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3
Jul

Natural IVF: Working with the Body's Natural Process

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yellow flower closeupAre you concerned about the risk of multiples?  The burden of medication on your body, or the additional costs of medications?  Natural IVF might be a great solution for you.
During a Natural IVF cycle, a woman’s body is monitored closely with ultrasounds and bloodwork.  Instead of stimulating the ovaries to produce many follicles, a natural cycle does not use any medications, and instead uses the body’s natural follicular development.  Over the course of your natural cycle we observe your normal follicular growth (typically one follicle), and when your follicle has reached the appropriate size, we proceed with a typical IVF procedure.  The one follicle will be removed during an egg retrieval, and then fertilized.  After fertilization we watch your embryo grow, checking on its progress every few days.  Once your embryo reaches an appropriate stage, we will transfer the embryo back into your uterus.  Then, approximately two weeks later, we will schedule a blood test to check for pregnancy.
Clients will often choose a Natural IVF cycle if they want to minimize the risk of multiples, ovarian hyperstimulation (OHSS), or the number of embryos that could be created with a typical IVF cycle.  Additionally, minimizing the amount of medications used decreases the burden on the body, and the financial strain that clients can incur.
Since you will not be stimulating the ovaries with a Natural IVF cycle, it is unlikely that you will have two or more embryos to work with.  It is also very unlikely that you will have embryos to freeze.  Therefore, it is important to make sure that you are comfortable with a single embryo transfer, without frozen embryos to possibly transfer in the future.
If you would like to learn more about Natural IVF, please feel free to contact our center at any time.   If you are a new patient and would like an initial fertility consultation, in-office or over the phone, please visit this link and fill out our New Appointment Form or call us toll free at 800-539-9870.

19
May

Secondary Infertility Support

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gift-card_tree-fieldThis Thursday, Lisa is hosting our  Interactive Fertility Support Webinar and she focusing on the emotional challenges of secondary infertility.  Secondary infertility is defined as the inability to become pregnant or to carry a full-term pregnancy after having had one or more children without challenges before.
Many parents feel guilty for wanting another child so badly, especially if they already have more than one child. This guilt is entirely misplaced.  You can absolutely love your existing child/children, but still yearn for more – it doesn’t have to be one or the other.
Unfortunately, couples with secondary infertility tend to receive less support from friends and family than couples who were never able to conceive. This happens because couples who already have one or more children do not have a visible loss to explain their grief, whereas couples who have no children are visibly lacking the family they wish for.
Because of this common disparity, many couples often need help from professionals and/or support groups when coping with secondary infertility. We at CNY Fertility know how difficult it is to deal with what could have been and what actually is, which is why we encourage you to seek support throughout your struggles.  You are welcome at our support offerings, including our Circle of Hope Support Group sessions found on our CNY Fertility and CNY Healing Arts calendars.
You are also invitied to join Lisa, our Support Coordinator, for a free Integrative Fertility Support Webinar focusing on Secondary Infertility on Thursday, May 22nd at 6:00p.  To register, please visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/364490321

Finally, did you know that we started  new Private Facebook Fertility and Pregnancy Groups for current clients?  Here, you can find a safe and secure space to share with other women and men facing similar challenges.  You can get immediate support and feedback!  If you are interested in joining, please message Lisa Stack within the Patient Portal
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If you are interested in a more private one-on-one support situation, Lisa Stack is our CNY Fertility Center Support Coordiator, she offers her services as a lay support person and can be contacted by email at lstack@cnyfertility.com if you are not yet a client or via the Patient Portal if you are a current client.
Request Consultation or Appointment
If you are a new patient and would like an initial fertility consultation, in-office or over the phone, please visit this link and fill out our New Appointment Form or call us toll free at 800-539-9870.

