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How to Choose a Reproductive Endocrinologist Infertility Specialist (REI)

According to Dr. Walmer, PhD., M.D., when choosing a physician to guide a patient through reproductive services, whether generalized obstetrics and gynecologic care or evaluation of infertility issues, it is important to look for a number of different characteristics. First, look for a fertility doctor who is trained to deal with the infertility specialty and […]


5 Lifestyle Changes You Can Make to Affect Infertility In Women

Are you planning to expand your family soon? Did you know that infertility in women can be affected by diet and lifestyle?  Making a few simple lifestyle changes now may boost your chances of conceiving. Take a look at five simple ways you can improve your fertility and your health. Eat Healthier Foods Making good […]


INVOcell: A New Potentially Cost Saving Option for Fertility Patients

The cost of fertility treatment can be a barrier between patients and their plans for a family.  The INVOcell, a recently FDA approved gas permeable vaginal culture device, allows women to incubate eggs and sperm themselves, decreasing the cost of and increasing access to fertility treatment.  Atlantic Reproductive is happy to be the first practice […]


Types of Fertility Treatments

Everyone has heard the expression “biological clock” but there is a science behind this phrase. As a woman ages, her chances of conceiving a healthy child decrease. If you are 35 years of age or younger, there are numerous fertility treatments that fertility specialists can recommend to help you achieve a healthy pregnancy. After the […]


What Does a Fertility Specialist Do?

Women often begin their journey to building a family with an obstetrician (OB). Obstetricians are physicians who specialize in managing pregnancy, labor and post-childbirth. A woman often has a close relationship with her OB. Therefore, if the couple has been trying to get pregnant for at least six months, the OB may recommend a fertility […]


Why Preconception Counseling Is So Important

If you’re considering having a baby in the near future, you may already be thinking about baby names and nursery themes. Although choosing just the perfect name is an important part of the planning process, discussing your plans for pregnancy with a professional is something that you should consider before you even start trying.  Pregnancy is one […]


How Does Ectopic Pregnancy Affect Fertility?

An ectopic pregnancy occurs whenever an embryo attaches outside of a woman’s uterine cavity. Although difficult to estimate accurately, it has been reported that as many as 2 percent of pregnancies land in ectopic locations and 98 percent of ectopic pregnancies are tubal pregnancies. Tubal pregnancies result when a fertilized egg does not complete its […]


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Learn Signs and Symptoms to Watch For

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The month has played a key role in making women aware of the importance of early detection and treatment. In 2016, more than 240,000 women will receive a breast cancer diagnosis, according to BreastCancer.org. Although this remains a devastating diagnosis, death rates are dropping due to treatment advances. Cancer […]


Pregnancy and the Zika Virus: What You Need to Know

If you’re pregnant or trying to become pregnant, the recent news coverage of the Zika virus — and its link to birth defects in infants born to mothers who have the virus — may be a concern for you. While there’s currently no vaccine to prevent the virus, there are some precautions you can integrate into your […]


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Welcome to The Communication Process at Atlantic Reproductive Medicine Specialists At Atlantic Reproductive, we want to make communication as simple as possible. One of the ways that we do this is by giving you access to your medical records through your patient portal.   By logging into your portal you may: View your test results Communicate […]


The Worst Thing You Can Say During Infertility

By Keiko Zoll, a contributor to the Seleni Institute, a nonprofit mental health and wellness center for women and mothers in New York City. Anyone who has gone through infertility knows the conversation too well. It begins at a family holiday gathering, a girls’ night out or even in the checkout line, with some variation […]


NIH Study Links Ultraviolet Filters to Pregnancy Delays

Researchers identify two chemicals that appear to reduce fertility in men. Certain sunscreen chemicals used to protect against ultraviolent rays may impair men’s ability to father children in a timely manner, according to a study by the National Institutes of Health and the New York state Department of Health’s Wadsworth Center. But the researchers caution […]


Fertility Treatment and Time to Pregnancy

When choosing a fertility treatment pathway, there are many factors to consider including the head, the heart, the body, and the pocket book. While each individual person has different feelings and level of comfort with each treatment, knowing the success of each treatment option can help you make informed decisions. Success of the different treatments […]


The Role of CoQ10 in Your Fertility Treatment

CoQ10 is a potent antioxidant that is naturally made in the cells of the body. Used for cellular energy production, CoQ10 supplementation has been investigated for many and varied medical conditions, including recent studies supporting the potential to help with fertility. What Makes CoQ10 So Valuable? A possible role for CoQ10 in fertility makes sense […]


Egg Donation and Retrieval: A Guide for Donors

When people have difficulty conceiving, they turn to Atlantic Reproductive Medicine Specialists (ARMS) for help. There are many reasons someone might have trouble getting pregnant, including low egg number and low egg quality. In some cases, we help people conceive by using donor eggs during in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other procedures. If you want […]


Fertility Clinics Scan for the Strongest Embryo

Dr. Richard T. Scott Jr. of Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey, has developed tests for embryos in a bid to improve birthrates. <Click here to read the article here>  


