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A Heart to Heart Visit from First Frozen Egg Baby

Friday, February 14th, 2014

ivfbaby-barbara-cadyn-drdiazToday Barbara and Cadyn dropped by for a visit from Seattle just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Cadyn was conceived on Valentine’s day 8 and 1/2 years ago and she remains special in our hearts because she was the first frozen egg baby born at our Center in 2005. Cadyn is now a beautiful and delightful little lady who loves traveling with her Mom and visiting Dr. Diaz’s Fertility Practice in Orange County, California.

When Barbara decided it was time to start her family, she had heard about West Coast Fertility Center where Dr. David Diaz and his Team of professionals had perfected the art of egg freezing to help women achieve their dream of having a baby. After years of research performed under IRB supervision, the clinic began accepting patients for treatment using their egg freezing protocol. The team’s goal was to document the rate of frozen egg survival and the pregnancy rate using frozen eggs. As more and more pregnancies evolved, the Center tracked the health of the babies born from frozen eggs and reported that there was no increase in any birth defects in the children.

Barbara was a true pioneer when she delivered her beautiful baby girl named Cadyn. After her birth, she was carefully monitored at Children’s Hospital and was found to be in excellent health. Mother and child kept in touch with Dr. Diaz throughout the years. In 2011, Barbara and Cadyn were joined by dozens of children and their families when the clinic hosted the World’s First Reunion of Babies Born from Frozen Eggs.

Since those early days, West Coast Fertility has celebrated the births of over 80 children born from their technique of egg freezing. Please contact us for more information on how egg freezing and donor frozen eggs can benefit you. 714-513-1399

West Coast Fertility Centers Celebrates Our 25th Anniversary

Friday, January 17th, 2014

25-years-anniversary-west-coast-fertility-center photoIn 2014 we are celebrating our 25th anniversary here at West Coast Fertility Centers, where creating a new life has been our life’s work. Thanks to your confidence in our treatments and your countless referrals, over 3,500 long awaited children have graced the lives of loving parents who more than anything wanted to have a child.

Our passion for the treatment of infertility has led to developments in IVF, ICSI, Assisted Embryo Hatching, Blastocyst Culture, Embryo Genetic Screening, CGH, Fertility Preservation, Frozen Donor Eggs, Surrogacy, Wellness Program and more. Meanwhile, our dedication to innovation is what helps to keep us on the leading edge of fertility treatment. Because of our reputation for scientific research and fertility solutions, we are referred some of the most difficult infertility cases by the medical community.

As we enter our second quarter-century of service, we look forward to helping the next generation of intended parents. Your ongoing referral of friends, family members, and co-workers is the greatest compliment we can receive. Thank you very much.

We invite you to call or email us to share memories, tell us about your family or discuss possible treatment options. Contact us by email or feel free to call us at 714-513-1399. Visit us on Facebook!  – David Diaz, MD and Team

 

“Baby Insurance” with Egg Freezing

Monday, May 27th, 2013

In early May 2013, the Wall Street Journal featured an article about Egg Freezing written by Sarah Elizabeth Richards. She referred to egg freezing as “baby insurance”. Why I Froze My Eggs (And You Should, Too)

Read Sarah’s story about how she froze her eggs on her 36th birthday and had her first baby at age 42.

sarah-elizabeth-richards-egg-freezing“When a woman freezes her eggs, two things happen: She comes to terms with the fact that her fertility is fading, and she invests significant time, energy and money in protecting that asset by seeking medical help. The combination puts the issue front and center and makes you commit to your goals,” states Richards.

“The act of egg freezing also has the effect of making women feel more in control of their dating lives. Far from encouraging women to wait, I found that egg freezing made it easier for women to relax and find a partner.” -excerpt from WSJ article

Ms. Richards is the author of “Motherhood Rescheduled: The New Frontier of Egg Freezing and the Women Who Tried It.

How does age affect female fertility?

Meet Egg Freezing Expert Dr. David G. Diaz

Merry Christmas from the West Coast Fertility Family!

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

Wishing you a sleigh full of surprises, a heart full of memories, and a home full of love during the holidays.

Best wishes,

David Diaz, MD and the West Coast Fertility Centers Family

Exceptional Patient Care from Dr. David Diaz and IVF Team

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

“We are overwhelmed with the care and support that Dr. Diaz and his entire staff have shown us throughout this process. We will forever be grateful for this opportunity you have given us to start our family. With lots of love.”  -Cheryl and Brian 11/2011

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“Thank you for taking such good care of me. You helped us get our beautiful baby girl in 2010 and we didn’t even have to think twice where to go when we were ready for #2. Your staff is so kind and I consider them family.”  -Denise N.  9/22/2011

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“Since my first visit, Dr. Diaz and his staff have treated me with exceptional care. I truly appreciate all the support I’ve received throughout this journey. Everyone has been wonderful—thank you.”  -Graciela R. 11/2011

“The whole staff was caring and patient with all of my questions. Thank you for all the positive comments. You guys are wonderful. Thank you!”  -Diana A.  11/2011

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“Dr. Diaz and his staff have taken good care of me. I appreciate all the support and kindness I’ve received through the entire process. It’s the beginning of my dream come true. Thank you.”  -Chhavy C.  9/2011

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“We appreciate all that has been done for us. All of the staff has been wonderful and so caring. Thank you!”  -Shawna Baughman 11/2011

