Male Fertility Testing: The Semen Analysis
Male Fertility Testing: The Semen Analysis

A semen analysis is a male fertility test that tells your doctor (usually a fertility specialist or reproductive endocrinologist) the number of sperm in your semen, whether they are normal, and how well they move. There are many reasons why couples have trouble achieving pregnancy. A semen analysis is one of the tests your doctor… View Article

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There’s still reason for gratitude this Thanksgiving, even if you’re TTC

First Covid, then infertility, and now a Thanksgiving without family and friends? You may be wondering if 2020 can get any more isolating. There’s no doubt this year has been incredibly difficult, but if you’ve been trying to conceive unsuccessfully, your anxiety may have been even more pronounced. And to top that off, now that… View Article

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What do the SpaceX launch and fertility science have in common? Innovation and hope.

This past Sunday night, there were at least two groups of people in Florida nervously waiting for some good news. The first was a team of engineers, scientists, and business leaders eager to see the successful launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, the first operational manned mission to space in recent history (and the… View Article

RMA Philadelphia – COVID-19 Updates

As the number of COVID-19 cases increases, we wanted to take this opportunity to review currently available information regarding COVID-19, and how it might impact your care. Please review the below information regarding the risks/benefits/alternatives of starting a fertility treatment cycle in the midst of this unprecedented coronavirus pandemic.  It is critical that we maintain open… View Article

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New Research from RMA Demonstrates Commitment to Science, Success, and Support

New data presented at the 2020 American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) highlights work across in vitro fertilization (IVF), embryonic biopsy, LBGT family building, and the predictive value of PGT-A testing using a blinded, non-selection trial. Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey (RMA New Jersey), world-renowned leaders in the field of infertility treatment and research,… View Article

How to Get Pregnant When You’ve Been Trying with No Success

If you have been trying to get pregnant without success then you’ve come to the right place. The fertility doctors at the RMA Network have outlined how to get pregnant if you have been trying to conceive and have been unsuccessful. It can be frustrating when friends and family repeatedly ask you when you plan… View Article

Moving from Your OBGYN to a Fertility Specialist – A Complete Guide

RMA Philadelphia and  Jefferson Health’s clinical partnership provides a unique combination of resources to serve our patients in Center City. The patient-focused, world-class fertility care of RMA, coupled with a team of nationally recognized academic OB/GYN physicians, will now be available to those seeking fertility care throughout Philadelphia. When starting your fertility journey the first… View Article

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Why You Should Consider Telling Your Boss You’re Undergoing IVF

We get it. Infertility is a vulnerable topic to discuss with friends and family, let alone your coworkers and employer. And it can be an isolating process to undergo even with a strong support system, but how do you juggle all the appointments and treatments and follow-ups and phone calls that are part of the… View Article

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The highest priority of the RMA Network of fertility clinics is the health and safety of our patients and employees. To respect the safety of all, we ask everyone to follow the CDC’s recommendation to wear cloth face coverings when entering an RMA office. RMA remains open and operating at full capacity. We are seeing… View Article

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Everything You Need to Know about Fertility Tests

It is best to seek the assistance of a fertility specialist if you are younger than 35 and haven’t been successful in achieving a pregnancy in 12 months. For couples older than 35, it is recommended after trying for 6 months. We know that coming into a fertility clinic for testing can be stressful when… View Article

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RMA New Jersey Has Been Awarded With the Seal of Quality Assurance From Donor Egg Bank USA

Our embryology team at RMA New Jersey has been awarded the Seal of Quality Assurance from Donor Egg Bank USA. The seal is awarded for outstanding performance and success working with vitrified and warned oocytes (eggs). Much data has shown that vitrified (frozen) and warmed donor eggs are more fragile and difficult to master than… View Article

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Dr. Arthur Castelbaum Named Director of the Division of REI at Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health

Dr. Arthur Castelbaum of RMA Philadelphia joins leadership developing best practice protocols for diagnosing and treating infertile couples Basking Ridge, NJ – Hopeful parents in the greater Philadelphia area will now benefit from Dr. Arthur Castelbaum being named the Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health. This… View Article

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PCOS and Fertility: Everything You Need to Know

PCOS is the commonly used abbreviation for the medical condition of polycystic ovary syndrome. You may not have heard of it unless you are a sufferer, but this hormonal condition is surprisingly widespread, affecting 5% – 10% of all women. It is known as a syndrome because, unlike a single identifiable disease, it is a… View Article

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IUI vs. IVF – What Fertility Treatment is Best for You?