All About Working with a Gestational Carrier

If you are unable to carry a pregnancy to term, working with a gestational carrier may be an option for your family. If you choose to try this, the embryos implanted in your carrier’s uterus can be formed by combining your eggs and your partner’s sperm. It is also possible to work with donor eggs or donor […]


What You Need to Know About the HSG Test

The hysterosalpingogram, often called the HSG test, is a useful tool because it allows a reproductive endocrinologist to see the inside of the uterus and Fallopian tubes. Because fertilization occurs in the Fallopian tubes, it is very important that they are open and normal in size and shape. If you have an HSG test early […]


Whence Life? Recepters Responsible For Fertilization Found

Scientists believe they have found the receptors that allow sperm and egg cells to hook up and create life. See the article here : http://www.popsci.com/article/science/whence-life-receptors-responsible-fertilization-found


When Do You Need a Sperm Analysis, and How Does It Work?

When you finally decide it’s time to try to figure out why pregnancy isn’t happening, one of the first steps your doctor may ask for is a sperm analysis. This procedure is typically part of a fertility investigation for couples who have not been able to conceive. In addition, patients interested in evaluating their own […]


3 Things to Consider Before Visiting an Egg Donation Clinic

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is an option for women who have trouble conceiving due to advanced age, ovulation problems, or problems with the fallopian tubes or uterus. During this process, a sperm and egg are united in a laboratory. Once the egg is fertilized, the resulting embryo is placed in a woman’s uterus. If the […]


4 Surprising Ways the Biological Clock Affects Women’s Fertility

One of the gender differences in human reproduction is that men make new sperm continuously throughout their lives and women make all of their eggs before they are born.  Men are capable of conceiving children late in life while women usually exhaust their supply of eggs by their early fifties.  In addition, the quality of […]


IVF with Egg Donors: A Step-by-Step Guide

If you have decided to use in vitro fertilization (IVF) to conceive a child, you can use your own eggs or the eggs of a donor. Because egg quality declines as you age, using donor eggs is especially helpful for older women with low egg number, women who are not getting pregnant with their own […]


5 Tips for Preserving Fertility in Young Adults

Even if you are not ready to have a baby right now, you may want to consider beginning the planning process now. Although age is one of the biggest factors determining whether you will be able to conceive a child, there are a number of things that you can do now to preserve your fertility. […]


Ovulation Predictor Tests: How to Identify the Right Time to Conceive

If you are a woman with regular monthly menstrual cycles, an ovulation predictor test can give you an idea of when you are likely to be most fertile.  If you have infrequent periods, or have not had any periods at all for an extended period of time, you are experiencing more significant problems with ovulation. […]


Preserving Fertility Until YOU’RE Ready for a Family

Age-related infertility may seem far-off, but preserving fertility is something that you should think about when you’re young, whether or not you have definite plans to have children. The age-related decline in fertility is a natural part of a woman’s life cycle that often catches both men and women by surprise. What steps can you […]


Egg Donation: How Aging Affects Your Fertility

Deciding when to have a family is an important personal decision, and more women today are waiting until later in life to begin their families. One consequence of waiting is the normal age-related decline in the number and quality of eggs available in a woman’s ovaries. This decline in fertility with increasing age may cause […]


What is the Rate of Success with IVF and Egg Donation?

Embarking on fertility treatment using IVF and egg donation is a big step for anyone wanting to become a parent. When you undertake the process you need to know what your chances are for success, because this makes it slightly less intimidating and gives you more reason for hope. Many people first try IVF with […]


The Pros and Cons of Becoming an Egg Donor

Donating eggs or oocytes so others can become parents is a life-changing gift of life and it is decision that only a few healthy, fertile women ages 21 to 31  have the opportunity make every day. Whether you are motivated to help a struggling couple or are attracted by the monetary compensation of donating, you need […]


3 Factors that Determine the Impact of Chemotherapy on Fertility

One of the clear signs of success in our ability to cure certain types of cancer is the rising interest in preserving fertility in cancer patients.  While both men and women have had children after cancer treatments, it is much more effective to intervene before being exposed to chemo- or radiation therapy. Men have had […]


Fertility Issues? Boost Your Fertility with These Top Tips

It’s one of those things everyone simply takes for granted – that one day you’ll have children.  However, one couple in six ends up needing a little help conceiving.  There are a few things you can do to improve your chances of getting pregnant and having a healthy pregnancy.  Most of them are basic health […]


4 Ways to Take Part in National Infertility Awareness Week

National Infertility Awareness Week is here, and this your chance to do something to change the conversation around infertility once and for all. Whether you have experienced infertility personally or through someone close to you, this is the ideal opportunity for you to participate in raising awareness and understanding of the issue. RESOLVE, the National […]


4 Steps to Finding Out Whether You Need Fertility Treatment

The ability to conceive is a life event that most couples take for granted and it can be one of the most frustrating and devastating of life’s detours when it doesn’t happen as expected.  For some couples this is the first time that they realize that they are not in control of something important in […]


Atlantic Reproductive Launches New Website

Atlantic Reproductive is proud to announce the launch of our new website! We invite you to browse the site and take a look at it for yourself. Be sure to check back often, as we will be updating our blog regularly.