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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

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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.

Rank #1: What is an IUI? Clomid vs Superovuation

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Ovulation disorders are one of the most common causes of female infertility. Drug therapies are often used to treat infertility caused by ovulatory disorders.

Listen as Dr. Virginia Mensah discusses Clomid vs Superovulation to help increase a womens chance of becoming pregnant.

Oct 16 2018

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Rank #2: 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 #3: 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 #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: Ectopic Pregnancy

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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.

There are several possible causes of fallopian blockage. Fortunately, there are also several treatment options.

Listen as Alan Martinez, MD explains ectopic pregnancy and the steps necessary to help insure future pregnancies.

Dec 26 2016

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Rank #6: Myths of Contraception and Fertility

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There are many myths floating around regarding the impact of contraception on fertility. As there are many types of contraception, it is important for couples to understand the basic facts so they can be more educated on any long term effects contraception might have on their ability to conceive a child in the future.

Here to discuss the many contraception choices available, the correct way to use them, and if they will affect your ability to get pregnant in the future is Dr. Virginia Mensah. She is a specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at The Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey.

Nov 24 2017

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Rank #7: 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 #8: 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 #9: The Importance of Good Preconception Care

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If you are trying to have a baby or are just thinking about it, it is not too early to start getting ready for pregnancy. Preconception healthcare is important for women and focuses on taking steps now to protect the health of a baby in the future.

Here to tell us about the importance of good preconception care and the steps you should take now if you are planning to try to get pregnant is Dr. Virginia Mensah, she is a specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at The Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey.

Sep 24 2017

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Rank #10: 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 #11: 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 #12: Premature Ovarian Insufficiency

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Women generally experience a reduction in fertility when they enter their 40's. However, if a women has POI, treatment might be necessary to help with some of the symptoms. Dr. Virginia Mensah discusses premature ovarian insufficiency and treatment options available to younger women experiencing this issue.

Mar 18 2018

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Rank #13: 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 #14: Infectious Disease Testing and How it Relates to Infertility

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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 infertility. The infection might also affect the outcome of fertility treatments.

Another important reason for these tests that is underestimated, is that the fact that many of these infections can be passed along to the baby, potentially jeopardizing their health and the pregnancy.

Listen today as Dr. Alan Martinez discusses the reasons for infectious disease testing prior to fertility treatments and how they can affect the outcome of treatments.

Sep 25 2016

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Rank #15: What To Expect in the Evaluation of Male Infertility

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The male role in fertility by itself affects up to 40 percent of couples. The most important goal in male infertility is to establish the correct diagnosis. We usually work with each male patient’s urologist to reach this goal. Some infertility problems could suggest a more serious medical condition that if not diagnosed properly may become life altering or may affect the offspring.

Here to tell us what you can expect in the evaluation of male infertility is Dr. Virginia Mensah. She is a specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at The Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey.

Oct 24 2017

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Rank #16: 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 #17: What to Expect From Infertility Counseling

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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 feelings persistently or are having difficulty managing other emotions related to your infertility, you might benefit from infertility counseling. 

In this segment, Dr. William Ziegler discusses the primary goal of infertility counseling is to help individuals and couples learn how to cope with the physical and emotional changes associated with infertility, and some signs that infertility counseling would be helpful to you.

Apr 18 2017

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Rank #18: 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 #19: Donor Eggs: Fresh vs Frozen

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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 eggs have about the same pregnancy success rate of 55-63%. Listen as Dr Martinez discusses donor eggs, fresh vs frozen.

May 22 2017

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Rank #20: Role of a Gestational Carrier

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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 children.

Nov 28 2018

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