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What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Why Can It Interfere with Fertility?

Women diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) are suffering reproductive hormone imbalances that prevent eggs from being released while the woman is ovulating. PCOS may also cause eggs to develop abnormally. PCOS is common reason for irregular or missed menstrual periods and for development of microscopic cystic structures within the ovaries. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, between five and 10 percent of women (15 to 44 years old) have polycystic ovarian syndrome. Most women do not discover they have PCOS until they visit their doctor after trying to to conceive and failing to get pregnant. Possible Causes of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Although doctors haven’t pinpointed…

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What are the Advantages of Minimal Stimulation IVF

If you’re looking for a more natural and less "medicated" form of in-vitro fertilization, consider minimal stimulation IVF at New York Reproductive Wellness in Jericho, NY.  What Can I Expect with Minimal Stimulation IVF? To increase ovulation, your fertility doctor will proscribe medication to assist your body in releasing more eggs. After allowing time for the eggs to ripen, you’ ll receive an hCG ((human chorionic gonadotropin) shot to further encourage more eggs to be released. Eggs are retrieved for fertilization and later the  embryos are transferred. Comparing Minimal Stimulation IVF  to Conventional IVF Mini IVF is: More affordable Shorter cycled and takes less time Less uncomfortable Less risky, because you won’t receive daily fertility shots, which…

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When Should You Start Considering Fertility Treatment Options?

Thinking about Fertility Treatment Options? Approximately 12 percent of U.S. couples experience infertility, or the inability to conceive within one year of trying to conceive. Achieving pregnancy is a complex process involving multiple factors like the production of viable sperm and healthy ova (eggs), the ability of sperm to reach and fertilize an ovum and the access of the fertilized egg to a woman’s fallopian tubes. In addition, a woman’s hormone consistency must be normal and conducive to allowing the pregnancy to go to full term. Dozens of other conditions exist that could also lead to infertility. In fact, it is not easy to get pregnant! One Year Later and…

Are You a Potential Candidate for Egg Freezing?

If you’re thinking about getting pregnant, you might be considering fertility treatment.  In the past decade, egg freezing has grown immensely in popularity.  Reviewing the reasons to opt for this technology can help you decide if you’re a potential candidate. Why Consider Egg Freezing? Because of family-planning options and other issues, many women want to get pregnant but not at the present.  Freezing eggs for use later is one option in these circumstances, the NYU Langone Medical Center reports: Career and financial issues.  Career progression, military deployment, and financial constraints lead many women to postpone pregnancy.  Since the eggs present when a woman is born are all that she will…