THE NEW HOPE ADVANTAGE
New Hope Fertility Center offers a complete spectrum of fertility services so that your journey to parenthood can be streamlined, low-stress, and as minimally disruptive to your life as possible. Because every patient’s needs are different, we offer a variety of services that allow us to truly customize your experience and give you the best possible chance of a successful pregnancy.
FERTILITY EVALUATION – INITIAL OFFICE VISIT (IOV)
The first step in our approach to treating infertility is the fertility consultation or fertility assessment. Our fertility doctors will review your past medical history and perform a thorough fertility evaluation to either confirm or identify the specific causes of your infertility. At birth, a woman has between 2,000,000 and 3,000,000 eggs. By puberty this number is typically around 500,000, and the ovarian reserve (how many eggs a woman has left) continues to decrease over time. Around her mid 30’s, there is a sharp drop in this number, creating what is known as age-related infertility. At New Hope, we focus on maximizing the quality of your remaining ovarian reserve, regardless of the quantity.
FERTILITY TREATMENT 101
Do you want to know what you can expect from a typical IVF cycle? While all our protocols are varied and customized for your body in specific, there are some typical low-cost and quick approaches to fertility that we like to try before you commit to a full IVF cycle. In some cases, where the indication for IVF is strong, these steps may be skipped. But it is important to discuss all your options with your doctor.
- Timed Intercourse:
We will monitor your naturally occurring fertility cycle and guide you and your partner to the optimal time to have intercourse for the highest chance of conception. This is a very low cost approach to fertility treatment, and has great success with patients who suffer from ovulatory irregularities (ovulation timing) or in conjunction with Intrauterine insemination.
- Ovulation Induction:
Ovulation Induction is the term for the stimulation of ovulation in the anovulartory patient. The aim is to stimulate growth of a single follicle with the release of its egg. Superovulation is the term used for stimulating the growth of multiple follicles with the release of multiple eggs. Involving medication and fertility drugs, this is a typical step in any IVF journey and may be used in conjunction with initial pregnancy attempts using IUI and Timed intercourse.
- IUI (intrauterine insemination):
This is a method of recreating intercourse, artificially. After washing, sorting, and analyzing your partner’s semen, the best sperm samples will be introduced to the uterus through a catheter. This is great for patients whose sperm have difficulty reaching the egg naturally because of male factor infertility, or female factors that inhibit the sperm from passing the cervix.
- Minimally Invasive Surgeries:
In some cases, the specific cause of your infertility might not be evident or easy to identify. A Laparoscopy might be requested to discover what’s going on inside the abdominal cavity or around the pelvic organs. A Hysteroscopy may be requested in the case of Fibroids, tissue scarring, or several other reasons.
- Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM):
Achieving a healthy pregnancy is critical. Because this is our primary concern, New Hope Fertility Center in New York can refer you to a local Maternal Fetal Medicine physician who will focus on managing the health concerns of both the mother and Fetus prior to, during and right after pregnancy.
- ACUPUNCTURE for Fertility:
Acupuncture has been documented to have measurable benefits to patients trying to conceive. From reducing stress and making you feel well to increasing the blood flow to improve implantation, acupuncture is recommended for all patients undergoing IVF.
- Infertility Counseling
Consultation with a psychologist can be useful for many reasons. In addition to emotional support during fertility treatment, the psychologist can assist with difficult decisions, help couples resolve differences, and provide counseling for the complex decisions surrounding family building through donor egg or donor sperm. The psychologist is compassionate, nonjudgmental, and discreet. Additionally, the psychologist can determine if psychotherapy is the best option for the individual and provide referrals to other knowledgeable mental health professionals when needed.
New Hope Fertility Center is a proud partner to the LiveSTRONG foundation, providing discounted services to qualified patients who are surviving with Cancer. Cancer treatments like Chemotherapy and Radiation or recommended surgeries often negatively impact a person’s reproductive ability, either immediately or down the line. We believe that everyone has the right to the family of their dreams. Around 10% of all American cancer patients are under the age of 40, which equals about 135,000 people each year that are of reproductive age. As surviving cancer becomes more prevalent, the importance of fertility preservation for patients does to. New Hope offers multiple solutions to ensure your ability to have children after you have been diagnosed with Cancer. This includes egg freezing, ovarian preservation, and other advanced technologies not found at other fertility centers.
