Posts Tagged ‘Infertility Doctor’

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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Who was the First Baby Born Using IVF?

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

The Birth of Louise Brown – an Historic Milestone in Modern Medical Advancements

Louise Brown First IVF Baby

Louise Brown, the world’s first “test tube baby” with her mother Lesley

Photo taken October 9, 1978 by Brian Bould / Daily Mail

A healthy baby, Louise Brown, was born on July 25th, 1978 using IVF to Lesley and John Brown after 9 years of failed attempts to have a child naturally.

The British scientist Robert Edwards was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize for the development of In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Edwards’ work with gynecologist, Stephen Steptoe (deceased), led to the first, healthy IVF baby born on July 25, 1978. It was stated that Professor Edwards had the vision that IVF could be useful as a treatment for infertility in as early as the 1950’s. Infertility is a problem affecting around 15-20% of couples globally.

First IVF Baby with IVF Inventor

Louise Brown’s 30th Birthday Reunion

Professor Robert Edwards, Lesley Brown (mother), Louise Brown (the world’s first “test tube baby”) with her son Cameron.

Photo was taken on July 12, 2008 by  by Bourn Hall Clinic.

Dr. Edwards is still in contact with the first ‘test tube baby’, Louise Brown, who will turn 33 this year.

Treating Infertility Since 1988

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Mission Statement and Promise to Our Valued Patients

The promise of WCFC is to provide reproductive endocrinology services to patients with infertility problems and those wishing to preserve their fertility for the future in a personalized and compassionate setting with the most innovative treatments available.

David G. Diaz, MD, FACOG 

Founder & Medical Director of West Coast Fertility Centers

    

(Look at the adorable babies smiling!)

How we approach our valued patients:
* Each patient is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their background
* We provide the most scientifically advanced treatment available
* Our patients are seen in a nurturing and compassionate setting

Our goals for each patient:
* To assess the medical status of each patient before fertility treatment
* To make our treatments as affordable as possible without compromising care
* To achieve a pregnancy for each patient as quickly and safely as possible

  

Specializing in Infertility Treatments and Research since 1988

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“Our Dream is Coming True After So Many Years”

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Patient Testimonials

“Dr. Diaz and his staff were very dedicated to my husband and I during our treatment. They have made our journey very easy. Thank you Dr. Diaz!”  -Nancy V.

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“I want to tell you how much I appreciate all the attention from you. I feel that you really care for me and that I’m important for you. I think our dream is coming true after so many years, and it is all thanks to you. You’ve been wonderful and we will always thank you for caring for our family."  -Ana C.

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“I had the most loving support from the staff and I wouldn’t have asked for a more beautiful experience. I can’t wait to meet my new baby. See you next year for baby #2.”  -Tina S.

“Thank you for everything, and especially for giving us great hope. Overall  Excellent Guidance + Care! With much appreciation.”  -Rebecca & Juan

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“My experience was very positive. I’ve been checked up during all treatments. The staff was available at anytime and well trained to answer and help me. Thanks a lot!”  -Wally B.
 

“Thank you very much for giving us the hope we needed”

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

“My whole experience with Dr. Diaz and staff was so amazing! Dealing with infertility is tough enough, but they made the whole process so easy for my husband and I. Thank you again for everything.”

Myla Cawa

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“I want to thank the staff, Dr. Diaz, and Joan for all of their help in accomplishing my second pregnancy with F.E.T. I’m also thankful for their original help with my wonderful daughter in 2009 who was born a healthy and beautiful 7lbs, 3 oz. The appointments were always kept in time. Everyone was so understanding and helpful. May God bless you all.”

Yadira Rodriguez

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“Mi comentaria es que el trato es inconparable por que yo ya abia tratado en diferentes lagares pero aqui te asen center en confiaza y te esplicoan paso gracias a toda el personal.”

Lilia Castaneda

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“Primeramente le agrodezco al Doctor Diaz y a todo su staff por estar al pendiente de cada paso y cuidado para que todo se lograra a la perfeccion . Y muchas gracias por hacer nuestros suenos realidad. Que sigan adelante y sobre todo que Dios les de los entendimientos para entender todo lo que nosotros nunca prodemos enterder. Gracias!”

Mariana M.

Read our Recent Touching Comments from Our Patients

Monday, September 13th, 2010

“Thank you Dr. Diaz and staff for bringing us closer to our dream of having a baby. We are so grateful for your treating us more like a family, giving us hope and happiness. The staff are so kind, sensitive, and professional. Special thanks to Joan for holding my hands and giving me hugs at every visit. Thank you again for being so caring.”  –Dana Tran  


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“On my difficult, emotional journey to parenthood, I could not have chosen a better doctor and staff to assist me. Thank you, not only for your kindness and experience, but also in the way you did it.”  –Yasemin D. 

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“I appreciated all the information shared with us regarding the processes we’ve experienced. The knowledge of what to expect has helped reduce my anxiety and made us feel empowered. Thank you—we look forward to being another of your success stories!”  –Jessica M. 

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“I received so much support during my procedures and now have the best outcome anyone could ask for. I am so grateful to Dr. Diaz for being able to diagnose and cure my unique condition. If it were not for his up-to-date knowledge, I would not be able to be a mother today.”  –Liese Wellmeyer 

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“Exselente atencio muchos widados de todo el personal para mi y muy contenta con el Doctor Diaz que izo mi suerio realidad. Gracias a todos.”  –Norma Lupercio 

Share Your Story!

Thursday, May 20th, 2010
 
 
The journey through infertility treatments can be long and frustrating at times. For those who have been lucky enough to be successful, overcoming your infertility is a very joyous occasion. We would like to invite you to share your story and help inspire our readers who may be in a similar situation. Please feel free to share the experience you had with Dr. Diaz and his staff. We also love pictures and regular updates from our patients. We look forward to hearing from you!

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.

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

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 info@ivfbaby.com . Our phone number is 714-513-1399.