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“Natural IVF” – An Exciting and Affordable NEW Fertility Treatment Developed by West Coast Fertility Centers

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

Dr. David  Diaz and his entire scientific team are always on the cutting edge of technology by developing innovative techniques and methods to treat infertility. The NEW fertility development called “Natural IVF” (NIVF) mimics a natural pregnancy and enhances the way nature selects the best egg for ovulation in a natural cycle.

Natural IVF at West Coast Fertility Center Orange County, CA

What is “Natural IVF” and How Does it Work?

“Natural IVF” can be offered to selected patients who have mild forms of infertility but still need help becoming pregnant. NIVF mimics the natural process by helping the woman’s ovaries produce the natural healthy egg she would produce in her own cycle.

Usually one, but occasionally two eggs are released in natural cycles. With Natural IVF, we help the ovaries select and grow the naturally selected one or two follicles and eggs. The follicles are aspirated under IV sedation and the harvested eggs are replaced to the uterus 3 days later. The woman takes progesterone capsules to help support the uterine lining. A pregnancy is confirmed two weeks after the transfer.

 

What Are the Advantages of Natural IVF?

Affordability In NIVF cycles we are merely supporting the growth of the naturally selected one or two eggs for the treatment cycle. Medication cost is low because only a minimal of amount is used to encourage the naturally selected one or two eggs.

Less MonitoringFewer ultrasound studies and fewer blood tests are needed because only one or two follicles are expected to develop.

Less Anesthesia Only mild IV sedation is needed for the egg harvest because only one or two follicles will be aspirated taking about 10 minutes.

Less Chance of Multiple Births Only one or two embryos are transferred.

 

Are You a Candidate for Natural IVF?

Patient selection is critical for someone to have a reasonable chance for success. Therefore, we have developed specific guidelines which must be met before recommending NIVF:

1. Low BMI <32 (body mass index):  Patients struggling with obesity are unlikely to respond due to the metabolic activity of adipose tissue. A BMI <32 is required to qualify for NIVF.

2. Age <33 years old: It is known that patients in their early 30’s have good ovarian reserve and therefore are likely to produce favorable egg quality, essential for embryo development.

3. FSH  <8miu/ml and Estradiol <60pg/ml: These hormones are laboratory indicators of  ovarian reserve and are good markers for predicting response during NIVF.

4. Regular Menstruation every 28-32 days: This pattern of regular cycles suggests normal hormonal signaling between ovaries and the pituitary gland.

5. Ovarian Ultrasound showing normal volume of 3-4 CM³ in each ovary.

6. Sperm Count >20 million/ml; Motility > 40%; Strict Criteria morphology >4%.

7. Absence of any medical condition that would place a patient at high risk for pregnancy.

8. Clomid patients who have undergone 3 or more cycles without success.

 

To find out if you are a candidate for Natural IVF, our patient care coordinators Joan or Maria will help you undergo testing to determine if you are eligible. Please contact us for more detailed information at 714-513-1399.

Full Service Accredited Laboratories at West Coast Fertility Centers

Fertility Research at West Coast Fertility Centers in Fountain Valley, CA

Meet David Diaz, MD, FACOG  Founder and Medical Director of West Coast Fertility Centers since 1988

New Fertility Treatment Options Seminar on Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

What: Join Us for an Informative Seminar on “New Fertility Treatment Options”

– Meet & Greet, Refreshments

Reproductive Advancements Explained

Meet Our Fertility Team

– Tour our Facility – Labs/Surgical Suite

Private, Mini-Consultations

When: Tuesday, July 26, 2011  6-7PM

Where: West Coast Fertility 11160 Warner Ave., Suite 411, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Why: Learn about new fertility treatment options. Find out if Low-Stim IVF or Natural IVF is right for you?

Limited Seating: Please RSVP by calling 714-513-1399.

We look forward to meeting you.

Is the Lower Cost Low-Stim IVF™ Right for You?

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

A candidate for Low-Stim IVF™ at West Coast Fertility Centers will have…

–          Reduction of treatment costs

–          Less drugs and less injections

–          More comfortable stimulation

A primary objective in Low-Stim IVF™ is to allow the ovaries to carry out a more “natural selection” of the most responsive and best quality follicles and eggs. Therefore, the recommended medication dosage is based on patient screening and may be considerably less than traditional IVF. This results in lower medication cost, fewer office visits and less risk of ovarian hyperstimulation.

The purpose of the medications used for any IVF treatment is to induce the growth of multiple eggs in preparation for egg retrieval. The novel Low-Stim IVF™ approach, first developed by Dr. David Diaz during his training at Harvard Medical School, is now recommended for selected patients at West Caost Fertility Centers. The premise for Low-Stim IVF is based on the principle of ovarian reserve which can vary from one person to another.

The concept of ovarian reserve is determined for each patient by documenting the following:
1) Ovarian Volume measured in cubic centimeters
2) Resting Follicle Count obtained by vaginal ultrasound
3) Baseline Hormone Levels measured in the blood

The patient’s age and general medical health are also part of the determining criteria for Low- Stim IVF™.

Our Low- Stim IVF™ treatment has resulted in pregnancy success rates (60%) that are equal to the results obtained with regular medication dose used in standard IVF cycles, states Joan Moody, Nursing Director at West Coast Fertility Centers in Fountain Valley and Fullerton, California.

Steps in Low-Stim IVF™

Contact Us to see if Low- Stim IVF™ is right for you

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.

Tax Credit Bill for Infertility Treatments Introduced in the U.S. Senate

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

A bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate that would provide eligible taxpayers a tax credit for the out-of-pocket expenses related to IVF and treatments to preserve fertility for cancer patients. A warm thank you goes to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY) who introduced the bill which is appropriately named the Family Act of 2011, S965.

This was made possible by a successful advocacy day in Washington DC on May 5th put forth by RESOLVE. Now that the bill is introduced, your help is needed by contacting your 2 U.S. Senators to get co-sponsors in the US Senate. It takes 3 minutes through RESOLVE’s Action Alert System. PLEASE review the online letter and personalize it with your story.

Ask your friends and family to send letters  too!  Forward this link so they can take action today. http://www.resolve.org/taxcredit

Advocacy Day, courtesy of Resolve.org

How does a bill become law?

Read the key provisions of the bill

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