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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.

You Know Those Infertility Highs and Lows? They're Worth It!

Carrie and Steve tried to conceive for four years before choosing to work with HRC and Dr. Jane Frederick. Their long journey to parenthood had many emotional highs and lows, but Carrie said feeling overwhelmed wasn’t one of them.

“With HRC, you are assigned a coordinator who is always available via text or phone. Whenever I contacted my coordinator, she would get right back to me.”

It’s no secret that fertility treatment requires a lot of medication in varying doses and at different times to work optimally. For Carrie, many of her texts and calls were about her medication schedule amd the coordinators were right on top of it.

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A Year in

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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

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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Round Two

So here you are. Financially poorer and not pregnant after your fertility evaluation cycle. Perhaps your period started, or, like me, you took hourly home pregnancy tests long before the test could have picked up the tiniest...

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Today's Video: What is a Semen Analysis?

Dr. Isaac Kligman, a New York fertility doctor with the Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility in Manhattan, explains how a semen analysis is done and evaluated as part of a fertility workup.

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Wasted (Infertility-Related) Hours of My Life That I Want Back

So, what were we talking about? Oh right. How I'm perhaps a mite disproportionately bitter about the changing of the clocks/losing an hour sleep debacle ... And how many infertile-related hours in our lives we would like to have...

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Am I Infertile?

Infertility is often defined as not being able to get pregnant after one year of steady, unprotected intercourse if a woman is under the age of 35; or six months if she is over 35. Infertility affects both men and women equally....

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How Much Sperm Is Enough?

So often in life we are told that more is better. Sometimes there is a sufficient number or size, but because of the ?bigger is better? philosophy we overlook this. read more

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The Egg Donor Connection

In order to set the stage for Part l of this story, I want to share a a bit of my personal background in order to describe my role working with both my donors and our intended parents. read more

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This Month in Celebrity Fertility

It's been a busy fertile month in Celebrityland. Here are some of the highlights! First, it was rumored that Jennifer Aniston was pregnant with Gerard Butler's baby. Then, she had a secret affair with Brad Pitt resulting in a...

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Fertility Success through Visualization

In my last blog post, I talked about how to try to control the elephant inside to make real and lasting changes that you desire. It takes an understanding of how our mind works and then taming the beast to be the CEO of your...

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Mini IVF - A Simpler In Vitro Fertilization

Mini-IVF and natural cycle IVF are potential alternatives for women who do poorly with conventional stimulation protocols and might otherwise be directed to egg donation. The value of using stimulated cycles for IVF is...

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TV Takes on Male Factor Infertility

a blog by Michelle Ottey, PhD, Director of Operations, Fairfax Cryobank and Cryogenic Laboratories, Inc., January 10, 2010 - I am a big fan of the show How I Met Your Mother and watched the most recent episode on Monday night. ...

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Egg Donor Fees: Demystified

by Melodie Shank, Consultant, Fertility SOURCE Companies, January 11, 2011 - Infertility treatment possesses its own vernacular, and the same is true of third-party reproduction. After what is typically an emotionally challenging...

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Getting Pregnant: When Should You Have Sex?

When you are trying to conceive, there are certain times in your menstrual cycle when you are more fertile than others. Fertile days occur around the time of ovulation, when your ovaries release a mature egg for fertilization....

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Infertility Causes: Hypospadia Can Cause Male Factor Infertility

Hypospadia is a birth defect in which the opening of the urethra, which is normally found on the tip of the penis, is located instead on its underside. This is important when trying to conceive, since the urethra carries semen...

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Drugs May Level Fertility Playing Field for the Obese

Heavy women often have a harder time getting pregnant than their slimmer peers, but new findings suggest weight may cease to matter when women take fertility drugs. In a report in the journal Fertility and Sterility, scientists...

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Just Because One IVF Cycle Fails, It Doesn't Mean the Next One Will

Celine Dion is here to tell you that just because one IVF cycle fails, it doesn't mean the next one will. read more

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Lisa Ling's Response to Miscarriage Not Uncommon

Lisa Ling returned to "The View" today to talk about miscarriage. The journalist and former View co-host suffered a miscarriage when she was seven weeks pregnant. The self-described "ambitious" and "competent" woman said she,...

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