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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • This Weeks' Best of Health Matters

    The Health Matters HealthBlog Network consists of a dozen independent and unfiltered medical professionals blogging about the topics that matter to you. Each week, Healthline's Editors select the three top posts from the network to share with all ...

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  • Avoiding Mix-Ups in the IVF Lab

    It is difficult to imagine a circumstance where a mix-up in a medical situation could have a more damaging effect than in an IVF laboratory. For this reason, at my practice, we take this issue very seriously and devote considerable time and effort...

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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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  • Sperm Quality and Age

    My colleagues and I occasionally field questions from patients about age having an impact on sperm quality. This is an interesting topic and my colleague at Pacific Fertility Center, Joe Conaghan, PhD, High-complexity Clinical Laboratory Director ...

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  • How Embryos Make the Grade

    Where I practice, many patients are curious as to how we evaluate the quality of an embryo. My colleagues Carolyn Givens, MD and Joe Conaghan, PhD, HCLD, where kind enough to share their insights on this topic: Patients are often awestruck when t...

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  • Infertility FAQs

    Quite often discussions surrounding infertility can get a little complicated. Therefore, I decided to shift gears with this post and keep things simple by discussing some of the frequently asked questions that my colleagues and I receive at Pacifi...

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

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