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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.

Our IVF Journey: Three Tries, One Beautiful Baby

Our IVF Journey: Three Tries, One Beautiful Baby
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It wasn't the easiest journey, but this couple persevered and couldn't be happier with the care they received from Dr. Robert Boostanfar.

 

http://www.infertility.org/our-ivf-journey-three-tries-one-beautiful-baby/

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Dr. Robert Boostanfar, Dr. Jane Frederick Published in the Journal of Fertilization

Dr. Robert Boostanfar,  Dr. Jane Frederick Published in the  Journal of Fertilization

Dr. Boostanfar and Dr. Frederick were recently published in the "Journal of Fertilization." Their article discussed their research and the successful outcomes of fresh and frozen donor ovum (egg) cycles among recipients using oral estradiol and vaginal progesterone gel versus intramucular and vaginal progesterone. Click on the link below to read the entire study:

oral-estradiol-and-vaginal-progesterone-gel.pdforal-estradiol-and-vaginal-progesterone-gel_20150908-185551_1.pdf

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Encino, West Los Angeles, Westlake Village Annual Reunion Baby Picnic

Encino, West Los Angeles, Westlake Village Annual Reunion Baby Picnic

HRC Fertility - Encino - West Los Angeles - Westlake Village

The Miracle of Life Picnic - September 20th

Hosted by: Doctor's Boostanfar, Feinman, Peck and Tourgeman

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Dr. David Tourgeman - Getting Pregnant in Your 40s

Dr. David Tourgeman - Getting Pregnant in Your 40s

Dr. Tourgeman talks about getting pregnant in your 40s and how fertility treatments can increase the ability to carry.

https://www.fertilityauthority.com/articles/getting-pregnant-your-40s

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Dr. Alison Peck talks about Egg Freezing

Dr. Alison Peck talks about  Egg Freezing

Dr. Peck talks about Egg Freezing - The top 4 questions

https://www.fertilityauthority.com/articles/four-questions-ask-about-egg-freezing

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Dr. Alison Peck Discusses Egg Freezing

Dr. Alison Peck Discusses Egg Freezing

Dr. Alison Peck talks about the four questions to consider before freezing your eggs: Why freeze my eggs now?; how many eggs should I freeze?; should I freeze my eggs or embryos?; what if I don't use all of my frozen eggs?

https://www.fertilityauthority.com/articles/four-questions-ask-about-egg-freezing

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Woman Receiving a Special Gift

Woman Receiving a Special Gift

Dr. Robert Boostanfar grants the most special Mother's Day wish. Bakersfield woman agrees to be surrogate for sister-in-law and cancer survivor. Click here for the full interview. Robert Boostanfar

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Dr. David Tourgeman Quoted in CNN Interview

Dr. David Tourgeman Quoted in CNN Interview

"Dr. Tourgeman was quoted in a CNN interview - While legal decisions are being contemplated in the Sofia Vergara case, there should be no issues on the integrity of the embryos even if this takes years to resolve." Dr. Tourgeman

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Egg Donation Can Help Your Next IVF Cycle. Here’s Why

Egg Donation Can Help Your Next IVF Cycle. Here’s Why

Using an egg donor is a good option for couples that are trying to conceive when their infertility is the result of the quality of the woman’s eggs. A donated egg from another woman can be the key to a successful cycle of IVF for a couple that is struggling with infertility.

An egg donor is a woman who offers the use of her eggs to be fertilized by the man’s sperm with the purpose to have the embryo implanted in the intended mother. The egg donor is the biological mother of the child, but not the birth mother. To put it simply, she provides a healthy egg for fertilization for another woman’s baby.

The use of an egg donor in infertility treatments is growing in popularity, particularly for women who are over 40. According to WebMD.com, 12 percent of the assisted reproductive techniques (ART) in 2005 were achieved using a donor egg in the cycle. Those numbers have likely increased over the past decade as well.

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Secondary Infertility: Do I Need Infertility Treatments?

Secondary Infertility: Do I Need Infertility Treatments?

Secondary infertility is the diagnosis when a couple is unable to conceive a child after one year of trying despite the fact that they may have conceived naturally before. Like primary infertility, it is possible to treat the condition with infertility treatments. Many couples are shocked by this diagnosis because they had no problems conceiving children in the past.

The reason for secondary infertility is as varied as those for primary infertility. Usually, the cause develops between the last pregnancy and their attempts to conceive again. Common causes can include ovarian reserve depletion, fallopian tube damage from previous delivery, changes in the ages of the parents, or the development of conditions that affect either one or both of the couple’s reproductive systems. Like primary fertility, the causes are attributed 30 percent to the woman, 30 percent to the men, and 40 percent to unexplained infertility or a combination of the couple’s problems.

The guidelines for when a couple should see a specialist for secondary infertility follow those for primary infertility. They are:

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Why Chocolate Is Good for You...in Moderation

Why Chocolate Is Good for You...in Moderation

A healthy diet lets your reproductive system perform at its best during fertility treatment. When you are struggling to achieve conception, every little bit that you can do to increase your chances of getting pregnant is a good thing. But a healthy diet does not mean that you have to give up all the treats. Experts believe that a little bit of chocolate (in moderation) can be a good thing for getting pregnant.

