years of trying to conceive and no infertility tests done, come and tell me that they wanted to do and are ready for an IVF treatment. When this situation happens, we explain to patients that not all infertile couples need to do IVF. First, we will need to check the semen quality. If it is poor quality, the woman does not need to have a tubal patency test undergoing IVF treatment. If the semen quality is poor, the sperm does not have the ability to naturally fertilize the egg. On the other hand, if the semen quality is good, the woman will need to have a tubal patency test. If the tubes are normal, they may consider artificial insemination; if the tubes are abnormal (or blocked), they may need IVF treatment.