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Fertility Talk with RSC NJ

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Listen to the latest informational podcasts from RSC New Jersey fertility experts Dr. William Ziegler, Dr. Alan Martinez, and Dr. Virginia Mensah.

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Listen to the latest informational podcasts from RSC New Jersey fertility experts Dr. William Ziegler, Dr. Alan Martinez, and Dr. Virginia Mensah.

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Fertility Talk with RSC NJ

Latest release on May 14, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: What You Need to Know About IVF and Single Embryo Transfer

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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 complex and consists of several steps, including: ovulation induction, egg retrieval, fertilization of the eggs and embryo culture, embryo grading, and embryo transfer.

Listen in as Alan Martinez, MD discusses your options when considering IVF and if single embryo transfer is the right choice for you.

Jul 28 2016

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Rank #2: Acupuncture and Fertility

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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 treatments, can significantly increase your chance of conception.

Feb 22 2017

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Rank #3: Can Exercise Affect Fertility?

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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 weekly.

In this segment,  William Ziegler, DO discusses exercise and how it can affect a womens fertility and her ability to become pregnant.

Feb 21 2017

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Rank #4: Unexplained Infertility

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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 trying to conceive.

Jun 20 2017

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Rank #5: Biological Age vs. Chronological Age

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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 help you determine if your age will be a factor when trying to become pregnant.

Feb 24 2016

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Rank #6: How Weight Can Affect Fertility

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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 as Dr. William Ziegler how your weight can affect your ability to get pregnant.

Jul 26 2016

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Rank #7: ERA Biopsy- Endometrial Receptivity Analysis for Implantation Failure

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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- Endometrial Receptivity Analysis to help if you have had implantation issues.

Aug 22 2017

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Rank #8: Mosaicism, Fertility and Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS)

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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 Mosaicism and how it might affect fertility options and treatment for couples trying to conceive.

Aug 20 2018

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Rank #9: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

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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 characterized by seemingly unrelated symptoms and may include irregular or absent periods, lack of ovulation, weight gain, acne, excessive facial hair and infertility.

There is no cure for PCOS yet, but medications used to induce ovulation may help women with PCOS get pregnant.

Alan Martinez, MD., is here to help answer questions relating to Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

Apr 26 2016

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Rank #10: Preimplantation Genetic Testing

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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 cells.

The PGD process starts after the embryo is fertilized and allowed to grow, when an embryo biopsy is performed.

This procedure involves removing either a polar body, which is half of the maternal DNA, or a blastomere, which is a cell from the embryo that contains its DNA.

Alan Martinez, MD, is here to help you better understand Preimplantation genetic testing to identify genetic defects in embryos created through in vitro fertilization (IVF) before pregnancy.

May 26 2016

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Rank #11: Fertility Preservation and Elective Egg Freezing

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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 process at The Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey.

Jan 16 2017

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Rank #12: Recurring Pregnancy Loss

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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.

About two-thirds of women who have suffered recurrent pregnancy loss have a successful pregnancy in subsequent efforts.

William Ziegler, DO, FACOG, is here to explain how a healthy lifestyle can help improve your odds: getting moderate exercise, controlling weight, quitting smoking and reducing alcohol and caffeine intake may be beneficial in avoiding RPL.

Apr 23 2016

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Rank #13: Autoimmune Diseases and Infertility

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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 an autoimmune disease that are trying to get pregnant.

Jul 23 2017

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Rank #14: Zika Virus and Fertility Planning

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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, precautions must be taken. Insect repellents containing DEET won’t harm a pregnant woman or her fetus when used as instructed to prevent infection with the Zika virus, a new research analysis suggests.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) supports the guidelines and is urging pregnant women and those planning a pregnancy to follow them.

Listen as Alan Martinez, MD discusses the Zika virus and the risks of travel for women that are pregnant or planning a pregnancy.

Nov 29 2016

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Rank #15: Fertility Insurance

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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 fertilization (IVF), and other fertility treatments can be costly. 

The Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey accepts most major insurances including Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.

Listen in as William Ziegler, DO explains your insurance options at The Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey.

Aug 29 2016

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