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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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Video Tribute to Mothers

Sunday, May 8th, 2011
Happy Mother's Day Video Wishes from West Coast Fertility Centers

Video Tribute to All the Wonderful Mothers

Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at West Coast Fertility Centers! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your lives.

Mother’s Day Quotes and Poems

“Mother-in this consists the glory and the most precious ornament of woman.”

-Martin Luther

 

“The mother’s heart is the child’s schoolroom.”

-Henry Beecher

 

“There’s no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one.”

-Jill Churchill

 

“While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.”

-Angela Schwindt

 

“Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes, by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers and sisters, aunts and cousins, comrades and friends-but only one mother in the whole world.”

-Kate Douglas Wiggin

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Introducing Our NEW Spanish and Vietnamese Infertility Website at West Coast Fertility Centers

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Being located in such a diverse community in Southern California, West Coast Fertility Centers felt the importance of bringing forth the explanations and facts of infertility treatments to our valued Spanish and Vietnamese patients in their own languages.

Unlike the automatic language translation services available, we never felt comfortable with the ability and correctness of their translation and, therefore, we wrote our own content for the satisfaction of our patients.

We have treated patients from around the globe and the dignity of every person who seeks our help is respected regardless of background or partnership status. Dr. David Diaz is fluent in English, Spanish and French and our Embryologist is also fluent in Vietnamese.

www.ivfbaby/SPANISH

En West Coast Fertility Centers estamos enfocados a encontrar con precisión el diagnostico de infertilidad en nuestros pacientes, y brindarles el tratamiento mas indicado a sus necesidades. Nuestra meta es de ayudar a cada paciente realizar su sueño de ser padres.

ivf infertility spanish orange county, california
Fundado en 1988 por el Doctor David Diaz, el Centro de Fertilidad se ha dirigido a realizar el sueño de futuros padres con el más alto nivel de confiabilidad y la experiencia de un grupo dedicado única y exclusivamente a la fertilidad.

www.ivfbaby/VIETNAMESE

Vô sinh được chia làm 2 loại là vô sinh nguyên phát (khi chưa có thai lần nào) và vô sinh thứ phát (đã có thai nhưng sau hơn một năm vẫn không có thai lại). Tuy vậy, tiêu chuẩn trên không nhằm để giới hạn bệnh nhân và trên thực tế mọi người mong con đều có quyền được khám. Bác sĩ sẽ là người chỉ dẫn và chọn lựa những biện pháp hỗ trợ khi cần nhằm đạt hiệu quả tốt nhất cho bệnh nhân.

ivf infertility vietnamese orange county, california
Thành lập từ 1988, trung tâm chúng tôi đã có trên 22 năm kinh nghiệm điều trị hiếm muộn.

Royal Wedding Prompts a Visit to West Coast Fertility from a Special British Couple

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

The upcoming royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton has captivated the world and thanks to their nuptial vows, it has also prompted a visit to West Coast Fertility Centers from a special British couple.

Prince William and Kate Middleton Wedding(Window display of Prince William and Kate Middleton at world famous Harrods department store in London)

It started when Gladys attended the on-board welcome cocktail reception as her cruise ship departed from Seattle. Attracted to Gladys at the party, a charming gentleman introduced himself. Unaccustomed to his distinctive British accent, Gladys asked her travel buddy to help understand the nuances of the “king’s English.” The couple eventually married and began their trans-Atlantic life, he living in Britain and she in the U.S.

Although Gladys had children, the couple relished starting a family together but medical tests showed their best chance would be with the help of a fertility specialist. They visited doctors in the U.K. but the couple decided to seek help in “The States.” A friend recommended they visit a clinic in California where they met Dr. David Diaz.  At the clinic, a prompt diagnosis was made and treatment was planned around the couple’s special living arrangements. His semen sample was frozen and stored before work obligations beckoned in England.

west coast fertility centers dr. david diaz(Duncan, Gladys, Joan-NP, Antoine-Embryologist, Dr. David Diaz)

Using in-vitro fertilization, the eggs were fertilized with the thawed sperm and healthy embryos developed in five days. To prevent multiple births, the clinic’s protocol is to transfer just two blastocysts. Happily, two weeks later, a positive pregnancy led to tears of joy and hugs all around. The proud Dad shared in the celebration as the image of the embryo was instantly e-mailed to him across the world in the U.K.

