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  • Intrauterine Insemination

    I’ve spent a significant amount of time discussing the infertility treatment in-vitro fertilization (IVF). While IVF is an outstanding treatment for many patients, there are instances when the treatment intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a viable ...

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  • Embryo Adoption

    One of the joys of being in assisted reproductive technology is the benefit we provide to those who might not been able to otherwise have a family. One of the wonderful programs that, we, as well as other fertility clinics provide is an embryo ado...

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  • How are embryos frozen?

    Embryo freezing has shown to be an effective technique for allowing fertility patients to store excess embryos for later use. The technology involved in freezing embryos is quite fascinating and merits discussion on this blog. Embryos can be froz...

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  • Infertility Stress Reduction Tips

    For most, if not all, infertility is a time of enormous stress and struggle. During this time many of us put off taking a new job, going back to school or any of a myriad of other decisions that get relegated to the back burner while pursuing preg...

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  • AFRAID of IVF?

    You’re not alone. Many couples, when faced with the possibility of needing to undergo fertility treatments, much less in vitro fertilization, react with disbelief and fear. Most of what we know about fertility treatments are the unpleasant things ...

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  • Unexplained Infertility

    People often approach infertility testing with some trepidation, as they may be concerned about discovering abnormalities, and undergoing treatment. However, it is even more frustrating to have completed a fertility evaluation and be told at the e...

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  • When to Consider Egg Donation

    In my recent post, “The Biological Clock Keeps Ticking”I suggested that as a female patient gets older, she needs to be more aggressive in seeking help from a fertility specialist. However, there becomes a point where the chances of a female conce...

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  • Complimentary Medicine - Herbs and Fertility

    Many people seeking treatment at the clinic where I practice are also interested in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)such as herbs. In the past, studies with fuzzy scientific designs supported anecdotal reports on complimentary or alter...

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  • Insurance Policies - Part 1 (Overview)

    The insurance aspect of infertility treatment can be confusing. Below you will find information in an effort to help clarify the basic categories and coverage available to many patients. These categories of coverage pertain to IVF as well as other...

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  • How Do I Buy Sperm?

    My colleagues and I occasionally field questions from patients about purchasing a sperm sample. This is an interesting topic and my colleague at Pacific Fertility Center, Joe Conaghan, PhD, High-complexity Clinical Laboratory Director (HCLD) has b...

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

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