Myths and Facts About Infertility

There’s a lot of misinformation about infertility out there these days. Here are some common myths and facts to help you better understand the facts surrounding infertility and fertility treatments. Myth: Infertility is rare Fact: Infertility happens much more than you may realize. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 12.3 percent of women between the ages of 18 and 44 will have trouble conceiving or sustaining a pregnancy. Myth: Your only fertility treatment options include IVF and blastocyst culture. Fact: You may think treatments at a New York fertility clinic are your only chance to become pregnant. In truth, the majority of infertility cases are treated with conventional therapies like drug treatment or…

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Understanding the Egg Freezing Process

Egg freezing is the process of preserving a woman’s eggs until she is ready to go through an IUI or IVF procedure to get pregnant. A woman’s egg supply when she is born is all she will ever have. It might be a million when she is born, but by the time she reaches an age where she is sexually active, there could only be 300,000 left. A woman’s egg supply keeps reducing every month, which diminishes a woman’s chances of conceiving naturally. There is where egg freezing can be beneficial. Here are some things to know about egg freezing, the procedure, and why it is performed. Why Egg Freezing…

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Understanding the Ovulation Calendar Cycles

If you are trying to get pregnant, you will need to become familiar with your ovulation cycle as part of your fertility evaluation. You can do this by tracking ovulation and your fertile days each month with an ovulation calendar. Each month, you have about six fertile days in what is called your fertile window.  These are the days leading up to ovulation. Unfortunately, women often try to conceive based on a standard cycle, but if you ovulate early or late, you might miss it. In fact, only about 30 percent of women have their fertile window according to the clinical guidelines. This is why tracking your ovulation has become…

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Benefits of Visiting a Fertility Center

If you are attempting to conceive a child without success, or if you are interested in having your fertility evaluated for a different reason, you may decide to visit a fertility center. Visiting such a facility can provide you with a number of different benefits, including: 1. Fertility evaluation from an expert. When you visit a fertility treatment center, a physician who has the training and experience necessary to provide you with an accurate diagnosis will evaluate your fertility. Depending on the circumstances, your partner’s fertility may be evaluated as well. In most cases, this will lead to a deeper understanding of the challenges you face when trying to conceive.…

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Why Choose In-Vitro Fertilization?

Conceiving a child can be a struggle for some couples, who may eventually turn to a technique like in-vitro fertilization (IVF). One of a number of assisted reproductive technology (ART) options, IVF can make a huge difference in a couple’s ability to conceive. Here’s what New York Reproductive Wellness, a leading fertility clinic in NYC, wants you to know about IVF.   All About In-Vitro Fertilization In-vitro (literally, “in glass”) fertilization is the technical term for a process that involves combining fertile eggs with sperm outside the body. Babies conceived by this method were once known as test tube babies, although a culture tube is actually the container used. Fertility…

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Signs that I Might Have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a very common health condition of women who are in their childbearing age. It is frequently linked to infertility in women, as well as a host of other reproductive system problems. According to WomensHealth.Gov, one in every 10 women is suffering from PCOS. With this condition, women often have painful cysts in their ovaries and unusual levels of hormones that can lead to many issues. If you think you have PCOS, you should visit a New York Fertility Clinic today. Here are some signs that might point to this condition. You Have Irregular Periods Since your hormone levels can be too high when you have…

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What to Expect with an Artificial Insemination Procedure

Artificial insemination (AI) is a procedure that involves the sperm being inserted into the women’s cervix to increase the chances of conception. It is frequently used as a way to treat infertility when couples are not able to conceive naturally. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately six percent of women between 15 and 44 years of age can’t get pregnant with their spouse on their own within one year of having unprotected sex. If you are having difficulty, here are some things to know about the AI procedure. Exam and Monitoring    The first part of artificial insemination, also referred to as occurs when your New…

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Choices, Choices – Fertility Treatment Options

When a couple has trouble trying to conceive, it’s not the end of their hopes for a child. Modern medicine has many fertility treatment options, and New York Reproductive Wellness wants to make sure you know about them. We are unique among fertility clinics in New York City in that we focus on a natural approach wherever possible and use them in combination with high technology methods. Fertility Issues Assisted reproductive technology (ART) is another term for medical treatments to correct or resolve fertility problems. Although some cases of infertility can’t be corrected, ART can help many couples. Sometimes something as simple as timing intercourse can result in a successful…

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Four Things You Should Know About Minimal Stimulation IVF

If you’ve been researching fertility treatment options, you’ve probably heard about IVF and artificial insemination. But have you heard of minimal stimulation IVF? The process is becoming quite popular among patients at fertility clinics in New York City. Compared to traditional IVF, mini-stim IVF uses a lower dose of medication to stimulate the ovaries to produce eggs. Not as many eggs grow but they are of a higher quality and lead to healthier embryos. Once released, the eggs are retrieved using a local anesthetic instead of general anesthesia. Then, they are fertilized just as they would be with traditional IVF and placed in the uterus. The treatment is a good option for women…

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Egg Freezing 101: What You Need to Know

Egg freezing is an ideal option for women who are not ready to start a family but would like to preserve their fertility for the future. Below is some information to help you understand and/or prepare for this procedure. What is Egg Freezing? Egg freezing is a fertility preservation procedure that involves freezing mature eggs until the woman is ready to begin her family. Once she is ready to have a baby, the eggs will be fertilized and transferred to the woman’s uterus through IVF. Who is a Good Candidate for Egg Freezing? A woman may choose to have her eggs frozen for a number of reasons, including: Upcoming radiation…

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