In general, dark chocolate tends to have more health benefits than milk chocolate, particularly if it is 70 percent cocoa content or higher. It is considered a good fat, which means that it is a kind of fat your body needs to perform at its best. In addition to the good fats found in chocolate, it also has arginine and flavonoids. Arginine is important in helping arteries relax and improving blood flow through the body. Flavonoids are antioxidants that can help the body and mind free themselves from free radicals, which are harmful to healthy cells.

Chocolate does contain caffeine, however. Because caffeine is known to increase the risks in some women for miscarriage and other conception complications, it is important to watch out for how much you get in a day. Most doctors agree that having a cup of coffee a day is not a problem for women who are trying to conceive.

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VIDEO: Dr. David Tourgeman featured on Good Morning America with Dancing With the Stars pro Karina Smirnoff!

VIDEO: Dr. David Tourgeman featured on Good Morning America with Dancing With the Stars pro Karina Smirnoff!

 

Advances in egg freezing techniques have made it possible to reliably produce babies from thawed eggs leading many women to take advantage of this opportunity to preserve their fertility. Dancing With the Stars pro Karina Smirnoff is one of those women! Karina, alongside her HRC Fertility physician Dr. David Tourgeman, discussed her decision to freeze her eggs on Good Morning America and you can catch the interview here! http://abcn.ws/1jb7hp5 

 

 

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Dr. Robert Boostanfar featured on of Tia & Tamera on The Style Network!

Dr. Robert Boostanfar featured on of Tia & Tamera on The Style Network!

Actress Tia Mowry of Tia & Tamera and formerly of the teen show Sister, Sister has been vocal about her previous struggle with endometriosis before the birth of her son, Cree and continues to share her story!

As Tamera contemplates having a second child, Tia hits a roadblock on her fertility journey and consults with HRC Fertility’s Dr. Robert Boostanfar. Tune in to watch Tia’s consultation with Dr. Boostanfar this Sunday at 8/7c on Style. For a sneak peek of the episode check out http://www.stylenetwork.com/videos/Tia-and-Tamera-Have-Babies-on-the-Brain/211174

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Dr. Robert Boostanfar to be honored by Feit 4 Kidz Fertility Fund this November!

Dr. Robert Boostanfar to be honored by Feit 4 Kidz Fertility Fund this November!

The Feit 4 Kidz Fertility Fund will be hosting their first annual benefit dinner honoring fertility specialist Dr. Robert Boostanfar of HRC's Encino and Westlake Village offices!

 

Alan and Emily Feit tried four times to have a child through in vitro fertilization (IVF), an infertility treatment that can cost well over $10,000 per attempt. On the fifth try, however, they ended up with twins — and now they want to help others in similar situations.

The San Fernando Valley couple has provided $100,000 in seed money to create the Feit 4 Kidz Fertility Loan Fund through the Jewish Free Loan Association (JFLA), which provides interest-free microloans to Southern California residents.

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Dr. Robert Boostanfar to be honored at Feit 4 Kidz Fertility Fund's inaugural benefit dinner this November!

Dr. Robert Boostanfar to be honored at Feit 4 Kidz Fertility Fund's inaugural benefit dinner this November!

The Feit 4 Kidz Fertility Fund will be hosting their first annual benefit dinner honoring fertility specialist Dr. Robert Boostanfar of HRC's Encino and Westlake Village offices!

 

Alan and Emily Feit tried four times to have a child through in vitro fertilization (IVF), an infertility treatment that can cost well over $10,000 per attempt. On the fifth try, however, they ended up with twins — and now they want to help others in similar situations.

The San Fernando Valley couple has provided $100,000 in seed money to create the Feit 4 Kidz Fertility Loan Fund through the Jewish Free Loan Association (JFLA), which provides interest-free microloans to Southern California residents.

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HRC is proud to welcome Dr. Alison Peck to our Encino and West Los Angeles offices!

HRC is proud to welcome Dr. Alison Peck to our Encino and West Los Angeles offices!

HRC Fertility is proud to welcome Alison Peck, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. to our Encino and West Los Angeles Offices! Board certified in both obstetrics/gynecology and reproductive endocrinology/infertility (REI), Dr. Peck is also fluent in Spanish and has a special interest in the treatment and care of third party parenting.

Valedictorian of William Howard Taft High School in Woodland Hills, Dr. Peck graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Dr. Peck completed her specialty training in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Southern California and her fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York.

Dr. Peck has been published in many publications and is active in well-known professional organizations, including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecology, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, as well as the Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

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Dr. Robert Boostanfar will be featured on this week's episode of Kourtney and Kim Take Miami.

Dr. Robert Boostanfar will be featured on this week's episode of Kourtney and Kim Take Miami.
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Dr. Boostanfar will be speaking with Kourtney Kardashian on the possibility of her becoming a surrogate for her sister Khloe Kardashian Odom. The phone conversation will be featured on this week’s episode of Kourtney and Kim Take Miami airing Sunday, March 31st at 9:00PM on E! Network.

http://www.eonline.com/shows/kourtney_and_kim_take_miami

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