Posts Tagged ‘Embryo Transfer’

California Couple Has Two Sets of Twins with IUI and IVF at West Coast Fertility

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

The Nichols Family: Stephanie and David with IUI twins Caleb and Alexis, and IVF twins Brayden and Sierra.

The journey through infertility treatment can be long and disappointing. Still, couples continue to carry on with high hopes that next time will be the one. We would like to share a story with you today about a couple that persevered and were able to overcome their obstacles. Stephanie and David Nichols are the proud parents to two sets of twins, one through Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) and the second set through In-vitro Fertilization (IVF).

Stephanie first met Dr. Diaz in 2001 and was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), a hormonal condition that results in problems with ovulation. With the help of medications and IUI many of our PCOS patients will ovulate and achieve a successful pregnancy. The response to medication is monitored by ultrasound until follicles are mature at which time hCG is given to release one or two eggs. A semen sample is prepared in our laboratory and the most active sperms are released into the uterus with a soft tube allowing them to fertilize the egg inside the woman’s fallopian tubes.

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Success came during this couples second IUI attempt and on June 1, 2002, they welcomed a set of healthy twins, Caleb and Alexis.

Three years later the Nichols returned to continue their family building journey. After several IUI attempts, they asked about in-vitro fertilization (IVF); an advanced procedure where eggs are harvested by ultrasound technique and fertilized in our embryology lab. It is a very controlled treatment that involves placing a limited number of embryos (fertilized eggs) into the uterus where implantation occurs.   

In March 2007, Stephanie underwent her IVF egg harvest and embryo transfer at West Coast Fertility Centers. A positive pregnancy test was obtained two weeks later indicating she was pregnant once again. To the couple’s delight, the first ultrasound showed a very familiar image … the presence of twins! On October 22, 2007 the lucky couple gave birth to their second set of twins, Brayden and Sierra.

 Dr. Diaz (center) and Joan Moody N.P. (right) meeting with David and Stephanie Nichols and their second set of twins: Brayden and Sierra, born with the help of IVF.

We recently had the opportunity to meet with this special couple and their four children to hear about their new life as a family. It was an emotional meeting for everyone as the proud parents shared the story of how the staff at West Coast Fertility Centers had transformed their lives. The family was delighted at the chance to share their experience and hopefully inspire all patients struggling to overcome infertility. With determination and help from West Coast Fertility Centers, dreams really do come true.

To request information about our treatments please contact West Coast Fertility Centers . Our phone number is 714-513-1399.

Blastocyst IVF at West Coast Fertility Centers ( Results in Twin Pregnancy

Monday, March 29th, 2010
The happy couple poses with Joan Moody, our nurse practitioner. 
They are proudly displaying the first ultrasound picture of their twins.

 West Coast Fertility Centers is happy to share another one of our most recent success stories. This couple first came to us in 2008, hoping that Dr. Diaz could help them get pregnant. After one failed fresh IVF cycle they were offered the option to thaw the majority of their embryos and have them cultured to the blastocyst stage. A blastocyst culture allows the embryos to develop for a total of five days before transferring the embryos to the uterus. This allows the embryologists to observe and select the healthiest embryos that are most likely to develop into blastocysyts. Our patient received progesterone medication and two weeks following the embryo transfer, the couple found out that they were pregnant! 

 On March 18, 2010 the couple returned for their first OB-Ultrasound which looks for the presence of a gestational sac and a heartbeat. They were thrilled to see not only one little heart beat, but two little hearts beating. The happy couple was very excited about the news of their twin pregnancy. During their visit they gave our staff a beautiful Phalaenopsis Orchid with a card that read:

“To Dr. Diaz and Staff, We are so grateful to you on finishing our family. Even during these tough weeks you have made us feel so secure. Thank you for everything you and your staff have done for us.”  

Dr. David Diaz and West Coast Fertility Centers extend our warmest wishes and appreciation to the proud couple for their thoughtful gift and kind words to our staff. We wish you the best on your new and long awaited journey of parenthood!

The beautiful orchid sent by the happy couple to our office as a sign of gratitude for their achieved pregnancy.
Thank you for your thoughtful gift, we wish you the best!
Dr. Diaz and the Staff at West Coast Fertility Centers.

Landmark Arrival of Frozen Egg Babies #49 & #50 at West Coast Fertility Centers in California

Thursday, March 18th, 2010


 Dr. Diaz with Frozen Egg Baby Grace while Mommy holds twin sister Julia.

On March 5th, West Coast Fertility Center had the pleasure of meeting our Frozen Egg Babies #49 and #50 as the proud Mom and Dad stopped by our office and introduced us to their beautiful twin baby girls.  The girls are now four months old and have been such a joy to their parents.

In April 2009, this patient underwent a cycle of In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) with the use of frozen donor eggs.  This couple used our online database to search for a donor of their liking.  Once the donor was selected, the donor eggs were thawed and prepared for insemination.  Using ICSI, the eggs were inseminated just as they would be in a traditional IVF cycle with fresh donor eggs.  The eggs were fertilized and cultured for three days prior to the patient's embryo transfer.  The Frozen Egg Bank has an astounding 91% egg thaw survival rate and a 53% pregnancy rate which is very similar to our pregnancy rate for traditional IVF.

This marks a big day for West Coast Fertility Center in Orange County, California, as we reached the birth of our 49th and 50th babies born from Frozen Eggs and ICSI. WCFC is an affiliate of Frozen Egg Bank, Inc which developed the Landa Freezing Technology, offering hope to many infertile couples. This technology has resulted in the birth of 52 healthy babies born to wonderful families longing for their beautiful children. Worldwide only about 500 babies have been born from egg freezing.

Greeting the special visitors, Dr. David Diaz and his staff were delighted to hug and hold the two special little miracles as they smiled and gurgled while photos were snapped. Dr. Diaz commented that the parents are “true pioneers in the field of infertility” for making the decision to utilize the new technology.

We wish Mom, Dad, and the girls all the best and look forward to keeping in touch with them as the girls continue to grow.

To find out more about infertility and egg freezing at West Coast Fertility Centers please check out our websites and Thank you! 

D r. Diaz holding Frozen Egg baby #49 Baby Grace while the proud parents hold her twin sister Julia, Frozen Egg baby #50.