The obesity epidemic has reached epic levels, with nearly two-thirds of American adults classified as overweight or obese. As obesity levels have increased, so have the number of couples struggling with infertility. While many obese women are able to become pregnant without assistance, a recent study found that the higher a women’s BMI the less likely she was to become pregnant on her own without medical assistance. Understanding how a healthy or unhealthy weight can affect your own fertility can help you when making decisions about treatment options.
More than 5 million babies have been born since in vitro fertilization (IVF) assisted in the birth of Louise Joy Brown in 1978. As success rates continue to increase every year, so does the number of women across the globe who visit fertility centers for help achieving a successful pregnancy.
Park Avenue Fertility is very honored to announce that Dr. Levi has been selected as one of the Best Doctors in America® 2013-2014 by his peers. We are pleased that Dr. Levi has been recognized for his hard work creating a uniquely personal experience for people seeking treatment for infertility in Connecticut.
There is a lot of good advice to be found on the Internet about what you should eat before, during, and after a pregnancy. And while there is not a specific food that will cure infertility, there are plenty of foods that may help your body prepare for pregnancy, and in some cases even improve fertility measures.
In 2010, fertility clinics across the nation reported performing over 18,000 procedures using donated eggs- up almost 8,000 procedures since 2000. In earlier years, egg donation was considered by some to be a last resort for becoming pregnant, however, recently more women are choosing egg donation due to its impressive success rates. Egg donation provides an opportunity to experience a healthy pregnancy for women who cannot become pregnant with their own eggs. If you are considering egg donation as a fertility option, or if you are a considering becoming an egg donor at Park Avenue Fertility, here are some facts you should know:
This week Park Avenue Fertility was pleased to learn that Dr. Levi has been awarded his third Patient’s Choice. We would like to thank our wonderful patients for taking the time to rate our office, making this award possible. Park Avenue Fertility’s focus has always been about the treating the patient positively, personally, and effectively, and we are pleased that this award reflects our commitment to our patients.
Park Avenue Fertility is pleased to announce that we are now a member of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART). Having joined with this prestigious organization, Park Avenue Fertility will have the continued opportunity to make strides and improve industry standards for assisted reproduction.
What is SART?
SART is a society of professionals focused on the practice of assisted reproductive technologies.
Ovulation is a key factor in fertility; knowing if you’re ovulating, when you’re ovulating, and if your eggs are healthy are all aspects that can help improve overall fertility and your chance of experiencing a healthy pregnancy. Timing ovulation is different for every women and factors like irregular periods, stress, illness, and medication can all disrupt normal ovulation.
National Endometriosis Awareness Month takes place around the world in March and provides a chance for educators, doctors, and community service providers to raise awareness about this often painful disease that effects more than 6 million women across the United States and millions more across the globe. Although many women attribute Endometriosis with painful cramps during menses, Endometriosis can also quietly affect fertility and bowel function without the typical painful warning signs. Park Avenue Fertility is focused on educating the community on the side effects of Endometriosis, how it can play a role in your fertility, and what you can do about it.