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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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What are the Types of Artificial Insemination?

Artifical insemination is an extremely common fertility treatment. The procedure is less invasive and less expensive than some other types of treatment. Many couples who are having trouble conceiving try it before moving on to IVF. While intrauterine insemination is the most common type of artificial insemination, there are other options for couples who are struggling with unique fertility challenges. Intrauterine Insemination By far, the most common type is intrauterine insemination. In this procedure, a deposit of the male partner’s sperm is deposited into the female’s uterus using a long, thin tube called a catheter. The goal is to get the sperm as close to the egg as possible to…

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Do You Have Symptoms of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?

One of the most frequently occurring hormonal disorders in women of childbearing age is polycystic ovarian syndrome, more commonly called PCOS.  Unlike other medical problems that impact only fertility, it sometimes affects sufferers in multiple ways.  Recognizing the symptoms is often the trigger for seeking a diagnosis and treatment. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Overview PCOS is a disorder of the endocrine system.  The University of Chicago Medicine reports that this condition affects 5 to 10 percent of women during their reproductive years.  According to the PCOS Awareness Association (PCOSAA), more than 7 million women suffer from this disorder, more than the number of individuals with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, and…

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