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  • March 18, 2019Mar 18, 2019
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  • By Sergio Oehninger, MD, PhD

6 Ways to Make the 2 Week Wait More Bearable

The  two-week  wait  between  ovulation  and  your  expected  period  can  seem  like  the  perfect  storm  of  anxiety,  impatience  and  so  many  what-ifs. 

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  • February 27, 2019Feb 27, 2019
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Black Celebs Who Struggle with Infertility

While infertility affects at least 12 percent of all women up to the age of 44, studies suggest Black women may be almost twice as likely to experience infertility as Caucasian women.

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  • February 19, 2019Feb 19, 2019
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Showing Appreciation through Fertility Treatment: 6 Tips

When you are undergoing fertility treatments it is important to focus on the us, rather than the family you could be.

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  • February 7, 2019Feb 7, 2019
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What is ICSI? Should I do it?

In 1992 a group of investigators developed ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection). This is a micro-fertilization technique, whereby a single sperm is directly microinjected into a mature oocyte.

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  • January 30, 2019Jan 30, 2019
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What is Artificial Insemination? Am I a candidate?

Artificial insemination is the process whereby processed sperm are directly injected into the uterus. It is commonly referred to as IUI or intrauterine insemination.

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  • January 9, 2019Jan 9, 2019
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New Year’s resolutions: how to maximize my chances to have a baby

Trying to have a baby can be easy for some couples, but for others it can become a stressful situation.

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  • January 7, 2019Jan 7, 2019
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Infertility and overall health: are they related?

More than one in eight couples of childbearing age have difficulty conceiving or carrying a pregnancy to term, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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  • December 20, 2018Dec 20, 2018
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Do I Ovulate? Easy ways to monitor the fertile time of your cycle

When the body's levels of luteinizing hormone (LH) rise, it triggers the process of ovulation, and the most fertile period of the menstrual cycle occurs.

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  • November 26, 2018Nov 26, 2018
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Biological issues related to fertility

How important is for adolescents, young adults and grown-up adults to understand all the biological issues related to fertility?

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  • November 16, 2018Nov 16, 2018
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  • By Sergio Oehninger, MD, PhD

Nutrition During the Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us, and for some that means indulging on delicious food and beverages. If you are trying to conceive or are currently pregnant, it is especially important to keep your diet in check.

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  • October 30, 2018Oct 30, 2018
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Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: an emotional roller-coaster that can be overcome

Those who have experienced recurrent pregnancy loss need empathy and understanding.  They are often looking for answers to what exactly it is and what can be done about it. 

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  • October 24, 2018Oct 24, 2018
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Your  Path  to  Parenthood  Post-Cancer  Diagnosis

There  are  many  factors  involved  in  determining  the  risk  of  infertility  after  cancer  treatment,  such  as  age,  treatment  type,  and  underlying  fertility  potential.

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  • October 17, 2018Oct 17, 2018
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Fertility Options and Success: MAINTAIN OPTIMISM, TREAT AS APPROPRIATE, AND THINK IVF

Many couples today are unsure as to the options available to them when they are starting to work with fertility methods.   Here at the Sher Fertility Institute New York, we make each journey a very personal one.  

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  • October 11, 2018Oct 11, 2018
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October is Pregnancy Loss & Awareness Month

In honor of Pregnancy Loss and Awareness month, SHER Fertility Institute New York discusses some causes of pregnancy loss and ways to honor babies we’ve lost.

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  • September 24, 2018Sep 24, 2018
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Semen Analysis

The assessment of the male by the semen analysis constitutes one of the critical tests to be performed by a couple trying to conceive.

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  • September 24, 2018Sep 24, 2018
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Possible Infertility Signs

If conception does not happen after a year come and see us.  If you are 35 years old or older, then you should seek consultation after six months of trying.

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  • September 24, 2018Sep 24, 2018
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Ovarian Cysts

The term “ovarian cyst” is sometimes confusing and misleading. So, let us review some basic facts.

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  • September 24, 2018Sep 24, 2018
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Twins? Triplets?

“I am scared to have twins or triplets and hear that is very common with IVF” or “I am so scared to put all those hormones into my system – can anything bad happen?”

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  • September 24, 2018Sep 24, 2018
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Weight and Pregnancy

“Is it true that heavy women have a harder time getting pregnant?

