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How a Natural Cycle IVF™ Can Help You Get Pregnant in the New Year

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45569541 - couple looking at their sleeping baby girl, close upThe Natural Cycle IVF™ is almost completely drug-free – compared to Conventional IVF and Mini-IVF™. Using this holistic protocol, a woman’s monthly, natural, high quality egg is surgically retrieve and then fertilized in vitro. Our Natural Cycle IVF™ treatment offers our patients the opportunity to avoid the health risks and cost of high dosages of fertility medications – as well as the trepidation and pain of daily injections.

Natural Cycle IVF™ Pregnancy Success Rates

Our pregnancy success rates for Natural Cycle IVF™ rivals those of Conventional IVF and Mini-IVF™. The personal attention provided by the fertility care team at New Hope Fertility Center provides every patient with the support needed to conceive a baby through Natural Cycle IVF™.

By treating each of our patients as individuals, we are able to create treatment plans customized for their specific medical and personal needs. No longer are high quantities of fertility medications necessary to produce One Good Egg.

Our One Good Egg Policy

It only takes One Good Egg to make a healthy baby. Our approach is not to focus on producing high quantities of eggs to be retrieved during a fresh IVF cycle. A large number of eggs is nonproductive if they are of low quality and not suitable for fertilization in vitro.

Our main goal is to help women produce high quality, healthy eggs.

Women who are accepted for Natural Cycle IVF™ treatment at New Hope Fertility Center are typically those who have been turned away by other clinics because they:

  • Have high FSH levels
  • Are unable to produce a large number of eggs during a single cycle
  • Do not respond well to fertility medication
  • Are at a disadvantage due to advanced maternal age

How the Natural Cycle IVF™ Works

A woman’s body may need only a little coaxing to achieve a pregnancy with her one natural, high quality egg produced during a monthly menstrual cycle. A woman’s natural egg is the very best she can produce – without the need for numerous, costly, painful, self-administered fertility medication injections.

  • As a woman’s natural cycle begins, the doctor will monitor the growth of her one good egg through ultrasound imaging and blood tests.
  • Once her natural egg has reached a prime stage of development, an ovulation trigger medication – hCG – will be self-administered by the patient at a designated time
  • On a scheduled date, the egg will be surgically retrieved in an outpatient procedure while the patient is under general anesthesia
  • After surgical retrieval, the egg will be fertilized in vitro through a procedure known as Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection
  • ICSI is an ancillary IVF procedure in which one quality sperm is directly injected into the woman’s natural egg
  • Once a high quality embryo has cultured in vitro to a prime stage of development – it will then be transferred to the woman’s uterus via a thin catheter – similar to a Pap smear procedure
  • A pregnancy test is scheduled in approximately two weeks

Benefits of Natural Cycle IVF™

  • No high cost, physically-challenging powerful fertility medications
  • A woman produces her one natural egg
  • Lowers health risks associated with Conventional IVF
  • Avoids the high cost associated with fertility drugs
  • Helps women avoid the discomfort and side effects of daily fertility drug injections
  • Eliminates the potential of a multiple pregnancy
  • Resolves ethical and religious dilemmas for patients opposed to producing excess embryos

Candidates for Natural IVF™

Women who will most benefit from a Natural Cycle IVF™ protocol are those:

  • Women over 35 who have a regular menstrual period and are able to ovulate
  • Women over 35 with elevated FSH levels
  • Women over 35 with a poor ovarian reserve
  • Women diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Women who are at risk for Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) due to high dosages of fertility medications
  • Women who want to avoid costly and painful fertility medication injections
  • Women who are unresponsive to fertility medications
  • Women who have been unable to produce multiple eggs during a Conventional IVF or Mini-IVF™ cycle
  • Women over 35 with elevated FSH levels and poor ovarian reserve
  • Women who do not want to produce multiple embryos for ethical or religious reasons

Customized Natural Cycle IVF™ Specialist

It is important to work with a fertility specialist having the experience required to design a customized Natural Cycle IVF™ treatment protocol meeting your personal needs. To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. John Zhang at New Hope Fertility Center, call 917.525.5496.

Discover Our Natural Cycle IVF Protocol

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62953536 - pregnant woman belly closeup, natural ethno lifestyleA woman’s natural, high quality egg is produced for retrieval and in vitro fertilization through our Natural Cycle IVF™ treatment. Look: This holistic IVF protocol offers our patients the opportunity to avoid the health risks and cost of high dosages of fertility medications – as well as the trepidation and pain of daily injections. Bottom Line: The Natural Cycle IVF™ is almost completely drug-free – compared to Conventional IVF and Mini-IVF™.

How the Natural Cycle IVF™ Works

A woman’s body may need only a little coaxing to achieve a pregnancy with her one natural, high quality egg produced during a monthly menstrual cycle. A woman’s natural egg is the very best she can produce – without the need for numerous, costly, painful, self-administered fertility medication injections.

