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When a woman cannot carry a healthy pregnancy, she can turn to a gestational carrier, a surrogate who carries the fetus created from the egg and sperm of the parents. Dr. Alan Martinez explains how The Reproductive Science Center of NJ can help coordinate the care of the biological parents and gestational carrier for couples wishing to have childre…
 
Preimplantation genetic screening in recent years has shown improved outcomes for couples with infertility who are going through IVF. Mosaicism or embryos that can be predicted to be a mix of normal and abnormal cells have changed the landscape of screening and what questions might arise as a result of that screening. Dr. William Ziegler discusses …
 
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), about 15 to 20 percent of pregnancies end in miscarriage. For couples this can be a devastating event. Dealing with a miscarriage can cause a roller coaster of emotions, doubt, and discouragement on your ability to conceive. Listen in as Dr. Alan Martinez shares resources …
 
Infertility is a medical condition not unlike other medical conditions; it can affect many aspects of your life. It can create one of the most stressful life crises that an individual or couple ever experience. It can also affect your relationship with others, your perspective on life, as well as how you feel about yourself. In this important podca…
 
If you have had implantation failure, there is a test available that can help evaluate the woman's endometrial receptivity from a molecular perspective. This advanced technology is a personalized genetic test to diagnose the state of endometrial receptivity in the window of implantation. In this segment, Dr. William Ziegler discusses the ERA Biopsy…
 
Autoimmune diseases such as celiac disease, chrones disease, lupus and inflammatory bowel disease seem to be on the rise in the last 20 years. Might these diseases be associated with infertility? In todays segment, Dr Alan Martinez discusses autoimmune diseases, their possible link to infertility and the treatment options available for women with a…
 
Many couples are told that they have unexplained or idiopathic infertility, meaning doctors cannot seem to find anything wrong with either the male or female after analysis of sperm and fallopian tubes or uterus. In this segment, Dr William Ziegler discusses some possible causes of unexplained infertility and what the options might be for a couple …
 
If a woman cannot become pregnant using her own eggs, either by sexual intercourse, artificial insemination or IVF, she may choose to use eggs donated by another woman. A women has the choice between fresh or frozen eggs. Frozen eggs eliminate the need for cycle coordination, as the egg retrieval process is already complete. Fresh and frozen donor …
 
Infertility is a medical condition not unlike other medical conditions – it can affect all aspects of your life. Everyone undergoes emotional stressors as they pursue infertility treatment. Feeling overwhelmed, sad, exhausted, frustrated, angry, ashamed, among many others, at times are perfectly normal responses. But if you are experiencing these f…
 
The intent of acupuncture therapy is to promote health and alleviate pain and suffering. The method by which this is accomplished, though it may seem strange and mysterious to many, it has been time tested over thousands of years and continues to be validated today. Listen in as Alan Martinez, MD discusses how acupuncture, when combined with IVF tr…
 
While exercise and maintaining a healthy weight are important, physical activity should be done in moderation. Excessive physical activity can inhibit ovulation and reduce production of progesterone, which are essential in becoming pregnant. Doctors recommend that women who are trying to become pregnant should not exercise more than five hours week…
 
The Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey (RSCNJ) provides several options of fertility preservation for women, either through freezing eggs or embryos. This technology can give a woman the potential to conceive in the future should she be unable to become pregnant naturally. Listen as Dr. William Ziegler explains the Elective Egg Freezing proc…
 
According to the National Institutes of Health, reproductive surgery could be divided into surgery as a primary treatment for infertility, surgery to enhance in-vitro fertilisation outcome, and surgery for fertility preservation. A shift has occurred away from surgery as a primary treatment of infertility to surgery playing a crucial part in enhanc…
 
A common cause of female infertility is a blockage of the fallopian tubes, which can prevent sperm from meeting and fertilizing an egg. Blocked fallopian tubes can also cause ectopic pregnancy, in which a fertilized egg is unable to move to the uterus for implantation and starts to grow within the tiny fallopian tube, ovary or abdominal cavity. The…
 
