IRMS Answers questions about Egg Donation for Recipients in New Jersey

Since the birth of Louise Brown in 1978, in vitro fertilization has helped many couples fulfill their dreams of parenthood. However, significant problems with ovarian reserve or egg quality have not been conquered. For some patients, egg donation is a viable alternative with an excellent prognosis for success. The decision to pursue this treatment plan…
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Weighty Matters: IRMS in NJ talks about Maternal Weight and Pregnancy

It is now well known that maternal obesity, a high fat diet and a high GWG (gestational weight gain) have harmful effects on fetal metabolic programming; awareness of harmful effects on the fetal brain is less widespread. There are increased odds of cognitive deficits, decreased IQ and intellectual disability by 1.3 to 3.6 fold. Maternal…
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The Facts About Egg Freezing, Stephanie Marshall Thompson of IRMS sets the record straight!

Elective oocyte cryopreservation commonly known as “egg freezing” has been increasing in popularity since it was labeled non-experimental by ASRM, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, in 2012. This has come with an explosion of attention from media outlets, sometimes surprisingly negative. To set the record straight, Egg Freezing is a way to address preserving…
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IRMS NJ Examines “The Impact of Obesity on Female Fertility and Pregnancy”

There are numerous risks to women’s fertility to conceive, as well as, increased risks during pregnancy from obesity, and these risks increase with the degree of obesity. Obesity is defined as a pre-pregnancy BMI > 30 Kg/m^2. While diabetes mellitus (DM) increases with obesity, there is still an increase in complications and adverse pregnancy outcomes…
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IRMS in NJ Applauds that Veterans Affairs will begin covering IVF and adoption costs for wounded veterans

After participating in Advocacy Day on Capital Hill with RESOLVE, the news that the Department of Veterans Affairs will finally begin covering costs for IVF and adoption for combat-wounded veterans struggling with infertility because of their injuries is a HUGE win! For all of those who were with us on Capital Hill that on May…
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IRMS NJ Discusses Egg Freezing & Fertility on HLN Friday October 14th at 8pm ET

Watch our amazing Dr. Stephanie Marshall Thompson on HLN as they air This Is Birth With Lisa Ling. This wonderfully informative documentary takes an in-depth look into the challenges one faces having a child in America as well as educating you on the advances in fertility today, including our segment on Egg Freezing. We are…
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IRMS NJ Explains Common Misconceptions of Intrauterine Inseminations (IUI)

For a number of patients coping with unexplained infertility or mild male subfertility, an intrauterine insemination is one of the first treatment options available. Patients have a number of questions that I can hopefully answer below. How does the IUI work? What can I do to improve the odds of this working? Do I have…
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IRMS New Jersey Discusses: 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 — so much so that many women may become prematurely menopausal after cancer…
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Watch Now – IRMS NJ on CNN’s This Is Birth With Lisa Ling

We are excited to announce that CNN’s This Is Birth With Lisa Ling is now live online. Watch our very own Dr. Stephanie Marshall Thompson discuss Egg Freezing in the Biological Clock segment http://money.cnn.com/this-is-birth-with-lisa-ling/?playvid=4. The episode is also slated to air Friday, September 30th between 2-4pm on CNN and HLN, nationally. CNN will also have…
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IRMS NJ featured in “This is Birth with Lisa Ling” on CNN

IRMS has had the privilege of working with some amazing CNN documentary filmmakers over the past year and the piece is finally ready to be aired. This is Birth with Lisa Ling will go “live” on CNN online on September 19th and then air on the CNN channel as “episodes” of the various stories that…
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