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What are the chances of getting pregnant with IVF?

In-vitro fertilization, which is also known as IVF, is a procedure offered to couples who aren’t able to conceive on their own or using less invasive techniques. Thanks to advances in technology, the chances of getting pregnant with IVF are quite high. However, your individual chances of conceiving with IVF depend on the specifics of your situation. What Is In-Vitro? In-vitro fertilization is a procedure in which the egg and sperm are joined outside of the body, allowed to mature for a while and then placed back in the uterus for implantation. IVF is often recommended when other options, such as ovulation induction and/or intrauterine insemination, have not worked. Some…

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What is the best age to freeze your eggs?

Egg freezing, which is also known as oocyte cryopreservation, is a strategy some women use to preserve their fertility. You can freeze your eggs at any point during your childbearing years. However, some ages may be better than others when it comes to egg freezing. What Is Egg Freezing? Egg freezing is a procedure that involves stimulating the ovaries to produce multiple mature eggs. Once the eggs have matured, the doctor harvests them, freezes them and stores them until they are needed. About Age and Fertility A woman’s fertility is strongly linked to her age. The quality and quantity of eggs begin to decline when a woman is around the…


How can I ovulate with PCOS?

If you suffer from the polycystic ovarian syndrome or PCOS, you may not ovulate regularly. Without a healthy ovulation, you cannot get pregnant on your own. Fortunately, it is possible to ovulate even when you have PCOS  with the right treatment.  What Is PCOS? PCOS  is a common condition that affects as many as one in 10 women during their childbearing years. It occurs when the reproductive hormones are out of balance, which leads to problems with the menstrual cycle. PCOS may cause the egg not to develop properly, or it may not be released at all during the cycle. For many women, this condition makes it difficult to get pregnant. …

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How successful is egg freezing?

What is Egg Freezing and Why Is It Done? Oocyte cryopreservation (egg freezing) involves the extraction of a woman’s viable eggs, freezing of those eggs and storing of eggs for the purpose of preserving them for future implantation. Before freezing eggs, your fertility specialist will evaluate your ovarian reserve to determine how many eggs are produced during your cycle. Assessments include pelvic ultrasounds and blood tests that also help decide how much fertility medication may be needed to boost egg production. Injectable hormone medications are given to stimulate the ovaries. Finally, fluid contained in ovarian follicles and oocytes are vaginally aspirated (removed). Egg maturity is microscopically assessed. Eggs that are…

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How Safe Is Egg Freezing

Egg freezing is a popular solution for fertility problems and it is very safe for good candidates. In fact, our fertility doctor would only recommend freezing your eggs if it is a safe option for you, in his medical opinion. A noted fertility expert, Dr. Zapantis will carefully guide you through your fertility journey and explain all risks involved. At NY Reproductive Wellness, we have a number of fertility treatments and options available, so that we can find the best solution for each patient. That said, every medical treatment has risks, including egg freezing, and all can experience complications. Who is the Best Candidate for Successful Egg Freezing? The best candidates…

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Egg Freezing vs. Embryo Freezing

If you are considering IVF, you will have a variety of options available. The way in which you choose to proceed may determine your chances of success, as well as the procedures required to complete your treatment. In cases where you aren’t ready to attempt pregnancy immediately, or if you have extra eggs you want to save, you may consider egg freezing or embryo freezing. Each of these options offers different advantages.  IVF Basics IVF is a procedure that works by combining an egg and sperm in the laboratory, allowing the embryo to develop for a few days, and then placing it inside the mother’s uterus. IVF can be performed with…

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How Effective is Egg Freezing?

Before getting started on your egg freezing journey, you’re naturally wondering about effectiveness. Although every woman and every situation are unique, there are some general statistics about the success rates of egg freezing to preserve your fertility options. First, it’s wise to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Secondly, as you might imagine, “the earlier, the better” your chances for pregnancy through egg vitrification (freezing). Finally, choosing a NY fertility clinic with a solid record of success will help ensure you enjoy a smooth egg (oocyte) freezing process, in a high-tech and supportive environment.  Female Fertility Basics If you are a healthy female under 40 years…

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How Does Egg Freezing Work?

Egg freezing is a high-tech, yet natural, option to extend fertility. Also called OCV (oocyte cryopreservation vitrification), the procedure allows women to have children at an older age, using the highest quality eggs produced during their younger, most-fertile years. By preserving eggs produced in a woman’s twenties or thirties, egg freezing lets women enlarge their family at a time of their choosing. The egg vitrification process greatly increases the chance of a successful pregnancy and producing a healthy newborn. How to Stop the Ticking Clock of Fertility with Egg Freezing Women produce healthier ova (eggs) in their earlier years, in their twenties or thirties, but this is not always the best time…


How Does IVF Work?

Infertility is the inability for a woman to get pregnant after 12 months of having unprotected sexual intercourse. Fortunately, a wide variety of effective fertility treatments exist that can either stimulate ovulation, introduce sperm into the uterus to facilitate fertilization (intrauterine insemination or IUI) or develop an embryo outside the womb that can then be placed inside a woman’s uterus. In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a commonly performed assisted reproductive technology procedure involving fertilization of the egg by sperm in a special, laboratory container.  IVF is completed in four steps: Stimulation of the Ovaries Before an IVF procedure, women receive a series of hormone injections to trigger ovaries into producing…

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When To See a Doctor About Infertility

When you decide that you want to get pregnant, it is natural to feel impatient. However, most couples will be able to conceive on their own within a few months. Unfortunately, for some couples, conception takes longer. If you have been trying to conceive without any luck, you may wonder when you should consider consulting a fertility doctor.  Understanding Infertility You may be diagnosed with infertility if you are unable to get pregnant within a specific amount of time, or if you are able to get pregnant but suffer from recurrent miscarriages. Infertility may result from a number of different causes. In some cases, a couple is infertile because of…