DVIF&G Blog

2020
pregnancy-induced-hypertension
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July

2020

Pregnancy induced hypertension

Pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH) affects approximately one out of twenty pregnancies and includes preeclampsia and toxemia. The risk increase with the presence of diabetes, chronic hypertension, multiple gestation, advanced maternal age and African American race. The consequence of PIH are serious and affect both mother and fetus. The earlier PIH occurs the higher the incidence […]
Conceptions-June-2020
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June

2020

Conceptions

Counseling women about general wellness has become standard in preconception and prenatal care. The time in utero has a profound effect on the child’s life. For instance maternal malnutrition is associated with the development of cardiovascular disease, chronic infections and diabetes mellitus later on in life. (4) Alternatively, maternal obesity, increases the chances for preeclampsia, […]
Assisted Reproductive technology cases increase 7 % from last year startfertility.com
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April

2020

Assisted Reproductive Technology cases increase 7 % from last year

Every year the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) analyzes the data submitted from all participating fertility practices from coast to coast and provides a report on the findings and the prevailing trends. In 2018 there were 8,200 more cases of Assisted Reproductive technology or a 7 % increase in cases from last year. In […]
COVID-19 Update - we will be returning to the office on May 4, 2020 startfertility.com
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April

2020

COVID-19 Update – we will be returning to the office on May 4, 2020.

Delaware Valley Institute of Fertility & Genetics is committed to helping you grow your family, despite the ongoing COVID19 pandemic. We have engaged in telemedicine throughout this period and maintained all the programs of treatment, including our SEEDS program. After a necessary short break, we will be returning to the office for monitoring visits and […]
Nutritional status and the impact on the fetal development
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April

2020

Nutritional status and the impact on the fetal development

Observational studies have accumulated evidence that the nutritional status of the prospective parents has an impact on fetal development, perinatal outcome and even long term effect on the health of the offspring. 1. In the era of in vitro fertilization, these observations have been extended to the study of preimplantation embryo development and the probability […]
Covid-19 has stall all activities and treatments in the fertility world
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April

2020

COVID-19 has stall all activities and treatments in the fertility world

The Covid 19 has stall all activities and treatments in the fertility world. The fears are generated from concerns of the viral impact to the unborn and the mother. Not much information is available, nonetheless the existing and progressively accumulating information is rather encouraging. If this trend continues, it is conceivable that in the near […]
Essential Medical Services
09

April

2020

Fertility treatment as an essential medical service

On Saturday, April 9th the Governor of NY State, Andrew Cuomo, in his executive order characterized fertility treatment as an essential medical service. Of course, this relates to NY State residents and the practices in that state. Also, it is contrary to what the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) recommends. The leadership of our […]
a ray of hope and good news
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April

2020

A ray of hope and good news

Although the news concerning the pandemic has become more and more alarming over time a ray of hope and good news also reaching us. A recently published study found that 86% of 43 women that were infected with COVID 19 had the mild clinical version of the disease by contrast to the experienced we had […]
probability of pregnancy
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March

2020

Age, BMI & Pregnancy

In 2007 The Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) compiled the information from all the clinics in the United States (US) that performed in-vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments and compared the live birth rate and the frequency of miscarriages to the body weight of the treated patient. There were over 45,000 cases reported in that year […]
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