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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In-Vitro Fertilization Offers Hope, Even for Unexplained Fertility Issues

If you are not certain exactly why you have not become pregnant, despite trying to conceive naturally, IVF or in-vitro fertilization can help you. When you select a well-respected NY fertility doctor, like Dr. Gregory Zapantis at New York Reproductive Wellness, we can help you determine the cause of your fertility problems. Whether the fertility issues lie with a woman’s reproductive system or are due to male factors like low sperm count, IVF (an assisted reproductive technology) can offer the opportunity to conceive. Can IVF Help Me Overcome Infertility Issues? Typically, in-vitro fertilization is pursued after a few IUI (intrauterine insemination) cycles have proven unproductive. We have found that beginning treatment with IUI can…

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How to Find the Right Fertility Center for You

When you’re seeking a top fertility center to help you add to your family and you have experienced fertility challenges, you deserve the very best holistic care. You need expert medical professionals well versed in the latest, most advanced fertility options. You also need experienced fertility specialists and embryologists with years of experience in all types of fertility treatments to guide you to the most successful fertility option. At our New York Reproductive Wellness fertility center, we provide this important support and expertise to help you conceive your child and carry him or her to term. If these options are not suitable for your life situation, we offer surrogacy programs…

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How to Determine Your Best Fertility Treatment Options

Choosing wisely among the available fertility treatment options requires that you have a trusted fertility specialist at your side to evaluate your physical condition and learn about your needs, goals and desires. There are some general guidelines about which type of fertility options are best for a given infertility situation, but you need a true expert to help you understand all aspects of each option. When you select an experienced NY fertility doctor, one who is devoted to your success, you can be certain you will choose the right treatment options that can help you add to your family. What is a Thorough Fertility Evaluation? Your ideal fertility specialist will perform a…

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The Advantages of Minimal Stimulation IVF

Finding the right reproductive option is very important. Not only does that improve the success rate, but it can also help with peace of mind and make patients feel more comfortable about embarking on the journey to be parents. For couples who can conceive naturally this is not an issue, but many couples need a little help. With minimal stimulation IVF, patients have the opportunity to use a method that can work for them, and that can bring them the results they are looking for in an easier procedure than they may have previously been offered. Select the Right Doctor for Your Minimal Stimulation IVF Procedure When it is time…

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Intrauterine Insemination Facts: What is ‘Sperm Washing?’

If you’ve researched intrauterine insemination (IUI), you’ve probably know the sperm sample is washed before being delivered to the uterus. You may wonder why this process is conducted. Is the sperm dirty? Does it need to be “clean” to fertilize an egg? While “sperm washing” may sound strange, it actually increases the chances of fertilization. By using a sample that contains only the strongest, healthiest sperm, you significantly increase your chances of conception. Here’s how it works. What is Sperm Washing? Sperm washing separates sperm cells from semen, removes dead or slow-moving sperm, white blood cells, mucous and prostaglandins that may impede fertilization or endanger the woman’s health. What are Prostaglandins? Prostaglandins are…

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Law Makes Fertility Treatment Options Available to Wounded Veterans

Veterans’ advocacy groups estimate that military service has left some 2,000 former service members unable to have children naturally. And while these vets are likely candidates for fertility treatment options like IVF, the cost may dissuade them from pursuing infertility treatment. That has changed now, thanks to a law passed by Congress last October. Veterans can pursue fertility treatment using their veterans’ medical benefits. “We all say when someone serves their country, we are there for them when they come home,” said Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., who has fought the ban since 2012. “Certainly allowing them to fulfill their dream of having a family ought to be part of what’s there…

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Is Egg Freezing a Good Option?

There’s no question that women are most fertile when younger. In the modern world, that can create problems, as the 20s and 30s are when many women are finishing their education or starting careers. Some women deliberately delay marriage and childbearing for that reason. However, waiting too long can create biological clock problems, and it can be more difficult for a woman to conceive or carry a pregnancy to term when she is older. Egg freezing is one option for these women and may also provide a solution to a women who wants children but has been diagnosed with cancer. Here’s some basic information about egg freezing from New York…

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How to Use an Ovulation Calendar

Some women seem to be able to conceive a pregnancy without really trying, while others have to work at it. If you are in the latter category, an ovulation calendar is one of the tools you may find helpful. The window for an egg to become fertilized is relatively narrow and an ovulation calendar can help pinpoint the best times for intercourse. At New York Reproductive Wellness, we recommend the use of ovulation calendars. How Ovulation Works    Ovulation is a normal part of the healthy menstrual cycle. Once a mature egg is released from the ovary it travels down the fallopian tubes into the uterus. In most cases, only…

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