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The HRC Fertility Blog is a resource for patients and those seeking infertility related issues and articles. Check back often or subscribe to this blog as it is changed weekly by the HRC staff.

Dr. John Norian presented at the Armenian Medical World Congress

Dr. John Norian presented at the Armenian Medical World Congress
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Dr. John Norian was excited to speak and moderate on July 4th at the 11th Armenian Medical World Congress, "Uniting for a Healthy Future".  He is very excited about his presentation: “Out with the New, In with the Old.  Nutrition’s Impact Upon Fertility.”    

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Dr. Jeffrey Nelson presented at American College of Osteopathic Physician conference.

Dr. Jeffrey Nelson presented at American College of Osteopathic Physician conference.
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On Saturday August 3rd Dr. Jeffrey Nelson spoke at the 37th Annual Scientific Medical Seminar at the American College of Osteopathic Physician conference.  He presented on "Contemporary Management of the Infertile Patient" and is very excited to be a participant.

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Dr. Jeffrey Nelson will be speaking at American College of Osteopathic Physician conference

Dr. Jeffrey Nelson will be speaking at American College of Osteopathic Physician conference
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On Saturday August 3rd Dr. Jeffrey Nelson will be speaking at the 37th Annual Scientific Medical Seminar at the American College of Osteopathic Physician conference.  He will be speaking on "Contemporary Management of the Infertile Patient" and is very excited to be a participant.  

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Dr. John Norian speaking at the Armenian Medical World Congress

Dr. John Norian speaking at the Armenian Medical World Congress
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Dr. John Norian will be speaking and moderating on July 4th at the 11th Armenian Medical World Congress, "Uniting for a Healthy Future".  He is very excited about his presentation: “Out with the New, In with the Old.  Nutrition’s Impact Upon Fertility.”    

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Dr. Daniel Potter enjoyed seeing all the smiling faces in Australia. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this possible.

Dr. Daniel Potter enjoyed seeing all the smiling faces in Australia.  Thank you to everyone who helped to make this possible.
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Dr. Daniel Potter stayed in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia on June 17th.  He was very excited to meet all the smiling faces during his seminars and reunion with patients. 

Here are just a few publications that Dr. Daniel Potter was mentioned over this past week. 

 

 
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Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (RPL)

Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (RPL)

By John M. Norian, MD FACOG Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

 

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Miscarriage is far more common than most people think. One in every four clinically-recognized pregnancies is lost in the first trimester. Overall, the rate of miscarriages rises with increasing maternal age. A spontaneous abortion or miscarriage is defined as loss of a pregnancy before 20 gestational weeks. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) recommends that couples who have two or more spontaneous miscarriages warrant an evaluation.

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Nutrition & Lifestyle Impacts on Fertility

Nutrition & Lifestyle Impacts on Fertility

By John M. Norian, MD FACOG Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

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Nutrition affects women and men’s health in many ways and has now been demonstrated to affect our chances at pregnancy. Particularly, the types of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins that we eat or drink can each have an impact on how regularly women ovulate (the release of mature eggs from the ovary). In addition, lifestyle choices that we make each day, such as exercising, drinking caffeine or alcohol, or smoking cigarettes also impact the likelihood of getting pregnant and also the developing fetus (the growing baby inside).

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How to Preserve Fertility After a Cancer Diagnosis

How to Preserve Fertility After a Cancer Diagnosis
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Dr. John Norian was featured in the recent article on Sheknows.com.  In this article they touch on what are the risks and fertility after cancer. Click here to read the full article. 

 

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Dr. John Norian participates on ACOG panel

Dr. John Norian participates on ACOG panel
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So, I had fun participating in the local ACOG Section 6 Panel Discussion for Medical Students interested in Obstetrics & Gynecology this Monday 5.6.13. I fielded several questions about my fellowship training and life after  residency.  

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Dr. John Norian Speaking at Western University

Dr. John Norian Speaking at Western University
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On May 8th Dr. John Norian, M.D., FACOG, will be lecturing at Western University College for Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific preparing and mentoring our younger generation of medical students. 

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Fertility 101 Seminars

Fertility 101 Seminars
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Each month HRC Pasadena has been proud to sponsor a free Fertility 101 seminar.  This is a great opportunity to meet one of our doctors and to ask questions.  All attendees to the seminars will receive a FREE new-patient consultation.  And that’s not all! All attendees will also be entered into a raffle and the winner will receive a $1000 discount voucher for fertility treatment at HRC.

