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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.

Happy Holidays to all from HRC Fertility of Rancho Cucamonga!


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Reduce Stress With Relaxation Techniques

 By Lori Lite

Reducing stress can help you to relax, be more hopeful, regain energy, and optimize your fertility treatments.

Unraveling the reasons for a couples’ fertility can be a long process. From the first interviews and consultations through the various tests until the (hopeful) arrival of a baby – the road can be filled with difficult challenges – hence increasing the stress level of the individuals involved and the couple.  

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Music and the Unborn Baby

Music in color


By Dara Blaker, radio and media personality

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Tafton, A success story well worth waiting for

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Katie S., a hairstylist in Lake Elsinore, CA, and her husband tried

to conceive for 6 years—with no success.

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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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Step by Step

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Baby Boy Stacie

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 – 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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Welcome First Rancho baby

Congratulation to Mom and Dad! We are very excited about our newest arrival! A baby boy to spread joy. Thank you for sharing.

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On the Infertility Bookshelf- Part Two



On the Infertility Bookshelf- Part Two

So much information about infertility! How can you choose? For some people, book reviews and checking to see if a resource is given a good amount of stars helps guide the weeding out process. For others, they want to devour any and all information about infertility in order to feel they are prepared for “anything and everything.”

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Dr. John Norian Helping The Inland Empire Medical Community!

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Dr. Norian has been asked to give a lecture to the medical students at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific.  His lecture this January is entitled “Clinical Pearls Related to Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility” . In addition, he’ll be discussing the Fellowship process for those medical students contemplating the reproductive endocrinology field.


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