Monthly Archives: October 2012
Cryopreservation: Have you heard the news?
A leading group of U.S. fertility doctors says there is now enough evidence to support the freezing of a woman’s eggs as a way to preserve fertility in young women. Studies conducted over the past few years show that fertilization … Continue reading
Smoking and pregnancy don’t mix
Smoking raises your risk of infertility. That much you know. But did you know that breathing secondhand smoke during pregnancy can also affect your baby’s health? Women who don’t smoke but are exposed to secondhand smoke are at increased risk … Continue reading
Sperm need vitamins too
Middle-aged and older men who get enough antioxidants in their diets may have better-quality sperm than men who are lacking in the nutrients, a new study in the journal Fertility and Sterility suggests. Researchers found that among men age 45 … Continue reading
Checking your emotions
Kristen Mulheren Levitt, a licensed psychotherapist with the Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey, knows first-hand about the emotional side of fertility care. “I’ve experienced both sides of the issue, through my own journey in infertility,” she says. “Going through … Continue reading
What does an embryologist do?
“Our job is to locate the oocytes, perform the insemination, grow the embryos and select embryos for transfer,” says Scott Kratka, senior embryologist at the Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey. Kratka, who established the first in vitro fertilization lab … Continue reading
Party with “The Best”
If you and your significant other have been looking for something new to do on date night, please join us this Thursday, Oct. 11, at the 2012 Best of Monmouth Festival. Not only will you be treated to some of … Continue reading
Hot off the presses: We’re excellent!
You’ve been telling us for years, and now it’s official: Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey has just learned that it has been recognized as a 2012 Optum Center of Excellence! This award honors medical programs that have met or … Continue reading