Please RSVP on our seminar page for any of the following dates:

 

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Speaking at Cal State Fullerton

Speaking at Cal State Fullerton
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Dr. Jane Frederick joins the Cal State University Nursing midwifery program on April 14th.  She discusses and answers questions about Fertility 101 and had a wonderful time meeting with the group.  

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Fertility 101 Seminars

Fertility 101 Seminars

Come join us for one of our free seminars on Fertility 101.  This is not only an opportunity to learn new information, but to meet the doctors in the Orange County and San Diego regions.  You will also hear from the staff and financial counselors.  To register, please use our seminar page. Here is a list of the following dates:

 

February 27  6:30-8:00 p.m. hosted by Dr. Mickey Coffler

Location: Tri-City Wellness Center

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Fertility 101 Seminars

Fertility 101 Seminars

Come join us for one of our free seminars on Fertility 101.  This is not only an opportunity to learn new information, but to meet the doctors in the Orange County and San Diego regions.  You will also hear from the staff and financial counselors.  To register, please use our seminar page. Here is a list of the following dates:

 

February 27  6:30-8:00 p.m. hosted by Dr. Mickey Coffler

Location: Tri-City Wellness Center

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Four Steps to Maximize Fertility

Four Steps to Maximize Fertility

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When you are not trying to get pregnant, the most you think about your fertility is how to suppress it. But once you are thinking about getting pregnant, your fertility becomes a top-of-mind issue.

 When you are ready to start your family, you have some steps to take that will prepare your body for pregnancy. Even more important, however, the steps you take now can also maximize your fertility and your chances of success when it’s time to take a pregnancy test.

 

 

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New pricing as of April 1, 2013 is now posted.

New pricing as of April 1, 2013 is now posted.

 

Over the past four years, HRC Fertility has invested significantly in improving our facilities by upgrading our IVF laboratories with the latest state of the art equipment to ensure our patients continue to receive the most advanced and best treatment options available. These cutting edge advancements to our IVF laboratory will allow us to continue to achieve superior pregnancy rates. Now after almost six years, we are adjusting our treatment pricing.  Our patients are important to us and we strive to keep you informed and up to date on every aspect of your treatment as soon as possible.

To see our new pricing click here:

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Jane L. Frederick, M.D. opens the Bonding Room at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center

Jane L. Frederick, M.D. opens the Bonding Room at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center
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Dr. Frederick pictured in the new Bonding Room, which was dedicated in her honor for her generous funding towards the project.  The Bonding Room is a place to stay overnight and provides parents who have given birth through a surrogate mother a place to bond with their new baby.  

Dr. Jane Frederick's contribution was also mentioned in a Suzanne Rico's blog on Fertility Authority as she opens up about her expereince going through surrogacy and how The Bonding Room would have made a difference to have given a private room to bond with their new baby. Follow this link to read the full story. http://www.fertilityauthority.com/blogger/suzanne-rico/2013/5/04/bonding-room

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How to Handle Your Pregnancy After Infertility or Miscarriage

How to Handle Your Pregnancy After Infertility or Miscarriage

Women who have struggled with infertility or who have suffered a loss of a pregnancy can have difficulties relaxing and enjoying themselves when they become pregnant afterwards. These women commonly feel as though they don’t belong in the hopeful group of pregnant moms. They may continue feeling grief for their previous loss, or even detachment from the baby whom they fear is too good to be true. 

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What You Need to Know about Using a Surrogate

What You Need to Know about Using a Surrogate

Surrogates have made parenthood possible for many couples in which other assisted reproductive technologies (ART) have failed. Surrogates also have helped those whose marital status, age or gender have prevented them from having children. Surrogates are women who carry the baby in the uterus for another couple.

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New Guidelines for Egg Freezing

New Guidelines for Egg Freezing
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 By: John G. Wilcox, MD, FACOG

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine has finally issued new guidelines for egg freezing and it is no longer considered experimental. Vitrification, a rapid freezing technique, has dramatically improved outcomes for frozen eggs and embryos. Survival rates are greater than 90% and pregnancy rates are comparable to fresh cycles. Since these procedures have not demonstrated any significant harm to the baby with over 900 births from frozen eggs, it is safe to say, many more women will be freezing their eggs for a variety of indications. That said, women should not wait too long to freeze their eggs, since pregnancy rates decrease dramatically with IVF as women age. Our clinic suggests women freeze their eggs before age 35 and not after 38 in most cases.

 http://www.boston.com/dailydose/2012/10/19/egg-freezing-works-preserve-fertility-new-guidelines-say/5XCEX40MlM1DRkyKYe2sVL/story.html

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