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Obesity and Reproduction

Obesity and Reproduction

Obesity seems to have a significant impact on the ability of a woman to become pregnant. The chances of having an ovulatory problem, receiving infertility treatment, and miscarriage increases by three-fold in the obese population. The problem does not stop there. In pregnancy, obese women have 3-4x greater chance of developing gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, and […]

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 […]


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

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

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

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 […]

On This Mother’s Day…

To those who gave birth this year WE CELEBRATE WITH YOU To those who lost a child this year WE GRIEVE WITH YOU To those who are in the trenches with the little ones WE APPRECIATE YOU To those who experienced a miscarriage, failed adoption, or runaway child WE MOURN WITH YOU To those who […]

In-House Donor vs Agency Donor? How do I chose?

Most fertility centers will have their own in-house pool of egg donors. However, there is also the option of using an outside agency donor to find the best match. Which is best for you? What are the advantages and disadvantages of both options? The benefits of using an in-house donor Using an in-house donor offered […]

What comes first…the Fertility Clinic or the Surrogacy Agency?

For many first-time LGBT patients, beginning the process of family building can be overwhelming and confusing. There are so many factors for same sex couples to consider, including costs, legal concerns and finding the right egg donor and carrier. Since male couples do not have the benefit of a referral from a GYN or OB, […]

Reseveratrol and PCO

Resveratrol, a natural chemical present in grapes, nuts and berries, is known to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and cardio protective properties. It was also found to have a beneficial effect in PCO by reducing the production of androgens approximately by 25%. Both ovarian and adrenal productions of male hormones were decreased to the same degree and […]