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I am 35 years old and my husband is 38 years old. We started TTC in December 2014. I have been tracking my ovulation using OPK's and fertility montior. We both are relatively healthy and don't smoke/drink. Last week my husband got SA done. His numbers are volume - 2.5 ml color - yellow liquefaction - <60 min PH 8.0 Concentration - 57.86 million Motility - 41.34% Progressive Motilit...

2nd Opinion

I've been going to a fertility clinic since November 2014. I have FSH 12 and AMH 1.15. My husband has low sperm motility and morphology and he also has vericocelle. I did an IUI with taking 50 mg clomid I Nov, another IUI with 100mg clomid in Dec & both failed. I was on the IVF track starting in early Feb. I took estrogens pills, then did menopur & follistm (300 Iu) injections. After 6 day...


My partner and I are starting the process of having children through an egg donor and surrogate. I have just received the results of my first semen analysis and it says I have Teratozoospermia, with morphology % of 3.0. How concerned should I be? What are the options? Btw, we plan on doing our semen deposit at HRC in Encino. Thanks in advance for your help!...

gestational surrogacy

Hello, I want to be a surrogate for a friend-gestational. I have experienced some difficulty finding an agency willing to work with us due to the fact that I have never been pregnant. We just want someone to work with us and or situation-we are aware of the risks but we just want someone to help us do this. Will you do it?...

Endometrial Ablation

Hello, I had my tubes tide in 2001 then in 2003 i had an Endometrial Ablation Procedure. I have been to two different doctors and they both tell me it is impossible for me to get pregnant again that I am just waisting my time and money. I have talked to several women in my situation and they have been able to get pregnant and had succsesful pregnancies. They just tell me I need to find the right ...

What do we do

Hello, I'll give you the basic story. I am 34 years old, I'm considered obese by medical standards, about 320lbs 6ft. My wife is slimmer than me, she is 32, but also considered obese. We have changed dramatically this last year, and started eating alot healthier, and have been going to a bootcamp style workout for about 7 months. I myself have lost 30-35 lbs. We have been trying to get pregn...

low responder

I was hoping to ask your advice regarding my IVF treatment. I am 39 and have done 4 cycles of IVF. I am a very low responder and have had one cycle cancelled due to low response, one cycle cancelled due to a progesterone spike, one cycle (antagonist protocol) that produced 4 eggs with 1 making it to day 5, and my most recent cycle (microdose flare protocol) with 3 eggs, 2 fertilizing and doing a 3...

PGD to prevent molar pregnancy

Dear doctors, I had two recurrent molar pregnencies in 2011 and 2012. They were diagnosed as complete moles. Since then we have not trying to conceive naturally as we are afraid of another molar. Please suggest if ivf with pgd can help in our case....


Hi doc,for four years now I have been trying to get pregnant to no avail.I always have this experience owhere my man"s hsperms doesnt remain inside me but it comes out so light like water after he releases inside me.And at the end of the day I find out difficult getting pregnant.So what can I do?...

Hypogonadism question

Hello, I am a 26 year old female, (according to blood work I am good). My husband was diagnosed with hypogonadism in 2012. We live in Portland OR and we haven’t had success finding a doctor who is knowledgeable in the topic. I saw that you clinic treats patients with hypogonadism (with extremely low LH and FSH). My husband blood work indicate the following: LH level - 1 mlU/ml FSH leve...

Robertsonian Translocation - distinguishing between normal and balanced?

Hi there, I am interested to know if you perform PGD for international patients? We are from New Zealand, and believe my husband has a Robertsonian translocation of chromosomes 13 and 14. We are currently waiting for tests to confirm this, however this is what his mother had informed him. Following on from that, I am mostly interested to know if your clinic performs the additional test (conv...

Coming from overseas

Hi, we spoke to your office a few weeks ago about family balancing. We are in UK and I wondered is it possible for my wife to come out to LA to have treatment and for myself to do what is needed in London without having to come to LA? Thank you...

International patients seeking egg donor

Hi there We have completed a number of IVF cycles in Melbourne, Australia with no success. I am 43 and my husband is 45 and time is of the essence. We are now seeking to use donor eggs overseas. Can you please advise next steps? Can I set up an initial conversation re costs, process etc? Thanks Rebecca C Melbourne, Australia...

Pregnancy after Essure procedure

I am 34 years old and I had the Essure procedure done in 2013 and I regretted it soon after. My husband and I want to have another baby but we don't know where to start. IVF is out of the question but I heard the best way to do it is by Essure reversal procedure. Where can I get this done?...

cancer and ivf

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I have breast cancer and i also turned 40 this year. What are the chances that hormone shots and ivf would bring my cancer back? I have also thought about using an egg donor. Have you had other breast cancer patients freeze their eggs or use egg donors over 40? Do they have successful pregnancies?...

Fuguring out if i can get pregnant

I have been trying to get pregnant for maybe 1 year and nothing. I really would like to know what options I have to get examined. I would like to know if I am able to get pregnant or not....

infertility due to chromosome 9 inversion

Is there any way to get pregnant with normal bay if the husband has chromosome 9 inversion (heterozygous)? What is the chance for him to have normal sperms? IS it possible to select normal sperms in vitro?...

Empty Follicle Syndrome

I would be an out of town patient to your office but after researching this topic online your site appeared to have the most research. I just had my first IVF procedure and the results were devastating. While I had 105 follicles the RE was not able to get one egg (even dead, immature, etc.). Obviously my husband and I were in shock after the procedure and didnt have a chance to discuss things w...

I really need help

Hi first sorry my English is weak. I'm 46 years old and I know I'm old for having normal pregnancy I had a miscarriage 2 years ago when I was 5 months pregnant .no blood no pain but the doctor said that you have infection and the baby wants to born! So they put injection on me and my baby born and died. After that I tried to become pregnant again I tried clomid but didn't have injection so my peri...


I have had 6 failed IUI's. How do I know if IVF is what I need to do or if IUI's will work for us. Mild male factor, low morphology, me: stage 2 endo, low AMH, age 40. Also should I try mini IVF or would the chances of success be too low? Thank you....

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