What are the Benefits and Risks of Minimal Stimulation IVF?

If you are struggling to conceive a child, in vitro fertilization (IVF) may offer your best chance of getting pregnant. While highly successful, IVF does have some drawbacks. For example, IVF usually requires you to take fertility drugs that come with unpleasant side effects. And traditional IVF can result in multiple pregnancies. One way to avoid these potential issues is through minimal stimulation IVF offered at our New York fertility clinic. You’ll receive a lower dose of fertility medications and we are better able to craft an individualized plan for your body. The result is a high success rate paired with a better experience for you. What are the benefits of minimal…

How to Use an Ovulation Calendar

According to the American Pregnancy Association, women who have a 28 to 32 day menstrual cycle generally experience ovulation between day 11 and day 21 of their cycle. When you are ovulating, an ovarian follicle will discharge an ovum (egg). The ovum then travels down a fallopian tube where, if healthy sperm is present in that fallopian tube, the egg can be fertilized. The hypothalamus regulates ovulation by “telling” the pituitary gland and the brain’s anterior lobe to begin secreting follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). FSH is need to initiate egg development and increase estrogen levels. LH assists in egg maturation and also triggers ovulation as well as…

Egg Freezing: Should I Freeze My Eggs?

The right time to have a baby is an especially personal decision that is unique to every woman or couple. For many, it takes significant thought and attention. Various factors may play a role in the decision to have a baby now or postpone having a child. Factors like careers or a medical condition certainly weigh in the decision. With today’s modern technology though, many women and couples find that the opportunity to freeze their eggs help to make the decision making process easier. Reasons to Freeze Eggs As a woman or couple still deciding on the best time to have a baby, you may choose to freeze your eggs…

Are You a Candidate for Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)?

One of the most common types of treatment for some types of infertility is intrauterine insemination, commonly called IUI.  Physicians use this procedure to place sperm directly into the uterus.  This shortens the trip to reach a Fallopian tube and boosts the number of sperm that will be able to get close to an egg and result in conception.  There are a number of reasons why an individual might be a candidate for this type of treatment at fertility clinics in New York City. Who is a Good Candidate? The Mayo Clinic reports that IUI is most helpful in these circumstances: Use of donor sperm.  IUI is the most common…