Center for Human Reproduction
Infertility Specialists located in Upper East Side, New York, NY
For the last 40 years, the Center for Human Reproduction has been widely regarded as one of the leading in vitro fertilization (IVF) centers worldwide. With 18,000 successful pregnancies and counting, Norbert Gleicher, MD, FACOG, FACS, and David Barad, MD, MS, FACOG, help patients achieve pregnancy through IVF and other cutting-edge reproductive technologies. The team specializes in tough cases. One patient recently gave birth at almost 48 after successful IVF with her own eggs. To learn more, call the office in the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City or click the online scheduling tool.
IVF Q & A
What is IVF?
In vitro fertilization or IVF is a fertility treatment to combine eggs and sperm in a laboratory setting. After a short cultivation period, a transfer procedure places the fertilized egg into your uterus.
IVF offers a way to expand your family, even if you or your partner has fertility issues.
The Center for Human Reproduction has a long and impressive history of IVF innovations. The team works closely with people from all walks of life, such as single parents, couples, LGBTQ+ community members, or those from overseas. The team has helped more than 18,000 clients become pregnant, many through IVF.
When might I need IVF?
If you’re unable to conceive a baby due to fertility problems, you might need IVF.
Male fertility issues
In men, common fertility problems include low sperm count, poor sperm motility, poor sperm morphology (abnormal sperm), and unexplained infertility.
Female fertility issues
In women, common fertility issues include blocked fallopian tubes, medication-resistant ovaries, immune system problems, endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and unexplained infertility. Many women who are in their late 30s and 40s may struggle to conceive naturally due to reduced ovarian reserve and other issues, but IVF can help.
The Center for Human Reproduction can help with any of these issues, including unexplained infertility. The expert fertility doctors believe that, in most cases, there’s actually an explanation for “unexplained” fertility — and it's their goal to find it.
Am I a good candidate for IVF?
Nearly anyone who’s struggling with fertility can be a good candidate for IVF at the Center for Human Reproduction.
While many large IVF centers use a specific protocol, similar to a factory-style approach, to treat every patient the same way, the Center for Human Reproduction uses a truly individualized approach to help patients that others can’t or won’t help.
Even if you’ve had multiple failed cycles elsewhere, even if other fertility doctors told you that you don’t have enough eggs, and even if you have trouble producing eggs, IVF at the Center for Human Reproduction is still an option.
What does IVF treatment involve?
The Center for Human Reproduction takes the time to analyze every patient’s needs individually. During your first appointment, you meet a fertility doctor one-on-one to discuss your comprehensive medical history and needs.
The specifics of your IVF treatment vary with the situation, but in general, you have a five-step process:
- Hormone suppression
- Ovarian stimulation
- Egg retrieval, followed by fertilization
- Embryo transfer
- Pregnancy test two weeks after transfer
If you have special circumstances like being older than the typical IVF patient, that’s no problem. You just need the right customized approach. The Center for Human Reproduction welcomes challenging cases; more than 75% of its IVF patients are over 40, with about 50% being over 44.
All patients are welcome, even those with very difficult cases. The team never turns patients away because they don’t meet a certain demographic or because they’re worried about marring their success rate. The 18,000 plus successful pregnancies speak for themselves!
Learn more about IVF by calling the Center for Human Reproduction or making an appointment online.