Posts Tagged ‘IVF Success Rates’

Fertility Seminar with Dr. David Diaz at West Coast Fertility Centers on October 25

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

A fertility questionnaire by Merck showed that 91% of the 585 couples surveyed wished that they would have seen a fertility specialist sooner if they could do it all over again.

Do not wait! Get all your infertility questions answered and find out what the best fertility options are currently available.

Since 1988, West Coast Fertility Centers have been successfully helping patients build families. Join David Diaz, MD and Team  for a Free Fertility Seminar on…

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 6PM

11160 Warner Ave., Suite 411

Fountain Valley, CA 92708

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RSVP by phone 714-513-1399

Agenda

– Meet & Greet, Refreshments

– Reproductive Advancements Explained

– Meet Our Fertility Team

– Tour our Facility – Labs/Surgical Suite

– Private, Mini-Consultations

 

 

What NEW Fertility Treatments are Available? Find Out at Our Seminar!

Friday, July 15th, 2011

At West Coast Fertility Centers, we’re always investigating and doing research on new fertility treatment options and advancements to be able to simply offer our patients more. Our inquisitive minds and our in-house, accredited laboratories and surgical suite allow us to be creative to find different solutions and techniques to treat infertility on a continual basis.

We understand the value and importance of family. Since 1988, we have been helping patients build families and we are aware that time and budget are concerns.

We’ll be sharing “New Fertility Treatment Options” at our in-office seminar on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 6PM. We hope you can join us for a warm and informative evening. Infertility affects 15-20% of the population. If you know of anyone who has been unsuccessfully trying to get pregnant, please inform them about our upcoming seminar.

“Family faces are magic mirrors.  Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.” -Gail Lumet Buckley

Seminar Agenda: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 from 6-7PM

Reproductive Advancements Explained

Meet Dr. David Diaz & Our Fertility Team

– Tour our Facility – Labs/Surgical Suite

Private, Mini-Consultations

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

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Can Flossing, Brushing and Seeing Your Dentist Get You Pregnant 2 Months Faster?

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

According to a medical study conducted in Australia on a group of 3,416 pregnant women, the study shows that women with gum disease took an average of 2 months longer to become pregnant. This “SMILE study” was announced at this year’s European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) held in Stockholm.

Additionally, non-Caucasian women with periodontal gum disease were more likely to take over a year to get pregnant probably due to the fact that they have a higher level of inflammatory response to the condition.

Hart, a Professor of Reproductive Medicine at the University of Western Australia (Perth, Australia) states that “Until now, there have been no published studies that investigate whether gum disease can affect a woman’s chance of conceiving, so this is the first report to suggest that gum disease might be one of several factors that could be modified to improve the chances of a pregnancy.”

“Periodontal (gum) disease is a chronic, infectious and inflammatory disease of the gums and supporting tissues. It is caused by the normal bacteria that exist in everyone’s mouths, which, if unchecked, can create inflammation around the tooth; the gum starts to pull away from the tooth, creating spaces (periodontal pockets) that become infected. The inflammation sets off a cascade of tissue-destructive events that can pass into the circulation. As a result, periodontal disease has been associated with heart disease, type 2 diabetes, respiratory and kidney disease, and problems in pregnancy such as miscarriage and premature birth. Around 10% of the population is believed to have severe periodontal disease. Regular brushing and flossing of teeth is the best way of preventing it.” (Excerpt from ScienceDaily.com)

Watch Fox News Report about Impact of Gum Disease on Pregnancy

Read full article on how Gum Disease Can Increase the Time It Takes to Become Pregnant

Read more about How Gum Disease Affects Chances of Conception

Video Tribute for All Fathers | July 4th Quotes

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

“You don’t have to deserve your mother’s love. You have to deserve your father’s. He’s more particular.”    ~ Robert Frost

In case you missed the heartfelt Father’s Day Tribute Video that we sent out on June 19th via email, here it is again for your viewing. To all the special fathers and fathers-to-be that have been a part of West Coast Fertility Centers since 1988, we thank you for letting us be a part of your lives.

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Happy Fourth of July to you and your family from West Coast Fertility Centers!

“I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.”  ~Simone de Beauvoir

“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness.  You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.” ~Erma Bombeck

“May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country!” ~Daniel Webster

“The winds that blow through the wide sky in these mounts, the winds that sweep from Canada to Mexico, from the Pacific to the Atlantic – have always blown on free men.” ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all!
By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.”
~John Dickinson

“We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.”  ~William Faulkner

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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

Twin Girls Welcomed in a Household Full of Boys

Friday, June 17th, 2011

An ultrasound confirmed that our patient, Ana , is pregnant with twin girls. This is such exciting news because Ana and her husband already have 3 boys at home. They desperately wanted girls to “balance out” the family.

Joan (Registered Nurse Practitioner) and Ana holding ultrasound of twin girls

Due to an accident years back, Ana and her husband were not able to get pregnant naturally. They sought help from Dr. David Diaz at West Coast Fertility Centers and through IVF, they had twin boys. Spontaneously, Ana was pregnant with another boy and thought her fate was mothering a brood of only boys.

As time elapsed and the boys are a little older, Ana and her husband visited Dr. Diaz again because they wanted to have a daughter. Through the process of Gender Selection performed at West Coast Fertility’s accredited laboratories, an embryo biopsy technique called PGD can determine the “XX” (female) or “XY” (male) gender of any embryo with 99% certainty.

PGD (Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis) is also very useful for diagnosing embryos that carry chromosomal abnormalities such as Down Syndrome or sex-linked genetic diseases.

Congratulations to Ana and her family! We all look forward to meeting your twin girls.

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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