Dr. Kaye wins prestigious award

We are proud to announce that Dr. Leah Kaye, the Center’s second-year fellow, is a recipient of the 2016 REI Ferring Research Grant Award. This prestigious award is given each year by the New England Fertility Society, an inclusive, voluntary, non-profit organization providing continuing education for all members and other infertility professionals with a special interest in the field of infertility. Dr. Kaye’s research project is on the Evolution and Development of the Human Primitive Syncytium and its Impact on Human Reproductive Biology.

Are Fertility Medications Safe?

Dr. David Schmidt, Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Connecticut Health Center and a lead physician at The Center, overviews the different types of fertility medications and discusses their safety.

Ready to Quit Smoking?

There’s no time like the present. November is smoking cessation month, and November 17th is the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout.

Learn how smoking affects fertility and get answers to questions like:
1. Can smoking affect my ability to have a child?
2. Can smoking affect my children?
3. If I stop smoking, will my chances for conceiving and having a healthy pregnancy improve?

Make today your quit day!

Stay Informed About Zika

To stay informed about Zika, watch the CDC website. They recommend specific precautions for women and their partners thinking about pregnancy.
1. Consider avoiding nonessential travel to areas with Zika if you are thinking about having a baby in the near future.
2. If you must travel, talk to your doctor or other healthcare provider first and take steps to plan for travel.
3. If your partner travels to an area with Zika, protect yourself from getting Zika during sex.

https://www.cdc.gov/zika/

PGD gives options to at risk families

“In vitro fertilization is no longer just for parents who have a hard time conceiving. It is now being used by parents who have a high likelihood of passing on a potentially debilitating genetic disease to their child.”

We offer Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) at The Center as part of our commitment to staying at the forefront of evolving cutting edge technologies. We combine our expert technology and IVF experience with access to advanced genetic testing and counseling. The result is a program, the first and among the only ones offered in the state of Connecticut, which holds the promise of reducing the incidence of genetic disease.

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/health/Doctors-Use-IVF-to-Detect-Genetic-Disorders-396562681.html

Dr. Benadiva Awarded by ASRM

At last night’s ASRM annual meeting, Dr. Claudio Benadiva was awarded by the editors of Fertility & Sterility, recognizing him for his outstanding service to the medical journal as an exemplary reviewer who consistently exhibits excellence in his reviews. Fertility & Sterility is the official publication of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and has world-wide circulation and is highly regarded in the United States and abroad. Fertility and Sterility publishes juried original articles of scientific excellence in clinical and laboratory research relevant to reproductive endocrinology, physiology, immunology, genetics and menopause. Citation analysis indicates that it is among the most frequently referenced scientific journals and has the highest immediacy and impact factors in the field of reproductive medicine.

Orthodox Jewish Patients are Well Supported

Fertility in the Jewish community is very much a family experience, and our family is here for yours.

Did you know that Dr. Claudio Benadiva speaks Hebrew fairly fluently, having attended Hebrew day school in Argentina for 11 years? His family is very involved in the community: his children attended Solomon Schechter and were both involved with Jewish organizations at their respective colleges.

As a Jewish physician, Dr. Claudio Benadiva, one of our lead reproductive endocrinologists, understands the unique concerns the halacha observant have as relate to fertility treatment. If you have any questions or concerns as relate to how the Center can specially accommodate your concerns, please let us know.

 

Congress Passes Bill To Include IVF Services to Injured Veterans

And on to the President for signature! Until now, the Veterans Administration has been unable to provide fertility counseling, adoption reimbursement, and assisted reproductive technology services to veterans who sustained service-related injuries which have impaired their fertility. Fixing this gap in coverage for our veterans has been a major priority of the Association of Reproductive Medicine.

Click here to read the full update from ASRM.