While the Royals prepared for their special day, the British government declared a special holiday of two 4-day weekends in honor of The Prince and future Princess. The celebration made it possible for the new parents to visit California where they hosted a wonderful luncheon for the Staff at West Coast Fertility Centers. They surprised the staff with gifts from England – Cadbury chocolate and a pair of commemorative goblets featuring the images of William and Kate. Congratulations to both couples on their memorable occasions!!

Cadbury Chocolate gift from England Royal Mugs of Prince William and Kate Middleton

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National Infertility Awareness Week April 24-30 | “Secret Stigma of Infertility”

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

This is National Infertility Awareness Week® April 24-30

West Coast Fertility Centers is definitely on the bandwagon to support and educate the public about so many courageous people who struggle with infertility. Please read the following warm message from the Founder and Medical Director of West Coast Fertility Centers—David Diaz, MD, FACOG

“The Secret Stigma of Infertility”

Women and men struggling with infertility are surrounded in daily life by physical, emotional and social stressors which are difficult to avoid. The “Secret Stigma” of infertility is compounded by the feelings of isolation and helplessness mixed with guilt and a healthy dose of anxiety.  The reluctance to share such turmoil with even close friends and family is founded on the underlying dread of mythical advice and fear of caustic comments from well-wishers. The medial insurance industry has further trivialized the impact of infertility by categorizing its treatment as “elective” deluding itself to believe anyone would “elect” to be sub-fertile.

After practicing the “secret specialty” of fertility for 22 years, the dreams of aspiring parents continue to drive my goal to help any person who wishes to have a child by providing alternative options they may not have considered. Advances in medical treatments and society’s evolving attitudes toward non-traditional families are embraced at West Coast Fertility Centers.

David G. Diaz, MD, FACOG

Founder & Medical Director of West Coast Fertility Centers since 1988

Orange County, California

Easter Wishes | Meet the Adorable Dewhurst Triplets

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

Bunnies Hopping and Babies Popping! Here’s wishing you and your family a very Happy Easter from David Diaz, MD and the entire West Coast Fertility Team

Meet the Dewhurst Triplets

We so admire the adorable pictures of the Dewhurst triplets and we thought their cuteness and outfits were so fitting for our Easter story. Seeing their lovely faces made us smile immediately. Our wonderful patients—Francine and Jonathan Dewhurst share their journey and beautiful family with all of us.

Introducing…

Taryn Chase (4 lbs, 9 oz)

Asher Spencer 5 lbs, 11 o z)

Kathryn Samantha (5 lbs, 7 oz)

We first met Francine and Jonathan in 2005. IUI attempts were unsuccessful and in 2007, IVF was performed. Francine was pregnant and gave birth to a healthy boy, Elias William Roger. They wanted to expand their family and after the second round of IVF, they were pregnant with triplets. The triplets, one boy and two girls, were excited to enter the world and arrived six weeks early on December 30, 2010.

Given the early arrival of the triplets, precautionary measures were taken by limiting visitation from family/friends. This Easter weekend will be especially cherished as it is the first, big family gathering since the triplets were born. There are definitely lots to celebrate as the triplets will turn 4 months on April 30th.

Francine describes that the strategy to taking care of triplets is to “tend to the loudest one first.” She breastfeeds all the children making sure they are all healthy and happy.

Elias, the 3 year old older brother is “in love” with the babies and he is the “best little helper,” states Francine.

Congratulations to your adorable family and we wish the Dewhurst family a very happy Easter family gathering!

Website Renovation Designed with Our Patients in Mind

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

We welcome you to visit our newly designed website where information and knowledge is more readily available at your fingertips. Read and understand about male and female infertility and the many treatment options available at our office. Read our tips on dealing and coping with infertility.

Discover why West Coast Fertility Centers’ reputation for scientific research and innovative fertility solutions has made us the most sought after clinic for treating the most difficult infertility cases by the medical community.

Founded in 1988, West Coast Fertility Centers is Orange County’s most established and premier Fertility Treatment Center with on-site, accredited laboratories and surgical suite. You will definitely notice the quality difference in our experienced and compassionate approach to treating infertility.

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)

Meet Fertility Specialist Dr. David Diaz

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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.