03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Women's Fertility: How (Not) To Make Babies (VIDEO)

In 1983, Dr. Sami David was the first doctor to perform an in vitro fertilization procedure in the state of New York. After 60 failed attempts by other doctors, David completed the first successful treatment at Mt. Sinai Hospital, the procedure was his first and his last.

Costing thousands of dollars, IVF has quickly become an expensive alternative for women with fertility issues. Making waves in the fertility world, Dr Sami David is speaking out and encouraging people to get back to basics and explore traditional options. David is persuading women to identify and treat underlying causes of infertility instead of masking them.

On a recent trip to New York City, I met up with friend and author Dr. Sami David to learn more about his new book, "Making Babies: A Proven 3-Month Program for Maximum Fertility". Co-authored with acupuncturist Jill Blakeway, the book offers traditional alternatives to in vitro fertilization, including acupuncture, dietary changes, lifestyle changes and relaxation techniques.

Sami David Interview - NYC from Jessica Lapham on Vimeo.

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