Monthly Archives: January 2014
Mercury levels drop
After years of public service announcements about the dangers of consuming mercury, a new federal study shows that mercury levels in American women of childbearing age have significantly declined over a decade. In a review of national data, the U.S. … Continue reading
Gentlemen, be prepared
No one knows if or when a serious illness may strike. That’s why it’s smart to plan ahead. For men, that means thinking about what would happen it they are diagnosed with cancer and want to have children. A study … Continue reading
Have you seen our egg donor registry?
For those looking to use an egg donor, we have created a registry of donors. You can select possible donors by ethnicity, eye color, hair color, height and education level. Take a look here.
New test for preeclampsia on the horizon
Preeclampsia, a severe form of high blood pressure in pregnancy, can damage the mother’s internal organs and lead to fetal complications such as premature delivery, low birth weight and stillbirth. It affects 6 percent to 8 percent of pregnant women … Continue reading
Baby (and mother), it’s cold outside!
After the recent blast of arctic air, you may be wondering if it’s safe for pregnant women to be out in the cold. The answer is yes—you can and should enjoy the winter weather. In fact, you have an advantage: … Continue reading
Take control of your asthma
Asthma affects about 10 percent of pregnant women, making it the most common chronic condition in pregnancy, according to research published in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist. Asthma control during pregnancy is critical because uncontrolled asthma can harm both mother and … Continue reading
Cancer centers get poor marks for fertility care
For adolescent and young adult patients being treated for cancer, one of the most distressing long-term side effects is infertility. Yet the leading National Cancer Institute–designated comprehensive cancer centers aren’t doing an adequate job of helping patients protect their facility, … Continue reading
Are personal care products bad for kids?
Yes—and according to a recent study, infants and toddlers are exposed to the potentially harmful substances in these products, called parabens, at an even higher level than adult women. Parabens have been linked to breast cancer and an increased risk for … Continue reading
When surgery is the right choice
Surgery is always the last resort in any medical treatment, including fertility care. When your doctor thinks surgery is appropriate for you, Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey offers the following surgical treatment options: hysteroscopy laparoscopy robotic surgery tubal ligation … Continue reading
Like us on Facebook
Have you seen our Facebook page yet? It’s got lots of news and information, and it’s a great place to connect with hundreds of others like you who are interested in fertility care and treatment. Please “like” us on our … Continue reading