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Dr. Michael Feinman Discusses Common Infertility Issues

Dr. Michael Feinman Blog

Fertility Authority recently interviewed Dr. Michael Feinman about two important topics of interest for women facing infertility: implantation failure and advanced family planning.

Dr. Feinman says that implantation failure is no longer a mysterious “black box,” and that, in fact, there has been enough progress to justify some testing in women who have repeated IVF failures. To read more about these tests, please follow this link.

Advanced family planning, according to Dr. Feinman, is basically fertility preservation for couples who want to have several children. They aren’t infertile, but by the time they try again they could be too old to get pregnant. So they—often Modern Orthodox women—store  PGD-tested embryos that they created with their partner. To learn more about advanced family planning, please follow this link to the Fertility Authority website. 

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Commonly Asked Questions about IVF

Dr. Michael Feinman

When should a person consider an IVF cycle versus other forms of treatment?

Your doctor will discuss with you your best treatment options based upon your age and medical history.  An IVF cycle may be suggested if other options such as interuterine insemination (IUI) have not worked or if you have blocked or damaged fallopian tubes, unexplained infertility, or any other medical condition that prevents your eggs from being fertilized. Each treatment plan is tailored to meet your individual health needs. 

How long does the egg retrieval take? Is it painful? Will I be sedated?

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