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JULY 28TH, 2017 FISHKILL, NY — IF is the acronym for infertility, but it's commonly the first thing I hear couples say when they've been trying to conceive for a while. "If only my body would respond to these injections, if only I hadn't waited to start treatment, if only someone had told me..." If only you knew... you're not alone! We've created this page to let you know that your journey with infertility is shared by many...family, friends, colleagues, and even celebrities and that it's okay to talk about and share your IF. We hope to cultivate a forum that s...

How many times should I do intrauterine inseminations?

Pregnancy Test JUNE 14TH, 2017 FISHKILL, NY — Intrauterine insemination (or IUI) is an in-office procedure that attempts to increase the likelihood of pregnancy by bringing the sperm closer to the egg in order for fertilization to occur. It has to be done at the right time in order to be effective, and as a result intrauterine inseminations should be timed to spontaneous (i.e. LH surg...

HUDSON VALLEY FERTILITY HOSTS SIXTH ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF LIFE

OCTOBER 8TH, 2016 FISHKILL, NY -- Hudson Valley Fertility, a leading infertility and reproductive health practice in the Hudson Valley of New York State, will host its Sixth Annual Celebration of Life. This event is a celebration for individuals and couples who have achieved success with fertility treatments. The guest list, in addition to the staff of Hudson Valley Fertility, will include those who have already delivered their children and those who are currently pregnant. The event will take place at Geering Park in Fishkill from 1- 4 PM. The festivities will include a H...

Egg Freezing

Freezing Eggs-Science Helping to Build Families The concept of being able to successfully freeze and subsequently thaw the unfertilized human egg (oocyte) has revolutionized the field of Reproductive Medicine. Previously less successful slow-freeze techniques have been essentially replaced by the rapid-freeze techniques, with close to 100% viability rates, and pregnancy rates comparable to embryo freeze and fresh cycles. This advance in technology has extended the possibilities for use of this process, and has helped empower women and couples to have an additional option...

Afforable Fertility

Affordable Fertility Daniel Levine, MD, FACOG

Introduction: The diagnosis of infertility can be emotionally devastating for the many women and men who struggle in their desire to have a child. Thankfully, excellent modern medical treatments exist to help individuals and couples with infertility . A major non-medical obstacle to success, however, is the high price tag of the best treatments, such as In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Finding a solution to this problem is therefore critical to ensuring access to the best medical treatments. It is...

Acupuncture and Infertility

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years in Chinese Medicine to treat a variety of medical conditions, including infertility. The insertion of thin needles at specific points in the body, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), helps to improve patterns of energy flow, or Qi (pronounced Chee). This improved energy flow is theorized to improve medical conditions that are felt to have their origins in disruption of optimal energy flow.  From the western medical perspective, acupuncture m...

CoQ10 and Fertility

Antioxidants   can play a pivotal role in the treatment of infertility for men and women. Coenzyme Q-10 (CoQ10) is a vitamin-like protein that humans produce in mitochondria, the energy production center of cells. This substance is critical for normal body function, especially reproduction. Large amounts of mitochondria are located in both the ovary and testicle, to facilitate energy production for the production of eggs and sperm. CoQ10 is an anti-oxidant, and protects eggs and sperm from free- radic...

Egg Donor- Modern trends and New Possibilities

The science of egg donation has allowed many women and couples to build their families, despite some of the biologic issues that would otherwise make conception impossible. Many women come to egg donation after multiple failed attempts with medical treatments, including often In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) with their own eggs. These failed attempts are due predominantly due to declining genetic and biologic quality of the human egg with age. Egg donor solves this age- related decline in egg quality throug...

Fertile Thoughts

For women and couples with fertility issues, there are many issues to consider prior to initiation of investigation and treatment. The first step is the realization that natural conception attempts are not working, and the willingness to seek medical advice. This first step alone can be stressful- guilt, blame, frustration, sadness, anger and isolation are just some of the emotional responses to this situation.

Freeze All

On occasion, it is preferable to freeze all embryos after retrieval rather than proceed with a fresh embryo transfer. The indications for doing this are several, and include both treatment effectiveness and patient safety. From the patient safety perspective, if a woman is significantly hyper-stimstulated, or is at risk for increasing hyper-stimulation with a pregnancy , it is preferable to freeze all the fertilized embryo and schedule frozen embryo transfer at a later date. On occasion patients may also develop medical conditions such as cold or fever that may make the ...