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IVF and Exercise: Everything You Need to Know
First of all, if you’re reading this, congratulations, you are likely already taking great care of yourself! This is a piece about exercise during In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). The fact you’re here means you’re wondering whether you should start exercising or continue to exercise during your cycle. Either way, asking those questions means you are curious about healthy, natural ways to keep your body and mind operating at their best, which is excellent! So let’s get to it – can you exercise during your IVF cycle? If you’re not a big athlete, should you start now? How much is too much exercise?
Dr. Bat-Sheva Maslow Joins RMA New Jersey’s Basking Ridge and Englewood Offices
It was the spring of 2005 and Bat-Sheva Maslow was on top of the world. The Riverdale, New York native was in her first year of medical school, had recently gotten married and just happened to fall in love again – this time with the infertility rotation she had recently completed at medical school. She knew she had always wanted to pursue women’s health, but now the exact path was becoming more and more clear. Plus, finding ‘Mr. Right’ meant the couple could start their family soon, too. Things, she thought, were going exactly according to plan. In an instant, that all changed.
How many of my embryos will make it to the blastocyst stage?
It’s probably safe to say that if you’re undergoing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), you know all about embryo development and what it could mean for your chances of pregnancy. Whether you're type A or are more of a ‘roll with the punches’ type of gal, whether you’re into science or art, whether you are super detail-oriented or would instead look at the bigger picture, once you’ve undergone a round of IVF and are awaiting the results of the progression of your embryos, you’re pretty invested and knowledgeable on what your results mean. Still, embryo development is quite technical, and a lot depends
Another Year of Inclusion Excellence! Human Rights Campaign Top Performer
RMA is thrilled to announce our continued commitment to inclusion with the Human Rights Campaign's Healthcare Equality Index. Over 900 healthcare facilities nationwide vie for a top score on the Human Rights Campaign's Healthcare Equality Index every two years. The Index is a rigorous matrix of requirements that healthcare organizations are measured against; facilities are given a score between 5 and 100 based on their LGBTQ inclusion efforts. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation developed the Healthcare Equality Index to meet a deep and urgent need on the part of LGBTQ Americans: the need for equitable, knowledgeable, sensitive, and welcoming health care… free
Are 9 eggs good for IVF? How many eggs are enough for In Vitro Fertilization?
So you had your In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) egg retrieval yesterday and just got a call from your clinic with your egg count results. The nurse on the other end of the line told you that of the 13 eggs retrieved, and nine were mature. What does this mean? Is it enough for a baby? Well, it depends. Let’s get into it. What is the average number of eggs retrieved during an IVF egg retrieval? This answer totally depends on the woman undergoing the egg retrieval, so it doesn’t make sense – and wouldn’t be accurate – to give an average. But if you insist,
RMA Network Refreshes Education on LGBTQ+ Communities
There's nothing new about the RMA Network's commitment to supporting LGBTQ+ community members. We've created hundreds of LGBTQ+ families, stand in partnership with LGBTQ+ organizations, and support our patients and team from the LGBTQ+ community. Our expertise on LGBTQ+ fertility drives us to continually improve our professional education on the subject. We know that new information on supporting our LGBTQ+ patients emerges each year. No fertility center can assume that training from five years ago will suffice; we're committed to ongoing education for everyone on our team. That's why the RMA Network recently completed our first LGBTQ+ competency training for 2022.
What Are My Odds of Getting Pregnant at Any Age?
Women trying to conceive all want to know the same thing: how likely is it that I will get pregnant? Several factors influence the answer, with the biggest one being age. The older a woman is, the harder it is for her to get pregnant naturally or with fertility treatment. If you're eager to get to your chances, scroll down. If you're eager to understand why your chances are the way they are, keep reading. Learn your odds of getting pregnant at 30, 35, 40, and beyond. Age and Fertility: Getting Pregnant at an Older Age So what does age got to
Do Male Fertility Supplements Work? Beware They Probably Don’t
Maybe you’ve been trying to conceive unsuccessfully (for a while) to get your partner pregnant, or maybe you’re about to start trying and want to make sure your body and sperm are in their best health before you do. Or you could just be a health nut who loves to take supplements and are curious about male fertility supplements. Whatever the reason, the main questions you probably have are: what is in male fertility supplements? Do they work? If not, what else can I do to improve my fertility and odds of pregnancy? We’ve got answers below. But if you’re in a
LH Surge: When to Detect Peak Fertility with an OPK
So you want to get pregnant. Like, now. You’ve heard a lot of women have had success with Ovulation Predictor Kits (OPKs), which test for a surge in Luteinizing Hormone (LH), so you’re interested in stocking up on those. The only problem is, you’re not quite sure what LH is, how OPKs work, or whether your surge is different from another woman’s. And of course, you need to know everything. Like, now. We’ve got answers. Let’s begin! What is LH? Your brain is pretty smart, right? I’d say genius – did you know your anterior pituitary gland, which produces your reproductive hormones,
Does your insurance cover fertility treatments? Open enrollment is the time to switch!
Are all benefit plans the same? No, all benefit plans are not the same. Employers drive what specific benefits and services are offered to employees. The best place to start learning about your benefits is to meet with your HR team or employee benefits coordinator. Do I need to choose a new plan? How do I know which one to choose? Benefits cannot be verified until a policy is in effect, but we're happy to provide general information about an insurance carrier.  We suggest comparing premium cost, deductible, copays, co-insurance, maximum out-of-pocket expenses, and covered services. Also,  be sure to check your

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