This Photo is a Lie

By | January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

This photo is a lie. This photo is a lie. I posted this photo collage on Instagram yesterday because everyone is posting photos of themselves in 2009 and in 2019. I thought – I have a great photo to post from 2009. I was on the cover of NJ Monthly [...]

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Marriage equality does not equal parentage equality

By | October 5th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Marriage equality does not equal parentage equality August 25, 2015 by Bill Singer Bill Singer, Esq. Singer & Fedun. LLC 908-359-7873   With the jubilation over the Supreme Court marriage equality ruling, a misapprehension has arisen that just being married confers legal parentage. Don’t be confused. Marriage and parentage are intertwined, but [...]

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Vitrification, Fertility and Breast Cancer: Why It Matters

By | September 28th, 2017|Categories: Fertility|

Vitrification, Fertility and Breast Cancer: Why It Matters October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. What does breast cancer have to do with fertility? Breast cancer treatment often involves exposure to chemotherapy and/or radiation. Chemotherapy and radiation can dramatically increase your risk for infertility. Both of these treatments can destroy eggs [...]

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What Is Up With These MOSAIC EMBRYOS? What You Need To Know

By | September 20th, 2017|Categories: Fertility|

What Is Up With These MOSAIC EMBRYOS? What You Need To Know What is up with mosaic embryos? Why is everyone in reproductive medicine talking about these things? What are they? Why should I care? Mosaic Embryos are embryos that have some chromosomally normal cells and some chromosomally abnormal cells. [...]

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What is Cytoplasmic Donation and why should you care? (Or 3 Parent babies?….. NOT)

By | September 12th, 2017|Categories: Fertility|

What is Cytoplasmic Donation and why should you care? (Or 3 Parent babies?..... NOT) IRMS is very excited by the publication October 26, 2016 in Reproductive Biomedicine Online, a respected scientific journal, of the results of a follow up survey of children born after a special IVF procedure called cytoplasmic [...]

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Taking Your Vitamins Actually Decreases the Risk for Birth Defects!

By | September 8th, 2017|Categories: Pregnancy|

Taking Your Vitamins Actually Decreases the Risk for Birth Defects! It has become fairly common knowledge that when gearing up to become pregnant increasing our intake of folic acid (a B vitamin) is important to aide in preventing birth defects in our offspring, neural tube defects specifically.  So we are [...]

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Help Lift the Ban On IVF for Wounded Vets! #IVF4VETS

By | December 11th, 2015|Categories: Infertility, IVF|

Serena H. Chen MD, IRMS at Saint Barnabas, 2015 @DrSerenaHChen Just got back from Washington DC where I walked a few miles to visit the offices of NJ Senators and Representatives on behalf of two bills:  S 469 in the Senate and HR 2257 in the House.  I spoke, along [...]

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From Your Fertility Doctor: Questions I Wish My Patients Would Ask

By | March 5th, 2015|Categories: Fertility, Fertility Preservation|

From Your Reproductive Endocrinologist/Infertility Doctor:  Questions I Wish My Patients Would Ask Me.... Or Just Because I Want You To See The Therapist Does Not Mean I Think You Are Crazy Excerpted from original blog on MD.com After over twenty years of taking care of patients, I realize that patients [...]

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The Taiwan Blog

By | January 19th, 2015|Categories: Health|

By Serena H. Chen, MD Livingston, NJ December 2014 Disclaimer – the author is a Reproductive Endocrinologist at The Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science (IRMS), headquartered in Livingston, NJ. That’s the formal way of saying that she’s a doctor who helps to make “test tube babies” for a living. [...]

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Facebook and Apple Pay for Egg Freezing: Good, Bad or Ugly?

By | October 22nd, 2014|Categories: Egg Freezing, Fertility, Fertility Preservation, Health, Infertility, Trying to Conceive|

Image courtesy of Photokanok / FreeDigitalPhotos.net As a reproductive endocrinologist and fertility specialist in NJ, I talk about and actually freeze eggs every week. For many years I helped to conduct egg freezing research, so the fact that egg freezing is no longer considered experimental is liberating for me as [...]

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