Time is running out for you to enter RSCNJ’s raffle, in support of National Infertility Awareness Week 2021. You have until April 24 to enter.
RSCNJ is raffling off one free IUI cycle for a self-pay patient. The IUI cycle will include initial consult and monitoring; medication and diagnostic testing are not included. The cycle is non-transferrable and the winner will have through the end of 2021 to claim or use the cycle.
To enter the raffle, just “like” our Facebook page by April 24, and send us a private message with your name, email address and phone number during NIAW.
Join the orange movement on Wednesday, April 21 and rock your ORANGE gear to show your support of National Infertility Awareness Week.
The #WearOrange Campaign was created by RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association to help raise awareness about the importance of empowering you in your journey and changing the conversation around infertility.
Why orange? The color orange promotes a sense of wellness, compassion, passion and warmth. It helps to recover from disappointments, a wounded heart or a blow to one’s pride. Studies show that orange can create a heightened sense of activity, increased socialization, boost in aspiration, contentment, assurance, confidence and understanding.
RESOLVE uses orange to raise awareness, increase activity around an important movement, and remind our community every day that RESOLVE is there for them during the disappointments while educating and promoting physical and emotional wellness.
Whether it’s you or someone you know who struggles to build a family, #WearOrange!
“In 2020, we proved that nothing could hold back the power of National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW). Let’s do it again, April 18-24th, 2021. Let’s use NIAW to raise our voices, talk about the issues facing this community and make sure we continue to support those most in need.”
That’s the pledge for NIAW this week. This year’s theme is “Empowering YOU and Changing the Conversation.” Here at RSCNJ, we are doing all we can to support NIAW – and we are asking you to join us.
You can learn more about NIAW at InfertilityAwareness.org.
You can also find information on infertility etiquette and myths and facts about infertility to help you change the conversation.
Thank you for helping promote infertility awareness.
National Infertility Awareness Week is coming soon. And we are going to be holding another raffle to help recognize this event. Mark your calendar to enter during NIAW, April 18-24, 2021.
RSCNJ is giving one self-pay patient a free IUI cycle. The IUI cycle will include initial consult and monitoring; medication and diagnostic testing are not included. The cycle is non-transferrable and the winner will have through the end of 2021 to claim or use the cycle.
To enter the raffle, all you have to do is like our Facebook page between April 18 and April 24, and send us a private message with your name, email address and phone number during NIAW.
Good luck to all entrants!
A growing number of studies show that the environmental factors and lifestyle habits of pregnant women play an important role in the health of their child. But how about the semen quality of young men?
Researchers at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, analyzed the potential impact of endocrine disruptors on semen quality of men whose mothers were working at the early stages of their pregnancy. Their results, published in the journal Human Reproduction, show that men who have been exposed in utero to products known to contain endocrine disruptors are twice more likely to have semen volume and total sperm count per ejaculation below the reference values set by the WHO.
Endocrine disrupters are chemical substances which can interfere with the endocrine system and causes adverse health effects in an organism, or its progeny, according to the WHO. The products most associated with these anomalies were pesticides, phthalates and heavy metals, the researchers noted.
The results of this study suggest an association between the mother’s occupational exposure to endocrine disruptors and a decrease in several semen parameters in their children during adulthood. “It therefore appears necessary to inform women planning to conceive and during their early stages of pregnancy of the potential hazards of exposure to these substances, which could alter their children’s fertility,” the researchers said.
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, is a great source for support for those experiencing infertility.
They can help you:
- Find a support group.
- Call a hotline.
- Manage infertility stress.
- Find an online support community.
- Find family building resources.
- Read others’ personal stories.
And that’s not all. If you are looking for support, go RESOLVE’s support web page.
In our latest podcast, Dr. William Ziegler discusses the different fertility options that are available for single women and how Reproductive Science Center of N.J. can help them begin the journey of starting a family.
“We’re seeing this more and more often,” Dr. Ziegler says about single women seeking treatment. “We will see these women come into our office and they’re looking at fertility options and we have a few that we can discuss with them.”
Learn more about these options by listening to this podcast.
Our patient Kelly was so happy with her treatment, she’s planning to return for more:
“Dr. Ziegler is amazing I had a wonderful experience with him. I will be going back to him for baby number 2.”
We can’t wait to help Kelly again, and thank her and all our patients who post reviews of RSCNJ.
Please take a moment today to give thanks to all the doctors in your life—including RSCNJ Physicians, Dr. William Ziegler and Dr. Alan Martinez. You won’t be alone—March 30 is National Doctor’s Day, which was created to recognize physicians, their work and their contributions to their community.
First observed on March 30, 1933, in Winder, Georgia, the day was conceived by the wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, Eudora Brown Almond, who wanted to honor physicians. On that first day, she encouraged supporters to mail cards and put flowers on the graves of deceased doctors. The red carnation has become the symbolic flower for National Doctor’s Day.
You can recognize the hard work and dedication that physicians demonstrate each day by sending your doctor an appreciation card or email, donating to your local medical center or nominating your doctor for an award. Your doctor will surely appreciate knowing that their hard work has been valuable to your health.
Please join us as we wish Dr. Ziegler and Dr. Martinez a Happy National Doctor’s Day.
Yes, according to Dr. Susan Bard, a New York City-based dermatologist. She writes in an article on Healthline.com that a variety of studies have found testosterone to be significantly decreased in people with psoriasis.
In men, lower levels of testosterone are associated with decreases in:
- Sperm production.
- Sperm motility (movement).
- Sexual functioning (ability to achieve or maintain an erection).
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder that increases systemic inflammation. Bard writes that the link between psoriasis and decreased fertility may be due to that inflammation and how it affects the production of sex hormones.
If you have psoriasis or other autoimmune disorder, she suggests these lifestyle modifications:
- Exercise regularly.
- Get adequate rest.
- Eat more anti-inflammatory foods, like vegetables, fruits, nuts, and fish.
- Avoid processed foods and excess sugar.
- Reduce stress.
- Quit smoking and limit alcohol.
William Ziegler, DO, FACOG
Alan Martinez, MD, FACOG