  • As a woman’s natural cycle begins, the doctor will monitor the growth of her one good egg through ultrasound imaging and blood tests.
  • Once her natural egg has reached a prime stage of development, an ovulation trigger medication – hCG – will be self-administered by the patient at a designated time
  • On a scheduled date, the egg will be surgically retrieved in an outpatient procedure while the patient is under general anesthesia
  • After surgical retrieval, the egg will be fertilized in vitro through a procedure known as Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection
  • ICSI is an ancillary IVF procedure in which one quality sperm is directly injected into the woman’s natural egg
  • Once a high quality embryo has cultured in vitro to a prime stage of development – it will then be transferred to the woman’s uterus via a thin catheter – similar to a Pap smear procedure
  • A pregnancy test is scheduled in approximately two weeks

Pregnancy Success Rates Using Natural Cycle IVF™

Even though fertility medications are not prescribed, the pregnancy success rate for Natural Cycle IVF™ rivals those of Conventional IVF and Mini-IVF™. The personal attention received by the fertility care team at New Hope provides every patient with the support needed to conceive a baby through Natural Cycle IVF™.

What’s the real story?

  • No high cost, physically-challenging powerful fertility medications
  • A woman produces her one natural egg
  • Lowers health risks associated with Conventional IVF
  • Avoids the high cost associated with fertility drugs
  • Helps women avoid the discomfort and side effects of daily fertility drug injections
  • Eliminates the potential of a multiple pregnancy
  • Resolves ethical and religious dilemmas for patients opposed to producing excess embryos

Prime Candidates for Natural IVF™

Women who will most benefit from a Natural Cycle IVF™ protocol are those:

  • Women over 35 who have a regular menstrual period and are able to ovulate
  • Women over 35 with elevated FSH levels
  • Women over 35 with a poor ovarian reserve
  • Women diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Women who are at risk for Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) due to high dosages of fertility medications
  • Women who want to avoid costly and painful fertility medication injections
  • Women who are unresponsive to fertility medications
  • Women who have been unable to produce multiple eggs during a Conventional IVF or Mini-IVF™ cycle
  • Women over 35 with elevated FSH levels and poor ovarian reserve
  • Women who do not want to produce multiple embryos for ethical or religious reasons

Customized Natural Cycle IVF™ Specialist

It is important to work with a fertility specialist having the experience required to design a customized Natural Cycle IVF™ treatment protocol meeting your personal needs. To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. John Zhang at New Hope Fertility Center, call 917.525.5496.

How to Up Your Pregnancy Chances With Natural Cycle IVF

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Pregnant Woman (5)A woman’s monthly, natural egg is the very best. This is why women are no longer required to undergo a painful regimen of self-administered fertility medication injections in order to get pregnant with the help of IVF. Look: Our Natural Cycle IVF™ – is a celebrated holistic IVF protocol. A woman in her prime reproductive years has as 26 percent chance of getting pregnant with the one natural egg her body produces each month. The best part? The Natural Cycle IVF™ ups a woman’s chances of getting pregnant and is almost completely drug-free – compared to Conventional IVF and Mini-IVF™.

Natural Cycle IVF™

Your body may need only a little coaxing to achieve a pregnancy with the one high quality egg you produce during your monthly cycle. Natural Cycle IVF™ is a holistic IVF protocol offering women the opportunity to avoid the health risks and expense of high dosages of fertility medications. The trepidation and pain of daily injections are virtually eliminated.

One Good Egg Policy

Our Policy: It only takes one good egg to have a healthy baby. IVF treatment plans are designed to focus on producing high quality eggs – not a large quantity of eggs. When multiple eggs are produced, many are not suitable for fertilization in vitro. Plus, treatment can be very difficult for patients – physically and financially. Why is this important? Healthy, quality eggs achieve high IVF success rates for even those difficult patients who have been turned away from treatment at other fertility clinics.

How Natural Cycle IVF™ Works

  • As a woman’s natural cycle begins, the doctor will monitor the growth of her natural egg through regular ultrasound imaging and blood tests.
  • Once her natural egg has reached a prime stage of development, an ovulation trigger medication – hCG – will be self-administered by the patient at a designated time
  • On a scheduled date, the egg will be surgically retrieved in an outpatient procedure while the patient is under general anesthesia
  • After surgical retrieval, the egg will be fertilized in vitro through a procedure known as Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
  • ICSI is an ancillary IVF procedure in which one quality sperm is directly injected into the woman’s natural egg
  • Once a high quality embryo has cultured in vitro to a prime stage of development – it will then be transferred to the woman’s uterus via a thin catheter – similar to a Pap smear procedure
  • A pregnancy test is scheduled in approximately two weeks

Read more: How to Up Your Pregnancy Chances With Natural Cycle IVF

How to Get Pregnant Without Fertility Medications: Natural Cycle IVF™

Ethnic Couple (4)The Natural Cycle IVF™ protocol offered by New Hope Fertility Center in NYC focuses on producing one high quality egg without the use of fertility medications. Why is this important? Healthy, high quality eggs achieve superior IVF success rates for even those difficult patients who have been turned away from treatment at other fertility clinics. Bottom Line: When excessive eggs are produced using high dosages of fertility medications, many are not suitable for fertilization in vitro. Natural Cycle IVF™ is very user-friendly on patients – physically and financially.

