How to Compare Fertility Treatment Options

If you and your partner are having trouble conceiving a child, you may seek out a New York fertility clinic for help. But how do you know which one offers the best fertility treatment options for your specific situation? Here are some things to consider when looking for fertility clinics in New York City. Compare apples to apples You may talk to patients who have had treatment at a specific fertility clinic NYC. Before assessing that patient’s experience, make certain you understand their specific diagnosis and how it differs from your situation. Comparing the outcomes of two different diagnoses may not give you an accurate picture of the clinic’s abilities. Further, if you’re looking…

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Minimal Stimulation IVF vs. Traditional IVF

Many women and men pursue Fertility clinic NYC treatments in the hopes of finally conceiving. However, some of these women don’t want the take all of the medication associated with traditional IVF. If this sounds familiar, you might want to explore minimal stimulation IVF over the traditional IVF. Micro IVF uses less aggressive ovarian stimulation and less medication than the traditional IVF treatment. It even mimics a more natural cycle IVF. Minimal Stimulation IVF vs Traditional IVF Mini-IVF The minimal stimulation IVF procedure is similar to the standard IVF in the type of procedures performed. You still go through the same basic steps as with IVF which include being monitored…

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Are There Risks Associated with Intrauterine Insemination?

Did you know the cervix limits the number of sperm cells that can enter the uterus? That means only a small number of sperm actually reach the fallopian tubes. That’s why intrauterine insemination (IUI) is one of the most commonly used fertility treatments at fertility clinics in New York City. During the procedure, the cervix is bypassed entirely and sperm cells are placed into your uterus during ovulation. This makes the sperm’s trip much shorter and increased the chances of sperm reaching the egg. Three steps are required for each cycle: A sperm sample is collected, The sperm is processed, The sperm is placed in the uterus using a small catheter.…

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Congress Considers Funding for Veterans’ Fertility Treatment

During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, nearly 1,400 servicemen and women suffered injuries that left them infertile. If a bill introduced on April 14 is approved by Congress, the VA may soon begin providing funding for IVF fertility treatment for veterans who want to conceive a child. Veterans who are paralyzed due to injuries or traumatic brain injuries and those with injuries to the pelvis, groin or spinal cord frequently have difficulty conceiving. For some, the process may be impossible entirely. “Here’s the reality, thousands of men and women in uniform — many in their early 20s — have suffered injuries on the battlefield that left them unable to have children naturally,” said Sen Patty Murray, a Democrat from Washington, who sponsored an…

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All About Egg Freezing

Women are increasingly being told “You can have it all,” meaning a career, marriage and children – something their great-grandmothers might not have enjoyed. In reality, though, it can be tough to have all those things at the same time, particularly since the career-building years overlap with child-bearing years. Some women choose to manage that calendar complication with the practice of egg freezing at one of the fertility clinics in New York City. Of course, we hope you’ll choose New York Reproductive Wellness! Why Egg Freezing? The practice of egg freezing is one of a number of techniques developed to help promote fertility. It can be used by women who…

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Using an Ovulation Calendar

When you’re trying to conceive, timing matters and details count. That’s particularly true when it comes to ovulation, since the window for fertilization is narrow. An ovulation calendar is one of the basic tools for tracking your personal cycles, and something we recommend at New York Reproductive Wellness. All About Ovulation Once a month, your body releases a mature egg from the ovary. The egg travels down the fallopian tube and into the uterus. When you ovulate, the cervical fluid changes to a substance that looks like egg whites, and a slight increase in your body temperature also occurs. If it is not fertilized, the egg washes out with your…

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Treat Anxiety Before Coming to Fertility Clinic

A Swedish study has found that depression and anxiety in the months leading up to an IVF cycle are associated with lower pregnancy and live birth rates. The large register study from Karolinksa Instituete were published in the Feb. 23 issue of the journal Fertility & Sterility. The study is the largest to date to document the association between depression, anxiety,antidepressants and the outcome of IVF. Researchers used Swedish data from 2007 to present. Information on depression, anxiety and antidepressant use was linked to the outcome of IVF treatment at a fertility clinic. Researchers compared the pregnancy rates, lives births and miscarriages among women who were either diagnosed with depression or anxiety in the two years prior…

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Fertility

PCOS? What’s that? And what does it have to do with fertility? The answer to that last question is, “a lot.” PCOS stands for polycystic ovarian syndrome, and it affects fertility in about 10 to 15 percent of women of childbearing age, according to the PCOS Foundation. At New York Reproductive Wellness, we know that a PCOS evaluation is one of the important parts of a fertility evaluation. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Hormones Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a hormonal disorder. It can cause high testosterone levels. Women normally produce small amounts of testosterone, but with PCOS, their levels are much higher than normal. The excess testosterone can prevent ovulation, which…

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When You Want a Baby – Artificial Insemination as an Option

For some women, having babies is as easy as pie. Others struggle to conceive. Artificial insemination is one of the infertility techniques developed to solve this problem. Often shortened to AI, artificial insemination techniques in humans were derived from similar work in livestock. At New York Reproductive Wellness, we offer a number of treatments to help couples and women conceive. Why Use Artificial Insemination? Artificial insemination is used in several different situations. When the male partner of a couple is infertile, AI offers the couple the chance to have a baby with donated sperm. Men who are impotent might still be able to donate their own sperm. It may also…

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The Basic Steps Involved in IVF (In vitro fertilization)

The IVF (In vitro fertilization) procedure is where a woman’s egg is joined in a laboratory dish with a man’s sperm. This is usually performed in a fertility clinic. Vitro refers to ‘outside the body’ and fertilization is where the sperm attaches to and enters the egg. Five Basic Steps to IVF (In vitro fertilization) 1. Your Menstrual Cycle In many cases, you (the woman) will be administered oral contraceptives once you begin your period to help precisely regulate your hormone levels and limit potential cysts at the same time that can compromise fertilization. You take these contraceptives for around 2 to 4 weeks as well as receive daily Lupron…

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