July 2011  
fertile concepts
Greetings!

We have some exciting news, upcoming support opportunities and great news articles in this newsletter as well as a new Baby Success Story. Enjoy!
The Fertile Secret Guide - Upcoming Book Release!

Dr. Rob Kiltz has had a dream of sharing his Fertile Secret for several years and now it's all come to fruition. We are so happy to announce that The Fertile Secret Guide is now in the publishing process and should be out in print by Fall 2011 as well as available for download in several e-book formats. Dr. Rob and Lisa Stack will be sharing a video series as they take the book section by section and talk about insights and more. Keep checking our website and Facebook pages for news, etc.

The Fertile Secret Guidebook - Video Series #1

The Fertile Secret Guidebook
- Video Series #1


Fertility Drugs: Quick Overview of Gonadotropins
The term gonad describes an organ that produces sex cells (or gametes) such as sperm or egg. Thus, a woman's ovaries and a man's testes are both called gonads. Gonadotropins are hormones secreted by your pituitary gland that stimulate the growth and activity of your gonads. Therefore, these hormones play a part in egg and sperm production, as well as the development of physical traits like your voice, muscle, hair and breasts.

Your body naturally produces two kinds of gonadotropins: follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). These hormones are necessary for ovulation - the production of eggs. A woman may naturally have low hormone levels and be unable to ovulate. To boost hormone levels, a patient undergoing fertility treatment is often given scheduled injections of gonadotropin fertility drugs.

There are three classes of these fertility drugs: human menopausal gonadotropin (hMG), recombinant human follicle-stimulating hormone (rFSH), and human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). hMG contains natural amounts of FSH and LH, while rFSH is created in the laboratory. Both are used to aid in the development of eggs. Once this happens, hCG acts similar to LH and is used to stimulate ovulation.

Right now you're probably wondering how the heck to process all of these names, so let me break it down for you. Without enough FSH and LH, a woman cannot ovulate properly and requires hormone supplements like hMG, rFSH and hCG. Unfortunately, when you are prescribed one of these supplements, it won't go by its generic name, but by a specific brand name. The most commonly used hMG is Bravelle or Repronex, rFSH is Follistim or Gonal-F, and hCG is Novarell, Ovidrel or Pregnyl.

These hormone supplements are often used in combination with other fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization or intrauterine insemination. For more information on the process of using gonadotropins, click here. For more on the side effects of using gonadotropins, click here.
Sincerely,

Dr. Rob Kiltz
CNY Fertility & Healing Arts Centers
In This Issue
The Fertile Secret Guide
Quick Overview of Gonadotropins
Upcoming Support Groups

Upcoming Support Groups at all CNY Fertility Center locations:

Lisa Stack 

 

Syracuse:

Monday, July 11, 5:30- 7:00pm

Join us for a relaxed evening of sharing, support, and encouragement. This month former client Ann Canastra, MS, NCC, LMHC will join us. The topic of the evening will be: Hope, Healing, and the Power of Connection. A delicious and healthy meal will be served, and all are welcome! *RSVP to Lisa at  lstack@cnyfertility.com   

 

Albany Tuesday, July 12, 6:00-7:30pm 

Join us in sharing and creating a supportive community with others on their path toward fertility. We welcome you to join us in the CNY Fertility Reception Area for an uplifting evening of sharing thoughts and ideas as well as tasty refreshments. Please RSVP to Eileen at Eclark@cnyfertility.com. 
 

Rochester

Monday, July 25, 5:30-7:00pm
Join us in sharing and creating a supportive community with others on their path toward fertility. We welcome you to join us in the CNY Healing Arts Reception Area (downstairs) for an uplifting evening of sharing thoughts and ideas as well as tasty refreshments. Emily Horowitz, Mental Health Counselor, will facilitate this support offering. No cost to attend. Please RSVP 585-244-1280 ext. 2.   

News:


We were so excited to attend this year's CNY Pride Parade and Festival. We connected with some past, present and hopefully future clients. More here


Recent Articles:

Baby Success Story:
My husband and I are expecting a baby girl on September 30th (caesarean) and have you and your staff to thank. I am remarried, with 2 children from a previous marriage, and wanted more children with my current husband, but I made the wrong decision to get my tubes tied after my daughter was born 7 years ago. After 4 IVF cycles, and one lap surgery, we were pregnant!
 
You always helped us believe it would happen, and it did, 9 months after our IVF journey began. I cry tears of joy everyday because I can't believe I am this fortunate. My children could not be happier, and are anxiously awaiting the arrival of their baby sister.
 
I wanted to give up after the 3rd try.... buy you told me it was just a matter of time, and you were right. I can't wait for you to meet her
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Michele
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