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Premature Ovarian Insufficiency
Women generally experience a reduction in fertility when they enter their 40's. However, if a women has POI, treatment might be necessary to help with some of the symptoms. Dr. Virginia Mensah discusses premature ovarian insufficiency and treatment options available to younger women experiencing this issue.
Psychosocial Aspects of Fertility Treatments
Infertility is a medical condition not unlike other medical conditions; it can affect many aspects of your life. It can create one of the most stressful life crises that an individual or couple ever experience. It can also affect your relationship with others, your perspective on life, as well as how you feel about yourself. In this important podcast, Dr. Alan Martinez discusses the psychosocial aspects of fertility treatments, and when to seek help for individuals and couples, to cope...
LGBTQ Fertility Options
Similar to lesbian couples, gay couples generally do not seek fertility treatment due to an infertility diagnosis. Most of the time, gay couples are interested in the services of a reproductive clinic due to the anatomical issues of reproducing between two men or two women. At Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey (RSCNJ), we go beyond helping infertile couples. We also proudly offer LGBTQ family building services. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and Queer individuals and couples...
Myths of Contraception and Fertility
There are many myths floating around regarding the impact of contraception on fertility. As there are many types of contraception, it is important for couples to understand the basic facts so they can be more educated on any long term effects contraception might have on their ability to conceive a child in the future. Here to discuss the many contraception choices available, the correct way to use them, and if they will affect your ability to get pregnant in the future is Dr. Virginia...
What To Expect in the Evaluation of Male Infertility
The male role in fertility by itself affects up to 40 percent of couples. The most important goal in male infertility is to establish the correct diagnosis. We usually work with each male patient’s urologist to reach this goal. Some infertility problems could suggest a more serious medical condition that if not diagnosed properly may become life altering or may affect the offspring. Here to tell us what you can expect in the evaluation of male infertility is Dr. Virginia Mensah. She is a...
The Importance of Good Preconception Care
If you are trying to have a baby or are just thinking about it, it is not too early to start getting ready for pregnancy. Preconception healthcare is important for women and focuses on taking steps now to protect the health of a baby in the future. Here to tell us about the importance of good preconception care and the steps you should take now if you are planning to try to get pregnant is Dr. Virginia Mensah, she is a specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at The...
ERA Biopsy- Endometrial Receptivity Analysis for Implantation Failure
If you have had implantation failure, there is a test available that can help evaluate the woman's endometrial receptivity from a molecular perspective. This advanced technology is a personalized genetic test to diagnose the state of endometrial receptivity in the window of implantation. In this segment, Dr. William Ziegler discusses the ERA Biopsy- Endometrial Receptivity Analysis to help if you have had implantation issues.
Autoimmune Diseases and Infertility
Autoimmune diseases such as celiac disease, chrones disease, lupus and inflammatory bowel disease seem to be on the rise in the last 20 years. Might these diseases be associated with infertility? In todays segment, Dr Alan Martinez discusses autoimmune diseases, their possible link to infertility and the treatment options available for women with an autoimmune disease that are trying to get pregnant.
What to Expect From Infertility Counseling
Infertility is a medical condition not unlike other medical conditions – it can affect all aspects of your life. Everyone undergoes emotional stressors as they pursue infertility treatment. Feeling overwhelmed, sad, exhausted, frustrated, angry, ashamed, among many others, at times are perfectly normal responses. But if you are experiencing these feelings persistently or are having difficulty managing other emotions related to your infertility, you might benefit from infertility...
What is an IU? Clomid vs Superovulation
Ovulation disorders are one of the most common causes of female infertility. Drug therapies are often used to treat infertility caused by ovulatory disorders. Listen as Hina Ahmed, MS discusses Clomid vs Superovulation to help increase a womens chance of becoming pregnant.
The Role of a Gestational Carrier
When a woman cannot carry a healthy pregnancy, she can turn to a gestational carrier, a surrogate who carries the fetus created from the egg and sperm of the parents. “Gestational carrier” is a term used to describe a surrogate who carries a pregnancy created from the egg and sperm of the parents. The eggs (oocytes) of the biological mother are inseminated with sperm of her partner, fertilized, grown to embryos in a Petri dish and then placed into the gestational carrier in a process...
The Role of Reproductive Surgery in the Era of Assisted Reproductive Technology
According to the National Institutes of Health, reproductive surgery could be divided into surgery as a primary treatment for infertility, surgery to enhance in-vitro fertilisation outcome, and surgery for fertility preservation. A shift has occurred away from surgery as a primary treatment of infertility to surgery playing a crucial part in enhancing in-vitro fertilisation outcome and for fertility preservation. Listen as Dr. William Ziegler, a specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology...
Tubal Reversal and Fertility Treatments
Women who have had tubal ligations may at some point come to regret their decision and desire fertility in the future. Pregnancy rates are influenced by both age and tubal ligation method. The highest pregnancy rate (87%) was reported by women age 29 or less who underwent reversal of a previous ring or clip method of sterilization. The physicians at the Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey have all had extensive training in tubal reanastamosis. Listen in as Dr. William Ziegler,...
Recurring Pregnancy Loss
Recurrent miscarriage, also known as recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL), is defined as two or more consecutive miscarriages. A miscarriage is defined as the spontaneous loss of a clinically-recognized pregnancy before the 20th week. Clinically recognized means the fetus has been identified with ultrasound or through tissue after the pregnancy loss. About two-thirds of women who have suffered recurrent pregnancy loss have a successful pregnancy in subsequent efforts. William Ziegler, DO,...