Monthly Archives: December 2017

How to Reduce Your IVF Financial Risk: IVF SURE™

Healthy BabyIVF SURE™ is an outcome-based pricing service that helps to reduce our patients’ financial risk. Here’s the deal. Because IVF SURE™ guarantees results, you will get pregnant or we will refund your money. Our outcome-based IVF treatment pricing minimizes your IVF financial risk. Bottom Line: There are no hidden fees or costs to IVF treatment when using the IVF Sure™ guarantee program.

How IVF SURE™ Works For You

You pay a fixed fee – $25,000 – for three (3) fresh IVF cycles to be completed within a nine (9) month period. If you do not get pregnant – this fixed fee will be refunded. Fertility medication costs are not included in our IVF SURE™ program. This is an outcome-based fee schedule. The goal is to help you achieve a successful clinical pregnancy.

  • No Day 3 FSH/Estradiol testing required
  • No Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) testing required
  • No disqualification because of previous failed IVF cycles

What’s the best part?

Most patients get pregnant within one or two cycles – 3 to 6 months – however, you have 9 months to participate in our IVF SURE™ program to receive a full fee refund. Time is not delayed during the 9 month period. Look: After a first failed IVF cycle – you can immediately begin the 2nd cycle.

Candidates for IVF SURE™

  • Women who are 38 years old or younger
  • Women who have regular menstrual cycles
  • Women who do not have regular periods because they are suffering from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Women who have qualifying male partners – IVF SURE™ does not cover TESA procedures (surgically retrieved sperm)

Read more: How to Reduce Your IVF Financial Risk: IVF SURE™

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™

How the Gentle MINI-IVF™ Can Help You Get Pregnant

Ethnic Couple (2)Our Mini-IVF™ is a gentle – yet successful – holistic protocol helping to achieve pregnancy success for those women who have been struggling to have a baby. Because lower dosages of fertility medications are prescribed, only 3 to 5 high quality eggs are produce. The best part? Your cost per Mini-IVF™ cycle is reduced because less fertility medications are prescribed. Bottom Line: Pregnancy success rates for Mini-IVF™ are comparable to Conventional IVF.

The Revolutionary Mini-IVF™

In addition to reducing your cost for fertility medications, a Mini-IVF™ protocol lessens your physical discomfort.

  • Less fertility medication to produce 3 to 5 quality eggs
  • Cycle monitoring through ultrasound imaging and blood tests
  • Surgical egg retrieval
  • Fertilization of egg and sperm in vitro via (ICSI)
  • Culture and monitoring of embryo(s) via EmbryoScope technology
  • Grading and selection of quality embryo(s) for fresh transfer and/or future (FET)
  • Single Embryo Transfer (SET)

Candidates for Mini-IVF™

Mini-IVF™ is the best treatment protocol for:

  • Women diagnosed with blocked or damaged Fallopian tubes
  • Women diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Women diagnosed as having a risk of developing Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS)
  • Women diagnosed with a low ovarian reserve
  • Women diagnosed with cancer and are about to undergo treatment

Mini-IVF™ has also become the preferred treatment protocol for those:

  • Having failed multiple Conventional IVF cycles
  • Suffering from male-factor infertility
  • Wanting to reduce their costs of treatment
  • Wanting to reduce their risk of multiple pregnancy
  • Not wanting to create excessive embryos due to religious reasons
  • Wanting to reduce their use of injectable medications because of an aversion to needles
  • Wanting to undergo another fresh IVF cycle immediately after a failed cycle

Read more: How the Gentle MINI-IVF™ Can Help You Get Pregnant

What You Need To Know About Egg Donation

45569541 - couple looking at their sleeping baby girl, close upEgg donors are changing lives all over the globe. As an egg donor, you will be making a selfless effort to help other women who are unable to produce their own eggs. The best part? By using your young, healthy eggs, another woman will be able to achieve a successful pregnancy through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Bottom line: Because of your gift of life, your eggs will help other women carry a pregnancy to full term and become new mothers.

