Chelsea Fertility NYC Blog

When Is a Fertility Consultation Needed?

If you know you want to build your family but haven’t been able to make it happen on your own, you’re probably ready to start your assisted reproduction journey with a consultation. However, many prospective fertility patients wonder, when exactly... Learn more

How to Talk to Kids About IVF, Egg Donation and Surrogacy

When kids are little, they may be told stories about where babies come from. However, as children get older, they often become curious about how babies are really born. If you’re a parent who conceived your child through assisted reproduction,... Learn more

The Next Steps After Unexplained Infertility Explained

The reason behind an infertility diagnosis in both women and men is not always easy to determine. This is because everything can seem to be normal for an outwardly healthy couple trying to conceive, when, in fact, something acute is... Learn more

The Step-by-Step IUI Guide

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) — also known as artificial insemination — consists of a series of simple steps that many women and couples choose as a first fertility treatment for pregnancy. This is because IUI is a nonsurgical procedure that takes... Learn more

How to Find an Anonymous Egg Donor

There are two options growing families can consider when selecting an egg donor. You can work with a known (also referred to as a directed) egg donor, which is someone whom you already know, such as a family member or... Learn more

Chronic Endometriosis and Infertility

A commonly misunderstood condition, chronic endometriosis can go undiagnosed for much of a woman’s life. It is often diagnosed only when a woman tries to conceive but is unable to do so without a proper diagnosis and treatment. Fortunately, the... Learn more

10 IVF Questions to Ask Your Doctor

When IVF treatment is recommended, the process can seem overwhelming. Patients are expected to have IVF questions, how to prepare, what will be required of them and more, but when it’s time to begin, more detailed questions are 100% appropriate.... Learn more

Should I Undergo Preimplantation Genetic Screening?

In some cases, your fertility specialist will recommend preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) in coordination with an in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycle. The terminology can seem intimidating, but PGS is a very useful service for couples who have concerns about carrying... Learn more

Recurrent Pregnancy Loss: What You Need to Know

Recurrent pregnancy loss, also called recurrent/multiple miscarriage, refers to three or more consecutive miscarriages occurring prior to the 20th week of pregnancy. Miscarriages are actually quite common on their own, with an estimated 1 in 4 pregnancies ending in miscarriage.... Learn more

How to Have a Great First Trimester of Pregnancy

Having a great (healthy, happy) first trimester of pregnancy is all about planning and learning to listen to your body. Once you are comfortable with sharing the big news with family and friends, the question “How do you feel?” will... Learn more