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


RMA Philadelphia – COVID-19 Updates

We are pleased to share that our Surgical Center will resume performing these procedures, consistent with these guidelines, as of Thursday, May 7, 2020. We have made and continue to make all necessary changes to our physical environment as well as our policies and procedures to ensure the safety of all our patients and staff,… 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

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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

Does vitamin b9 (folic acid) help you get pregnant?
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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RMA Takes Couple from Infertility to Family

Back in 2016, when Beth and her husband, Michael, first decided to seek fertility help, after six months of trying to conceive naturally, they didn’t think their case would be that complicated. At the time, Beth was 36 years old and Michael was 45. What followed was the unexpected pain of three failed In Vitro… View Article

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RMA Lehigh Valley Dr. Gueye Discusses Infertility on “Hey Doc Let’s Chat!” Podcast

Dr. Ndeye-Aicha Gueye, the lead physician at RMA Lehigh Valley, was recently featured on the women’s healthcare podcast “Hey Doc Let’s Chat!” discussing infertility. “Hey Doc Let’s Chat!” is the passion project of two female physicians – Dr. Erika Chowa, in Emergency Medicine, and Dr. Carine-Ange Tagni, in Obstetrics and Gynecology. The podcast focuses on… 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

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As RMA Happily Celebrates 20 Years, So Does One of Its First-Year Patients

In October 2019, as RMA was celebrating 20 years of building families, one of its early patients, Leanne Levy, called RMA’s Basking Ridge fertility practice out of the blue. This time, however, Leanne was not looking to get pregnant. Instead, as a new empty-nester, she was calling to see if she could offer support or inspiration… View Article

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I’m Prone to Miscarriage – Should I Do IVF?

Patients prone to miscarriage should know there are many ways to help mitigate risk and go on to a successful pregnancy. While In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment and genetic screening offer safer routes to pregnancy, diagnostic testing, exploratory procedures, medications, lifestyle factors and advanced treatments and protocols also play a major role in mitigating risk… View Article

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Couple With Unexplained Infertility Finds Success at RMA SoCal

When RMA SoCal first opened its doors in June of 2018 in West Los Angeles, Chanelle and her husband Brian made the decision to come in for a consultation. After one year of trying to conceive on their own, three failed intrauterine insemination (IUI) cycles, and a diagnosis for unexplained infertility, the couple knew it… View Article

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Do High FSH Levels have you Frustrated?

When I speak to women who have been told that they have high FSH levels, their outrage is palpable. So many women with elevated FSH levels are frustrated to the point of fury. They feel sucker-punched by Mother Nature after learning about this indicator of reduced fertility—something that they may never have heard about before… View Article

IVF Treatment Costs Explained
The Real Cost of IVF – IVF Treatment Costs Explained

One of the first questions aspiring parents ask when considering fertility treatment is “How much does IVF cost?” As you might expect, costs vary depending on many factors. This helpful overview provides answers to that major question and other questions surrounding a patient’s fertility journey. Every patient has a unique story and RMA’s experienced and… View Article

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AMH Blood Test Levels – Understanding AMH Fertility Test Results

First, before we talk about what AMH is, I think it is important for women to understand the basics of female fertility. Women are born with all of the eggs they will ever have in their life (approximately 1-2 million at birth). Throughout their lifespan, starting at the first menstrual cycle, the body recruits a… View Article

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New Study Shows Vaping Harms Fertility

E-Cigarette use, also known as vaping, has grown dramatically in popularity over the last several years, despite limited long-term data on its safety. And now, in addition to troubling reports about vaping’s harmful effects on some users, a recent study has revealed vaping negatively affects fertility. According to research published in the September 2019 edition of The… View Article

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