Profile of an Egg Donor

Young women who become egg donors must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be between the age of 18 and 28
  • Be in excellent health – nonsmoker with a normal body weight
  • Be free from any known familial, genetic, or sexually transmitted diseases
  • Pass all psychological, medical, and genetic testing required by the egg donor program

Egg Donor Program

Our egg donor coordinators work closely with you, recipients, and IVF medical staff throughout the entire donation process.

  • High compensation
  • Smooth application process
  • Confidential donation program
  • Easy to understand IVF process

ABC’s of Egg Donation

Your egg donation cycle will be ABC easy. Here’s the deal: A typical egg donation cycle can be completed within one to two months – from application to egg retrieval.

  • A – Apply by completing our prescreening application. This will help us determine if you are a potential candidate.
  • B – Be screened by our egg donor coordinator who will call you to schedule your first visit with us. At your office visit, you will undergo blood testing and a consultation with our egg donor coordinator.
  • C – Complete the egg retrieval process by undergoing a fresh IVF cycle. You will undergo a regimen of prescribed hormone injections that stimulate the ovaries into producing multiple egg follicles. Once mature, these egg follicles will be surgically retrieved by the doctor in an outpatient procedure.

Read more: What You Need To Know About Egg Donation

How Fertility Yoga Can Help Get You Pregnant

27878469 - lifestyle  cute, attractive woman during yoga exerciseWhen you are investing significant amounts of time, money, and emotion into an IVF cycle, you want to do everything you can to make it successful. Look: New studies have shown that both online yoga and in-person yoga help to increase the chances of a successful IVF pregnancy by up to 26 percent. This is because yoga is proven to reduce stress and anxiety in IVF patients.

Here’s the fertility yoga deal.

Yoga regimens include a series of poses and postures designed to improve fertility by:

  • Increasing blood flow to your reproductive system
  • Releasing stress
  • Reducing anxiety
  • Balancing life energy flow throughout the body
  • Helping to reset your endocrine system – aiding hormonal balance
  • Supporting a healthy immune system
  • Detoxifying the body
  • Creating clarity in your mind

Six weeks of in-person or online fertility yoga can reduce an IVF patient’s stress and anxiety between 23 and 26 percent. Now, you can experience the benefits of yoga by practicing online at home.

Benefits of Fertility Yoga

A thoughtful regimen of yoga during an IVF cycle combines mindful meditation with physical movement. Yoga is a great physical activity for preparing the body for undergoing the physical and emotional challenges of an IVF cycle.

That’s not all. Yoga prepares a woman’s body for pregnancy.

Physical activity through yoga in conjunction with IVF will:

  • Elicit a relaxation response in your body to reduce chronic stress
  • Counteract harmful stress hormones
  • Direct blood flow

There are many creative yoga sequences specifically designed to:

  • Center attention on breathing
  • Center attention on relaxing the mind and body

Read more: How Fertility Yoga Can Help Get You Pregnant

How to Plan Your Family Through Gender Selection

Pick of the MonthMany women undergoing IVF are choosing the sex of their baby through PGS/NGS technology. Celebrities and public figures, like Chrissy Teigen recently interviewed by Vogue, are increasingly opening up the discussion surrounding gender selection. Look: No longer is gender selection frowned upon as a social engineering tool used to make designer babies. What’s the bottom line? Gender selection is an accepted fertility procedure used to choose the sex of a baby for family balancing purposes.

Gender Selection Technology

Demand for gender selection is growing and our innovative IVF and genetic testing technology has been responding in kind with more than 99% accuracy. That’s not all. Gender selection is an inevitable by-product of genetic testing. Through genetic testing, the sex of each embryo is identifiable.

Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS) and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)

PGS and NGS technology works to identify embryos with chromosomal abnormalities while they culture during the IVF process. The best part? PGS/NGS is the testing of an embryo’s overall chromosomal normalcy prior to being transferred to the patient’s uterus. Chromosomal abnormalities make an embryo too week to thrive into a fetus if it manages to implant into a woman’s uterine lining.

An Embryo’s Gender Chromosomal Make Up

The gender of an embryo is determined by the chromosomes carried in the sperm.

