Ovulation Induction

Does the IVF Process Hurt?

One of the most popular assisted reproductive technologies used by women with fertility issues is in vitro fertilization (IVF). By extracting a woman’s eggs and combining eggs with sperm in a lab dish, fertility doctors can create an embryo which can then be transferred to a woman’s uterus. IVF is used to treat fertility issues due to damaged/blocked fallopian tubes, ovarian failure, uterine fibroids, low sperm motility/count in men or unexplained infertility. Does It Hurt to Undergo In Vitro Fertilization? Several steps are involved in the IVF process. Women will initially need injections of fertility medications to stimulate the production of eggs. Women who are sensitive to insertion of needles…

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PCOS

Are PCOS symptoms reversible?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is diagnosed in about seven percent of women with irregular menstrual periods and problems conceiving. Other symptoms of PCOS include excessive facial hair growth, acne outbreaks, migraines, insulin resistance and weight gain. Doctors believe PCOS is caused by hormone imbalances involving follicle stimulating and luteinizing hormone, two hormones involved in ovulation. Women with PCOS may also suffer from ovarian cysts resulting from eggs that fail to mature enough for completing the ovulation process. Because PCOS increases the risk for heart disease, diabetes, infertility and uterine cancer, women diagnosed with PCOS should seek treatment through ovulation induction and hormone-balancing medications. Are Symptoms of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Reversible?…

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What Happens After Egg Freezing?

Freezing their eggs gives women the opportunity to postpone becoming a parent until they feel it is the right time.  When considering the egg freezing experience, many patients want an overview of the medical process, including what happens once eggs are frozen. Why Freeze Your Eggs? Freezing a woman’s eggs is a way to preserve her fertility.  The eggs present when a female is born are the entire amount she will ever produce. Most individuals weighing fertility preservation consider a pregnancy currently inconvenient or medically unwise.  Treatments such as chemotherapy can eliminate pregnancy as a possibility.  Eggs a woman releases during her 20s or 30s typically represent a better quality…

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What are the chances of getting pregnant with IVF?

In-vitro fertilization, which is also known as IVF, is a procedure offered to couples who aren’t able to conceive on their own or using less invasive techniques. Thanks to advances in technology, the chances of getting pregnant with IVF are quite high. However, your individual chances of conceiving with IVF depend on the specifics of your situation. What Is In-Vitro? In-vitro fertilization is a procedure in which the egg and sperm are joined outside of the body, allowed to mature for a while and then placed back in the uterus for implantation. IVF is often recommended when other options, such as ovulation induction and/or intrauterine insemination, have not worked. Some…

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Best age to freeze eggs

What is the best age to freeze your eggs?

Egg freezing, which is also known as oocyte cryopreservation, is a strategy some women use to preserve their fertility. You can freeze your eggs at any point during your childbearing years. However, some ages may be better than others when it comes to egg freezing. What Is Egg Freezing? Egg freezing is a procedure that involves stimulating the ovaries to produce multiple mature eggs. Once the eggs have matured, the doctor harvests them, freezes them and stores them until they are needed. About Age and Fertility A woman’s fertility is strongly linked to her age. The quality and quantity of eggs begin to decline when a woman is around the…

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PCOS

How can I ovulate with PCOS?

If you suffer from the polycystic ovarian syndrome or PCOS, you may not ovulate regularly. Without a healthy ovulation, you cannot get pregnant on your own. Fortunately, it is possible to ovulate even when you have PCOS  with the right treatment.  What Is PCOS? PCOS  is a common condition that affects as many as one in 10 women during their childbearing years. It occurs when the reproductive hormones are out of balance, which leads to problems with the menstrual cycle. PCOS may cause the egg not to develop properly, or it may not be released at all during the cycle. For many women, this condition makes it difficult to get pregnant. …

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Egg Freezing

How successful is egg freezing?

What is Egg Freezing and Why Is It Done? Oocyte cryopreservation (egg freezing) involves the extraction of a woman’s viable eggs, freezing of those eggs and storing of eggs for the purpose of preserving them for future implantation. Before freezing eggs, your fertility specialist will evaluate your ovarian reserve to determine how many eggs are produced during your cycle. Assessments include pelvic ultrasounds and blood tests that also help decide how much fertility medication may be needed to boost egg production. Injectable hormone medications are given to stimulate the ovaries. Finally, fluid contained in ovarian follicles and oocytes are vaginally aspirated (removed). Egg maturity is microscopically assessed. Eggs that are…

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Egg Freezinf

How Safe Is Egg Freezing

Egg freezing is a popular solution for fertility problems and it is very safe for good candidates. In fact, our fertility doctor would only recommend freezing your eggs if it is a safe option for you, in his medical opinion. A noted fertility expert, Dr. Zapantis will carefully guide you through your fertility journey and explain all risks involved. At NY Reproductive Wellness, we have a number of fertility treatments and options available, so that we can find the best solution for each patient. That said, every medical treatment has risks, including egg freezing, and all can experience complications. Who is the Best Candidate for Successful Egg Freezing? The best candidates…

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Embryo Freezing

Egg Freezing vs. Embryo Freezing

If you are considering IVF, you will have a variety of options available. The way in which you choose to proceed may determine your chances of success, as well as the procedures required to complete your treatment. In cases where you aren’t ready to attempt pregnancy immediately, or if you have extra eggs you want to save, you may consider egg freezing or embryo freezing. Each of these options offers different advantages.  IVF Basics IVF is a procedure that works by combining an egg and sperm in the laboratory, allowing the embryo to develop for a few days, and then placing it inside the mother’s uterus. IVF can be performed with…

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Egg Freezin

How Effective is Egg Freezing?

Before getting started on your egg freezing journey, you’re naturally wondering about effectiveness. Although every woman and every situation are unique, there are some general statistics about the success rates of egg freezing to preserve your fertility options. First, it’s wise to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Secondly, as you might imagine, “the earlier, the better” your chances for pregnancy through egg vitrification (freezing). Finally, choosing a NY fertility clinic with a solid record of success will help ensure you enjoy a smooth egg (oocyte) freezing process, in a high-tech and supportive environment.  Female Fertility Basics If you are a healthy female under 40 years…

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