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IVF Not Linked to Teens’ Academic Performance

September 2, 2015 8:41 am Published by Leave your thoughts

A few years ago, I reviewed the encouraging findings from a study on behavioral issues in children conceived with in vitro fertilization (IVF) in that no significant parent-reported differences in overall abnormal behavior were found between children from IVF versus those conceived without IVF.  Expanding upon this issue, many couples nevertheless worry about possible ongoing... Continue Reading

Poor Ovarian Reserve Does NOT Equal Infertility

April 6, 2015 7:34 am Published by Leave your thoughts

As mentioned in my previous article “Egg Freezing — Conquering Your  Biological Clock”, the depletion of a female’s eggs (ovarian reserve) remains as the most constant and inevitable determining factor in all of fertility management.   The oocytes, or eggs, that any woman is born with are limited in number, and those eggs diminish in... Continue Reading

Egg Freezing – Conquering Your Biological Clock

January 29, 2015 2:33 pm Published by 1 Comment

“My biological clock is ticking away”… How often do we in the fertility field hear this statement?  Surprisingly, in the fast-paced modern day society we live in, the answer is: not enough.   The aging of a female’s egg reserve, or “ovarian reserve”, is one of the most consistent, predictable, and inevitable factors in all... Continue Reading

Accurate IVF Success Rates

September 13, 2013 2:23 pm Published by 2 Comments

As the world of fertility therapy continues to advance in terms of technology and successful pregnancy outcomes, more and more patients are seeking out these services based on data published online by fertility centers within their geographic regions. Specifically, what patients most often seek out are the “success rates” for those centers’ in vitro fertilization,... Continue Reading

Refund Plans for IVF

June 6, 2013 2:58 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In today’s day and age of infertility therapy, in vitro fertilization continues to be the most successful treatment alternative for patients attempting to conceive using their own eggs. As a result of constant research and development in medication, laboratory, and embryo transfer protocols, the success rates of IVF are the highest they have ever been.... Continue Reading

High Donor Responses Do Not Decrease Pregnancy Rates With Egg Donation

March 7, 2013 10:02 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Assisted reproductive technology therapies such as in vitro fertilization are associated with the use of injectable fertility medications that are geared at producing a larger number of eggs. This in turn results in a greater likelihood of having multiple healthy embryos available for selection, which is a major reason that such therapies result in significantly... Continue Reading

Staying with IVF: A Better Choice for Low Responses

December 8, 2012 4:59 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In the modern-day realm of reproductive assessment and treatment, IVF remains as the gold standard fertility therapy for patients wishing to conceive. Nationwide success rates are at an all time high as advancements in the medication protocols, laboratory conditions, and embryo transfer techniques continue to develop and progress. However as with every other treatment course... Continue Reading

The Effect of Alcohol Consumption on IVF Success

September 6, 2012 3:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It has been well known for quite a while that alcohol use during pregnancy is linked to the risk of birth defects. However, the effects of alcohol consumption on fertility are not as well defined. There are studies looking at spontaneous, or “naturally occurring”, pregnancies which suggest that women who consume high amounts of alcohol were more... Continue Reading

Screening for Fragile X Syndrome

June 5, 2012 2:31 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Today, the most common inherited form of mental retardation is Fragile X Syndrome. In fact, this has become recognized as being so prevalent that the American College of Obstetrician and Gynecologists (ACOG) recently published a Committee Opinion from the Committee on Genetics regarding Fragile X Syndrome. They pointed out that this disorder has been found... Continue Reading