Natural Cycle IVF™

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 your one good egg during a fresh IVF cycle – not a high quantity of eggs using large doses of fertility medications.

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, our fertility specialists happily accept candidates for IVF that other fertility clinics decline to treat because of advanced maternal age or other difficult medical conditions. Our One Good Egg Policy helps a woman produce her natural monthly egg for fertilization in vitro and transfer of a healthy embryo to her uterus for hopeful implantation. We believe a woman’s naturally produced egg can be the best quality and likeliest to result in a successful pregnancy.

If you have been deemed a poor responder to IVF treatment and told you could never conceive, come to New Hope Fertility Center for another opinion. We have successfully treated many women who have been told by other that they can never conceive.

Candidates for Natural Cycle IVF™

You may be a prime candidate for Natural Cycle IVF™ because:

  • You have a high follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) level
  • You are at a high risk for developing Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS)
  • You are unable to produce 10 to 15 eggs during a single IVF cycle
  • You do respond to or cannot tolerate fertility medications
  • You are at an advanced maternal age for fertility treatment (over 35)
  • You are able to ovulate, but do not want to use fertility medication
  • You do not want to incur the cost of fertility medication
  • You do not want to produce multiple embryos

One Good Egg Policy

We believe that a woman’s naturally produced egg gives her the best chances of a successful pregnancy. Bottom Line: It’s the quality of a woman’s egg – not the quantity of eggs she is able to produce.Read more: How to Get Pregnant Without Fertility Medications: Natural Cycle IVF™

The Pros and Cons of a Natural Cycle IVF

JZ (3)In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) has typically been used as a single medical treatment protocol focused on harvesting a large number of eggs. Technological advancements and improvements in reproductive medicine have changed this protocol. Today, there are a number of IVF protocols available addressing a patient’s individual needs.

Read more: The Pros and Cons of a Natural Cycle IVF

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.

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

Pick Of The Month: Why Natural and Minimal Stimulation Protocols are the Future of Fertility and What They Are/How They are Different

It is common for people to think of fertility medication when they are considering seeking professional help to start a family.  While fertility medication may have been necessary in the past for in vitro fertilization, that is no longer the case.  Individuals who have a holistic lifestyle or who wish to limit or avoid fertility medications now have options for treatment.  Minimal stimulation and natural IVF protocols have success rates similar to that of traditional IVF without the side effects.Oct012015
Read more: Pick Of The Month: Why Natural and Minimal Stimulation Protocols are the Future of Fertility and What They Are/How They are Different

Rescue IVF-New Hope will save your cycle when others can’t or won’t

I have been doing more and more Rescue IVF procedures.  Rescue IVF is a catch all phrase for any situation where your cycle is in jeopardy of failure.  This covers several different scenarios including:

  • Having started a conventional IVF cycle but only 1 or 2 Follicles develop. Since IVF is recommended when you have 3 or more follicles and you have already taken and/or purchased your medication, rather than abandoning your cycle, I recommend a rescue IUI procedure
  • You are ready to begin triggering or a procedure and your clinic closes
  • You may be doing a Natural IVF cycle and are ovulating but your clinic only performs retrievals at a specific time during the day, which may not be optimal for your cycle
  • You have lost faith in your Dr. or her fertility clinic mid-cycle 2015-16

Regardless of the reasons you may need a Rescue IVF cycle, and for anyone who is changing fertility clinics and doctors, here are some tips to make the transition easier.  It would be ideal (but not necessary) if you could:

Organize your previous cycle information, this will allow your new doctors to be more effective and efficient

  • Request a copy of your IVF lab results and Infectious Disease results from your previous fertility center. Your full medical documents aren’t required
  • Bring a list of the medications you are taking and have been prescribed
  • Bring a list of the medications you currently have
  • If you are using frozen or donor sperm, please get preliminary information about how to transfer the vials to your new clinic. NOTE THAT IT MAY TAKE UP TO 3 DAYS TO ARRANGE THE PROPER TRANSFER.

 

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

Read more: Explaining the Benefits of Various Fertility Treatment Options

Trying To Conceive? – Don’t Lose Hope, You Still Have More Options

The journey to starting a family isn’t always easy. As many as one in every eight couples will have trouble trying to conceive. Seeing a negative result when you’ve done everything “right” can be stressful and heartbreaking. If you’ve been trying to get pregnant without success, do not give up hope!  There are many treatment plans available to address a number of medical causes of fertility issues.

shutterstock_98870129_smallRead more: Trying To Conceive? – Don’t Lose Hope, You Still Have More Options

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