Category Archives: Infertility Treatment


Mini IVF for PCOS vs Conventional IVF: an actual case study

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Among the areas of focus that we have at New Hope Fertility Center is Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome or PCOS.  Often colleagues and patients alike want to know: how does NHFC manage individuals with PCOS during their IVF process?  Let’s look at a case to see how New Hope Managed to successfully treat a difficult and common situation.

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Is Early Pregnancy Bleeding a Sign of a Potential Miscarriage?

Hand-childSeeing that you’re bleeding during early pregnancy can be extremely alarming. Often, a woman’s first thought is that there’s a serious problem or that she’s having a miscarriage. Bleeding during the early stages of pregnancy is common and typically not indicative of a major issue. However, because it can be an indication of an issue, it is important to see your doctor as soon as possible to verify the health and safety of yourself and your growing baby.

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What does it mean to have the best in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment?

DoctorWith IVF treatment, best treatment does not exist; only the most appropriate treatment is available from a leading medical provider. The IVF treatment program most suitable to your individual needs is considered the best treatment.

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4 Pros and Cons of PGD

Couple-holdingDuring in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment, doctors have a number of tools at their disposal to increase success rates. One of these tools is preimplantation genetic diagnosis, commonly referred to as PGD. PGD is a method of testing embryos during IVF treatment to determine if an embryo has a genetic disease or chromosomal defect. Both of these issues can result in pregnancy loss, so transferring healthy embryos is ideal to increase the likelihood of a live birth and healthy child.

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What is Ovarian Tissue Freezing?

Fertility preservation is growing in popularity for a number of reasons.  Women of today are waiting longer to start a family.  Some women aim to achieve their personal goals before starting a family.  Other women are looking to become established professionally and then have children.  Another group of women may need to preserve their fertility for a medical reason.  Advancements in fertility medicine have allowed for a new method of fertility preservation – ovarian tissue freezing.EggFreezingImage_low_res

Ovarian Tissue Freezing Explained

A woman’s eggs are located in the outer layer of her ovaries.  During ovarian tissue freezing, the outer layer is removed from the body.  This layer contains a large number of eggs that have not yet matured.  Once retrieved, the layer is divided into strips and is frozen to be used later.  When a woman is ready to have children, the retrieved tissue is placed back into the body and is able to function normally.  This allows a woman who otherwise may have difficulty becoming pregnant with her own eggs to start a family.

Benefits of Ovarian Tissue Freezing

With traditional fertility preservation methods, such as egg and embryo freezing, mature eggs are retrieved after a cycle that uses fertility medication.  There is a limited number of eggs that can be achieved via this method, with an average of 10 mature eggs being retrieved during a single cycle.  When ovarian tissue freezing is done, hundreds of eggs can be retrieved and frozen at one time.  There is no need for fertility medication and no need to wait while the cycle progresses.

Further Advancements in Treatment

The field of fertility medicine is continually improving.  Great strides are being made in the specialty of in vitro maturation.  This process would allow eggs to be matured in a laboratory setting.  When this technology becomes widely used and understood, it would avoid the need to transfer the ovarian tissue back.  Instead, the IVF process could begin as soon as a woman is ready.

For additional information on ovarian tissue freezing or to learn about your options for fertility preservation, please contact a member of the New Hope Fertility Center team today.  Please click the link below to enter your information and New Hope will contact you, or simply call 212-517-7676.  Thank you.

 

One of the Best Fertility Doctors in New York

Finding the right fertility doctor is one of the most important steps of your fertility journey.  Your chosen doctor will be your partner in the journey to parenthood.  Selecting the right doctor will help to ensure that your needs are met and that you are treated as an individual.  For personalized attention, a focus on continual improvement, and a high success rate, the best doctor in NYC is Dr. John Zhang.shutterstock_108006539_small

Evidence of Dr. Zhang’s expertise and dedication to patient success can be seen in the following:

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Collecting a Sperm Sample – How Does it Work?

Fertility treatment is often thought of as a woman’s issue.  This is partially due to the fact that women have more working parts in their reproductive systems.  Additionally, women are more likely to talk about fertility concerns with their friends and family.  Men play a vital role in the fertility process.  However, they may be unprepared for what it means to provide a sperm sample.shutterstock_115989118

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Explaining the Benefits of Various Fertility Treatment Options

Many people begin fertility care unsure of where they should begin.  Although there are a vast number of fertility treatment options available, they are not well suited for everyone.  Knowing the benefits of various fertility treatments can help you start a dialogue with your fertility care team.2015-7

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How Does Embryo Banking Work With Staggered IVF Treatments?

For older women and women with a diminished ovarian reserve (DOR) time can be the greatest factor in the ability to become pregnant and have a healthy baby.  Embryo banking and staggered IVF provides a way for women to take full advantage of viable eggs while they care.

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Breaking Down IVF Treatment Options For Older Women

Biologically, women are best equipped to become pregnant before age 35.  After this point, a woman’s natural fertility begins to decline.  However, fertility treatment methods such as IVF make it possible for women to have children even after age 35. couple
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