Category Archives: Fertility


Response to A Baby or Your Money Back: All About Fertility Clinic Package Deals

baby-handle-tiny-father-family-tenderness-toddlerOn April 14th, New York Times published an article on fertility clinic package deals in the US. (Read the original article here.)

Fertility “packages” may feel like gambling to some.  High stakes are wagered on multiple IVF cycles by parents in the hopes of completing their family.  A growing trend in the industry, these packages often cost more than a traditional cycle and expose couples to higher bills and other hardships.

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Can You Maintain Fertility While Be Treated For Leukemia?

young-woman-relaxing-at-home-and-reading-a-bookReceiving a leukemia diagnosis is one of the most trying things an individual can experience. Treatment for leukemia often involves chemotherapy and radiation. While both of these treatment methods are effective, they also have the potential to substantially reduce or even eliminate the chance of a woman starting a family in the future.

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THE MINI IVF AND WHY IT MAY BE YOUR BEST OPTION

baby-handle-tiny-father-family-tenderness-toddlerAdvances 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

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Dr. Zhang’s Pick of the Month: Dr. John Zhang’s Interview on Sperm Bank Market in China

Pick of the Month (2)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.

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Confronting The Biological Clock

JZ (4)Many women spend a large portion of their reproductive years trying to prevent pregnancy. Some women are focused on career while others are waiting for the right partner to start a family with. No matter the reason, many women find themselves needing help while trying to conceive during their 30s and 40s. The main culprit is a woman’s biological clock. More than just a metaphor, a woman’s biological clock can make all of the difference in her ability to get pregnant.

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Dr. Zhang’s Pick of the Month: What do I do after a failed embryo transfer?

Pick of the MonthAll the doctors at New Hope Fertility Center and patients hope that everyone would have a good result from their treatments, and we are all looking forward to be able to help many couples and women achieve their dream of being a parent.

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The Difference Between an Oocyte and an Embryo – What Happens During Conception?

DoctorKnowing what happens during conception can help you to understand the fertility process, especially if you’re about to undergo an IVF Cycle.

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Pregnancy Success and BMI

exerciseWeight 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.

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New IVF Technique Boosts Fertility Of Older Women By Rejuvenating Their Eggs

Baby-handRecently, there were several articles that were published on a new IVF technique that will help older women conceive. “Eggs may be rejuvenated by replacing its ‘batteries’, called mitochondrial DNA. A certain egg precursor cell in the ovaries carries younger mitochondrial DNA, which may be harvested and replaced into an older egg.

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How Is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Managed During IVF?

PCOSIn 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).

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