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From Blocked Fallopian Tube to Pregnancy

Even before they were married, Stephanie and her husband began trying for a baby. Stephanie was 35 years old, and she didn’t want to waste any time. She couldn’t wait to start her family, and she was acutely aware of the fact that women become less fertile with age.  After almost a year of trying without […]

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PGD Testing Eliminates Breast Cancer Risk

By the time Anna Mazor was 33 years old, she’d already been trying to have a baby for two years without luck. After a trip to her doctor’s office, she was referred to Reproductive Medicine Associates of Philadelphia’s Dr. Art Castelbaum. But she didn’t just want Dr. Castelbaum to help get her pregnant – she […]

Navigating infertility during the holidays

Navigating infertility during the holidays

Experiencing infertility during the holidays can be emotionally taxing on a couple. Frequently centered around children, the holidays can be a painful reminder of your infertility journey, especially if you keep getting asked, ‘when are you going to get pregnant?’ While you may not feel like celebrating, or maybe you do but want the infertility […]

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RMA of Philadelphia Helps Trans Man Start His Family with IVF

When Jassier González-Medel was a young girl growing up in Chile, he didn’t feel quite right in his body. Years later, after his family had moved to New Jersey and he was going through puberty, he would sneak away and play dress up when no one was watching, putting on male clothing and drawing a […]

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ONLINE INFERTILITY SUPPORT GROUPS

RMA of Philadelphia and Jefferson Health Psychologist, Andrea Braverman, PhD, are hosting an online infertility support group on December 11, 2018. The topic of this support group session will be “Coping with the Holidays.” The support group is powered by Zoom an application that allows users to connect to the group from any computer, laptop, smartphone, […]

Why fertility apps can’t replace a doctor

Whether it’s groceries, clothes shopping, food delivery or banking, there’s an app for just about everything these days. All in the name of convenience, accessibility, and instant gratification, startups are ‘disrupting’ industries and making even the most complex tasks possible through digital channels. The field of infertility is no exception – you can now buy […]

HOPE FOR A PCOS DIAGNOSIS

Nearly ten million women worldwide suffer from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), making it one of the leading causes of infertility. With numbers like those, it should be an easily understood diagnosis, but it’s not. Reproductive Medicine Associates of Philadelphia’s Dr. William Schlaff provides some insight on PCOS and gives hope to those who have it […]

GETTING TO KNOW DR. MARTIN FREEDMAN

Growing up, RMA of Philadelphia’s Dr. Martin Freedman always wanted to be a doctor. A neurosurgeon to be exact. However, it was during medical school, when he spent time working with Dr. Sam Yen, a reproductive endocrinology pioneer based in California, that Dr. Freedman decided that neurosurgery would have to wait. “Being exposed to reproductive […]

PROFILES IN PARENTHOOD: STEPHANIE’S STORY

The oldest of six children, Stephanie Winters never thought she’d fall into the ‘infertile’ category. But, in late 2016, after she and her new husband had been trying to start a family with no luck, she grew worried. At 25 years old, the Levittown, Pa. native thought maybe her irregular periods had something to do […]

DON’T SWEAT IT: YOUR STRESS WON’T IMPACT YOUR FERTILITY TREATMENT

Infertility is stressful. First, there’s the stress of trying to get pregnant and not being able to do so. Then there’s the added stress of the infertility diagnosis and the doctor visits. Once you decide to pursue fertility treatment, there is more stress from the morning monitoring, the hormones, the procedures, the cost and the […]