For any woman or couple facing infertility, the task of deciding on your next steps can feel very daunting. Of course, there’s no substitute for the advice of a fertility specialist, but a general idea of what to expect can help give you confidence. You might be wondering what is the difference between In Vitro… View Article

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Your Complete Guide to IVF – Written by a Top Fertility Specialist

IVF, or In Vitro Fertilization, is an assisted reproduction procedure that most people have heard of. But not very many people know exactly what the IVF process involves, or when it can be used. Quite often the very idea of IVF makes us realize how much we don’t know about it and gives rise to… View Article

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After Cancer Diagnosis, RMA Philadelphia’s Dr. Castelbaum Gives Resilient Woman Hope

At 28 years old, Ivyland, PA grade school sweethearts Maria and Joseph Nicholson seemed to have it all – a strong marriage, a supportive family, and plans for a baby. Everything was falling into place. The first setback was getting pregnant. After a year of trying with no success, the couple decided to seek help…. View Article

RMA Network Remains Dedicated to Helping Patients Exercise Their Right to Choose a Family

As the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to eliminate access to fertility treatments, RMA Network remains dedicated to helping patients exercise their right to choose a family. The largest reproductive medicine group will continue to provide the full range of fertility services to all patients BASKING RIDGE, New Jersey, April 16, 2020 – RMA Network, part of… View Article

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RMA Asks Patients to Wear Facemasks to Appointments

To respect the safety of all our patients and staff, RMA is asking everyone to follow the CDC recommendation of wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Here is U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams explaining how to make your own face coverings for your next visit…. View Article

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RMA Remains Open for Patients At This Difficult Time

As recently seen on the CBS Evening News, CNN and in the Washington Post, thousands of individuals across our nation have unfairly seen their fertility treatments canceled, and placed on indefinite hold as a result of abrupt IVF program closures. Despite the fact that both NJ and NY have specifically indicated that fertility therapies fall… View Article

RMA Lehigh Valley – COVID-19 Updates

We are here for our patients: RMA Lehigh Valley – Allentown will remain open We are now offering telehealth appointments for new patients As the Covid-19 situation continues to evolve, we at RMA Lehigh Valley have made the decision to keep our Allentown clinic open We are continuing with our regularly scheduled morning monitoring hours… View Article

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6 Movies about Families of All Shapes and Sizes

When you’re going through fertility treatment, sometimes you just want a break – you want to lighten the mood and be entertained. A movie might sound like the perfect form of relief. But then again, you might find it difficult to watch something so outside of your reality that it makes you feel even more… View Article

RMA Northern California- COVID-19 Updates

RMA of Northern California is open, but operating with a modified schedule during the COVID outbreak. Our patients are our highest priority. Our Palo Alto office is now open. We remain open on a modified schedule, and we have taken extensive measures to reduce the risk of virus transmission consistent with CDC recommendations. New patient… View Article

RMA Southern California- COVID-19 Updates

RMA Southern California resumes services as of March 27, 2020 We are resuming seeing new patients in office, as well as via telehealth, and remain open 24/7 by phone New patients are encouraged to call the office with any questions Patients coming in should know that: We are promoting social distancing in clinic We are… View Article

RMA Florida – COVID-19 Updates

RMA Florida’s Services May be Affected Due to Covid-19 – Call Clinic Before Appointment  We are now offering telehealth appointments for new patients In light of the evolving Covid-19 outbreak, some of RMA Florida’s services may be affected Patients currently in cycle, or new patients, are asked to please call the office at 407-804-9670 prior… View Article

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Time Between Fertility Treatment Cycles – How Long Should I Wait Between IVF Cycles?

How long do I need to wait between IVF cycles? Is it better to take a break between IVF cycles? What is the time I should wait between fertility treatments? These are all questions that fertility specialists get asked quite frequently. Dr. Arthur Castelban, a reproductive endocrinologist at RMA, answers all of these questions.  … View Article

RMA New Jersey – COVID-19 Updates

At RMA we remain dedicated to providing the reproductive care our patients desperately need even during this crisis. Infertility is a disease that cannot be ignored. We are starting to see signs that social distancing, increased handwashing, and wearing masks are working to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We are optimistic that enhanced safety measures… View Article

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5 Great Fertility Yoga Poses

Happy baby, anyone? If you’re like many women thinking about trying to conceive, or already trying, you’re probably wondering what exercises you can do that will get you in the best shape for conception and pregnancy. And if you enjoy yoga, you might be asking what poses might help boost your fertility. Well, we got… View Article

How Endometriosis Affects Your Fertility

Endometriosis has historically been one of the least understood conditions affecting women and their fertility. In the past, it could take many years for a diagnosis and there were few doctors able to treat the condition. Indeed, the average age of diagnosis is 27 and an estimated 70% of women receive an incorrect diagnosis before… View Article

IVIRMA Statement Regarding COVID-19

Click here to view your local clinic’s COVID-19 updates The highest priority of the IVIRMA network of fertility clinics is the health and safety of its patients and employees. We have been continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation. The situation is fluid and evolving on an ongoing basis. We believe that the most important tools in… View Article

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Does Folic Acid Help with Fertility? Yes!

If you’re trying to conceive, either on your own or through fertility treatment, there is no doubt that taking the vitamin Folic Acid is a great place to start. But why? RMA’s Dr. Jackie Gutmann tells you everything you need to know about this super-vitamin.   Why is Folic Acid Important in a Healthy Pregnancy? Folic acid… View Article

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Free Egg Freezing Seminar (West Hollywood)

UPDATE: In light of recent developments around coronavirus (COVID-19) and our ongoing concerns for the safety of our patients, our staff, and the community at large, we are canceling our egg freezing seminar on March 26th. We would like to honor a FREE consultation in our clinic for all who were planning to attend this… View Article

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