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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.

Ovulation and Fertility: Dr. Sanaz Ghazal Answers Most Frequently Asked Questions


What are the signs of ovulation, and when am I most fertile? Those are  two of the questions Dr. Sanaz Ghazal answered in a recent interview with Fertility Authority. Dr. Ghazal also talked about the key hormones that control ovulation, and factors that can impact the ovulation process. As she points out, “Fortunately, we have effective fertility treatments that can help women with ovulatory dysfunction achieve a pregnancy.”

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Dr. Michael Feinman Discusses Common Infertility Issues

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Fertility Authority recently interviewed Dr. Michael Feinman about two important topics of interest for women facing infertility: implantation failure and advanced family planning.

Dr. Feinman says that implantation failure is no longer a mysterious “black box,” and that, in fact, there has been enough progress to justify some testing in women who have repeated IVF failures. To read more about these tests, please follow this link.

Advanced family planning, according to Dr. Feinman, is basically fertility preservation for couples who want to have several children. They aren’t infertile, but by the time they try again they could be too old to get pregnant. So they—often Modern Orthodox women—store  PGD-tested embryos that they created with their partner. To learn more about advanced family planning, please follow this link to the Fertility Authority website. 

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HRC Fertility Welcomes Dr. Sanaz Ghazal

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HRC is pleased to announce that Dr. Sanaz Ghazal has joined its team. Dr. Ghazal, who will work alongside Dr. Daniel Potter in HRC’s Fullerton office, attended Harvard University and received her medical degree from the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, CT. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. Dr. Ghazal then returned to the Yale School of Medicine where she completed a three-year fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

During her training, Dr. Ghazal authored numerous publications and book chapters and was selected to present her research at national meetings. She is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.

Dr. Ghazal commented, “I am thrilled and honored to join HRC Fertility Orange County, which has an amazing track record of some of the highest IVF success rates in the country and a strong commitment to providing the most cutting edge reproductive technologies. I look forward to helping patients achieve their dreams of building a family by offering them compassionate, high quality care and personalized fertility treatment.”

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Dr. Daniel Potter Sees More Than 20 Australian Couples a Month for Gender Selection

Dr. Daniel Potter of Huntington Reproductive Center


More than 20 Australian couples a month visit Dr. Daniel Potter to select their baby's gender, with most couples wanting a girl after multiple sons.

The number of Australians traveling to the U.S. has doubled since 2011, prompting Dr. Potter to advocate gender selection in Australia, calling it a "reproductive freedom issue."

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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:


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Dr. Jane Frederick Discusses One of the Major Causes of Infertility During PCOS Awareness Month

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or PCOS, is a health problem that affects more than 5 million women worldwide. PCOS affects a woman's menstrual cycle, hormones and ability to have children. Listen to Dr. Jane Frederick discuss PCOS and its treatment here:

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

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The Miracle of Life Picnic - September 20th

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

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The Wall Street Journal Interviews Dr. Daniel Potter

Dr. Potter discusses gender selection and family balancing with the WSJ. Couples ususally have one, two or three children of one gender and want their next child to be of the other sex, said Potter. Read the complete article here: Fertility Clinics Let You Select Your Baby’s Sex

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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.

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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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Dr. Robert Boostanfar Completes Global Clinical Trial

Dr. Robert Boostanfar of HRC Fertility Los Angeles

Results from Dr. Robert Boostanfar’s global clinical trial have been published in Fertility and Sterility. While globally approved, the trial has not yet been approved for use in the U.S.

Click here to view the published results

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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?

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Dr. Robert Boostanfar Grants Special Mother's Day Gift

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Click on the link to hear the heartwarming story of a Bakersfield woman who agreed to be a surrogate for her sister-in-law and cancer survivor. Dr. Robert Boostanfar

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Dr. Jane Frederick Sets the Facts Straight on Ovulation Myths

In a recent interview with the the Duluth News Tribune, Dr. Jane Frederick talked about many of the myths surrounding the science of ovulation: women don't ovulate on the pill; drinking cough syrup triggers ovulation; breast-feeding prevents ovulation; and, many others. Read on to learn more about the science of ovulation.


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Dr. Mickey Coffler Appears on San Diego's XETV to Discuss Aging and Infertility

Dr. Mickey Coffler was interviewed on XETV Channel 6's "Medical Minute" segment to talk about aging, infertility and egg freezing. See the full segment below:


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Dr. David Tourgeman Discusses Sofia Vergara's Frozen Embryos with CNN

Dr. David Tourgeman was recently interviewed by CNN about the lawsuit filed against actress Sofia Vergara over bringing to term two frozen embryos created with ex-fiance Nick Loeb. According to Dr. Tourgeman, "While legal decisions are being contemplated in the case, there should be no issues with the integrity of the embryos even if this takes years to resolve."



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Dr. Mickey Coffler Interviewed on "Good Morning San Diego"

Dr. Mickey Coffler talks about the 10 percent of couples in the U.S. affected by infertility.



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Chicago Tribune Interviews Dr. Jane Frederick About Ovulation's Role in Fertility

Dr. Jane Frederick was recently interviewed by the Chicago Tribune for an article discussing the myths and modern aids to determining ovulation. Dr. Frederick discusses how a woman's egg supply decreases with age and the best methods for monitoring ovulation. She also talks about the initial tests she conducts on her infertility patients. Click to read the entire article:


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Dr. Bradford Kolb Presents Poster on Reduced hCG Trigger Doses at PCRS

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Drs. Bradford Kolb and Jane Frederick co-author paper on the outcomes of a reduced hCG trigger dose.

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Drs. Jane Frederick and Daniel Potter Talk Gender Selection with Fertility Authority at PCRS

Gender selection is becoming more widely accepted and can help couples that may be interested in choosing the gender of a baby before they become pregnant. There are many different reasons a family may opt to choose the sex of their baby, including medical and social reasons. Watch as Drs. Potter and Frederick explain gender selection and family balancing.


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