Fertility Updates Blog

The Latest on Fertility Research & Treatment

Magda Cartveli, RN!

Magda Cartveli, one of our dedicated clinical coordinators, is now Magda Cartveli, RN. After lots of hard work, she just passed the NCLEX exam. Now that she is a Registered Nurse, Magda was also promoted to the Clinical Supervisor position. We are sure she will excel in her new role! Congratulations, Magda! Everyone at CHR is proud of... Read More

IVF 101: Sara’s Guide to IVF (Part V)

In my last post, I described the last major step in the IVF process: The Embryo Transfer. What’s next? Well, it’s time for the Two Week Wait. So congratulations to me. I made it through the weeks of intense medication, doctor visits and overall anxiety of the IVF process. So now what? Is it my time to just sit back and plan for nine months from now with the hopes of becoming a mother?... Read More

CHR Guest Blogger to host infertility event

CHR guest blogger Sara, of Laughing at the I-Word, is hosting a meet and greet infertility support event in New York City on Wednesday, June 25th at 7 p.m. When it comes to coping with infertility, talking with those who can relate can be a great relief. Regardless of where they are on their journey, anyone who has ever struggled with infertility is encouraged to attend. The event will... Read More

IVF 101: Sara’s Guide to IVF (Part IV)

In my last post I described the part of the my IVF cycle known as The Retrieval. This post will pick up from there and describe the next step: Embryo Transfer. After retrieval, the eggs and sperm start doing their “thing” in the lab and hopefully embryos start developing via fertilization. Developing means the embryo cells are dividing many times to a point where it is nearly ready to... Read More

Dr. Gleicher invited to join PLoS ONE editorial board

CHR’s Medical Director and Chief Scientist Norbert Gleicher, MD has recently been offered a position on the editorial board of PLoS ONE, an online scientific research publication. Launched in December 2006, PLoS ONE is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal that features original research from all disciplines within science and medicine. The journal has a mission to make “the world’s... Read More

IVF 101: Sara’s Guide to IVF (Part III)

You may remember my last post, in which I described the midst of my IVF cycle, mastering  the administration of the HCG shot (it wasn’t that bad!) and  waiting for the big day: The Retrieval. The retrieval day was both nerve-wracking and exciting. This was the moment that I had been working so hard for these past few days. All the shots and pills that I took were all leading up to... Read More

IVF 101: Sara’s Guide to IVF (Part II)

In my last post I described the early stages of the process of an IVF cycle. Now it’s time to move on to Part II­­ – the midst of an IVF cycle. By this point, I had mastered the art of injections and had my medication administration down to a science. I was super organized, with a gigantic to-go pillbox filled and ready, and a bathroom that looked like a hospital with injections and... Read More

CHR family featured in the New York Times!

At CHR, we meet with couples every day who have long dreamt of having a child of their own. We love that we can help them make that dream a reality, and we never get enough stories of our patients after they leave CHR. Recently, we heard from one of the CHR families, with surprising news that a CHR baby made an appearance on the New York Times. Referred by a friend, Krystal and Claudia came... Read More

Dr. Gleicher and Dr. Barad named ACOG Mentors of the Year

We’re proud to announce that CHR’s Medical Director and Chief Scientist Norbert Gleicher, MD, and Director of Clinical ART and Senior Scientist David H. Barad, MD, MS, were both recipients of the 2014 ACOG Mentor of the Year Award. Each year, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recognizes those professionals who go above and beyond to educate and mentor young... Read More

FDA weighs in on genetic fertility procedure

The Food and Drug Administration is currently discussing the scientific issues surrounding a particular fertility procedure that uses genetic material from three people to prevent passing on genetic mutations to offspring. The FDA will weigh in on the scientific issues of the procedure – risks to the mother or child, the structure of future studies, etc. – to determine whether it is safe... Read More