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New Insights from Recent U.S. Fertility Survey

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Interesting Highlights from Survey

-91% of couples would have seen a fertility specialist sooner if they could do it all over again.

-54% of women incorrectly assume that fertility begins to decline at age 36 or older.

-62% of women surveyed believe news stories about celebrities over 40 having babies are good because they give hope.

-76% of potential patients and 71% of current patients are concerned about the number of injections.

-57% of women surveyed receive unsolicited advice from family and friends.

-3 out of 4 couples are concerned about the possibility of multiple births.

In the weeks to come, be on the lookout for comments and explanations regarding this survey from both David Diaz, MD, FACOG (Reproductive Endocrinologist & Fertility Specialist) and Joan Moody, RN, CNP (19 years’ experience with infertility).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information regarding the survey

Merck recently conducted a survey to gain a deeper understanding of the fertility patient experience. 585 couples were surveyed over a 2 year period. In all cases, the woman (or both the woman and the man) had fertility issues.

All participants surveyed had difficulty getting pregnant in the past 24 months prior to the survey. Of the 585 couples surveyed, there was only one respondent per couple; 259 were women and 326 were men. Women were between ages 18-44 years old whereas the men were between  ages 18-54 years old.

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Understanding Surrogacy—Read Testimonials from Our Patients Who Used Surrogates

Friday, April 8th, 2011

A surrogate mother is the woman who is pregnant with the child and intends to relinquish it after birth. The origin of the word SURROGATE is derived from the Latin word subrŏgare (to substitute), meaning “appointed to act in the place of.” The intended parent(s) is the individual or couple who intends to rear the child after its birth.

There are many forms of surrogacy—traditional, gestational, humanitarian and compensated. Read more about surrogacy by clicking here.

At West Coast Fertility Centers, we have experienced many forms of surrogacy and our valued patients share their stories with you…

“My experience with Dr. Diaz was that of making it very simple to achieve being a parent. At every turn, Dr. Diaz made the procedures effortless and successful. He made it clear on the success percent from historical data and all went to plan.

The staff made me very comfortable and safe with each step, until I was handed off to the pediatrician. Being a single dad is much easier than I expected. I have learned that I have a love inside of me for my son that I never knew could exist, and am happier than I have ever been being a parent.”  -Nick L. (single father)

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“My partner and I went to Dr. Diaz after so many hurdles of trying to start a family. Being a gay couple, we decided to try IVF. This was really our last hope after trying with a traditional surrogate for two years and that being unsuccessful.

When we saw Dr. Diaz, he made us feel right at home and comfortable. His staff is amazing and answered all emails and calls right away. We found a surrogate in the OC area and the process for her was simple and Dr. Diaz made sure it was a right fit for us. Within 60 days of meeting Dr. Diaz, we had our first IVF and it was a success. We are now into our second trimester and are extremely happy to bring our baby home in mid 2011.”

Thank you, again, Dr. Diaz and staff for making our family a reality.”  -Mike T. (same sex couple)

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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. (daughter as surrogate)

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