Dr. Copperman explains in his interview that it is not necessarily the incidence of infertility in women that is increasing, but that it is more socially acceptable now to seek help for any medical condition, including infertility. He also explains how there are many successful paths available to couples today to help them build their families.
This video introduces you to the world-renowned, full service fertility center, its Reproductive Endocrinologists, Urologist, Complementary Care team and highly qualified staff. RMA of New York specializes in in vitro fertilization (IVF), intrauterine insemination (IUI), egg donation, egg freezing (oocyte cryopreservation), reproductive surgeries and male reproductive medicine.
Dr. Benjamin Sandler, Infertility Specialist at RMA of New York, discusses causes of infertility: age-related infertility, tubal factors, anovulation, as well as male factor infertility- low sperm count, low motility and morphology. Dr. Sandler discusses infertility testing such as ovarian reserve testing and semen analysis as well as treatment options such as intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in vitro fertilization (IVF).
Dr. Tanmoy Mukherjee, Infertility Specialist at RMA of New York, discusses the egg freezing process. Oocyte cryopreservation, also known as egg freezing, is a fertility preservation treatment option for women interested in preserving current unfertilized eggs in order to attempt pregnancy in the future.
Dr. Lawrence Grunfeld, Infertility Specialist at RMA of New York, discusses Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis and Screening. Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) is an advanced genetic technique that allows an individual embryo to be analyzed. PGD is a recommended procedure for patients who are affected by a genetic condition or are carriers of a genetic anomaly and are at risk of passing the anomaly on to their offspring. Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS), on the other hand, may be used when patients do not have a known genetic disorder, but are experiencing infertility related to recurrent miscarriage or unsuccessful IVF cycles. PGD technology used with in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment can improve the likelihood of a successful and healthy pregnancy.
Dr. Jeff Klein, Infertility Specialist at RMA of New York, discusses infertility, advanced maternal age and getting pregnant after age 35. Dr. Klein reviews how age affects fertility, testing to measure ovarian reserve, as well as things to consider when undergoing fertility treatment, such as desired family size.
Dr. Georgia Witkin, Clinical Psychologist at RMA of New York fertility center, discusses Egg Donation, also known as Ovum Donation or Donor Egg IVF. Egg donation is a fertility treatment option for women and couples interested in conceiving with the use of donor eggs. It can be an option for women whose own eggs are unable to achieve a pregnancy due to advanced reproductive age, genetic abnormalities, previous surgeries and/or other conditions. Dr. Witkin dispels the myths and explains the facts about egg donation and using donor eggs to become pregnant.
Dr. Natan Bar-Chama, Male Infertility Specialist and Urologist at Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York, discusses male infertility testing and treatment options. Dr. Bar-Chama explains that an initial workup typically includes a semen analysis and an overview of the man’s medical history. Male infertility treatments include: hormonal & medical treatments, microsurgical reconstruction (vasectomy reversal, varicocele repair), ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection), microscopic testicular sperm extraction, and electroejaculation. Dr. Bar-Chama works with expert Female Fertility Specialists at leading NYC fertility center, Reproductive Medicine Associates of New York (RMA of New York), to provide coordinated care to treat the whole patient couple experiencing infertility.
Dara Godfrey, MS RD, Nutritionist at RMA of New York, discusses how she supports patients’ nutritional goals before, during, and after fertility treatment. Infertility specialists may also recommend that patients with some medical conditions, such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), seek nutritional counseling prior to starting treatment. Dara recommends that both male and female patients reduce alcohol and caffeine consumption when trying to conceive. She stresses the importance of incorporating a variety of foods in one’s diet, including fruits, vegetables and lean proteins, as well as lots of water. Dara recommends including one source of full fat dairy products a day. She advises patients to choose fish sources that are low in mercury. She also highly recommends taking prenatal vitamins when trying to conceive.