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  • September 24, 2018Sep 24, 2018
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Anabolic Steroids

It is a myth that if a man uses anabolic steroids, the synthetic hormone will improve fertility. In fact, it does just the opposite.

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  • September 24, 2018Sep 24, 2018
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Infertility Myths - Men

“I have heard that tight underwear on men and also being in hot spas cause infertility in men – is this true?”

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  • September 24, 2018Sep 24, 2018
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What Causes A Woman Not To Get Pregnant?

Infertility affects 10-15% of couples trying to conceive. So, do not think that you are alone in this sojourn.

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  • September 18, 2018Sep 18, 2018
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  • By Sergio Oehninger, MD, PhD

PGD & PGS

Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) and Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening (PGS) are two diagnostic tools which play a role within the field of in vitro fertilization (IVF). 

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  • September 10, 2018Sep 10, 2018
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Lifestyle Changes for Preparation of Getting Pregnant or Starting IVF

Are there any lifestyle changes that my partner and I can make in preparation to getting pregnant or starting the IVF process?

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  • September 4, 2018Sep 4, 2018
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  • By Sergio Oehninger, MD, PhD

What About My Male Partner?

The three major factors influencing the spontaneous probability of conception are the time-to-pregnancy, the age of the female partner, and the underlying disease-related infertility (male and/or female).

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  • August 28, 2018Aug 28, 2018
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“Unexplained Infertility”: What? What do you mean you don’t know?

An emotional reaction, many times in the form of increased anxiety and sadness or even depression, often follows the diagnosis of “unexplained infertility”.

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  • August 23, 2018Aug 23, 2018
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  • By Sergio Oehninger, MD, PhD

Alternatives For Women of Advanced Age

Currently, no therapy exists to counteract infertility in women of advanced maternal age and we can only try to limit this biological and social issue.

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  • August 14, 2018Aug 14, 2018
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Ovarian Reserve: What Does It Mean & How To Test

The success of human reproduction is highly dependent upon the age at which women attempt to conceive. Because of a variety of social reasons this age is progressively increasing worldwide.

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  • August 8, 2018Aug 8, 2018
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  • By Sergio Oehninger, MD, PhD

How to Stay Connected to Your Partner When IVF Makes You Feel Crazy

Receiving  a  diagnosis  of  infertility  can  be  a  painful  time  for  couples  and  the  stress  of  fertility  treatment  can  test  even  the  strongest  bonds...    And,  luckily,  you  have  the  support of Sergio Oehninger, MD, PhD of Sher Fertility Institute New York who  will  be  here  for  you  every  step  of  the  way. 

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  • July 31, 2018Jul 31, 2018
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  • By Sergio Oehninger, MD, PhD

Ever-growing Advancements at Sher Fertility Institute New York

In the last two decades we have witnessed an explosion in the clinical success of assisted reproductive technologies (ART). This includes IVF and the exciting newly developed options that have followed its inception.

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  • July 25, 2018Jul 25, 2018
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  • By Sergio Oehninger, MD, PhD

6 Ways to Make the 2 Week Wait More Bearable

The  two-week  wait  between  ovulation  and  your  expected  period  can  seem  like  the  perfect  storm  of  anxiety,  impatience  and  so  many  what-ifs.  Luckily,  we’re  here  to  help!   

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  • July 17, 2018Jul 17, 2018
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  • By Sergio Oehninger, MD, PhD

Confronting the Biological Clock

“I can’t believe I’m in your office after spending the majority of my life trying to prevent pregnancy!”

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  • July 10, 2018Jul 10, 2018
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  • By Sergio Oehninger, MD, PhD

IVF and TTC Summer Reading List 

It’s  officially  summer!    For  so  many  of  us  that  means  longer  days,  dining  al  fresco,  lightening  bugs  and  VACAY.    As  we  take  long  weekends  or  get  out  of  town  for  an  extended  break,  relaxing  on  a  beach  or  by  the  pool  with  a  cool  drink  and  a  great  book  stirs  up  images  of  the  perfect  summer  scenario.   

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  • May 1, 2018May 1, 2018
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  • By Sergio Oehninger, MD, PhD

Fact or Fiction: Egg Freezing

Fertility preservation, aka egg freezing is a very hot topic these days.