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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Natural Cycle IVF: Follow Your Own Ovulation Calendar

For patients who would rather do things more naturally or cannot tolerate a higher-risk procedure, natural cycle IVF may be the best choice. This option follows your own natural ovulation calendar and offers several potential advantages over a conventional IVF procedure. Below is some information about this procedure to help you determine if it’s the right option for you. What is Natural Cycle IVF? Natural cycle IVF is an in-vitro fertilization procedure that is similar to conventional IVF. However, unlike conventional IVF, natural cycle IVF does not utilize medications to stimulate the ovaries. Instead, it follows your natural ovulation calendar, allowing your body to produce eggs on its own and in…

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Infertility Treatment Options for Men

Visiting a New York Fertility Clinic in the hopes of getting pregnant only to find out you are infertile can be a devastating blow. Whether you have tried a Blastocyst Culture, Intrauterine insemination (IUI), In vitro fertilization (IVF), or fertility drugs, there are some cases that the man is infertile and getting pregnant is near impossible no matter what you try. The good news, however, is there are some recommended procedures and fertility treatment options for men that the doctor can try that could result in conception. Infertility Treatment Options for Men After you have tried to get pregnant for some time with no results, it’s time to consider treatments. Infertility…

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When Should I Try Artificial Insemination?

Artificial insemination, which may also be referred to as “IUI,” is one of the most common fertility treatments available to women and couples trying to conceive. However, this treatment option isn’t the right choice for every patient. To determine whether artificial insemination is appropriate for you, consult the information below. What is Artificial Insemination? Artificial insemination is a procedure used to increase the chances of pregnancy by injecting sperm directly into the uterine cavity near the time of ovulation. Because the sperm doesn’t have to travel as far to reach the egg when this procedure is used, the likelihood of successful conception is greater. This procedure is ideal for women who…

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Understanding the In-Vitro Fertilization Procedure

When other, less aggressive fertility treatments are not successful, in-vitro fertilization may be the best choice. However, because this procedure carries some risk, you should consider your options carefully before you elect to pursue this treatment option. What is In-Vitro Fertilization? In-vitro fertilization is a fertility treatment option in which the egg and sperm are joined outside of the body. The resulting embryo is then returned to the woman’s uterus for implantation. For many couples struggling with infertility, this technique can dramatically increase the changes of pregnancy. How Does it Work? During a conventional in-vitro fertilization procedure, the woman takes hormone injections and/or oral medications to increase the number of…

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Am I a Candidate for Intrauterine Insemination?

If you are having trouble getting pregnant on your own, or if you plan to use donor sperm to conceive, you may benefit from intrauterine insemination. Below is some basic information about this procedure to help you decide if it is the right option for you. What is Intrauterine Insemination? Intrauterine insemination, or IUI, is a common fertility treatment that involves the injection of washed sperm directly into the uterus close to ovulation. This increases the chance that the sperm will reach the egg and lead to conception. Who Can Benefit from Intrauterine Insemination? IUI may be the right fertility option for you if you: Are trying to conceive with…

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Infertility

Polycystic ovarian syndrome — PCOS for short — significantly affects women’s fertility. In fact, it is the direct cause of fertility problems in about 10 to 15 percent of all women of childbearing age, according to the PCOS Foundation. Although the exact cause  is unknown, genetics play a part, as it tends to run in families. An evaluation for PCOS is one of the key parts of a fertility evaluation at New York Reproductive Wellness, the leading New York fertility clinic. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Hormones PCOS affects the balance of hormones in a woman’s body. Although estrogen and progesterone are the primary female sex hormone, women also produce small…

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