How EmbryoScope Technology Improves IVF Pregnancy Success Rates

Quality embryo development is crucial to a successful pregnancy via an In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) cycle. It can’t be emphasized enough. Identifying quality embryos developing in vitro is critical. The EmbryoScope is an innovative, cutting edge, time-lapsed photography and software solution. Look: The EmbryoScope allows the close monitoring of each embryo’s in vitro growth and development without disturbing the culturing process.

Innovative Technologies

The EmbryoScope is technology designed to improve IVF outcomes.

  • Quantitative data on an embryo’s early stage of development in vitro
  • Objective information on an embryo’s early stage of development in vitro
  • Utilizes time-lapsed photography and software
  • No need to manipulate embryos within the incubator in vitro
  • No need to remove the embryos from the incubator in vitro

Candidates for EmbryoScope technology:

  • Couples having previous failed IVF attempts
  • Couples suffering from recurrent pregnancy loss (miscarriage)

Read more: How EmbryoScope Technology Improves IVF Pregnancy Success Rates

How You Can Preserve Your Fertility Through Ovarian Tissue Freezing

Blog.AYou can preserve your future fertility through ovarian tissue freezing. Why is this good news? The National Institutes of Health reported that [h]uman ovarian tissue transplantation has resulted in the birth of over 70 children worldwide. Look: Preserving female fertility through ovarian tissue freezing is trending today because it is a proven safe and successful procedure.

Candidates for Ovarian Tissue Freezing

A woman only releases one egg per month during her natural cycle. It only takes one good quality egg to have a healthy baby.

There are many females who should consider ovarian tissue freezing.

  • Female children who do not have fully developed ovaries
  • Female children or teenage girls who have been diagnosed with cancer
  • Women in their prime reproductive years who have been diagnosed with cancer
  • Women wanting to postpone motherhood past their prime reproductive years
  • Women wanting to donate their ovarian tissue to help women who are unable to produce good eggs

Celebrated Experts Helping to Preserve Future Fertility

The celebrated fertility specialists at New Hope Fertility NYC provide all-encompassing cryopreservation techniques for protecting the fertility of both women and men.

Read more: How You Can Preserve Your Fertility Through Ovarian Tissue Freezing

How To Prepare For Your First Office Visit For Infertility Treatment

You need to prepare for your first infertility treatment office visit. Good for you! You are bravely taking a proactive step to get pregnant. The team at New Hope Fertility NYC is pleased to be your partner throughout your infertility treatment journey. Before your first office visit takes place, I can’t emphasize enough the importance of the forms and documentation new patients are required to submit.2955513 - couple in consultation at ivf clinic talking to doctor

This crucial first step will:

  • Let us best help you feel comfortable during your first office visit
  • Let us make sure you are well-informed during your first office visit
  • Let us accurately diagnose the root cause of your infertility through recommended diagnostic testing
  • Let us treat you effectively and cost-efficiently so you can build your family

First Office Visit Preparation Tips for Infertility Treatment

The more information I know about you during our first office visit is key to my being able to customize your infertility treatment plan. I have compiled some helpful information on how you can prepare for your upcoming first office visit. At New Hope Fertility NYC, every patient undergoes a complete fertility assessment and diagnostic testing before a customized infertility treatment plan is designed and implemented.

Understanding the root cause of your infertility is the only way to cost-effectively help you get pregnant. Knowing the cause of your infertility will also help you cope better with the realization that you are going to have to take on the financial, physical, and emotional demands of infertility treatment.Read more: How To Prepare For Your First Office Visit For Infertility Treatment

Why a Multidisciplinary Fertility Team Approach is Successful

A multidisciplinary team approach to treating infertility is the most successful because it provides patients with complete coverage of care. Why does this matter? The team at New Hope Fertility NYC is comprised of world renowned fertility doctors, plus:Pick of the Month (3)

The bottom line? There is no cause for concern if you don’t see your fertility doctor every time you attend a routine appointment. A fertility team effort provides the most evidence-based practice leading to higher pregnancy success rates. Our multidisciplinary team has substantial experience in the practice of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) and OBGYN.

Multidisciplinary Team Approach

Members of the fertility team at New Hope Fertility NYC are professionals who have earned:

  • Doctorates
  • PhD’s
  • Master’s Degrees

As your primary doctor, I am always fully informed about your patient progress by my fertility team. I invite my patients to schedule a one-on-one appointment with me at their convenience and my availability.

  • Always remember. Just because you don’t see me – Dr. John Zhang – every time you visit our office for a routine procedure does not mean you are receiving subpar care.
  • Please know this. My multidisciplinary fertility team has been carefully selected and put in place to make sure you receive the best fertility care in the world.
  • The best part? Our patients do not rely on doctors in residency to fulfil their dreams of having a baby.

At New Hope Fertility NYC, all patient cases are evaluated, reviewed and discussed by and between my multidisciplinary fertility team. The team collectively arrives at and executes the best customized fertility treatment plan based upon every patient’s individualized needs.

A Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Treating Your Infertility is Best

Place your trust in a multidisciplinary team approach to treating your infertility. Contact the Fertility Experts at New Hope Fertility NYC if you’re struggling with infertility. It is important to work with a fertility care team having a thorough understanding of the root cause of your infertility.

A multidisciplinary team approach to treating your infertility will:

  • Offer the highest chances of pregnancy
  • Are the most cost-effective
  • Produce the best overall patient trust and satisfaction

To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. John Zhang, call 917.525.5496. Or, you can post your comments about this article in the box below and the Doctor will be happy to address your inquiry.

Why IVF is the Best First-Time Treatment Option for Older Women

For women between the ages of 38 and 42 – I believe that placing them on the fast-track to In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment is the best course of action. Why does this matter? Moving past other first-line alternative treatments – such as Timed Intercourse and Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) – and going straight to IVF has been proven to increase an older woman’s chances of conceiving faster. Look: IVF saves older couples from the financial, physical, and emotional stress of repeated failed infertility treatment cycles. Plus: IVF offers those couples suffering from male factor infertility the benefits of Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) – the direct injection of healthy sperm into an egg for fertilization in vitro. Double Plus: IVF is a means of having an older couple’s embryos graded for health through genetic screening, such as PGD and/or PGS/NGS technology.44433399 - beautiful blonde young pregnant woman isolated on white background

Recent IVF Research

In the case of older couples – between 38 and 42 – with unexplained infertility, a recent study favored going straight to IVF treatment. What does this recent research show?

  • IVF is the most cost-efficient treatment
  • IVF results in fewer treatment cycles
  • IVF results in less multiple pregnancies
  • IVF results in higher live birth rates

Researchers have found that older women were more than twice as likely to become pregnant through IVF within the first two cycles of treatment. The best part? They were twice as likely to have a healthy baby from their IVF pregnancy.Read more: Why IVF is the Best First-Time Treatment Option for Older Women

Dr. Zhang’s One Good Egg Policy

I focus my skills as a fertility specialist on designing a fertility treatment protocol producing one high quality egg for every patient. One good egg fertilized by healthy sperm has the best chance of successfully achieving a pregnancy through IVF. Why is this important? Large quantities of eggs are no longer pivotal in the practice of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Bottom line: You can now opt for the One Good Egg Policy at New Hope Fertility NYC.

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When multiple eggs are produced, many are not suitable for fertilization in vitro. A heavy regimen of ovarian hyperstimulation hormone medications are very hard on a woman – physically and financially. It’s an evidence-based policy. One healthy, quality egg is capable of achieving IVF pregnancy success for those difficult patients who have been turned away by other fertility clinics.

My One Good Egg Policy is:

  • Patient-friendly
  • FSH-friendly
  • Age-friendly

I can’t emphasize enough: We do not boost our high IVF pregnancy success data results by rejecting patients based on strict criteria. Taking on very difficult patients and helping them overcome their infertility encompasses the overall goal of my One Good Egg policy. Here, we are committed to treating all patients suffering from infertility – regardless of their diagnosed difficulty. Know this: To get pregnant successfully through IVF at New Hope Fertility NYC, only one good egg and one healthy sperm is needed.Read more: Dr. Zhang’s One Good Egg Policy

How Gender Selection is Accomplished Through PGS

At the request of parents undergoing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), gender selection is accomplished through a medical technology known as Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS/NGS). The PGS process takes place in conjunction with a fresh IVF cycle by an experienced embryologist while the embryos are developing in vitro. After several days of embryo development in vitro, all embryos undergo PGS to determine each embryo’s gender before transfer to the woman’s uterus for implantation into her uterine lining.

Family Balancing Through PGS

Pick of the MonthFamily balancing is available to New Hope Fertility NYC patients through PGS in conjunction with IVF because gender identification of embryos is an inevitable by-product of the technology. Gender selection through PGS allows parents to select the sex of their child with more than 99 percent accuracy.Read more: How Gender Selection is Accomplished Through PGS

How Acupuncture and IVF Can Help You Get Pregnant This Summer

Without a doubt, beginning acupuncture treatment three months before your IVF transfer will enhance your chances of a successful pregnancy. Studies have shown that women who underwent acupuncture before, during and after IVF embryo transfer increased their chances of pregnancy by up to 42 percent. Why is this important? The pregnancy success rate of those who did not undergo acupuncture was only 26 percent.Acupuncture Treatment - 1

In-House Acupuncture Therapy and IVF

These phenomenal IVF success rates are why New Hope Fertility NYC is set to unveil its in-house acupuncture therapy treatment program in July of 2017! Our acupuncturists are specially trained in acupuncture therapy with a focus on treating women’s infertility. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institutes for Health have found that acupuncture is a viable and accepted method of treating female infertility.

