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What Affects the Results of In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF)?

For a number of fertility issues, in-vitro fertilization (IVF) has proven a very successful type of treatment.  Understanding the factors that contribute to the results IVF produces is important in determining expectations from this therapy. Expected IVF Outcomes IVF is one type of assisted reproductive technology.  It joins a female egg and male sperm in a lab dish.  The term in-vitro means “outside the body”.  IVF includes five steps: Stimulation to foster egg production Retrieval of eggs Insemination and fertilization Embryo culturing Transfer of embryo Fertility clinics customize treatment plans according to each patient’s needs.  According to Medline Plus, while statistics vary among facilities, the overall chances of delivering a…

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How to Recognize a Top Holistic Fertility Center

At New York Reproductive Wellness, on Long Island’s North Shore in Jericho, we’re proud of our record of success and we’re dedicated to providing the best patient care every day. We have a sacred mission that is built upon the most advanced medical fertility science and natural holistic medicine. Our NY fertility center is here to help you get pregnant in the most natural, non-invasive manner possible. We’re aided by the latest technology and focused on taking care of your overall physical and emotional health. Here we discuss the characteristics we feel are essential for the best fertility care in NY. Why Whole-Person Fertility Treatment is Crucial Infertility can be stressful…

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Fertility Treatment Options Causing Confusion? Here’s How to Clear It Up

When you’re researching all the fertility treatment options and trying to sort through them to choose the best path, confusion often sets in. The best treatment for your “information overload” is a consultation with an experienced fertility specialist at our Long Island clinic. Of course, you want to get a basic idea of your choices–and the Internet is perfect for that. But you may already be frustrated after struggling with a potential infertility issue for months or years. Many of our patients describe the headache they got after reading about all the options, pros, cons and caveats of fertility medicine. At New York Reproductive Wellness in Jericho, Long Island, we’re happy to…

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FAQs about Minimal Stimulation IVF

Your Questions Answered about Minimal Stimulation IVF An alternative to traditional in vitro fertilization, minimal IVF differs from IVF because requires women take less medication, is more affordable than IVF and does not need the time commitment required by the standard IVF procedure. Who are Good Candidates for Minimal Stimulation IVF? An ultrasound test is needed to ensure a woman’s reproductive system is structurally sound. Blood tests are helpful to determine if hormone levels are normal. Depending on a woman’s past medical history, your fertility doctor may want additional tests before determining if you are a good candidate for mini IVF. In some cases, your doctor may want you to…

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Is There Preparation for Egg Freezing?

As reproductive techniques and technologies have advanced, women have more options than ever before when it comes to planning their families, including the timing of starting their family. The ability to freeze one’s eggs is here, enabling women and couples to potentially hold off the start of their families for various reasons, whether it’s to pursue schooling or careers, travel, or for health reasons. Egg freezing was approved in 2012 by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. Since then more women have turned to essential preserve their future fertility. Some do so to preserve eggs before undergoing cancer treatment. Others want to focus on their careers before beginning a family.…

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How You Can Use an Ovulation Calendar to Get Pregnant

Once you make a decision to start a family, you probably would like to conceive as soon as possible so that you and your partner can start to make your dreams become a reality. While some couples are willing to just let things take their natural course, other couples desire to maximize their chances of getting pregnant each and every month. Using an ovulation calendar is an excellent method to help you understand your most fertile days to help you maximize your opportunity of conceiving as early as possible. Here are a few ways you can use an ovulation calendar to help you to get pregnant. Understand your fertile cycle. Most…

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Choosing Intrauterine Insemination As a Viable Option

There are a number of options for women who want to conceive but may have trouble becoming pregnant naturally, or for women who are without a partner but who are looking to have a child. Not all options work well for all women, and it is important to find the one that will provide a women with what she really needs to have the highest level of success. By choosing intrauterine insemination, patients can choose a more customized path that can help them get pregnant sooner and reduce the cost of their fertility treatments. That can make a big difference for women whose budgets are tight but for whom children…

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How is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Diagnosed?

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a common disorder among women who are at their reproductive age within their endocrine system.  According to the Office on Women’s Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, between five and ten percent of women in their childbearing ages of 15 through 44 years of age have PCOS. If you have PCOS, your ovaries may become enlarged and each ovary may contain follicles (small collections of fluids) or cysts.  You might also have irregular periods, thinning scalp hair, acne, and/or extra hair growth on the chin, body, and face. Diagnosing Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome There isn’t any one specific test for diagnosing PCOS. You…

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What Are My Fertility Treatment Options in NYC for Women and Men

If you have had difficulty becoming pregnant, turn to an ultra-modern NY fertility center ready to work with you to determine the cause of your infertility and implement the best solution. At NY Reproductive Wellness, we exist to help you grow your family with attentive, holistic care combined with the most advanced medical practices available today. You and your partner are far from alone, with nearly 10 percent of women experiencing problems getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to full term. Let us be your expert partners, supporting you every step of the way on your journey to conception with multiple fertility treatment options. Advanced, Natural Fertility Solutions in NYC Reproductive medicine is all about…

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Semen Analysis for Artificial Insemination

Infertility is not only the result of a problem with a woman’s reproductive system. Men also contribute to a couple’s infertility, which leads to many couples seeking reproductive help, including artificial insemination.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and a 2002 National Survey of Family Growth, 18 percent of men were diagnosed with a male-related infertility issues, that involved semen or sperm problems. Causes of Infertility in Men Many factors can play a role in male-related infertility, including having: Unhealthy lifestyle habits, such as smoking, illicit drug use, drinking alcohol heavily, supplementing with testosterone, stress, and anabolic steroid use. Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, testicular…

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