18
Oct

VIDEO: Dr. Robert Kiltz Talks About Single Embryo Transfer

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Elective Single Embryo Transfer (ESET) has been a buzz topic lately in the news, amongst reproductive professionals, etc. so Dr. Kiltz recently recorded a video (below) to share his thoughts on the topic and shed some light for our clients and web visitors. If you have any questions about ESET or would like to continue the conversation with us, please bring up the topic at your next consult and we’d be happy to address any and all questions or concerns you may have.
Request Consultation or Appointment
If you are a new patient and would like an initial fertility consultation, in-office or over the phone, please visit this link and fill out our New Appointment Form or call us toll free at 800-539-9870.
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DR. ROB KILTZ:  Hi Lisa, how are you?
LISA:  I’m great Dr. Kiltz, how are you doing?
DR. ROB KILTZ:  Spectacular, it’s another wonderful day!
LISA:   Oh, it absolutely is. It’s a great day out and a wonderful day to be taking a look at all of our options here.
DR. ROB KILTZ:   You know it’s interesting, someone said it’s Friday. I looked outside and I couldn’t tell but every day is a good day. What are we going to talk about today?
LISA:   Single embryo transfer. We have a lot of questions about who should maybe look into this option or is it OK to do a single embryo transfer and what are the merits of it?
DR. ROB KILTZ:   Well, single embryo transfer is something we are growing in tremendously. There’s some evidence now that suggests it you put in more than one embryo they may be competing against each other. If the good one implants and the bad one’s kind of starting to implant, it may actually affect the other one. So, I mean, this is somewhat theory but some studies are suggesting this for anecdotal information… certainly I believe for woman under 30, 1 embryo to transfer, 30-35 years of age, 1 or maybe 2 embryos to transfer, and then if you’re older than that, 2 embryos to transfer… that’s the direction we’re moving in.
LISA:  That’s great!
DR. ROB KILTZ:   We’re also looking at offering more and more PGS and PGD, where we biopsy the embryos, identify the normal embryos, and since we’re picking the 1 embryo… we’re more likely to find that 1 embryo. Now since are freezing procedures are doing a lot better, we’re freezing at the blastocyst stage, which is either day 5 or day 6 (sometimes day 7) you can follow them out that way. If you’re not doing PGD or PGS you can still pick that 1 embryo and when you’re thawing that 1, make it 1.
LISA:   That’s great!
DR. ROB KILTZ:   There’s a lot more information that will help to produce multiples and maybe even increase single embryo implantation, obviously a singleton baby.
LISA:   That’s wonderful. I know the idea of, How do you choose? How do you make that decision? is something that weighs heavily on our clients before they have these conversations with our staff but then once they are able to sit down in the office and speak with you or speak with one of our other practitioners… the whole world seems to make a little more sense. We appreciate you taking the time to explain this.
DR. ROB KILTZ:   It is important because it used to be that quite commonly we would implant 4 or 5 embryos, depending on the age and circumstances of the client, but now we are really moving toward doing 1 or 2. We believe that will show some real promise in helping our clients conceive and have babies.
LISA:   Great! Thank you for giving us more information about this and I’m sure you’ll be hearing more from us about other questions we’ll be fielding from clients. And clients if you ever have any questions that you’ll really love for us to address on the clinical side, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We would love to address it, in video format and then of course you can always message us within the Patient Portal and contact us with any questions.
DR. ROB KILTZ:   Always here and thank you, Lisa. God bless!
LISA:   Thank you!

31
Aug

September 2013: Fertility Success Story of the Month

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Two Years of Tears Turned into Two Years of Giggles!
Not to say that there still aren’t many tears, because there are, but each time we look at our beautiful little girl we are reminded of our journey and just how blessed we are. Not a day goes by that I don’t thank God for putting CNY Fertility, and all the wonderful staff, into our lives. We will never have the words to express our true gratitude for all the love and support we were given from the staff throughout this journey. More amazing than that, is the love and support they continue to give. We are honored that our daughter will know so many amazing people and will be able to be proud of her journey to us. So again “Thank You All” so very much!
Lots of Love,
Elaine, Tiffany, & Eva

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CNY Fertility Success Story

29
Aug

Video: Dr. Kiltz Talks About Early Pregnancy Support

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Dr. Rob Kiltz, owner of CNY Fertility with locations at Syracuse, Albany and Rochester,  and Lisa Stack, CNY Fertility Support Coordinator, discuss early pregnancy clinical support and the new Closed Facebook Pregnancy Support Group at CNY Fertility & Spa. Our practitioners at all three locations across NY State will work closely with you to select the best early pregnancy support for your cycle.

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If you are interested in a more private one-on-one support situation, Lisa Stack is our CNY Fertility Center Support Coordinator, she offers her services as a lay support person and can be contacted by email at lstack@cnyfertility.com.
If you are interested in an initial fertility consultation either over the phone (if you live out of the NY State region) or in-office, please call our toll-free number at 800.539.9870 or request a consult here.

22
Apr

National Infertility Awareness Week 2013: Fertility Law At a Glance by Yifat Shaltiel

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yifat picIf you have turned to a gestational surrogate, or perhaps turning to egg donation, sperm donation, or embryo donation for assistance in building and growing your family, chances are that you will need some legal advice.
Many families are turning to assisted reproductive technology to grow their families. In fact, it is estimated that today one in every six couples are affected by infertility. The good news is that in today’s medical world, there are many options when it comes to building your family. But in addition to having a good fertility clinic and medical care on your side, you will also need to consult with an attorney who specializes in reproductive law to ensure that your rights and intentions throughout this process are protected.
For example, if you are considering surrogacy, there are numerous items that you will want to evaluate. For one, all state laws regarding compensated surrogacy are not created equal! There are advantages and disadvantages to obtaining a surrogate, but they vary from state to state and are also case specific. In fact, compensated surrogacy in some states is illegal and even criminalized, so having an attorney with knowledge of the various surrogacy state laws is essential.
When it comes to locating a surrogate, your attorney can work together with a reputable surrogacy agency that can match you to a surrogate. However, you may also choose to find a surrogate individually with the assistance of your attorney. Since an agency’s matching fees can be costly (and usually start at approximately $20,000) some intended parents choose to work with their attorney and locate a gestational surrogate individually. Chances are that your attorney might already have a list of surrogates for you to review, or your attorney will be able to assist you in locating a surrogate. Your attorney will also be able to alleviate any issues of confidentiality that might exist. For example, a surrogate may want to keep her identifying information confidential, or you might want to keep all of your information confidential. Having an attorney facilitate the discussions between the parties will make everyone feel more comfortable and secure with the process.
Once you have successfully located and chosen a surrogate, your attorney will ensure that there is a sound legal contract in place that fully outlines the meeting of the minds between all of the parties, and protects and preserves your intentions. It is very important that the surrogate understands your intentions and agrees to comply with them. For example, you will want to ensure that your surrogate will follow your wishes when it comes to making medical decisions regarding your unborn child, such as whether or not there will be a reduction in the case of multiples, or whether or not a pregnancy will be terminated if there are any severe fetal abnormalities. You will want to ensure that the surrogate you choose understands, respects, and agrees to follow your wishes and intentions, whatever they may be, in these types of situations. So having a contract that clearly lays out the meeting of the minds between all of the parties is crucial.
The to-do list when considering various assisted reproductive technology options is lengthy and overwhelming. Having the right professional attorney who specializes in reproductive law on your side will alleviate this burden, guide you through the process, and ensure that your rights and intentions are protected and preserved.
Yifat Shaltiel, Esq.
Surrogate Steps, Founder
Shaltiel Law Group, Founder
417 North Cayuga Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 273-3332
ys@surrogatesteps.com
www.surrogatesteps.com
www.yslawgroup.com
 
