Dr. David Barad M.D.
OB-GYN (Obstetrician-Gynecologist) | Reproductive Endocrinology21 East 69th Street New York New York, 10021
David Barad, MD, works for the Center for Human Reproduction in New York, NY. The Center, one of the oldest facilities in the country to specialize in IVF, deals with a number of reproductive challenges facing couples today. Several of the treatments offered include in-vitro fertilization, frozen egg donor programs (the Center has one of the largest in the world), and gender selection. Today, Dr. Barad is an Associate Clinical Professor of Epidemiology, Social Medicine, and OBGYN at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY. He is also currently involved in clinical research on the health of post-menopausal women.
Education and Training
Rutgers Medical School
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Obstetrics and GynecologyAmerican Board of Obstetrics and GynecologyABOG- Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility
Dr. David Barad M.D.'s Expert Contributions
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is a rare disorder in which a person’s own immune system damages their nerve cells, causing muscle weakness and sometimes paralysis. In most cases the problem persists for several weeks and then gets better on its own. READ MORE
Yes, it is possible for sperm to survive up to five days after intercourse. READ MORE
Blood in your urine deserves a careful exam by your physician as soon as possible. READ MORE
Colace is safe during pregnancy. If you have constipation that is not relieved by colace you should consult with your physician. READ MORE
You are only 17 so this is not likely to be anything serious. However if the problem persists you should have your physician take a look . READ MORE
There are many reasons why a woman might have some cervical bleeding. Some can be quite serious. She should really see someone who can examine her. READ MORE
Please STOP taking the medication and call your doctor right away. If you don't have a doctor, go to the ER. This could be an allergic reaction and could be very dangerous. READ MORE
Over a short time pain medication should not be harmful for your baby. But if you don't feel that you need it don't take it. Have you tried any non- narcotic pain killers? THey would be preferable. READ MORE
Significant pain, such as yours, deserves a full evaluation. You should really be seen by someone who could evaluate you fully. READ MORE
Tubes are not tied as part of a normal ablation, though the ablation process may damage the part of the tubes near the uterus. If you feel pregnant you should have a pregnancy test. Pregnancy at 49 years would be unusual and even more so after an ablation. READ MORE
Unfortunately, some vaginal bleeding often can occur when using Depo-Provera. Over time as your body adjusts, the bleeding should become less frequent and may even go away completely. READ MORE
It is not possible to become pregnant from sperm floating in bath water. It is very normal for a young woman to have irregular periods. If you are really worried about your cycles you should speak with your doctor. READ MORE
This is a good question, but unfortunately it has no easy answer. As a 22 year old you might have had blood drawn for a pregnancy test early in your pregnancy to help make sure the pregnancy was well established, however such testing is not really needed unless you had a history of prior problems, like a previous ectopic pregnancy or serious tubal disease. Blood tests can be done to help detect metabolic problems like diabetes or thyroid disease that can be affected or revealed during a pregnancy. At some point in your pregnancy you might have a complete blood count and metabolic panel. If you don't already know your blood type you might have a blood test to see if you are rH negative. If you have had previous transfusions you might have a test to see if you have antibodies to other blood types that could attack you fetus if it has one of those blood types. If you were a little older you might have a blood test to detect cell free DNA of your baby to see if there are genetic problems. The answer is that one size does not fit all, every individual may need a different approach and different testing depending on who they are and what conditions they have. You should ask your medical provider to explain what testing is ordered and what its purpose might be. It possible that your mother and grandmother had no testing at all during their pregnancies. Pregnancy is, after all, a natural condition and could proceed without testing. Modern testing offers a way to diagnose some problems once symptoms occur, or based on a person's medical history. But a normal pregnancy might require no blood tests at all in a young women. READ MORE
Women have many hormones in their body that fluctuate in concert with each other, No single hormone controls a women's fertility. For example home ovulation predictor tests measure the amount of luteinizing hormone (LH) in your urine. Early in your cycle LH is low and a day or so before you ovulate LH spikes five to ten times its normal level in what we call an LH surge. When the ovulation predictor changes from no detection of LH to detection it will give a signal telling you that ovulation will happen soon. However if you used the same test on urine from a women who is menopausal the LH would always be high and the test would always be positive, even though she is not ovulating, This is because LH rises to an equally high level after menopause. As another example, Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) is low when women are young and steadily rises as they approach menopause, so a high level of FSH signals that a woman is becoming less, not more fertile. If you have had hormone testing it is best to speak to your doctor about the interpretation of the results. READ MORE
It makes a difference if you are trying to find ovulation to achieve a pregnancy or trying to avoid ovulation to avoid pregnancy. If you have a regular 28 day cycle then ovulation will occur between day 12 and 16, If you have a longer cycle you can approximate the day of ovulation by counting back 14 days from your anticipated next menstrual period. This is how the phone applications work by approximating the length of your average menstrual cycle and counting back 14 days. If you are trying to achieve a pregnancy and want to pinpoint ovulation you could use an ovulation predictor kit that will signal you about 24 to 36 hours before your will ovulate. Alternatively, you could just have intercourse around that time. If you are trying to avoid pregnancy with the rhythm method you would need to delay intercourse until at least 5 or 6 days after you think you have ovulated based on the above estimated times. READ MORE
Most miscarriages occur before 12 weeks of pregnancy with the majority occurring between week 6 and 8 after your last normal menstrual period. READ MORE
The right supplement will depend on your own body chemistry. What might help one person might hurt another. One size does not fit all. If you are planning to be pregnant it is good to take prenatal vitamins and extra folate, but these do not increase fertility, they just prepare your body for a healthy pregnancy. READ MORE
There is really very little physical activity that you could do that would hurt a baby. Later in pregnancy you will maintain better blood flow to the baby by sleeping on your side (either right or left) instead of on your back. READ MORE
Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can lead to fetal alcohol syndrome, characterized by some typical facial deformities and intellectual impairment. The best evidence tells us that no amount of alcohol is safe in pregnancy. However, drinking alcohol will not cause a miscarriage. In fact, many years ago, alcohol was used to prevent premature labor because it would suppress contractions. This would never be used today because of the negative effect on fetal well being. READ MORE
Birth control is only as effective as your ability to use it. The advantage of a depot shot is that you don't have to remember to take it every day, though you do have to return at regular intervals for another shot. Used correctly both methods are equally effective. READ MORE
Expert PublicationsData provided by the National Library of Medicine
- Incidence of bowel injury due to dense adhesions at the sight of direct trocar insertion.
