What is ‘resiliency’? According to the American Psychological Association, resiliency is “the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress — such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems or workplace and financial stressors. It means “bouncing back” from difficult experiences”. Resiliency is not ‘a… View Article
Comprehensive Chromosome Screening (CCS) is a type of preimplantation genetic screening that evaluates all 23 pairs of human chromosomes in search of any abnormalities (aneuploidy). Aneuploidy is the term used to describe any embryo with either too many or too few chromosomes. Greater than 60% of miscarriages are caused by chromosomal abnormalities, with increased incidence… View Article
“PGD performed on an embryo at the Blastocyst Stage(Day5) is safer than DNA sampling done on Cleavage Stage(Day3) embryos,” says Dr. Shefali Shastri, MD, FACOG Pre-Genetic Diagnosis or PGD is a technique that enables people to look at the genetic make-up of an embryo prior to implantation. It can help individuals with a specific inheritance condition in… View Article
Recently announced results of a newly released IVF study shows that delaying embryonic screening for chromosomal abnormalities until the fifth day of development – the blastocyst stage – significantly improved implantation rates and led to more successful pregnancies. The study was published online in the June edition of Fertility & Sterility. While many IVF patients… View Article
Listen to Dr. Ricahrd Scott on blogtalkradio speak to Dawn Davenport of Creating a Family on Diagnosis and Treatment of Recurrent Miscarriages. Dawn Davenport is the Executive Director and member of Creating a Family’s Board. Creating a Family is 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing education and support for infertility and adoption. They don’t promoter infertility treatment, or adoption, or any particular type of… View Article
Even though New Jersey is one of the 15 states that has passed a mandate with regards to infertility insurance, it does not mean your in-vitro fertilization (IVF) is automatically covered. Why is this?
A new reproductive technology used with single-embryo transfer (SET) is helping fertility specialists achieve more pregnancies with fewer miscarriages. Reproductive Medicine Associates (RMA) of Philadelphia is offering SET with comprehensive chromosome screening (CCS), especially for patients ages 35 or older, or with multiple unsuccessful in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles or miscarriages. The new test helps confirm that… View Article
Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey (RMANJ) and RMA Genetics is pleased to announce that Dr. Nathan Treff is the recipient of Bonei Olam’s 2013 Scientific Achievement Award. The award recognizes Dr. Treff’s contributions to the Bonei Olam mission and his significant achievements in reproductive medicine. Bonei Olam is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to… View Article