Here’s What You Need to Know About Miscarriage

Miscarriages happen far more often than many people realize. Luckily, you can still have a healthy pregnancy after a miscarriage. Miscarriage is a subject that’s not often discussed, but it affects anywhere from 10 to 20 percent of known pregnancies. The actual number of miscarriages is likely even higher given that many miscarriages occur before a woman even realizes she’s pregnant. Miscarriage is defined as the spontaneous loss of a pregnancy before the 20th week. Most miscarriages occur because the fetus is not developing normally, not because of any issue in how it is being carried. It is important to keep in mind that most women who miscarry are able…

June 2019 – Genetics in Medicine

Comparing ethnicity-based and expanded carrier screening methods at a single fertility center reveals significant differences in carrier rates and carrier couple rates June 2019 – Genetics in Medicine Expanded Carrier Screening (ECS) has become the standard of care for patients seeking fertility treatment over traditional ethnicity-based genetic screening panels. Due to the increased likelihood that individuals seek to become single parents, not knowing the genetic status of their donation partner, and the recent developments of cost-effective genomic technologies, genetic screenings have become increasingly accessible. New York Reproductive’s Dr. Avner Hershlag co-authors this study comparing the effectiveness ethnicity-based carrier screening and the newer expanded carrier screening to ensure a healthy, live…

February 2019 – RBMO Paper

Choosing an expanded carrier screening panel: comparing two panels at a single fertility centre

February 2019 – RBMO Paper

Dr. Avner Hershlag investigates Carrier rates and carrier couple rates and their increases as expanded carrier screening panels (ECS panels) include more disorders and mutations. These rates, however, vary based on self-reported ethnicity. Preconception carrier screening of a diverse ethic population benefits from a more broadened and comprehensive expended carrier screening panel.

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What Is Ovarian Insufficiency and How Does It Impact Fertility?

Ovarian insufficiency is a condition that can affect women between the ages of 35 and 40, greatly reducing their chances of having a baby. Ovarian insufficiency, also known as premature ovarian failure, occurs when the follicles within the ovaries only sporadically release an egg. This condition greatly reduces a woman’s chances of achieving pregnancy. Ovarian insufficiency is sometimes mistaken for premature menopause, but there are distinct differences between the two conditions. Women who experience premature menopause stop having periods before age 40. By contrast, women with ovarian insufficiency menstruate occasionally, with irregular periods beginning between age 35 and 40. As a result, they may still be able to have a…