Conventional IVF or Traditional IVF (in vitro fertilization) is the process of stimulating the ovaries with a heavy dose of fertility medication, retrieving the eggs, fertilizing them in a laboratory setting, and then reimplanting or transferring them, back into the uterus for implantation and pregnancy.
MINI IVF™ / ULTRA MINI IVF™
This is New Hope Fertility’s cutting-edge, trademarked approach to in vitro fertilization that uses fewer fertility drugs to attain better ivf results. The focus is on high quality eggs rather than a large number of eggs retrieved, and is gentler on the body, allowing back to back cycles.
The least invasive approach to IVF, we use your body’s naturally occurring fertility cycle to retrieve the one egg produced during your cycle. This is the highest quality egg, at any given time, that your body is maturing. In exchange for the quality, we only retrieve one egg at a time.
IN VITRO MATURATION (IVM)
A proprietary process of retrieving immature oocytes (eggs) and then maturing them in a specialized culture in a laboratory setting. The resulting eggs can then be fertilized and transferred. Some protocols may include fertilizing and then maturing the embryo prior to transfer.
INTRACYTOPLASMIC SPERM INJECTION
Also called ICSI, Intracytoplasmic sperm injection is a laboratory method of stunning a sperm, removing it’s tale and injecting it into an oocyte for fertilization. Typically in conjunction with sperm washing and sorting, this allows our embryologists to pair the healthiest sperm with the most viable egg.
MALE FERTILITY CARE
Roughly 1/3 of all infertility is attributed to male factor infertility. New Hope Fertility Center offers some of the most comprehensive male fertility care in New York. With comprehensive sperm analysis, washing, sorting, and many procedures dedicated to improving male infertility, the male factor program at NHFC covers the full spectrum of issues.
LGBTQ FAMILY CREATION
Same sex couples that want children face various challenges that other fertility patients don’t. In some cases, gender similarities might be the only hurdle between you and LGBTQ family building. For others, pre or post-operative conditions may need to be addressed. Some couples may not be looking to become pregnant themselves, but to use a surrogate or sperm donor. Whatever your needs are, New Hope Fertility Center provides a range of LGBTQ services designed specifically with same-sex couples in mind.
THIRD PARTY/ SURROGACY
New Hope Fertility Center has a comprehensive division for third party reproduction, commonly referring to Egg donation or Surrogacy. Egg Donor’s at New Hope receive some of the highest and fastest compensation for US egg donation. We also provide the largest private egg bank in the country. Surrogacy helps match intended parents (IP’s) with their surrogate mothers, who undergo IVF and carry the pregnancy to term. The delivered baby is then given to the intended parents for ongoing parenting. Gestational Surrogacy is currently the most common form of surrogacy. We can help you navigate through all legalities and nuances of this extremely complicated fertility program and help find you the proper surrogacy agency to partner with.
Egg Freezing, also known as fertility preservation, is the process of cryopreserving a woman’s eggs for fertilization at a later date. New Hope Fertility Center pioneered modern egg freezing through Vitrification, an advanced technique designed to increase the chance that your egg will survive freezing, thawing and fertilization. Vitrification is a type of flash freezing, and has been used at New Hope Fertility Center since 2004. Often times, egg freezing allows patients undergoing IVF to attempt multiple cycles over time, without incurring the cost of repeated retrievals and multiple rounds of medication. Many women freeze their eggs to “stop time” and delay their family planning either for school, a career, or any other reason.
OTHER FERTILITY PROCEDURES
No two patients are alike, and the cause of each’s infertility may stem from a variety of reasons. In many cases, multiple causes contribute to infertility and in some cases the specific cause of infertility may be undetermined. That is why NHFC provides an extensive repertoire of successful fertility procedures. We are committed to helping you realize your dreams of family.