- Habitual tea consumption and risk of osteoporosis: a prospective study in the women's health initiative observational cohort.
- The Women's Health Initiative postmenopausal hormone trials: overview and baseline characteristics of participants.
- Retinoblastoma in a child conceived by in vitro fertilisation.
- Fracture risk among breast cancer survivors: results from the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study.
- Use of follicle-stimulating hormone test to predict poor response in in vitro fertilization.
- Osteoporosis and rate of bone loss among postmenopausal survivors of breast cancer.
- Increased oocyte production after treatment with dehydroepiandrosterone.
- Effects of transdermal testosterone application on the ovarian response to FSH in poor responders undergoing assisted reproduction technique-a prospective, randomized, double-blind study.
- Gender as risk factor for autoimmune diseases.
- Age-specific levels for basal follicle-stimulating hormone assessment of ovarian function.
- Mild versus standard in-vitro fertilisation techniques.
- The choice of gender: is elective gender selection, indeed, sexist?
- Infertility surgery by laparotomy.
- A pilot study of premature ovarian senescence: I. Correlation of triple CGG repeats on the FMR1 gene to ovarian reserve parameters FSH and anti-Müllerian hormone.
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Worldwide Public Speaking -
- Investigator at the New York Clinical Center of the Women’s Health Initiative -
- Director of Assisted Reproductive Tecnology Center for Human Reproduction 2003 - 2017
- American Society for Reproductive Medicine
- American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
- New York Obstetrical Society
- Peter Bent Brigham Hospital/Harvard University
- Sloane Hospital for Women/ Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
- Brigham and Women's Hospital (Reproductive Endocrinology)
Professional Society Memberships
- New York State Medical Society, American Society for Reproductive Medicine, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Medical Association
Articles and Publications
What do you attribute your success to?
Engages in Creative Research and Utilizes This to Help his Patients
Favorite professional publications
- New England Journal of Medicine
Areas of researchIn Vitro Fertilization, Ovarian dysfunction, Ovarian Aging, FMR1, Androgen effects on Ovarian Function, DHEA, G-CSF effect on Endometrium
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- The Stages of Menopause
Menopause is a natural transition period where women progress from their childbearing years to a subsequent stage of their lives. The symptoms that come with it shift and appear in overlapping stages.It is very important for women to understand all the signs and symptoms that accompany menopause,...
- Do Irregular Periods Cause Infertility: How to Get Pregnant
Any woman can feel a great deal of anxiety when experiencing irregular periods. However, several women have been affected by it and have become a common problem of women these days. If a woman misses her period, it can be a sign of pregnancy, but having irregular periods may also indicate some...
- Alternative Treatments for Obesity
Obesity refers to the accumulation of extra body fat than the normal body requirement. If your body mass index (BMI) is above 30, then you are considered as obese. The factors that influence obesity include age, body build, sex, and height.Obesity can be treated without involving medication or...
- Over-The-Counter Painkillers Taken During Pregnancy May Affect Male Infertility
According to a recent study published in the journal, Human Reproduction, some of the common over-the-counter pain killers taken during pregnancy may result in male infertility. This study conducted on 2,300 Danish and Finnish women shows that even acetaminophen can affect the reproductive health...
- What Is Female Circumcision?
What Is Female Circumcision?Female circumcision is a crude practice that involves cutting off of either the labia or the clitoris of young women. The practice is also referred to as female genital mutilation or female genital cutting.This is a practice that has existed for decades in some...
- How Is Genital Herpes Transmitted?
Genital herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. It is associated with blisters or sores on the genitals. People with genital herpes may also experience flu-like symptoms. Most people with genital herpes may not experience any symptoms and may go on living normally without...
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