What Most People Don't Know About Infertility

When you can’t seem to conceive despite months of trying, it can be disheartening and frustrating. Infertility is complex and nuanced. We share some details you might not be aware of when it comes to infertility.

Oct 13th, 2021
Myths and Facts About Embryo Freezing

If you’re considering freezing the embryos created through in vitro fertilization, know the facts. Don’t let myths about embryo freezing keep you from making the right choice for you and your family.

Sep 7th, 2021
Benefits of Egg Donation

Women who do not ovulate regularly or who have genetic problems that may be passed down to their babies can have a child by using donated eggs. Learn how all parties can benefit from egg donation.

Aug 10th, 2021
Are You at Risk for Male Infertility?

Infertility is not solely a woman’s issue. In many cases, there may be issues with the man that’s making it hard to conceive. Learn if you, as a couple, are at risk for male infertility.

Jul 26th, 2021
Endometriosis and Pregnancy: Important Considerations

Women with endometriosis can become pregnant and have a healthy baby, but the hardest part of pregnancy is conceiving in the first place. Here’s what to consider if you have endometriosis and want to add to your family.

Jun 20th, 2021
How Often Does IVF Fail?

IVF helps couples struggling with infertility add to their families. But, it’s not always successful, especially on the first go-round. Our experts share what you can expect with IVF and how likely it is you’ll have a healthy pregnancy as a result.

May 4th, 2021
5 Myths About Infertility

The misinformation surrounding infertility is astounding and can often make you feel confused and frustrated. Here are five common myths about infertility and what you really need to know.

Apr 1st, 2021
Benefits of Preimplantation Genetic Screening

PGS and PGD are revolutionary techniques to determine the health of your embryos created through in vitro fertilization. Learn the benefits of this early screening and diagnosing tool..

Mar 1st, 2021
Can I Play A Role in Choosing the Sex of My Baby?

State-of-the-art fertility technology has the miraculous ability to allow you to play a role in predetermining the sex of your baby. Learn more about gender selection to decide if it’s right for you.

Feb 1st, 2021
How Being Severely Underweight or Overweight Affects Fertility

Women of all sizes regularly get pregnant without a problem. But, being severely overweight or underweight can affect ovulation, hormone levels, and your general ability to conceive. Here’s how weight affects fertility and what you can do about it.

Jan 1st, 2021
Everything You Need to Know About An Embryo Transfer

You may have questions about the final stage of in vitro fertilization, when the embryo is transferred to your uterus to initiate pregnancy. Here’s what you need to know as you move into this step of assisted reproductive technology.

Dec 7th, 2020
Can I Reverse My Tubal Ligation?

Tubal ligation, known as having your “tubes tied”, is considered a permanent form of birth control. But, if you regret the decision and want to have your tubal ligation reversed, it’s usually possible.

Nov 1st, 2020
Why Your IVF Failed and How We Can Help

A failed IVF round can cause extreme disappointment and despair, but you still have options to create your family. Learn how we can support you during this difficult time.

Oct 1st, 2020
Cancer and Fertility in Both Men and Women

A diagnosis of cancer when you’re still in the stages of planning and wanting a family feels devastating. Advancements in fertility preservation mean that you still have a very high chance of creating a healthy baby.

Sep 21st, 2020
What to Expect from IVF

Many couples struggle to conceive. When conservative treatments -- such as lifestyle changes, hormones, and fertility medications -- fail to help, IVF is an option. Learn what this process entails and what to expect.

Aug 13th, 2020
Understanding the Ericsson Sperm-Washing Protocol

If selecting the gender of your child is important to you, the Ericsson sperm-washing protocol is an easy and affordable option. We share the details about how this procedure works and safely helps increase the odds of conceiving a specific gender.

Jul 16th, 2020
Living with PCOS

If you have PCOS, you know how it affects many aspects of your health -- including your metabolism, hair growth, and fertility. These tips can help you manage the symptoms and improve your quality of life.

Jun 22nd, 2020
The Benefits of a Mini IVF Treatment

If you’re concerned about the physical and financial investments of fertility treatment with IVF, mini IVF may be an option. Learn about this alternative that can help you achieve the family you desire.

May 22nd, 2020
Everything You Need to Know About Egg Donation

You don’t have to give up on having a child just because your eggs aren’t viable. Egg donation can help you get pregnant so you can achieve your dream family. Learn how you might benefit or participate as a donor in this assisted fertility process.

Apr 14th, 2020
Reasons to Consider Embryo Freezing

It’s impossible to know what the future will bring, especially when it comes to family and fertility. Give yourself a little peace of mind by freezing embryos now so you can at least have a better chance of getting pregnant in the future.

Mar 1st, 2020
How Is Male Infertility Determined?

When a couple has trouble conceiving, it’s often assumed that the woman has a complication. In many cases, it’s the man. Read on to learn how a man’s fertility is evaluated.

Feb 3rd, 2020
What Does Preimplantation Genetic Screening Test For?

Struggling with infertility? Thinking of using in vitro fertilization to help you conceive? Concerned about the outcomes? Preimplantation genetic screening can help alleviate your concerns by providing you with all the genetic information you need.

Dec 3rd, 2019
How Does IVF Compare to Mini IVF?

Have you been trying for a baby but find yourself disappointed every month? In vitro fertilization (IVF) and mini IVF each offer unique benefits. Read on to learn more about these advanced reproductive technologies.

