As science and medicine continue to advance, stories
in the media perpetuate myths and misconceptions
about exactly what fertility treatments can and can’t
do. At Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey
(RMANJ) we are proud of the proven advances we
have made to our field and the help we’ve provided to
hopeful parents from New Jersey and around the world.
Information is power and essential to helping every
patient be as successful as possible. Below are some
fundamentals everyone should know.
Don’t wait. Get answers.
Each month, even a healthy fertile 30-year-old woman
has only about a 20% chance of getting pregnant. But you
can increase your chances of success by acting sooner
rather than later. If you are in your mid 30s and have
been trying to conceive for six months to a year, make
an appointment to see a fertility specialist who offers
a wide range of treatment options and success rates at
or above the national average.
Time in Care
While many patients have gone through endless rounds
of fertility treatments, at RMANJ the average time in
treatment is a few months, not years. Make sure that the
practice you choose can offer a full work-up within 30
days or less and treatment options that can reduce your
time in care. And while you’re at it, make sure they offer
hours that are convenient to your schedule and holistic
care programs including yoga and acupuncture.
Pregnancy Rates vs. Delivery Rates
When choosing a practice ask about live delivery rates,
not just pregnancy rates. Visit www.sart.org to review
success rates across all fertility practices in the country.
On average, delivery rates are about 40%. However,
fertility programs like RMANJ have consistently reported
delivery rates around 60%.
One Baby at a Time
Many patients believe they must be willing to risk twins
or multiples to increase their chances of success; this is
no longer true. Multiples often create unintended long-term health and financial burdens which can now be
avoided. Fertility specialists like RMANJ routinely use
a combination of genetic screening and single embryo
transfer to support the promise of one health baby
at a time.
IVF is Not Just for Infertility
Often, fertile couples face a variety of genetic diseases
that can be inadvertently passed down to children.
IVF enables hopeful parents with genetic diseases to
have healthy babies, by conducting a thorough genetic
screening of embryos before implantation. So families
who once feared passing on genetic diseases now have
an option of having a healthy family. Talk to your OBGYN
or make an appointment with a specialist to get real
answers to your issues and concerns, but don’t wait,
Visit www.rmanj.com or call 973-656-2089 to speak with a personal patient liaison.