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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. Daniel Potter was the guest of honor at USC!

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In October Dr. Daniel Potter was the guest of honor at the USC gala. To read more about this special event here is the link to the USC Dornsife attached the article USC ran about the event and a picture is attached.

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of USC Dornsife's Joint Educational Project (JEP) is from left, JEP Executive Director Tammara Anderson; event co-chair Sharon Tesoriero; USC Dornsife Dean Steve Kay; USC Dornsife alumna, actress and humanitarian América Ferrera; USC Dornsife alumnus and Trojan Health Volunteer founder Daniel Potter, and event co-chair Deena Lew. Photos by Steve Cohn.

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What to do when you Can't Pregnant - 2nd Edition Just Released!

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Dr. Daniel Potter's Book " In What to Do When you Can't Get Pregnant 2nd edition" has now released and is available for purchase on Amazon. 

Dr. Daniel Potter and Jennifer S. Hanin provide a step-by-step guide to the intricate process of having a baby using the latest in reproductive technologies. Together with They share insider information on items like:

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Rancho Cucamonga is offering special pricing in honor of their Grand Opening!

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Thank you to everyone who joined us and to our sponsors for our HRC Baby Reunions!

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What a joyful time we had this weekend! Thank you to everyone who particpated and made our Reunion Picnics a great success.  We were so excited to celebrate our 25th Anniversary with so many smiling faces!  


 A big special thank you to our sponsors:


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Dr. John Norian on Mommy MD Guide's talk radio show live!


Dr. John Norian was very excited to be a speacial guest for the Mommy MD Guide blog radio talk show and like would for you to listen live:


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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

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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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Dr. Mickey Coffler presents at Tel Aviv!


On July 30th, Dr. Mickey Coffler was excited to participate at Tel Aviv seminar.  He discussed IVF, PGD, and surrogacy options for Israelis in California.  The audience was very warm and enthusiastic.  He was happy to attend and meet so many smiling faces.  


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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.

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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. 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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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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We are excited to announce that HRC's doors are now open in the Inland Empire.


We are excited to announce HRC Fertility has now opened their doors in the Inland Empire with Dr. Jeffrey Nelson and Dr. John Norian.  

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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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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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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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