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Breaking Down the Pros and Cons of a Natural Cycle IVF

Posted by New Hope Fertility Center

In vitro fertilization treatment no longer requires the use of large doses of fertility medication.  There are more holistic treatment options that provide a variety of choices for treatment.  Among these is natural cycle IVF, which does not use any fertility medication.  There are natural cycle IVF pros and cons to consider when evaluating your treatment options.

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Topics: Natural Cycle IVF, IVF Medication, Fertility, Natural IVF

Places To Stay During Your IVF Treatment in New York City

Posted by New Hope Fertility Center

NYC’s New Hope Fertility Center is world renowned for their high success rates while providing holistic fertility treatment options.  For those individuals who travel to New Hope from out of town, knowing where to stay in NYC for fertility treatment is key.  There are a number hotels located near New Hope’s office that offer a number of amenities.

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Topics: IVF Medication, IVF Treatment, places to stay

What is Synarel Nasal Spray Used For?

Posted by New Hope Fertility Center

When facing fertility care it is common to have questions about fertility medication.  New Hope Fertility Center is focused on holistic approaches to fertility and working with your body’s natural cycle.  We aim to use minimal fertility medication while still achieving the best outcomes for both mother and child.

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Topics: IVF Medication, New Hope Fertility, IVF, IVF Treatment, NYC

What Is The Best IVF App?

Posted by New Hope Fertility Center

IVF treatment is expensive and complex. You will need all the tools available to help coordinate and monitor your treatment. Discover a Smartphone app to help you through your IVF journey. We've gathered information on the best apps on the market to assist you with your IVF cycle progress. These apps can help you track your progress throughout your entire IVF cycle – before, during, and after – especially when you’re waiting on that pregnancy test!

  • Glow Fertility, Period and Ovulation Tracker App
  • My Fertility Diary
  • IVF Predict
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Topics: IVF Medication, Fertility, Medication, IVF, Appointments, Smartphones, Calendars, Ovulation, Apps, Cycles

What Are The Side Effects of Fertility Medications?

Posted by NHFC

Before beginning any fertility treatment, it is important to understand the potential side effects.  Side effects during fertility care are common, but are often minor.   Knowing what to expect can help avoid stress and anxiety about how you are feeling during treatment.

Taking medication to regulate or stimulate ovulation is common while undergoing fertility treatment.  Reported side effects from regularly prescribed fertility medication include:

Clomid – Clomid is used to stimulate ovulation. As a result multiple eggs may mature.  If natural conception is attempted or an insemination is performed, multiple eggs may  fertilize producing twins, triplets or high-order multiples.  Additionally, patients have reported mood swings and headaches.

Lupron – Lupron may be used during cycles where in-vitro fertilization (IVF) is done.  Lupron suppresses the body’s natural hormones temporarily putting a woman into a menopause-like state.  Some of the side effects include those commonly experienced by menopausal women:

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Topics: IVF Medication, Medication, Mini-IVF, Fertility Medication

Maximizing Health, Minimizing Risk | Mini-IVF™ Success Stories

Posted by NHFC

With the Jones quintuplets currently claiming the NICU at Southwestern Medical Center as their temporary home, now could not be a more appropriate time to highlight the benefits of minimal stimulation IVF.

Conceived through injectable IUIs, the Jones quintuplets, who range from 1 pounds 12 ounces to 2 pounds 11 ounces, are a prime example of injectable IUIs leading to high risk multiple births.  According to our resident fertility specialist Dr. Lyndon Chang, "many, if not most, higher level gestations (triplets, quads, quints) are not from IVF, but from injectable IUIs, which are unnecessary and dangerous."

That being said, the time has come for those in the assisted reproduction community to start adopting and utilizing more minimally invasive fertility treatments. Mini-IVF™ harnesses the power of nature by relying more on the body's naturally occurring processes and less on copious amounts of injectable fertility medications. In addition, the treatment lessens the risks (ie. OHSS) that come with producing an overabundance of eggs, which often happens with conventional treatments.

At New Hope, we've had a couple of recent IVF success stories using our trademarked Mini-IVF™ treatment.  Our first such case involved a 29-year old struggling with primary infertility.  After just 1 Mini-IVF™ cycle and a single embryo transfer, she got pregnant.  Her particular treatment demonstrates both cost-effectiveness (1 cycle, no injectables) and safety (we transferred just one embryo, as would happen in nature).

Our second IVF success story is similar to our first and involved a  31-year-old also suffering from primary infertility.  She also completed just 1 Mini-IVF™ cycle and chose to freeze her embryos.  After transferring just one of those embryos, she also achieved a successful pregnancy.

Both women are great examples of how safe and cost-effective fertility treatments like Mini-IVF™ (also known as Low Dose IVF, IVF Lite, and Green IVF) work.  Not only do they save future parents money during treatment, but also cut down on neonatal healthcare costs since they greatly reduce the chance of getting pregnant with multiples, which are risky for both mother and child.

As we pray for the Jones' quints as they get stronger in the NICU, the assisted reproduction community cannot wait any longer in letting those undergoing fertility treatments know there are safer and more cost-effective options out there.

Make sure to ask your fertility specialist about low dose and single embryo protocols.
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Topics: IVF Medication, Single Embryo Transfer, Fertility, Medication, Mini-IVF, Success Story, New York, Embryo Transfer, Patient Satisfaction, IVF, Infertility, Best Fertility Clinic

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