Fertility treatment can be a confusing process for first-time patients: How do I know if I am infertile? Am I too old to undergo treatment? Is IVF (in vitro fertilization) the only option? How expensive is it? These are very common questions, and we want to help you by addressing them in our “Getting Started: Being More Successful from the Beginning” workshop. (more…)
Both Karen Safire and Barrie Raffel successfully used yoga while they were trying to conceive, and now they are sharing their knowledge on yoga and infertility with others. Studies have shown that stress can be a barrier to conception, and yoga can be a highly beneficial practice to reduce stress and anxiety. With regular practice, restorative poses may regulate hormonal function, increase circulation to the pelvic organs, and uncover habitual patterns of holding or tension. It can also work as a coping strategy for those feeling overwhelmed by the process of trying to conceive. (more…)
A common misconception is that advanced treatments such as IVF (in-vitro-fertilization) are never covered by insurance. The truth is that a growing number of insurance plans offer fertility care that goes beyond the initial consultation and testing to include more advanced treatments, such as IVF. (more…)
There’s good news on the genetic-disease front, thanks in part to Dr. Mark Sauer, Program Director at the Center for Women’s Reproductive Care. He is part of a team of scientists from The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Laboratory and Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) dedicated to advance the field of stem cell research. They have developed a technique that may prevent children from inheriting certain genetic diseases. The study is published online in the prestigious journal Nature.
What happens during your first visit at CWRC? Mostly conversation, says fertility specialist Dr. Nataki Douglas.
“The first office visit is about 90 minutes long; about 45 minutes are reserved for your meeting with the physician”