Tag: Infertility

FERTILITY SPECIALISTS – RMA OF PHILADELPHIA FEATURED ON AMERICAN HEALTH FRONT NEWS SPECIAL

RMA of Philadelphia has recently been featured on the news program American Health Front. American Health Front is a medical program dedicated to educating the public on local health care practices that specialize in cutting edge technology and procedures that are changing lives. Dr. Jacqueline Gutmann explains the various ways assisted reproductive technology (ART) can help couples and […]

ONLINE SUPPORT GROUP: COPING WITH INFERTILITY DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Register Today! Description: Jefferson Health psychologist, Dr. Andrea Braverman will be hosting an online support group for those struggling with infertility during the holidays. Date/Time: Thurs, 12/08/16 7:30pm – 8:30pm Address: Online Event Only 833 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA, 19107 Physician in Attendance: Andrea Braverman, PhD – Psychologist at Jefferson Health

16TH ANNUAL RESOLVE: NIGHT OF HOPE

16th Annual Resolve: Night of Hope Buy Tickets for Night of Hope! Description: Each year at the Night of Hope, RESOLVE presents the Hope Awards to a select group of individuals/organizations who truly impact those diagnosed with infertility. Date/Time: Tuesday, 11/15/2016 6:00pm – 10:00pm Address: The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers Pier 61, 23rd Street and West […]

DO HIGH FSH LEVELS HAVE YOU FRUSTRATED?

When I speak to women who have been told that they have high FSH levels, their outrage is palpable. So many women with elevated FSH levels are frustrated to the point of fury. They feel sucker-punched by Mother Nature after learning about this indicator of reduced fertility—something that they may never have heard about before […]

NATIONAL INFERTILITY AWARENESS WEEK 2016 – LIVE CHAT EVENTS

April 24-30, 2016 is National Infertility Awareness Week. This year’s theme is #StartAsking and urges men and women to ask questions about their reproductive health. In recognition of this year’s theme, RMA at Jefferson and RMA of Central Pennsylvania at PinnacleHealth are hosting free online Q&A sessions with one of our world-class fertility specialists every night of the […]

RECURRENT PREGNANCY LOSS IN INFERTILITY

Handling miscarriage is one of the most difficult clinical situations for both the patient and provider. Although miscarriages are common, they are devastating for a patient trying to have a baby. There are different definitions of “recurrent pregnancy loss” however most major organizations such as the American College of OBGYNs and the American Society for […]

WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE – DEALING WITH ANGER

By Andrea Braverman, PhD Thomas Jefferson University Psychologist The difficult question, “why do bad things happen to good people?” has long challenged all of us.  Simply turn on the evening news and there are countless stories that echo with the question of “why” would this happen?  Watching women and men sitting in the infertility waiting room for […]

INFERTILITY TREATMENT FOR THE OLDER PATIENT

It is well known that there is a significant decline in fertility after age 35. The standard of care for women 35 and older who are having difficulty achieving pregnancy is to consult a fertility specialist if, after six months of trying (i.e. unprotected intercourse), pregnancy has not been achieved. Based upon the increasing number […]

LOVE AND INFERTILITY – ARE YOU LOSING THAT LOVING FEELING?

One of the most common things that I hear from women who are going through infertility is that they feel like they have completely lost touch with their own bodies. It’s complicated. So many of us feel broken during infertility and, let’s face it– one part of us that feels broken is connected to our sexuality. It’s […]

WHY UNEXPLAINED INFERTILITY IS SOMETIMES EXPLAINED DURING IVF

It is humbling to put into perspective that even among fertile couples who have no issues getting pregnant, they only have a 20% chance of achieving pregnancy any given month they try.  In other words, they are unsuccessful 80% of the time!  This is what we see when we look at the success of thousands […]