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.
When managing infertility, it is most important for patients to discover which treatments will deliver the best results in helping them to become pregnant. While there are many tests available to help women determine which treatments may work best for their specific need, Anti-Mullerian Hormone Testing is an excellent option for all couples and single intended parents who are interested in IVF or intrauterine insemination. Park Avenue Fertility is pleased to offer this test free of charge to patients and non-patients alike.
It’s not uncommon that many patients who are experiencing infertility feel alone in their journey to get pregnant. However, for many couples support groups offer a chance to receive answers to questions, manage stresses, and share the emotions you may feel while undergoing treatment. At Park Avenue Fertility, we believe that the emotions you may feel do not have to detract from the experience of treating infertility and the hope you can feel for a success. Support groups can be national group like resolve.org, a strong group of friends, or an online forum.
One of the most frustrating pieces of advice a couple can receive while experiencing infertility is to “just relax and you’ll get pregnant soon enough.” Although the comment is usually well meaning and meant to help, those kinds of comments can make a person feel that the stress they may be experience while trying to conceive is just another factor to why they’re not yet pregnant. Further more, that advice is not valid, according to a study led by Professor Jacky Boivin from the Cardiff Fertility Studies Research Group. During 14 studies, researchers found that stress does not effect your odds of becoming pregnant through fertility treatments like IVF and intrauterine insemination.
Said to be the most valuable commodity of our days, time is definitely one of the decisive factors when it comes to fertility treatments. Considering busy lifestyles, it is understandable that aspiring parents may be concerned with how much time they will have to invest in their fertility treatment and how soon they will see the results.
When aspiring parents make plans for a fertility treatment they need to be aware that it may come with surprises, one of which is multiple births. Going from no kids to two, three or even more babies? To some future parents this may sound too good to be true, but there is a caveat, as multiple embryos might also mean complications.
If you are over 40 years old and looking to get pregnant, the single most important advice is: don’t waste time, and seek professional help. Time is of essence in this case, as the infamous biological clock is ever ticking, and it’s important to find a specialist who will thoroughly evaluate your individual case to quickly and effectively select the most appropriate fertility treatment for you. Dr. Andrew Levi, MD, FACOG has a broad experience with issues of age and fertility. Today we ask Dr. Levi to explain about the specific issues for ladies over 40.
When a couple has trouble conceiving, it is common to assume that the problem lies within the female reproductive organs. However, you may be surprised to find out that about half of the cases have at least something to do with the male partner. Additionally, about one third of infertile couples are unable to conceive due to male infertility.
For over ten years Dr. Andrew Levi of Park Avenue Fertility has been working with patients struggling with infertility. Dr. Levi has affected many lives in a unique way, giving people the ultimate gift of a precious new life. Over the years he has treated numerous cases. Behind each case number there are poignant stories of hope and fulfillment, and Dr. Levi’s philosophy is to embrace and nurture each patient like his own personal friend.