Monthly Archives: March 2013
Medicines & pregnancy
When you’re pregnant, any medicines you take, including over-the counter or prescription drugs, herbs or supplements, can get into your baby’s system. Some medicines may be safe, but many are not. What should you keep taking, and what should you … Continue reading
Is spring the thing?
To everything there is a season, and for sperm that season is now. Researchers have found that human sperm are generally at their healthiest in winter and early spring. A study in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, based … Continue reading
RSCNJ teams up with LIVESTRONG
We are proud to announce that the Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey is now a member of LIVESTRONG’s Fertile Hope Program. As a participating center in the program, we work with LIVESTRONG to increase access to fertility preservation services … Continue reading
A fishy diet during pregnancy
It is well known that mercury, which is found in some types of seafood, can harm a developing baby’s brain. But eating average amounts of seafood containing low levels of mercury during pregnancy hasn’t been shown to cause problems. And … Continue reading
Twelve percent of all infertility cases are a result of a woman either weighing too little or too much. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the main connection between weight and fertility is estrogen—which, you may not realize, … Continue reading
Definition: Gestational Carrier
Women with ovaries but no uterus and women who shouldn’t become pregnant because of a serious health problem might need to consider a gestational carrier. In this case, a woman uses her own egg, which is fertilized by the man’s … Continue reading
All about our donor egg program
Women may need to use a donor egg for several reasons, says Lauren Lucas, Physician Assistant at RSCNJ, which established its donor egg bank back in 2005. “We offer two types of programs: frozen and fresh donor eggs,” she says. … Continue reading
Men, drop that cheeseburger!
Low sperm counts can impair a couple’s fertility, and a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that men who ate the most saturated fats, like those found in cheeses and meats, had a 38 percent … Continue reading
Drop the java
You have to make some adjustments to your lifestyle when you’re pregnant, and one of those adjustments may include your cup of joe. Studies show that more than 150 milligrams of caffeine a day (about 1½ cups of coffee) puts … Continue reading
Pregnancy myth, or fact?
Myth: Standing on your head after sex can increase your chances of becoming pregnant. Fact: Standing on your head has not been proven to aid in conception. However, lying down after sex for 20 to 30 minutes may boost your … Continue reading