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

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 with other members from the [...]

December 11th, 2015|Infertility, IVF|

Stillbirth Still Matters

Debbie Haine Vijayvergiya is dedicated to taking the taboo out of stillbirth while striving to improve outcomes in this under-recognized maternal health issue.  In July 2011, my world was turned upside down. At a routine 22-week checkup my obstetrician could not detect my baby’s heartbeat. I never knew the true definition of stillbirth. I think [...]

April 15th, 2014|Infertility, IVF|

Serious Childbirth Complications on the Rise in the USA: What can you do?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported (Callaghan et al, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Nov 2012)  that serious complications during childbirth such as heart attack, stroke, hemorrhage, and kidney failure are up 75% (yes SEVENTY FIVE PERCENT) in 2008-2009 compared to a decade ago.  Post delivery complications rose 114% (one hundred fourteen percent) [...]

December 17th, 2013|Health, IVF, Pregnancy|

Are Frozen Eggs the Fountain of Youth?

Should I freeze my eggs? Why are people talking about freezing their eggs now? Will this allow me to delay childbearing and still preserve my fertility? Even though the first in vitro fertilization (IVF) baby was born in 1978, and the first birth from a frozen egg was reported in 1986, it is only recently [...]

December 11th, 2013|Egg Freezing, Fertility, IVF|

Should You Freeze Your Eggs? “It Depends…”

The big news is that up until October 2012, Egg Freezing was considered experimental by Those in the Know.  Those in the Know being the ASRM - the American Society for Reproductive Medicine - a group of reproductive endocrinologists and other related professionals/experts in reproductive medicine. Why would egg freezing be considered experimental when the [...]