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  • Sperm Samples at Home

    My colleagues and I occasionally field questions from patients about whether they can collect a sperm sample at home. This is an interesting topic and my colleague at Pacific Fertility Center, Joe Conaghan, PhD, High-complexity Clinical Laboratory...

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  • Metformin & PCOS Treatment

    Occasionally, my patients express some confusion over the drug Metformin (brand name: Glucophage). They've heard it is a fertility drug but are thrown off by the fact that it is an FDA-approved drug for type 2 diabetes. Indeed, metformin is used a...

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  • Allergic to Sperm?

    My colleagues and I occasionally field questions from patients who have concerns about sperm “allergies”. This is a fascinating topic and my colleague at Pacific Fertility Center, Isabelle Ryan, MD, has been kind enough to share her expertise on t...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Embryo, day three transfer versus Blastocyst, day five transfer

    Transferring embryos at the blastocyst stage may be an option for patients in an IVF cycle. As background, a blastocyst is an embryo that has undergone multiple cellular divisions with the formation of a cavity within it. A fertilized egg reaches ...

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

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