Tag: IVF

MYTHS ABOUT IVF, IUI, AND ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Despite its increasing public attention, there are still plenty of myths about in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other assisted reproductive technology. Reproductive Endocrinologist, Dr. Jacqueline Gutmann explains the reality of these misconceptions. Myth: You will have twins, triplets, or more! Busted!: It is true that fertility treatment increases the risk of having a multiple pregnancy. However, most […]

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 […]

FERTILITY TREATMENTS AND BREAST CANCER

Many women and men have no trouble getting pregnant, but if you are reading this you are probably not one of them. In your quest to build your family, you likely have had to take medication, and endure doctor’s visits and procedures. In addition to the fear that treatment will not be successful, many patients […]

STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO IN VITRO FERTILIZATION (IVF) – INFOGRAPHIC

In vitro fertilization (IVF) can be a very overwhelming process to comprehend, especially when your nerves and emotions are running wild. To help alleviate some of that stress we’ve broken down the IVF process into 6 easy to understand steps. We hope that this step-by step guide of the IVF process helps patients undergoing IVF, contemplating IVF, […]

THIRD PARTY REPRODUCTION: THE LAWYER’S ROLE IN YOUR ART PROCESS

Why do we need a lawyer? Beginning a journey to conceive through third party reproduction involves working with skilled medical professionals, but it also requires working with knowledgeable legal professionals. “Third party reproduction” means working with donors (sperm or egg) to conceive and/or gestational carriers to carry the pregnancy. It is important that everyone involved […]

NEW STUDY SHOWS NO SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENTAL DIFFERENCE IN CHILDREN BORN USING FERTILITY TREATMENTS

Even though babies have been born through the process of in vitro fertilization (IVF) for over 35 years there has still been very limited information available to parents about the risk of developmental problems for children conceived through assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Obtaining these data has been a challenge for a number of reasons, the most significant […]

5 REASONS TO CONSIDER EMBRYO BIOPSY WITH CCS

You can read a snippet from his entry below and then visit Fertility Authority to read the rest of her blog: 1. Knowing the genetics of your embryos dramatically improves IVF outcomes. As women age through their early thirties into their early forties, there is a significant increase in the percentage of genetically abnormal embryos – resulting in early […]

5 REASONS TO CONSIDER IVF AS YOUR FIRST FERTILITY TREATMENT

1. IVF is dramatically more successful than ovulation induction with intrauterine insemination. Although many couples initially choose Clomid or Femara with intrauterine insemination, pregnancy rates are generally less than 12% per cycle. In world class IVF programs, women under age 35 transferring a single embryo can expect an IVF implantation rate (seeing a sac in […]

IVF: YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW

It has been 5 years since Dr. Robert Edwards’ landmark contribution to reproductive medicine was recognized with the 2010 Nobel Prize in Medicine, and a great time to reflect on how in vitro fertilization (IVF) has evolved from those early days to the present and also try to catch a glimpse of the future. As with most […]