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“The whole staff is really nice and wonderful. They answer all of our questions. They gave us hope all the time. They were with us during our journey.”  -Leonor B.  11/2011

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“It was fast and easy procedure. No pain. All the staff are great and friendly. All the staff gave clear instructions on how to use the drugs. I did refer my friend to your office for IVF procedure.”  -Maggie T.  11/2011

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“Thank you to all the great staff at West Coast Fertility for gently helping and caring for us in this wonderful journey in our lives. Much appreciated.”  -Juan and Rebecca  9/2011

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“Couldn’t have asked for a better experience! Thanks so much!”  -Tavia A. 9/2011

Happy Thoughts and Reflections from Our Wonderful Patients

Friday, September 16th, 2011

“Thank you so much for the picture.  We will be 27 weeks tomorrow and we are having a girl!  We could never begin to thank all of you for everything that you have done for our family.  Kevin and I are amazed everyday that we have James and now a little girl on the way.

ivf treatment at West Coast Fertility Centers with David Diaz, MDNurse Joan with our valued patients

The care that was given to me by Dr. Diaz, Joan, Maritza, Beth, you and the entire staff was beyond anything we could have ever hoped for.  I will never forget the day that Dr. Diaz sat us down to discuss our options after all of the tests and x-rays. I was terrified that I would never be able to have children. As we sat at the table in his office and Dr. Diaz explained what the options were for us, he never rushed us, he listened to us, and he understood our fears.

It was then that I truly knew we chose the right doctor.  I believed with all my heart that when he said he would do all that he could to make our dreams of having a family come true that he would. Lucky for us that we found all of you with your medical expertise. We are still overwhelmed – IVF worked twice for us!!  We are truly blessed.

We look forward to introducing all of you to our new addition in December.”

With many thanks in our hearts,

Shea and Kevin N.

 

“We are so happy for your family. You make our job so extremely rewarding!”

David Diaz, MD and entire staff

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Poteat Triplets’ Visit to West Coast Fertility Centers

Friday, September 9th, 2011

What a heart-warming and delightful afternoon we all had with a surprise visit from the Poteat triplets. They brightened up our day with their beautiful faces and it was just so wonderful to see how happy and healthy they’re all doing. The triplets were accompanied by their adorable older sister.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plenty of pictures were taken of this precious occasion. Joan, our nurse practitioner, took the triplets to the back office and showed them their family picture hung on our wall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had the most amazing experience with Dr. Diaz and his wonderful staff. Our triplets are now 6 years old and I can’t imagine life without them.” –Dawn P.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Baby Announcement -Introducing Adorable Griffin Robert

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Proud parents of newborn Griffin Robert Murray share pictures of their healthy baby boy.

“We are enjoying every moment with him, and hope to bring him in for a short visit to meet you one day soon.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day of Arrival: June 20th

Weighing in at 7 lbs., 5 oz. and 18.5 inches long

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture taken at 2 months old. Adorable Griffin Robert weighs over 11 pounds now.

We love hearing from our valued patients and we so look forward to meeting the entire family soon.

David Diaz, MD and West Coast Fertility Team

 

 

Twin Girls Welcomed in a Household Full of Boys

Friday, June 17th, 2011

An ultrasound confirmed that our patient, Ana , is pregnant with twin girls. This is such exciting news because Ana and her husband already have 3 boys at home. They desperately wanted girls to “balance out” the family.

Joan (Registered Nurse Practitioner) and Ana holding ultrasound of twin girls

Due to an accident years back, Ana and her husband were not able to get pregnant naturally. They sought help from Dr. David Diaz at West Coast Fertility Centers and through IVF, they had twin boys. Spontaneously, Ana was pregnant with another boy and thought her fate was mothering a brood of only boys.

As time elapsed and the boys are a little older, Ana and her husband visited Dr. Diaz again because they wanted to have a daughter. Through the process of Gender Selection performed at West Coast Fertility’s accredited laboratories, an embryo biopsy technique called PGD can determine the “XX” (female) or “XY” (male) gender of any embryo with 99% certainty.

PGD (Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis) is also very useful for diagnosing embryos that carry chromosomal abnormalities such as Down Syndrome or sex-linked genetic diseases.

Congratulations to Ana and her family! We all look forward to meeting your twin girls.

61 Year Old Surrogate Mother Who Gave Birth to Her Own Grandson—As Seen on Oprah

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

After 25 successful years, Ms. Oprah Winfrey hosted her finale show on May 25th. Over the years, she has inspired us and shared with us so many interesting life stories. This is definitely one of them! Read and watch the video of the incredible surrogate grandmother.

Meet Sarah, Bill and Kris and read about their incredible story

Watch video of “A Mother’s Extraordinary Love”

Surrogacy at West Coast Fertility Centers

Read the testimonial of a daughter who was the surrogate for her mother…

I was a surrogate for my parents. My overall experience with Dr. Diaz and staff was a pleasant one. They did all they could to make this process as easy and comfortable for me. I have never done this before and I have to admit I was extremely scared, but for my parents, I would have done this 100 times.

What helped me be at ease was the personable service and the way I was treated while undergoing the procedures and visits. I would and have highly recommended Dr. Diaz for IVF treatments and without the help of Dr. Diaz and staff, there would no greater gift than my little brother. Thank you all again!”    ~Vanessa G.