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When and How Does Fertility Decline?

Dr. Eric Flisser, a New York fertility doctor with Reproductive Medicine Associates (RMA) of New York, explains how egg quality, egg quantity, and age affect a woman's fertility.

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Guidelines on Mental Illness and Egg Donation in the US

February 28, 2013

Fertility clinics in the United Kingdom routinely turn down egg donors with a history of bipolar disorder, according to a recent news investigation. Guidelines from the Human Embryology and Fertilization Authority in the UK state that prospective donors should not be accepted into the egg donor program if “they are known to have a particular gene, chromosome or mitochondrial abnormality that, if inherited by any child born as a result of the donation, may result in that child having or developing a serious physical or mental disability”. However, there is not currently a government ban on accepting eggs from women with the disorder and the guidelines are enforced on a clinic by clinic basis.

Fertility patients in the United States who are considering a donor egg in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle might have similar concerns about the physical health and psychosocial history of their prospective donor.

Dr. Eric Flisser Discusses Infertility Treatments- Things to Consider

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Dr. Eric Flisser, a fertility doctor at RMA of New York, discusses things to consider when deciding which fertility treatments, including in vitro fertilization (IVF), to pursue for family building.

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Release Yourself

a blog by Fran Meadows, December 26, 2012

When you struggle with infertility for a month, a year or many years it is all the same. We go into this world of feelings: How should I feel? Who should I tell? If I’m pregnant who should I tell first? When should I tell the world? Should I keep it a secret? These are just some questions that you might ask yourself. The road of uncertainty is a hard road to travel but when you get to the start of a possible new path to that journey you want to shout it from the rooftops.

In my journey when I received my first BETA test it was the dreaded call, waiting to know what I will hear on the other end. When I got that call and the nurse said on my voice mail, "Congratulations, you're pregnant," I had no idea what to do with myself. I didn't even know how to tell my husband. It's a lot of pressure. You go through so much to get here and then the biggest moment of your life and you have no idea how to handle it. That's okay because the difference is when you're a couple who struggled with infertility, to get to this point is big, and you want to make sure everything will be okay. Unfortunately we cannot predict the future, so it's hard to tell where we might go when we get to this point.

How Successful is Cryopreservation?

Should you consider egg freezing for fertility preservation? Dr. Kutluk Oktay of Reproductive Specialists of New York explains how successful is cryopreservation.

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What are the Advantages of Minimal Stimulation IVF?

How do you know if minimal stimulation IVF is right for you? Dr. David Kreiner of Long Island IVF-Melville explains the advantages of "mini-IVF"

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Family Balancing

I have three sisters – we are a family of four girls. My Aunt and Uncle have four boys. Their fifth child is a girl. If my parents had kept trying, would I have finally had that brother I longed for? Would my parents have had a son? The odds of having a child of a particular sex are 50/50 with each try. Those odds simply don’t change. Unless of course, you decide to use “family balancing.”

Long Island, NY

Small in size but dense in population, Long Island offers a a good number of fertility clinics right in its own backyard.

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In order to analyze the sperm, a sperm analysis can be done several times to ensure accuracy of the test results. If there is a reproductive issue with the male, time is a dependent factor on prospective treatment for the couple, explains Dr. Seth Levrant who participates in the clinic Partners in Reproductive Health in Munster, IN and Tinley Park, IL.

Dr. Richard Paulson, a fertility doctor with USC Fertility in Los Angeles explains how the hormones estrogen and progesterone can prepare the uterine lining for implantation of an embryo, even in women who have had ovarian failure or in menopause.

UCSF's Dr. Evelyn Mok-Lin discusses the role of egg freezing today.

Long Island, NY, in The News

The Clomid Challenge Test

The Clomid Challenge Test (also know as the clomiphene citrate challenge test, or CCCT) is an infertility blood test to measure a woman’s ovarian reserve — the health of her ovaries and the quality and quantity of the eggs (oocytes) they contain.

Ovarian Reserve

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Fertility Guide: Long Island, NY

New York is home to one of the largest concentrations of fertility clinics, boasting more than 30 throughout the state. Small in size but dense in population, Long Island offers a number of fertility clinics right in its own backyard. There are five fertility clinics in Long Island, offering everything from basic fertility treatments to more advanced assisted reproduction options. These fertility clinics are either independently run or operate in conjunction with local hospitals or medical systems.


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