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Who should use CCS with IVF?

They recommend everyone to use CCS as a form of technology to test the embyro if they see it as a benefit. They recommend this to women of all ages because it will give the reproductive endocrinologists a higher rate of choosing the most viable embryo. Previously without this techonology, it would be more difficult to choose the viable embryo and could cause less of a chance of a successful transfer. Dr.

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Why is single embryo transfer encouraged?

A trial was performed to see the higher success rate of a single embryo transfer with CCS versus a transfer with two embryos. Both groups had an equal amount for the delivery rate. The difference was that the group in the study that had two embryos transferred had a 46% chance of conceiving with twins. This can cause a woman to have a more difficult pregnancy as well as more preterm births and having more time of their newborns in the NICU. Dr.

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How does CCS impact single embryo transfer?

We can now identify the best embryo using the safer technology of CCS. Aneuploidy and having the wrong number of chromosomes could be a big cause of miscarriages. It can also be the cause of having many patients undergo multiple cycles of IVF treatment. With this new form of technology, reproductive endocrinologists will be able to select the best embryo and transfer one. This will increase the chances of a successful pregnancy and decrease the chance of having multiples. Dr.

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

A blog by Dr. Allen Morgan, Morgan Fertility & Reproductive Medicine, April 6, 2015

In PCOS, the follicle never reaches a size big enough to ovulate so the ovary doesn’t produce progesterone and the uterus has no signal to tell it whether to bleed or not, causing infrequent menstruation. Eventually the lining may grow so thick, waiting for the progesterone, that it becomes unstable and sloughs off in an erratic way causing unpredictable bleeding every day or quite heavy bleeding. If progesterone is absent for many months, the lining sometimes gets so thick from the “unopposed” estrogen that the cells can become abnormal, precancerous or even cancerous. Since the follicles never rupture, month after month they fill up in the ovary and create a line of small cysts right near the surface of the ovary, giving the classic “polycystic” appearance. The term “polycystic” means “many cysts” of the ovary, but these are not so much cysts as they are immature, un-ruptured follicles. They are not harmful or cancerous cysts.

Unexplained Infertility

A blog by Dr. Daniel Kort, Damien Fertility Partners, January 15, 2015

In a world where patients (and doctors) expect clear explanations for a problem, the diagnosis of “unexplained” infertility can be hard for patients to take in. Patients are often frustrated with this diagnosis and assume that because there is no clear explanation of why they are not pregnant, there must not be a solution. Not so!

Paying for Fertility Treatment in Southern New Jersey

The costs of fertility treatment can add up quickly, especially when you consider that you may need more than one cycle or type of treatment.

Expect to pay over $12,000 per IVF cycle, according to estimates from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. But that can vary based on fertility clinic and geographic location.

So how can you pay for these fertility treatment costs? Many patients turn to insurance programs or discount programs to help afford treatment.

Assembly Gives Final OK to Bill Relaxing New Jersey Surrogate Parenting Law,  June 21, 2012

New Jersey's strict surrogate parenting laws, untouched since the 1988 landmark Baby M case, would be relaxed and clarified under a bill that won final passage by the Legislature today. The bill would eliminate the three-day waiting period for parents of children born to surrogates to be listed on their birth certificates.

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Southern New Jersey

There are six independent fertility clinics in southern New Jersey.

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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.

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Chives Recalled after Listeria Contamination Fears

CBS News,  May 13, 2011
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Chives produced by a New York company called Goodness Gardens have been recalled, the FDA announced, over fears they might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria, which can cause a serious infection called listeriosis. In pregnant women — who are 20 times more likely to contract the disease — listeriosis can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, or a life-threatening infection for the newborn. The FDA says the chives were sold primarily by retailers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Alabama, Illinois and Virginia.



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