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October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day

National Pregnancy Loss Awareness October.jpgNational Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day on October 15th is a designated time of recognition for those who have experienced a devastating loss of life through:

  • Spontaneous miscarriage (SAB)
  • Still birth
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

On October 15th, a National Day of Remembrance is observed annually in the United States for those having suffered a pregnancy or infant loss marked by ceremonies and candle-lighting vigils. To participate use #PregnancyAndInfantLossRemembranceDay for posting on social media. This special day of pregnancy loss awareness will be spearheaded by PAil FAMiLiES UNITED IN SOLACE & SUPPORT.

Coping with Pregnancy Loss Through In-House Professional Fertility Counseling

Few American fertility centers focus on the emotional component of fertility treatments.  The fertility experts at New Hope Fertility Center in NYC offer Professional In-House Fertility Counseling with Allison Rosen Ph.D. That’s not all: We are dedicated to promoting how patients can reduce their risks of having a miscarriage through genetic testing in conjunction with In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).

Introducing In-House Fertility Clinical Psychologist, Allison Rosen, PhD

As an experience clinical psychologist specializing in infertility, Dr. Allison Rosen has helped hundreds of couples cope during their journey to have a baby.

  • Experienced Clinical Psychologist
  • Researcher
  • Author
  • Educator

Through individual, couple, and group counseling, the 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

Education of Dr. Rosen

  • B.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

Reducing Pregnancy Loss through Genetic Testing

Our state-of-the-art 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 normality before being transferred to the patient’s uterus in conjunction with IVF. PGS detects chromosomal deficiencies – euploidy – 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 Center 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 replacing PGS because of the procedure’s lower cost and fewer errors.

NGS allows embryologists to screen for defects on the chromosomal level with more accuracy and increased detail compared to all previous tests. Next Generation Sequencing 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.

New York’s Top Fertility Center is Preventing Pregnancy Loss

It is important to work with a fertility care team having the proven experience to prevent pregnancy loss through genetic testing. In fact the best fertility doctors in Connecticut and the top Fertility Doctors in New Jersey refer patients to New Hope Fertility Center in New York because of our proven track record of reducing pregnancy loss.  To schedule your initial consultation with one of the celebrated fertility specialists at New Hope Fertility Center NYC call 917.525.5496.

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