  • A man’s sperm can carry either the X or Y chromosome
  • A woman’s egg only contributes the X chromosome to the fertilized embryo
  • An embryo with XY makeup is male
  • An embryo with XX makeup is female

PGS Increases Pregnancy Rates By Up To 30 Percent

Universal blastocyst embryo screening is recommended for our patients because the procedure can help increase the chances of a pregnancy by 30 percent. Our fertility specialists recommend PGS/NGS in conjunction with IVF for:

  • Women over 37 who are undergoing IVF
  • Women who have had two or more unsuccessful IVF cycles
  • Women under 35 who have experienced two or more miscarriages – recurrent miscarriage
  • Women who are over 35 and have experience one miscarriage

Read more: How to Plan Your Family Through Gender Selection

How to Boost Your Sperm Count by the New Year

2015-8When a couple under the age of 35 cannot conceive after having regular, unprotected sexual intercourse for one year, there is a 30 percent chance it could be due to male-factor infertility. Why is this important? Even if a man’s sperm count has been analyzed and determined to be normal – it may not be optimal. Bottom Line: It is advisable for men to seek out fertility boosting treatment in conjunction with their female partner’s fertility plan.

  • Male-factor infertility = 30 percent of cases
  • Female-factor infertility = 30 percent of cases
  • Unexplained – idiopathic – infertility = 10 percent of cases

Checking Your Sperm Count With A Semen Analysis

A computer assisted semen analysis is a simple – yet sophisticated – diagnostic test used to judge a man’s sperm quality and quantity.

  • Sperm Concentration is the number of sperm in the ejaculate
  • Sperm Motility is the percentage of sperm moving and the qualities of movement such as speed and straightness
  • Sperm Morphology is the percentage of sperm having a normal appearance in size and shape

Average Sperm Counts Have Diminished Significantly

Studies have shown that over the past 50 to 60 years, average sperm counts have diminished significantly. The average sperm concentration in a milliliter of ejaculate has been cut in half since the 1940s. Men with normal sperm counts may be contributing a couple’s struggle to get pregnant naturally.

  • Normal sperm counts show a baseline of 15 million per milliliter of ejaculate
  • Optimal sperm count baseline = 40 million+

Optimum Sperm Quality is Important

A man’s sperm quality matters a lot – even if his lab results fall within a normal range.

  • Morphology
  • Motility
  • Forward progression
  • Semen volume
  • Liquefaction time

Read more: How to Boost Your Sperm Count by the New Year

New Hope’s In-House Acupuncture for Fertility

4540703 - close-up of acupuncture needles on belly - selective focusAcupuncture in conjunction with In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) has been proven by studies to increase a woman’s chances of getting pregnant by up to 50 percent! National Institutes of Health research has shown a direct correlation between acupuncture and pregnancy. Why is this important? Because New Hope Fertility Center has incorporated an in-house acupuncture service as an integral part of our all-encompassing infertility treatment options. Bottom line: Acupuncture is a useful tool during the practice of the vast array of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) procedures offered at New Hope Fertility Center.

Acupuncture Increases Pregnancy Success

Acupuncture is the holistic practice of inserting ultra-thin, sterile needles into the body’s specific trigger points serving as meridians to a woman’s reproductive system. The insertion of needles into one’s reproductive trigger points through specific channels serves to regulate the body’s functions.

What’s the real story? This remarkable Chinese medicine has been used in conjunction with Western medicine for centuries. According to the American Pregnancy Association, acupuncture helps increase a woman’s fertility by alleviating medical conditions preventing her from getting pregnant.

Look: Acupuncture . . .

  • Reduces patient stress and produces a calming effect during infertility treatment
  • Reduces uterine spasms after embryo transfer
  • Improves clarity and overall whole body wellness during infertility treatment
  • Improves egg quality – FSH level
  • Improves embryo implantation – conception – success
  • Reduces chance of miscarriage

Our acupuncture practitioners are skilled in determining a patient’s individual medical challenges in overcoming infertility.Read more: New Hope’s In-House Acupuncture for Fertility