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Why Use an Ovulation Calendar?

Why should you use an ovulation calendar? In a word: timing. Some couples seem to achieve a pregnancy with no effort. If you’re in the group that needs a bit of help, however, an ovulation calendar is one of the most important tools you can use to help conceive a pregnancy. At New York Reproductive Wellness, we consider an ovulation calendar one of the basics you need to know about. Ovulation Basics The menstrual cycle revolves around ovulation. About once a month, an egg is released from the ovary and travels down the fallopian tube to the uterus. Unless fertilization occurs, the egg is washed out with the menstrual blood…

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Best Fertility Treatment for PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) in NY

If you have PCOS, you may have trouble getting pregnant. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome indicates a hormonal imbalance that can interfere with ovulation, causing you to experience irregular or absent menstrual periods. This condition is a common fertility challenge, and our NY expert fertility doctor has had great success in helping women with PCOS to become pregnant. At our NY fertility clinic, we develop an individualized program using natural treatments, and medication where necessary; to ease your PCOS symptoms and help you get pregnant. Here is an outline of our approach to treating PCOS infertility. What is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome? This condition is a leading cause of infertility, occurring in about 10 percent of women of childbearing age. Women with PCOS typically experience…

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Who is a Good Candidate for IUI (Intrauterine Insemination)?

IUI or intrauterine insemination is one of many fertility treatments available at your Jericho, NY, fertility center and it’s quite popular among patients who visit our clinic. IUI is very effective in achieving pregnancy for the right patient, it’s quick and painless, and it is one of the more affordable options. Still, like most medical treatments it’s not effective (nor is it the best choice) for everyone with an infertility problem. Let’s look at the best candidates to benefit from IUI here at our North Shore, Long Island fertility practice. What is IUI and Who Can It Help? Intrauterine insemination involves inserting sperm into the uterus through a catheter. Our fertility doctor, Dr. Zapantis,…

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Artificial Insemination: Less Invasive, More Affordable Fertility Treatment

Artificial insemination is a popular method to help infertile women or couples to add to their family. Determining whether artificial insemination is the right fertility solution for you, or opting for another fertility treatment entirely, requires expert advice. Your fertility specialist can perform this procedure by inserting sperm into the uterus (called IUI, or intrauterine insemination), which is the most common form of artificial insemination. Here are the basics to help you make a wise fertility treatment choice. Who Can Benefit from Artificial Insemination in NY? Any of the following fertility issues can prevent conception and females may respond well to being artificially inseminated:  Men with low sperm count. Men with low sperm motility (movement). Women with abnormal reproductive anatomy.…

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What Affects the Results of In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF)?

For a number of fertility issues, in-vitro fertilization (IVF) has proven a very successful type of treatment.  Understanding the factors that contribute to the results IVF produces is important in determining expectations from this therapy. Expected IVF Outcomes IVF is one type of assisted reproductive technology.  It joins a female egg and male sperm in a lab dish.  The term in-vitro means “outside the body”.  IVF includes five steps: Stimulation to foster egg production Retrieval of eggs Insemination and fertilization Embryo culturing Transfer of embryo Fertility clinics customize treatment plans according to each patient’s needs.  According to Medline Plus, while statistics vary among facilities, the overall chances of delivering a…

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How to Recognize a Top Holistic Fertility Center

At New York Reproductive Wellness, on Long Island’s North Shore in Jericho, we’re proud of our record of success and we’re dedicated to providing the best patient care every day. We have a sacred mission that is built upon the most advanced medical fertility science and natural holistic medicine. Our NY fertility center is here to help you get pregnant in the most natural, non-invasive manner possible. We’re aided by the latest technology and focused on taking care of your overall physical and emotional health. Here we discuss the characteristics we feel are essential for the best fertility care in NY. Why Whole-Person Fertility Treatment is Crucial Infertility can be stressful…

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Fertility Treatment Options Causing Confusion? Here’s How to Clear It Up

When you’re researching all the fertility treatment options and trying to sort through them to choose the best path, confusion often sets in. The best treatment for your “information overload” is a consultation with an experienced fertility specialist at our Long Island clinic. Of course, you want to get a basic idea of your choices–and the Internet is perfect for that. But you may already be frustrated after struggling with a potential infertility issue for months or years. Many of our patients describe the headache they got after reading about all the options, pros, cons and caveats of fertility medicine. At New York Reproductive Wellness in Jericho, Long Island, we’re happy to…

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FAQs about Minimal Stimulation IVF

Your Questions Answered about Minimal Stimulation IVF An alternative to traditional in vitro fertilization, minimal IVF differs from IVF because requires women take less medication, is more affordable than IVF and does not need the time commitment required by the standard IVF procedure. Who are Good Candidates for Minimal Stimulation IVF? An ultrasound test is needed to ensure a woman’s reproductive system is structurally sound. Blood tests are helpful to determine if hormone levels are normal. Depending on a woman’s past medical history, your fertility doctor may want additional tests before determining if you are a good candidate for mini IVF. In some cases, your doctor may want you to…

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Is There Preparation for Egg Freezing?

As reproductive techniques and technologies have advanced, women have more options than ever before when it comes to planning their families, including the timing of starting their family. The ability to freeze one’s eggs is here, enabling women and couples to potentially hold off the start of their families for various reasons, whether it’s to pursue schooling or careers, travel, or for health reasons. Egg freezing was approved in 2012 by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. Since then more women have turned to essential preserve their future fertility. Some do so to preserve eggs before undergoing cancer treatment. Others want to focus on their careers before beginning a family.…

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How You Can Use an Ovulation Calendar to Get Pregnant

Once you make a decision to start a family, you probably would like to conceive as soon as possible so that you and your partner can start to make your dreams become a reality. While some couples are willing to just let things take their natural course, other couples desire to maximize their chances of getting pregnant each and every month. Using an ovulation calendar is an excellent method to help you understand your most fertile days to help you maximize your opportunity of conceiving as early as possible. Here are a few ways you can use an ovulation calendar to help you to get pregnant. Understand your fertile cycle. Most…

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