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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.

New Studies Available! Learn about EEVA and IVY!

Our Thrive study has now been closed, but we are excited to introduce two new studies taking place in our Encino office. Click here for more information.

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HRC Fertility is hosting Free Fertility 101 Seminars every month for 2014.

This is a wonderful opportunity to meet our physicians at one of our HRC Fertility's Free Seminar. Visit our seminar page to learn more information and to register for a seminar nearest you.

Click here for our upcoming seminars and to sign up!

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A YEAR IN REVIEW – HRC RANCHO CUCAMONGA!

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They say that time flies when you’re having fun. Our staff at HRC Fertility Rancho Cucamonga would like to add that time flies when you’re doing what you love - helping build families by making baby dreams come true!

          It’s incredible to think that we have been helping build families for a year. In honor of our one-year anniversary, here is a look back of the highlights - including some of your most requested pictures - our newest baby alumni!

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Special Pricing in Rancho Cucmamonga coming to an end this summer!

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Exercise Tips to Improve Wellness

Do this.. Wait, No, do that! There are so many “do’s and don’ts” on exercise and fertility. Here are some general guidelines for you follow; editing out the myths, and simply offering sound information, while you are working on conception.

We are always told ‘everything in moderation” for better health and nutrition. In this case, this holds true.  Your body needs a healthy body fat percentage, to aid the pregnancy. Being excessively overweight, or underweight, will hinder the success of a pregnancy. Work with your doctor to find a healthy range for you using the body mass index. Research shows a range between 18.5 to 24.9 is associated with optimal reproductive function. Harvard studies have shown that 12% the under body mass index guidelines have challenges conceiving, while over 25% of those over the 24.9 range, have difficulties becoming pregnant. While the BMI can only offer a general range, a more specific way of achieving the body fat percentage is having an exercise physiologist or certified personal trainer, perform a skinfold -caliper test.

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Summer Bouquet: Colorful and Nutritious Recipes

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 Note: Frequently we address diet and wellness concerns with our patients, including those with the diagnosis of PCOS.  Therefore, we are offering this article to help provide healthy AND tasty ideas for summer meals and snacks! Notice that many are made from ingredients that can be fresh from the garden!  As a hint - when trying to maintain a healthy diet “eat a rainbow of colors” - seek out foods with natural color (such as carrots and broccoli )  and try to reduce the amount of white and brown foods (like sugars and starches).  Bon appetite!

Summer is a delicious season with beautiful and bountiful produce.  Enjoy this seasonal freshness with convenient snacks and as essential ingredients in your meals.

Since healthy snacks are important, why not make them decorative and simple?  Slice whole carrots and celery and put them inside Ball jars.  Then, fill the jars with water, twist on the lids and place them in an easy to reach area inside your refrigerator.  Now when you get the munchies, you have access to an inviting and delicious snack that you can pair with peanut butter or hummus.

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Prevention of Down Syndrome, Genetic Disease and Breast Cancer with IVF

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Come join Dr. Mickey Coffler for the "Doc is In" where he will be addressing Prevention of Down Syndrome, Genetic Disease and Breast Cancer with IVF on August 7th at 6:00 pm.  

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An unexpected love story with an adoption twist!

There are many roads on the journey to motherhood. Leah Campbell took one less traveled by, and her story offers wisdom and hope.

Leah always knew she wanted to be a mom. In fact, it was the period of her life that she most looked forward to. In college, Leah donated her eggs, and her journey took an unexpected and ironic turn as she experienced severe complications and developed endometriosis. It became so severe that within 6 months, Leah’s doctor told her that if she wanted to have a baby, it was “now or never.”

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Celebrating Father’s Day For The First Time Thanks To IVF

 

BY: Juli Auclair Lipof

Marcus Passow has a lot to be thankful for this Father’s Day. For starters, 30 little fingers and 30 tiny toes.

Not to mention his sensational wife, Julie, who brought Matias, Francesca and Luciana into the world on September 23, 2013.

