From Dr. Hanna

Long Awaited Summer Flowers Make Families Complete

Please enjoy sweet LITTLE FLOWERS who arrived this summer to our patients
The long wait before Baby finally came home was worth it!

Women react to infertility with sadness, depression, anger, frustration, loss of self- esteem and in general loss of sense of life.

Even though infertility is affecting 350 million people worldwide, patients often feel alone, waiting and dreaming of their own beautiful miracle baby.

Pregnancy and motherhood are the greatest experiences in life. A new mother is seeing everything with insane feelings of love, constant joy of surprise,
and overwhelming happiness.

Women feeling alone, sad and depressed is less likely to undergo IVF treatment that, if successful, will make her a Happy Mom.

Give yourself a chance!

How to Conceive Desired Gender Baby? Boy? Girl? Twins?

Baby gender is decided by men’s sperm. Sperm cell with X chromosome will produce girls and when egg is fertilized by sperm cell with Y chromosome, a baby boy is born.

The only SURE WAY for desired-sex baby is IVF treatment with PGD (preimplantation genetic diagnosis).

Women’s eggs fertilized by men sperm become embryos. Five days after fertilization embryos are ready for transfer into women uterus to continue growth and development (pregnancy time) and to become a baby. PGD identifies gender of the embryos and PGD selects best embryo of desired sex (boy or girl) for implantation.

Gender-selection insemination and natural gender selection are based science combined with people believes and NOT a SURE THING.

Please, enjoy examples of Natural Gender Selection:

  1. Older men conceive boys more often
  2. Women with lower blood pressure have more girls
  3. Intercourse timed at ovulation is to conceive a boy since Boy Sperm (Y) is faster to reach egg. Intercourse 3- 4 days before ovulation allows longer- surviving Girl Sperm (X) to wait for egg to drop (ovulation) and conceive baby girl
  4. Special diet started 3- 4 months before conception may help with gender selection. Food rich in sodium (salted food) bacon, meats, chili and with high potassium (potatoes, coffee) helps to have a boy. Avoid salt and high potassium food to conceive girl
  5. Food rich in calcium (milk and milk products) and magnesium (almonds, cashew nuts) will increase chance for a girl
  6. More often twins are born to women with African/American background, twin family history, older age (over 35), over 5’ 5’’ in height and obesity
  7. Twin conception is supported by folic acid rich (greens, broccoli, seafood, peanuts) started 3 months before trying
  8. Boys’ conception increases from September to November, while best conception months to have girl are May and June

Happy July 4 Holiday!
Dr Hanna

What Year Season is Best for Your IVF Cycle?

From Dr. Hanna

• A baby conceived in the winter months will arrive before year end
• Sperm counts, important for IVF success, are highest in the late winter

• Spring brings for IVF patients the best embryo quality and highest fertilization rates
• Most twin babies are born in the springtime

• Highly successful months for IVF patients, and in the summertime less oocytes (eggs) are needed to conceive

• November and early December carry the highest risk of early pregnancy loss (miscarriage), those within 6 weeks of last menstrual period