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  • The "Biological Clock" Keeps Ticking

    Everyone knows the quip about the three most important things in real estate: Location, Location, Location. In reproductive medicine, it’s: Timing, Timing, Timing. By timing, I’m really referring to the age of the female patient. The older the fem...

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  • Coping Through the Holidays

    Following Halloween, the holiday season suddenly looms. Excited children, crowded stores, decorations, and holiday parties are all set to descend on us. Yet because the winter holidays tend to celebrate families and children, these usually joyous ...

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  • Hydrosalpinx

    A hydrosalpinx is a fallopian tube that is filled with fluid. Injury to the end of the fallopian tube, the ampulla, and its delicate fingers, the fimbria, causes the end of the tube to close. Glands within the tube produce a watery fluid that coll...

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  • The IVF Dilemma: Optimizing Pregnancy Rates, Minimizing Multiples

    One of the challenges in reproductive medicine is giving patients the best chance of conceiving while avoiding multiple births. After all, it is our experience that singleton births are the healthiest for both baby and mother. However, with an IVF...

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  • Evaluating an IVF Clinic's Pregnancy Rates

    Patients in my practice often inquire about their chances conceiving through reproductive medicine. The answer to this question depends on a variety of factors such as the patient's age and diagnosis. Thankfully, most fertility clinics nowadays po...

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  • Endometrial Lining and Post-Transfer Bed Rest

    I recently saw a patient in my practice, Pacific Fertility Center, who had recently undergone a retrieval and she inquired about a couple matters that I get asked about all the time. For starters, she inquired as to what is the optimal endometrial...

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  • Egg Freezing

    One of the hot topics in the fertility field is Egg Freezing, and, once perfected this technology could revolutionize the field of reproductive medicine. It could allow a woman to freeze her eggs and, at a later date, those eggs would be thawed, f...

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  • Male Infertility Treatments

    A vast majority of the talk surrounding infertility surrounds female treatments. Male factor infertility does indeed play a role in a significant number of the cases I see. Thankfully, with today’s reproductive medicine, even men with the most sev...

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  • Improving Your Fertility: Dos and Don'ts

    Overcoming infertility through reproductive medicine is a team effort. Certainly patients should seek out the very best fertility medicine. Additionally, patients need to make sure they are doing their part to ensure that their lifestyle gives the...

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  • Sperm Donation

    Some patients in our clinic require the use of a sperm donor. There are a variety of scenarios when a sperm donor is used (i.e., heterosexual couples, lesbian couples and single women). However, for this post, I’m going to keep the focus centered ...

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Dr. Herbert is a fertility expert and an innovator in the field.

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