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

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 a physician. It is wonderful [...]

Can your weight affect your fertility?

Can your weight affect your fertility?  The short answer is YES.  Fat is an endocrine organ and if you have too much of it, or too little, it can affect your reproductive function in many different ways.  If you are overweight, the excess fat can lead to higher estrogen levels.  Some women will stop ovulating [...]

December 13th, 2013|Fertility, Health, Trying to Conceive|

Obese Moms May Increase Heart Attack Risk in Their Children

A small study published in the February 27, 2013 medical journal Archives of Disease in Childhood – Fetal and Neonatal Edition raises concerns about the effects of maternal excess weight upon the cardiovascular health of their children.  The findings were published in a letter and demonstrated that infants of mothers who were overweight (BMI of [...]

August 5th, 2013|Fertility, Health, Infertility, Pregnancy, Trying to Conceive|

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 [...]