Monthly Archives: August 2017

When Your Endometrial Lining is Constantly Thin

If the diagnosis of a constantly thin endometrial lining has been hindering your chances of conceiving, please know there is hope. An accurate diagnosis of why your endometrial lining remains constantly thin is key to overcoming this medical condition. I can’t emphasize enough how a customized In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment protocol can effectively treat your constantly thin endometrial lining and improve your chances of pregnancy.

A Thin Endometrial Lining – What Does This Mean?

During an IVF cycle, your endometrial lining is routinely measured for thickness through vaginal ultrasounds. An endometrial thickness of 8 mm or greater is considered adequate for successful embryo implantation. Poor endometrial lining thickness is commonly the root cause of infertility for women having multiple unexplained IVF failures. A thin endometrial lining is also routinely the diagnosis for women experiencing recurrent miscarriages.

Why is this important?

Women having a history of using birth control pills for 10 years or longer are prone to having a thin endometrial lining. The use of Clomid while undergoing multiple cycles of Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) in a row may contribute to a constantly thin endometrial lining. Pregnancy and live birth success rates rise substantially with increased endometrial thickness – independent of patient age and embryo quality factors.

  • Embryo implantation rates are highest when the endometrial lining has a thickness of 9 mm or greater
  • A constantly thin endometrial lining – 7 mm or less – is cause for concern of a potential failed IVF cycle
  • Less than 5 mm – there is almost no chance of a pregnancy

Read more: When Your Endometrial Lining is Constantly Thin

How Egg Freezing is Trending in 2017

EggFreezingImage_low_resToday’s woman can postpone motherhood past her prime childbearing years through the medical marvel of egg freezing – oocyte cryopreservation – via IVF. Pregnancy success rates using a woman’s egg that has been cryopreserved are comparable to success rates of a fresh egg. Egg freezing is a phenomenal technology available for today’s women to preserve their fertility for tomorrow. These women want to ensure they have the ability to be biologically connected to their children in the future.

Egg Freezing Trends in 2017

The natural aging process has a dramatic effect on the quality of a woman’s eggs. A woman in her prime reproductive years (early 20s and early 30s) has the option of freezing her eggs to preserve her future fertility into her advanced reproductive years (mid-30s and early 40s + beyond):

  • Today’s modern women who are focused on their education and career opportunities
  • Women whose circumstances in life are not presently conducive to rearing children
  • Women who have not be able to find their life partner
  • Women who are facing cancer treatment – chemo or radiation – that could damage the quality of their eggs and/or destroy their ovarian function by sending them into premature menopause
  • Women who are undergoing IVF and are likely to produce excessive eggs, but have ethical or religious concerns over freezing embryos

Read more: How Egg Freezing is Trending in 2017

How to Become Informed About Egg Donation

A superior egg donation program helps infertile couples grow their families through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) technology. New Hope Fertility in NYC founded the 21st century’s most acclaimed egg donation program. Many women donate their eggs at New Hope Fertility in NYC because they want to give the gift of life to other families. Our program has been created for the sole purpose of matching recipient couples with an optimum egg donor. We work closely with donors and recipients to ensure the process is smooth, confidential, and user-friendly.

Egg Donation Program in NYC

Through New Hope Fertility’s egg donation program, you will be efficiently matched with an egg donor. Our egg donation coordinators carefully match intended parent with egg donors to achieve a successful pregnancy. We help intended parents find egg donors with similarities in ethnicity and physical characteristics.

Egg Donor Qualifications

  • Excellent medical and mental health
  • Ages 18 to 28
  • Local and out-of-state donors welcome

Read more: How to Become Informed About Egg Donation

Mini-IVF™ Pioneering Doctor Lowering Costs

Mini-IVF™ is a protocol pioneered by internationally renowned fertility specialist – Dr. John Zhang – founder of New Hope Fertility NYC. This holistic IVF protocol substantially decreases the amount of fertility medication prescribed to patients. As opposed to giving large doses of medication to produce a high quantity of eggs during a Conventional IVF, Mini-IVF™ gently stimulates a woman’s body to produce fewer high quality eggs (3 to 5 eggs per cycle). The goal of a Mini-IVF™ protocol is to produce only high quality eggs better suited to achieving a healthy embryo and successful pregnancy. 

Mini-IVF™ Common Costs

New Hope Fertility NYC offers its trademarked Minimal Stimulation IVF – Mini-IVF™ – for less than the cost of conventional IVF. Contact us for most current pricing on Mini-IVF™. Quoted Mini-IVF™ fees do not include the expense of fertility medications, which can range up to $1,500, depending upon the patient’s needs. Pregnancy success rates for Mini-IVF™ are comparable to Conventional IVF without the high cost.

Common costs of Mini-IVF™ include:

  • Regulation of the patient’s cycle
  • Prescription of limited fertility medication to stimulate egg production
  • Monitoring throughout the patient’s cycle via blood work and ultrasound
  • Direction on self-administration of hCG trigger injection to time egg retrieval with ovulation
  • An outpatient surgical egg retrieval procedure
  • Fertilization of the harvested eggs in culture
  • A fresh embryo transfer

Read more: Mini-IVF™ Pioneering Doctor Lowering Costs

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