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The Challenge of Father’s Day with Infertility

If youre a man with infertility, Fathers Day can be difficult. Heres how to keep perspective on the good things in life.

When popular movies, shows, and other media depict people pining to have a baby, and sad about the fact that they don’t have one, let’s face it — it’s most often a woman. But the reality is that men face many of the same desires and emotions when it comes to having children — and they experience a similar sadness when infertility robs them of that opportunity.

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Testicular Cancer and Fertility: Will I Still Be Able To Have Kids?

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Testicular Cancer and Fertility:

Will I Still Be Able To Have Kids?

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Come join Dr. Jeffrey Nelson on June 24th!

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Understanding the Risks of Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer is fairly rare, but it’s still important to be aware of the risks and how it might impact male fertility.

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From Our Patients: Coping with Mother’s Day, Friend’s Pregnancies, and the Importance of Your Team During Infertility

When you are in fertility treatment, it can be overwhelming to cope with infertility. It is even harder when certain life events present themselves, like Mother’s Day, your friend’s pregnancy announcement, or yet another baby shower invitation. Sometimes it takes a team to get you through it all.

Julie R. from Pasadena, has this to say about ways to look at the inevitable events when you are in treatment that can challenge the best coping skills:

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From Heartache To Joy: A Mother’s Day Fertility Success Story

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By: Juli Auclair Lipof

 

For many, Mother’s day is a celebration of moms, special bonds and family. A day for breakfast in bed and little gifts, made with love by tiny hands. However, for women dealing with infertility it can be an excruciatingly painful reminder of loss and the baby they long for so deeply.

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How to Survive Mother’s Day

 

by Jennifer Bright Reich

When you really want something in life, it’s hard not to think about it all of the time. If something isn’t going quite right, like trying to have a baby, you stare so hard at the empty hole in your life that you can’t see the “doughnut” of everything else that is going right.

            An especially difficult time for people struggling with infertility is Mother’s Day. As if you needed a reminder that you want so badly to be a mother but it’s eluding you.

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Step by Step

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Stacie Krajchir, an HRC Fertility patient and advocate for fertility awareness, recently was interviewed and stated that her first foray in to the “world of infertility” was scary and shameful.  She described, with much passion, how she originally thought that the first meet and greet with the fertility staff would be “easy” and that her expectations included that she would be given a simple “to do list” and snap she would become pregnant. Easy as pie!

A simple solution for Stacie’s infertility was not the case and in many of our patients the path to infertility is not just one or two, but many steps. We understand that the process is full of a whole host of emotions for all the patients who walk through our Rancho Cucamonga office doors. Scary. Shameful. Embarrassed. Sadness. Grief. And, we hope in eventuality – Happiness!

That is why we celebrate the small successes along the journey to parenthood with you and in praise of YOU!

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RESOLVE EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE SPRING OF 2014 INCLUDING #NIAW

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RESOLVE – the National Infertility Association has celebrated, educated and resolved to increase awareness about infertility for 25 years. This year, they are focusing on the educational component of their association during  National Infertility Awareness Week – April 20-26th.

RESOLVE has selected the theme – “Resolve to know more” in order to enlighten their audience about fertility options and how to self-advocate. They have outlined the following as their benchmark “resolutions”:

Resolve to know more about when to see a fertility specialist. Resolve to know more about all your family building options.   Resolve to know more about infertility advocacy.  Resolve to know more about the latest treatment options. Resolve to know more about the disease of infertility.  Resolve to know more about adoption.

In order to help individuals learn about more, RESOLVE has also offered a full educational component to their website.  HRC of Rancho Cucamonga will be supporting the efforts of RESOLVE by posting much information on our social media platforms and website.  We hope that you will help to amplify their message by retweeting and reposting, as you wish.

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Dr. Jane Frederick on KTLA!

With NIAW in full affect this week, KLTA's Courtney Friel reaches out to Dr. Jane Frederick for tips when trying to conceive.Please click on the link below to watch the full interview on the KLTA website.

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