If you have been ignoring the news about Zika virus, maybe this will gain your attention. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, five of nine pregnancies among U.S. women who were infected with the Zika virus have resulted in tragic outcomes. If you are traveling to an area where the Zika virus has been reported, precauti…
 
As the rates of Type II diabetes are rising every year in the U.S., there are many infertility specialists that are are beginning to look toward this health issue as a main cause of some otherwise unexplained infertility cases that they see. Management of Diabetes and the symptoms associated with it are crucial to fertility treatment success and a …
 
Very often, when conducting a diagnostic work-up of both male and female infertility, there may need to be various blood tests in order to verify the presence or absence of various infectious diseases. The reason for these tests is that if a couple is found to have one of these infections, this very well might be a contributing factor to a couple's…
 
Women who have had tubal ligations may at some point come to regret their decision and desire fertility in the future. Pregnancy rates are influenced by both age and tubal ligation method. The highest pregnancy rate (87%) was reported by women age 29 or less who underwent reversal of a previous ring or clip method of sterilization. The physicians a…
 
When a patient or couple is considering using assisted reproduction technologies (ART) to have a baby, there are many things to consider. In addition to the physical, mental and emotional tolls that infertility treatment can cause, there is the financial aspect to consider. Insurance coverage may be limited or non-existent and in vitro fertilizatio…
 
Infertility is defined as the failure to conceive after one year of unprotected sexual intercourse. But a diagnosis of infertility does not mean that becoming pregnant is impossible. Nearly 90 percent of infertility cases are treatable with medical therapies ranging from drug treatment and surgery to advanced reproductive technologies such as in vi…
 
Fertility treatments can be complex and often require patients to make many decisions along the way. One of the toughest decisions for patients undergoing IVF & Donor Egg treatment is how many embryos should I transfer? This is an important decision and we understand the reasons why patients might struggle for the right answer. The IVF process is c…
 
If you’re trying to get pregnant, or intend to start trying, being overweight can affect your chances of conceiving and having a healthy baby. Interestingly, being underweight can also reduce a woman’s fertility. If you're planning to get pregnant in the next year or so, healthy eating and regular exercise can help boost your fertility. Listen in a…
 
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) allows for the detection of life-altering genetic abnormalities prior to embryo transfer during IVF. The procedure can also help patients suffering from certain fertility challenges as well. The PGD procedure is an evaluation of chromosomes, thread-like structures found in all human cells except red blood cel…
 
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormone disorder in women that is also a leading cause of infertility. According to WomensHealth.gov, 10 to 20 percent of women of childbearing age suffer from PCOS. PCOS is one of the most under-diagnosed diseases in the world, with less than 25 percent of women with PCOS being diagnosed. PCOS is charac…
 
Recurrent miscarriage, also known as recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL), is defined as two or more consecutive miscarriages. A miscarriage is defined as the spontaneous loss of a clinically-recognized pregnancy before the 20th week. Clinically recognized means the fetus has been identified with ultrasound or through tissue after the pregnancy loss. Abo…
 
Just because you're getting older doesn't mean you can no longer conceive. Women are having babies at older ages than ever before. But if you’ve been trying to conceive unsuccessfully for 6 months, or have experienced several miscarriages, our Physicians may be able to help you carry and deliver a child successfully. William Ziegler, DO is here to …
 
Infertility is defined as the failure to conceive after one year of unprotected sexual intercourse. In the United States approximately 15-20 percent of married couples will experience some degree of infertility. This means that one in six couples will need professional assistance. A diagnosis of infertility, however, does not mean that becoming pre…
 
Endometriosis is a condition where endometrial tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus, grows outside the uterus and attaches to other organs in the abdominal cavity, such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes. Endometriosis is a progressive disease that tends to get worse over time and can recur after treatment. Symptoms include painful m…
 
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