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PGD: Screening for Single Gene Diseases

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) is an incredible tool that we are proud to have available to our clients.  We use PGD in a variety of cases, ranging from clients who are screening for one particular disease, to clients who are hoping to increase their odds of pregnancy by ruling out unknown genetic abnormalities, to those selecting a specific gender.  This video below, recently released by 60 Minutes,...

Does organic eating impact sperm quality? When it comes to fruits and vegetables, it does!

According to interesting data presented at the 2014 ASRM (American Society for Reproductive Medicine) Meeting, choosing organic options for high pesticide fruits and vegetables improved sperm motility and morphology.  In the study, men who ate the greatest amount of high pesticide fruits and vegetables showed a 70% lower motile sperm count and 64% lower number of normally shaped sperm.  For those men who...

Fertility Preservation: Egg Freezing and Breast Cancer Awareness Month

About 1 in 8 women (roughly 12% in 2014) in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. October is breast cancer awareness month and we, at CNY Fertility Center, would also like to help raise awareness for egg freezing. “The ability for women to freeze their eggs allows for time to pursue life goals without worry of the fertility timeline. We have the technology available to offer...

Miscarriage Support Webinar

Every few months, we like to dedicate one of our support events to honoring a miscarriage.  This is a time to check in with how you are coping with your grief, and reassess how you are feeling on your fertility journey.  Whether your loss is recent or it occurred a few years ago, this month’s Interactive Fertility Support Webinar is a great opportunity for you to connect with yourself and where you are in...

Smoking Cessation for Fertility

Smoking, while very challenging to quit, is believed to negatively impact your fertility.  The negative health and fertility affects can be found in both female and male clients.  Many of our clients are working on smoking cessation, and over the next month, we will be providing you with supportive articles, videos, webinars, and resources to help you on your journey to breaking the habit. We also recommend that...

Virtual Support: October 2014

We love being able to provide care for our busy and traveling clients, but sometimes distance and packed schedules can make attending a support group session challenging, or even impossible.  In order to keep you sharing and connected, we have created three monthly support opportunities designed for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home, wherever that may be. Our Fertility Support Teleworkshop is a phone...

The Fertile Secret: Yoga for Fertility – Free Workshops in Syracuse, Albany & Rochester

Yoga for fertility encourages relaxation at the deepest level. The Fertile Secret: Yoga for Fertility combines specialized postures, breathing, guided imagery, relaxation techniques and group support to enhance reproductive function in both men and women. This yoga offering is customized to all levels. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced student, you will be guided through a variety of sequences to support your...

Dr. Kiltz Talks About Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Dr. Kiltz talks about how it is still not really known why women get PCOS: it may be related to the environment, a genetic disposition, or a dietary issue. What we do know is that women who are challenged with weight issues can suffer even greater from PCOS and will benefit from dietary changes – reducing carbohydrate intake appears to be very valuable. Learn more by watching Dr. Kiltz in his video with Lisa...

Single Moms By Choice Facebook Support Group

We are honored to have helped many single moms by choice conceive.  To continue to provide support for women who have decided to journey down the path to motherhood on their own, we have created a private Facebook Support Group.  This group is open only to our female clients who have chosen the Single Mom by Choice path. If you are interested in joining this private, safe, and secure community, please message Lisa...

September 30, 2014: Egg Donors Cycling & Available to Additional Recipients

Are you ready to explore the egg donor cycle option at CNY Fertility Center? If so, our weekly website article updates may be of use to you. We publish this article every Tuesday morning and share a list that is comprised of egg donors that will be cycling in the next 1-2 months and are available to additional recipients. If you are a current CNY Fertility Center client and have completed all of your testing and...
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