 
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If you are interested in an initial fertility consultation with CNY Fertility Center, to discuss fertility treatment options and a plan that suits you well, either over the phone (if you live out of the NY State region) or in-office, please call our toll-free number at 800.539.9870 or request a consult here.
 
 
 

12
Mar

March 12th Update: Egg Donors Cycling and Available to Additional Recipients

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CNY Fertility Center Donor ProfilesWe have an active Egg Donor Program at CNY Fertility Center full of wonderful women who have generously donated their time. In an effort to assist more Recipients, and help more individuals and couples become pregnant, we began sharing this weekly news article.
Below please find a list of egg donors who will be starting an egg donor cycle in the next month or two.  If you are a current CNY Fertility Center client and have completed all of your testing and are interested in cycling with any of these donors please contact your donor coordinator. All of our egg donor profiles can be reviewed through your Patient Portal.
If you are interested in cycling with one of the donors on our list below but are not a current CNY Fertility Center client, we welcome you to contact our office and we can discuss the process with you.
Donor Team Contact Info:
Phone – 1.855.CNY.Eggs
Email – Allyson at ASantoro@cnyfertility.com
Thank you!
CNY Fertility Center’s Donor Team
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If you are interested in an initial fertility consultation either over the phone (if you live out of the NY State region) or in-office, please call our toll-free number at 800.539.9870 or request a consult here.

5
Mar

March 5th Update: Egg Donors Cycling and Available to Additional Recipients

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Egg Donor Program - CNY Fertility CenterDue to the generosity and compassion of the women that participate in the Egg Donor Program at CNY Fertility Centers, many couples (and individuals) encountering fertility challenges will be able to experience the joy of parenthood. We are thankful to each and every one of them!
Below please find a list of egg donors who will be starting an egg donor cycle in the next month or two.  If you are a current CNY Fertility Center client and have completed all of your testing and are interested in cycling with any of these donors please contact your donor coordinator. All of our egg donor profiles can be reviewed through your Patient Portal.
If you are interested in cycling with one of the donors on our list below but are not a current CNY Fertility Center client, we welcome you to contact our office and we can discuss the process with you.
Donor Team Contact Info:
Phone – 1.855.CNY.Eggs
Email – Allyson at ASantoro@cnyfertility.com
Thank you!
CNY Fertility Center’s Donor Team
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28
Feb

Dr. Kiltz Appears on BridgeStreet TV to Talk about Fertility Wellness

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On February 15, 2013, Dr. Rob Kiltz appeared on Bridge Street TV in Syracuse, NY to share information on when it is a good time to seek out a fertility specialist while you are actively trying to conceive or planning your family building efforts. He also talks about ways to cultivate fertility wellness including mind/body/spirit approaches. This is all information that we share each and every day at our integrative fertility centers – CNY Fertility & CNY Healing Arts – in Syracuse, Albany and Rochester, NY. Watch the video below if you missed the original airing on TV. Enjoy!
If you are interested in an initial fertility consultation either over the phone (if you live out of the NY State region) or in-office, please call our toll-free number at 800.539.9870 or request a consult here.

19
Feb

February 19th Update: Egg Donors Cycling and Available to Additional Recipients

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Egg Donor Program, CNY Fertility CenterBelow please find a list of egg donors who will be starting an egg donor cycle in the next month or two.  If you are a current CNY Fertility Center client and have completed all of your testing and are interested in cycling with any of these donors please contact your donor coordinator. All of our egg donor profiles can be reviewed through your Patient Portal.
If you are interested in cycling with one of the donors on our list below but are not a current CNY Fertility Center client, we welcome you to contact our office and we can discuss the process with you.
Donor Team Contact Info:
Phone – 1.855.CNY.Eggs
Email –  Allyson at ASantoro@cnyfertility.com
Thank you!
CNY Fertility Center’s Donor Team
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