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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 3D Ultrasound Enhances Diagnosis

    For some women, infertility is caused or exacerbated by having a uterus with congenital abnormalities that cause it to be misshapened. These uterine anomalies can lead to greater difficulty with embryo implantation and/or cause higher rates of mis...

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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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