First IVF birth in CNY turns 10

"Stress contributes to all different medical conditions," claims Dr. Kiltz. This includes fertility. CNY Healing Arts also offers a number of different support groups, such as "Fertile Friends," which was created to connect women experiencing similar challenges in their pursuit to conceive.

Dr. Kiltz cites a number of critical medical advancements that improved Assisted Reproductive Technology in the years since he began his practice. "Advancements to the culture media have allowed us to grow embryos to the blastocyst stage more effectively," Dr. Kiltz points out. "This improves outcomes for many couples by producing more quality embryos and increases overall success rates." Additionally, the emergence of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) has enabled Dr. Kiltz to perform biopsies on embryos to identify genetic abnormalities, which, once implanted, can contribute to higher risks of miscarriage.

One factor that distinguishes Dr. Kiltz's practice from others in the field is the cost of his medical service. He offers IVF and other procedures for about half the price of comparable clinics, and for nearly a quarter of the price of fertility centers in New York City. He also offers financing options so that the entire cost does not have to be paid up front, which can be crucial to a patient who may be unable to pay several thousand dollars at once.

A Local Woman's Quest for a Child

According to the Yale Medical Group, infertility is generally diagnosed in a woman after a year of unprotected sexual intercourse without conception. Causes for the condition can vary greatly, and according to the CNY Fertility Center, 25 percent of infertility cases have causes that are classified simply as unexplained. Once infertility is diagnosed, different fertility treatment options are available for both men and women. The types of treatment chosen often depend on factors such as age, medical history and the specific cause of the infertility. Treatment options include medication, intrauterine insemination, and assisted reproductive technology (ART). In-vitro fertilization is by far the most frequently used form of ART, and like others in the category, it is often initiated when other simpler and less invasive methods fail.

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