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Timed intercourse and IUI - What are the Initial Fertility Treatment Steps?

Posted by New Hope Fertility Center

When people hear of fertility treatments, they often think of IVF. However, many individuals can be treated for fertility issues with less invasive methods such as timed intercourse and IUI. These procedures can be effective in helping couples get pregnant without the financial, physical or emotional cost of IVF.

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Topics: Fertility, Fertility Treatment, Infertility Treatments, IVF Treatment, IUI, NYC, fertilty, timed intercourse

Find Best Reviewed Fertility Center 2013

Posted by New Hope Fertility Center

As you begin your fertility journey you should look for the best reviewed fertility center.  Reviews are often based on the patient’s entire experience with a center.   This includes every patient interaction from scheduling the initial appointment to receiving fertility treatment.  Fully researching your options will allow you to find the best reviewed fertility center. 

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Topics: New Hope Fertility, IVF, SART, Best fertility clinics in New York, Fertility Centers, Fertility Treatment, IUI

Sextuplets born in Pennsylvania

Posted by NHFC

A Pennsylvania couple has recently become new parents -- of sextuplets.  Stacey and Brendan Carey of Feasterville, PA gave birth to the newborns through cesarean section this past Monday.  Carey delivered at 27 weeks, meaning the tiny infants were born nearly 10 weeks premature.  They remain in critical condition, some of them weighing just one pound one ounce.

As the media begins to swarm around the family, the couple and the hospital staff involved are exhibiting an everlasting pride towards the 'miracle' while the six babies still face the road to recovery; all are still hooked up to ventilators and receiving IV support (source: CNN).  The couple has vaguely emphasized that they "did not get pregnant through IVF, but through regular ovulation induction" (source: Fox 29).

Although the aforementioned statement downplays their procedure, it sounds likely that this situation came about as a result of hyperstimulation, and while not involving IVF, is still the kind of irresponsible over-medication that we discourage with our Natural IVF and Mini-IVF protocols.

Among fertility specialists, ovulation induction and IUI treatments, though effective in some cases, raise concerns when combined with hyperstimulation protocols. Hyperstimulation can cause high-risk pregnancies that are both dangerous for the mothers and result in dangerous conditions for multiple birth infants, and in worse case scenarios, can lead to Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS).

We will continue to follow this story and the health of the six newborns as it continues.
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Topics: Natural Cycle IVF, IVF Medication, Fertility, Mini-IVF, New Hope Fertility, IVF, Infertility, OHSS, IUI

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