Monthly Archives: May 2019
What is assisted hatching?
Assisted hatching, according to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, is a laboratory procedure, sometimes done along with in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. During IVF, the fertilized eggs are monitored for three to six days as they develop into embryos. … Continue reading
Lifestyle changes can improve male fertility: CNN
Women are often the focus when a couple has trouble getting pregnant, but men are the primary reason for infertility in up to half of all cases. Male fertility problems include low sperm count, sperm abnormalities and low testosterone levels. … Continue reading
What is secondary infertility?
When a woman is unable to conceive or have a full-term pregnancy after already having had children without difficulty before, it is called secondary infertility. According to RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, “It is a diagnosis that comes with its … Continue reading
Can stress harm fertility?
A new study out of Australia says yes. Researchers have uncovered a new link between chronic stress and reproductive problems, in a pre-clinical study that shines the spotlight on a hunger-triggering hormone. The study suggests high levels of the hormone … Continue reading
‘We’re grateful for our blessing!’
A patient of ours shares her happy news: “Awesome staff! We’re beyond satisfied with all of the help we received and grateful for our blessing! Thank you! We’d like to help you make your dreams come true, too. Read more … Continue reading
Study suggests antibiotics may treat endometriosis
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found, in mice, that treatment with an antibiotic reduces the size of lesions caused by endometriosis. The study was published online in the journal Human Reproduction. Endometriosis is a chronic … Continue reading
‘Dr. Mensah gave me hope’
A patient of ours has high praise for Dr. Virginia Mensah and the staff at RSCNJ: “I cannot say enough positive things regarding the staff at the Reproductive Science Center. Dr. Mensah takes as much time as you need to … Continue reading
For friends and family: When infertility strikes
Our last post on advice for friends and family members of those dealing with infertility covers family dynamics. Infertility “may highlight a family’s inadequate means of dealing with problems,” says RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association. “Old family issues, jealousies and … Continue reading
For friends and family: Myths and facts about infertility
In our last post, we offered some suggestions from RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, about how to talk to those struggling with infertility. In this post, we address some of the myths and facts about that struggle. Among the myths … Continue reading