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Where to Find an Experienced Fertility Counselor

Couple CounselingExperienced Clinical Psychologist – Dr. Allison Rosen – is a renowned fertility counselor. Our fertility specialists highly recommend that couples who are struggling with infertility seek out an experienced fertility counselor during treatment. Dr. Rosen has helped many couples cope emotionally during their struggle to have a baby. She also works with individuals and groups.

When to Seek Out Fertility Counseling

Fertility counseling is recommended for those who have experienced a devastating loss of life through:

  • Failed fertility treatment
  • Spontaneous miscarriage
  • Still birth
  • SIDS

Dr. Allison Rosen’s Credentials

  • Experienced Clinical Psychologist
  • Researcher
  • Author
  • Educator

Education of Dr. Rosen

  • A. – University of California – Graduated Summa cum Laude and Honored as most outstanding student in the college of science
  • Master’s Degree and Ph.D – Michigan State University
  • Certificate of Psychoanalysis – William Alanson White Institute

Through individual, couple, and group counseling, Dr. Rosen addresses the many challenges of dealing with infertility including:

  • Pregnancy Loss
  • Couple Conflict and Coping
  • Complex Decisions Involved in Family Building Through Donor Egg or Sperm
  • Parenting After Infertility

Experienced Fertility Counseling During Treatment

In addition to offering Professional In-House Fertility Counseling, the fertility specialists at New Hope Fertility Center are dedicated to promoting genetic testing in conjunction with IVF.

Reducing Pregnancy Loss through Genetic Testing

Today’s Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) helps to increase the healthy birth rates of babies through genetic testing. This is because only the healthiest embryos are transferred for implantation during a fresh IVF cycle and/or Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET). Genetic testing helps to reduce the number of cycles required to achieve a healthy pregnancy.

Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS)

PGS is the testing of an embryo’s overall chromosomal normalcy prior to being transferred to the patient’s uterus in conjunction with IVF. PGS detects chromosomal deficiencies – aneuploidy – an extra or missing chromosome in an embryo.

PGS Increases Pregnancy Success Rates Up To 30%

PGS dramatically increases a woman’s chance of conception. Only the healthiest embryo(s) are transferred. Embryo biopsy and screening can increase a patient’s chance of a successful pregnancy by up to 30 percent.

Candidates for Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS)

Because advanced maternal age (over 35) adversely affects the quality of a woman’s eggs – oocytes – resulting in chromosomal abnormalities, New Hope Fertility NYC recommends PGS in conjunction with IVF to patients over the age of 35.

Other Candidates for PGS

  • Women having a history of recurrent miscarriages (2 or more)
  • Women having failed IVF cycles
  • Gender Selection – Family Balancing

PGS Detects Low Quality Embryos

By extracting a cell from an embryo and analyzing it, poor quality embryos are detected. Biopsy of this cell will not damage the embryo.

Low quality embryos result in:

  • Low pregnancy success rates
  • High miscarriage rates
  • High chance for birth defects

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)

NGS is a new method of PGS. NGS is the latest genetic screening test for primary candidates undergoing IVF. NGS is used for comprehensive chromosome testing of embryos created through IVF. NGS is on the horizon to replacing PGS because of the procedure’s lower cost and reduced errors.

NGS allows embryologists to screen for defects on the chromosomal level with higher accuracy and more detail than ever before. PGS results are comprehensive and a higher resolution than any other genetic testing method because it detects more translocations.

NGS is also helpful for those couples wanting to plan their family through gender selection.

Experienced Fertility Counselor

It is important to work with a professional experienced in fertility counseling while you are undergoing treatment. To schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Allison Rosen at New Hope Fertility Center – click the icon below or – call 917.525.5496.

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