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Fibroids and Fertility

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Uterine fibroids (aka myomas) are benign tumors that grow in the uterus. The cause of fibroids is multifactorial with genetic, hormonal, and environmental factors. About 20% of all women have fibroids, they are somewhat more common among African-American women, affecting more than 50%. The location and size of fibroids determine whether they cause symptoms. While… Continue reading

Vasectomy Reversal: What’s Involved?

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We are all allowed to change our minds. Some men, wanting permanent sterilization and undergoing vasectomy, ultimately want the procedure reversed. Undergoing surgical reversal can be a reasonable approach for the right candidate, according to fertility specialist Daniel Kort, MD, Associate Medical Director of Neway Fertility. In simple terms, a vasectomy reversal reconnects each end… Continue reading

Advances in Fertility Treatment: Data on Successful Egg Freezing

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Egg freezing promises to stop the biological clock for women who aren’t ready to start a family but who fear advancing age will make it difficult or impossible to become pregnant at some point in the future. “These women are right to be concerned,” says Dr. Ralf Zimmermann, medical director of Neway Fertility. “There are… Continue reading

6 Questions to Ask Your Insurance Provider About Infertility Coverage

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Understanding infertility benefits with your insurance plan can be a daunting and confusing process. Although Neway Fertility verifies infertility coverage for all patients, it’s best to call your insurance company to re-verify coverage details and ask any specific questions regarding your benefits. Below are some of the most important things to ask when obtaining information… Continue reading

Timing is Everything: Managing Timed Intercourse for Fertility

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Fertility specialist Dr. Ralf Zimmermann with Neway Fertility offers tips on this proven method to improve odds of conceiving. The old adage, “Timing is everything” might not be truer than when applied to the time-honored pursuit of having a baby. In this context, however, managing timed intercourse for fertility may dramatically improve the odds of… Continue reading

Understanding Natural Cycle IVF; What Is It and Who Is It Best For

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Considering IVF (in vitro fertilization) as an option to expand your family, but daunted by all the medications traditionally used during the popular fertility treatment? Then natural IVF may be the right option for you, says fertility specialist Ralf Zimmermann, MD of Neway Fertility. The very first IVF baby, born in 1978, was actually conceived… Continue reading

Cancer and Fertility: Preserving Your Options

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The National Cancer Institute estimates that 1.7 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in 2018. While advancing age is the primary risk factor for cancer and we typically associate the disease with old age, about 9 percent of cancers are diagnosed in people under the age of 45. And with aggressive treatment and… Continue reading

More women are freezing their eggs: What you need to know

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Dr. Daniel Kort with Neway Fertility offers tips to patients who want to preserve their fertility. With rapid technological advances in the fertility field, increasing numbers of women are now choosing to freeze and store their eggs. Previously reserved for women facing a cancer diagnosis requiring chemotherapy or removal of an ovary, most women who… Continue reading

Why is IVM is a safer technique for women with ovarian disorders?

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Increasing success with the way eggs are matured outside a person’s ovaries has given new hope to women who have difficulty becoming pregnant, especially those with diseases or disorders that make use of conventional in vitro fertilization techniques less effective – or even risky. So, states Ralf Zimmermann MD, reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist and… Continue reading

Common Causes of Female and Male Infertility

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According to the World Health Organization, for couples aged 35 or younger, infertility is “a disease of the reproductive system defined by the failure to achieve a clinical pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse.” For couples older than 35 years old, it is diagnosed after 6 months of having unprotected,… Continue reading

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