  • Enhances IVF success rates
  • Reduces stress during IVF treatment
  • Enhance ovarian function
  • Increase blood supply to reproductive organs – especially the uterus

Acupuncture Therapy Basics

Acupuncture points are located on meridians through which gi vital energy runs. The procedure involves the insertion of very thin needles through the patient’s skin in targeted areas of the head, torso, limbs and extremities. These needles are inserted at various depths, depending upon the patient’s diagnosed medical condition.

A healthy body is the result of a harmonious balance of the life force known by traditional Chinese medicine as gi or chi – energies flowing through pathways within the body. There are 350 acupuncture points in the human body. The body’s energy pathways are accessed through the insertion of small, thin needles in targeted areas of discomfort to release or redirect the body’s energy. Through acupuncture therapy, the body is brought back into its proper balance.

The acupuncture points chosen for treatment of female infertility result in:

  • Better blood perfusion and energy in the uterus
  • Relaxation of the patient
  • Stabilization of the endocrine system

The IVF Embryo Transfer Acupuncture Plan

Acupuncture can begin at any time during your fertility treatment – but this is the best plan of action:

  • Plan an acupuncture treatment on the morning of your transfer
  • Plan another in the afternoon following your transfer
  • Book an acupuncture session five days after your transfer
  • Book a follow up acupuncture session 5 to 7 days later

That’s not all the good news. Other holistic therapies have proved to help IVF pregnancy success rates. These therapies can be used in conjunction with acupuncture to enhance your IVF pregnancy success rate.

  • Reflexology
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Yoga
  • Massage

Beginning acupuncture therapy before you start a fertility drug regimen will help to prepare your body for the physical stress it is about to undergo. Turning to acupuncture during your fertility drug regimen will help with unpleasant side effects:

  • Nausea
  • Moodiness
  • Fatigue
  • Stress

Insurance Coverage for Acupuncture Therapy

Although coverage varies according to providers and states, your insurance policy may cover the cost of acupuncture treatment. The insurance experts at New Hope Fertility NYC will help you to explore all possible insurance coverage for acupuncture and assist in processing your claims.

The IVF SURE™ Program

Prepare for your IVF treatment by getting as much assistance as possible to reduce your financial stress. The cost of conventional IVF ranges between $7,500 and $12,000 – depending on the patient’s medical needs and personal desires. The cost of fertility medications for single fresh IVF cycle ranges between $2,500 and $5,000. Introducing IVF SURE™ by New Hope Fertility NYC – a revolutionary IVF refund guarantee program. IVF SURE™ is principled on outcome-based pricing minimizing the financial risk of IVF.

Why is this important? No hidden IVF fees or costs. Our patients pay a fixed fee for three (3) IVF cycles. If a viable pregnancy is not achieve, the patient is refunded the fixed amount of money invested in three (3) IVF cycles. Patients pay a fixed fee of $25,000 for three (3) fresh cycles of conventional IVF treatment within a 9-month period. If a viable pregnancy is not achieved within this 9 month period, patients are refunded the fixed fee. With IVF SURE™, patients typically only incur the cost of fertility medications. IVF SURE™ pricing does not include the cost of in-house acupuncture therapy.

Acupuncture and IVF Can Help You Get Pregnant

The fertility specialists at New Hope Fertility NYC want to do everything possible to treat your infertility. Whether you are exploring IVF – or a less invasive procedure – it is important to work with a fertility care team having the experience to accurately diagnose the underlying cause of your infertility. Then, a customized fertility treatment plan meeting your medical and personal needs can be designed specifically for you.

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

Preventing Genetic Disease Through PGD – Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis

Genetic screening of embryos – Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) – allows fertility specialists to test and identify those embryos having a genetic defect. PGD prevents hereditary diseases from being passed from parents to their children. Dr. John Zhang recommends PGD in conjunction with IVF for couples who are known carriers of a single gene disorder (genetic disease).


PGD Detects Single Cell Genetic Diseases

The most common single cell genetic diseases tested for through PGD are:

  • Hemophilia
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Sickel Cell Anemia
  • Tay Saches Disease
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Duchennes Muscular Dystrophy
  • Thalassemia

Read more: Preventing Genetic Disease Through PGD – Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis

How to Read IVF Success Rates and Locate a Top Clinic

All fertility specialists in the United States report and verify data on the outcomes of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) procedures performed in their clinics over the calendar year. According to the success rates report by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there were 231,936 ART cycles performed by 464 clinics in the U.S. during the last reporting period. The demand for the practice of ART has doubled over the past 10 years and 1.6 of all babies born in the U.S. were conceived using

IVF Success Rates

The most sought-after ART procedure is In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). IVF involves the surgical extraction of a woman’s egg to be fertilized in laboratory – in vitro. After an embryo has cultured in vitro to a prime stage of development, it is transferred to the woman’s uterus through her cervix.

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.  Read more: How to Read IVF Success Rates and Locate a Top Clinic