Oct 18th, 2019
Embryo Transfer: All Your Questions Answered

As the last step of the IVF process, embryo transfer is a quick procedure with one simple objective: a successful pregnancy. Here’s what you should know about the process itself, the timing of your procedure, and what to expect afterward.

Sep 1st, 2019
5 Tips for Managing Stress During IVF

Undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) can be a stressful experience because of the challenges of infertility and the ups and downs of treatment. Here are five helpful tips for managing the stressful times that can arise during IVF.

Aug 7th, 2019
How Accurate is Gender Selection?

Many couples have used preconception gender selection to balance their families or mitigate the risk of having a baby with a sex-linked genetic disease. Find out how gender selection works, and which technique is most accurate.

Jun 13th, 2019
ART Outcomes: Morbidity and Mortality

Assisted reproductive technology (ART) can be an ideal solution for infertile couples, but that doesn’t mean it’s entirely predictable. Here’s what you should know about the perinatal morbidity and mortality risks associated with ART outcomes.

Feb 21st, 2019
Thyroid Function, Infertility, and Miscarriages

While some fertility problems can be linked to specific health habits and lifestyle factors, others are the result of an undiagnosed or untreated medical problem. Thyroid gland function can influence your reproductive health.

Jan 29th, 2019
Endocrine Disruptors / BPA: What You Need to Know

Every single day, you’re exposed to endocrine disruptors, which are chemicals capable of mimicking hormone activity or interfering with hormone production and metabolism. Here’s how they can affect fertility — and how to minimize your exposure.

Dec 18th, 2018
Healthy Diet: A Fertility Diet?

Lots of things can influence your ability to get pregnant, ranging from an underlying medical problem to certain lifestyle choices. Find out how the foods you eat can improve your health and optimize your fertility.

Nov 26th, 2018
What is Mini IVF and Am I a Good Candidate?

In recent years, minimal stimulation in vitro fertilization (IVF) has become increasingly popular in the United States. Find out what makes mini IVF different from conventional IVF, and whether it may be an option for you.

Sep 13th, 2018
Understanding Egg Quality and Testing

At California Center for Reproductive Health, we’re committed to helping you overcome the challenges of infertility. Much of our success depends on the health of your available eggs.

Mar 20th, 2018
Everything You Need to Know About Freezing Your Eggs

Whether you’re busy pursuing life goals or you simply haven’t found the right partner, egg freezing gives you a kind of insurance policy that holds your eggs — and your fertility — in a state of suspended animation. Here’s what you should know.

Oct 29th, 2018

Cancer treatment can cause infertility and pretty much all modes of cancer treatment including chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery have the potential to affect future fertility.

Oct 16th, 2018
Infertility Treatment Options for Women Over 40

For women over the age of 40, a rapid decline in egg quantity and quality can make it increasingly harder to conceive naturally. Find out how you can boost your chances of conceiving, and which treatment options may be most helpful.

Jul 13th, 2018
IVF: All of Your Questions Answered

If you and your partner are having trouble getting pregnant, in vitro fertilization (IVF) can help you overcome your fertility problems and fulfill your family dreams. No doubt you have questions about IVF, and we’ve got answers.

Jun 19th, 2018
How Egg Donation Helps Couples With Infertility

If you’re trying to have a baby but you’ve had problems with infertility, don’t despair. Egg donation may be the answer to your prayers, even if you’re over 40. Read on as we explain how egg donation can help you with infertility.

May 24th, 2018
The Benefits of Egg Freezing

Egg freezing has been used to preserve female fertility since the late 1990s. It was first offered to young women diagnosed with cancer, so they could protect their ability to have a biological child if the disease or its treatment left them sterile.

Apr 18th, 2018
Everything You Need to Know About Clomid

Clomid is commonly prescribed to women who have trouble with ovulation. It stimulates the development and release of eggs, so you can time intercourse or insemination to optimally result in pregnancy. Here’s what you need to know about Clomid.

Feb 28th, 2018
Tips for Managing Stress of IVF Treatment

Although IVF has a relatively high success rate, the process itself isn’t always quick or easy. Here at California Center for Reproductive Health, we’ve helped countless families in the Los Angeles area become pregnant through IVF, so we understand the uni

Nov 30th, 2017
Top Causes of Male Infertility

Male infertility is a challenge that many couples must address. The reason that infertility exists cannot be pinpointed in approximately half (50%) of cases, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Nov 20th, 2017
What Causes Male Infertility?

When you want to have a baby, then learn you’re infertile, it doesn’t help to know you’re not alone -- but the fact is, you’re not.

Oct 31st, 2017
What is PGS/PGD and Who Should Get It Done?

It’s a pretty safe bet that in every aspect of life, the thing people desire the most is certainty. Sure, there are exceptions to this rule, but more often than not people want to know that they’re making a safe decision

Jul 11th, 2017
Learn More About IVF and if It’s Right for You

The good news is medical advancements have come such a long way that more and more couples (and individuals) are finding that there are options available to them that can help during this difficult process. Many of the conditions that make conception diffi

Mar 24th, 2017
Planning for Your New Family: What LGBTQ Couples Need to Know

Life moves fast, especially here in California. The past decade has brought an incredible amount of progress. We’re lucky to live in times where LGBTQ couples have access to the services they need to plan for the future and have happy, healthy families.

Mar 3rd, 2017
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