SCRC Womanista / Southern California Reproductive Center What Nancy Kerrigan’s Public Heartache Is Doing for Other Women April 14, 2017

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Nancy Kerrigan made headlines this week after bravely revealing that after marrying her husband Jerry Soloman in 1995 and welcoming their son Matthew in 1996, she experienced six miscarriages in eight years. (more…)

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SCRC Bustle / Southern California Reproductive Center 7 Subtle Symptoms That Can Sometimes Indicate Infertility April 10, 2017

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There’s a lot involved when you’re trying to have a baby, and if you’re having issues, a visit to the doctor’s office can often help shed some light. However, if a visit to the fertility clinic isn’t in your near future, you can also pay attention to some subtle signs of infertility that you might not realize. Understanding what’s going in your body can help you determine your chances of getting pregnant, even if you’re not looking to have a baby right this moment. (more…)

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SCRC She Knows / Southern California Reproductive Center 6 Myths to Stop Buying About Sex and Conception, Stat April 10, 2017

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Ladies trying to have babies, allow us to save you some serious time and energy (more…)

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SCRC SELF / Southern California Reproductive Center I Froze My Eggs at Age 15…and Did It Again at Age 19 April 5, 2017

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After suffering a painful condition starting at age 12, this college student made her choice.

Egg-freezing is rising in popularity, and it’s become even buzzier lately thanks to celebrities like Bachelorette star Kaitlyn Bristowe and Olivia Munn opening up about their experience with the procedure. (more…)

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SCRC Bustle / Southern California Reproductive Center 11 Subtle (But Potentially Serious) Signs You Need To Change Your Birth Control April 3, 2017

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Birth control is supposed to make your life easier. Whether you take a pill, use a vaginal ring, or have an IUD, you can often expect regulated periods, clearer skin, and (of course) protection from pregnancy. But if things don’t go as planned, you may find yourself experiencing all sorts of side effects. Whether it’s nausea that just won’t quit, or something a little more serious, your body will definitely let you know when or if you need to change your birth control. (more…)

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SCRC SELF / Southern California Reproductive Center How Hard on Your Body Is Freezing Your Eggs? March 23, 2017

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More and more, women looking for options when it comes to their reproductive future have turned to egg freezing. In addition to the rise of “egg freezing parties” nationwide, some employers are even adding egg freezing to their benefits packages. But there are many myths about what freezing your eggs actually is like. (more…)

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Southern California Reproductive Center Us Domestic medical travel / Southern California Reproductive Center Mark Surrey, M.D., Co-founder and Medical Director, SCRC March 21, 2017

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SPOTLIGHT: Mark Surrey, M.D., Co-founder and Medical Director, Southern California Reproductive Center (SCRC) (more…)

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Southern California Reproductive Center Self / Southern California Reproductive Center Fertility Treatments and Heart Disease Study: Here’s the Truth March 14, 2017

woman-356141_1920There’s no guarantee of success with fertility treatments, and it can be painful for couples to go through the time, emotional energy, and money involved in treatments without becoming pregnant. Now, a new study has found a correlation between unsuccessful fertility treatments and a higher risk of heart disease later in life. But before you freak out about his, there are a few things you should know. (more…)

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SCRC SELF / Southern California Reproductive Center This Couple’s IVF Story Is Captivating Thousands of Facebook Users February 21, 2017

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A woman in Texas is finally pregnant after years of trying to conceive and multiple miscarriages–and she’s shared her journey in a Facebook post that’s garnered a lot of attention. The post features a photo of two onesies–one that says “Worth the wait” and another that says “and wait…and wait…and wait”–surrounded by needles. (more…)

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SCRC Romper / Southern California Reproductive Center 11 Trying To Get Pregnant Red Flags, Because Conceiving Isn’t Always Easy February 21, 2017

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Thanks to a poor sex education system, trying to get pregnant sounds a lot easier than it actually is. I was pretty convinced as a teen that if I even looked at a penis, I was risking having my womb inhabited. But there are some trying to get pregnant red flags that prove having a baby isn’t as easy as high school led you to believe. (more…)

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SCRC Cafe Mom / Southern California Reproductive Center 10 Common Reasons Sex Hurts for Women & How to Fix Them February 21, 2017

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Of course, we all want to have healthy, happy, fulfilling sex lives, but recent surveys show that many women are struggling to even have comfortable sex. A survey recently published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology found that almost 7,000 women in the UK experience pain during sex. Sadly, this isn’t exactly news. (more…)

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SCRC The List / Southern California Reproductive Center 9 things to know about conceiving as you get older February 21, 2017

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According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the average age of women at childbirth is increasing. According to the CDC report, between 2000-2014, the percentage of women aged 25-29, 30-34, and 35 and over each increased. While research has found risks for both very young mothers and those over 35, there are some important things to know about conceiving as you get older, no matter your current age. (more…)

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SCRC Bustle / Southern California Reproductive Center 11 Signs You Might Have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, According To Experts February 9, 2017

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Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a hormonal disorder that affects about 10 percent of women, but many are unfamiliar with what exactly the disorder is. If you’ve noticed some abnormal changes in your body that have to do with your period, hair growth, and more, you may be exhibiting signs that you have PCOS. Many women with the condition don’t even realize they have it, but getting diagnosed can help those unwanted side effects in check and allow you to take the proper steps to preserve your health down the line. (more…)

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SCRC Unite Virginia / Southern California Reproductive Center Transgender People Can Have Their Own Biological Babies February 9, 2017

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Gay couples having babies has become the norm… but what about a transgender man who has been given the opportunity to use his own eggs to have a biological baby. Science has now allowed transgender people to be biological parents to their own children. Dr. Shahin Ghadir at the Southern California Reproductive Center is at the forefront of helping transgender people have their own biological babies by freezing their eggs before they medically transition. This allows a genetic connection with their children, which is very important to many people. (more…)

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Southern California Reproductive Center Redbook / Southern California Reproductive Center How to Predict When You’re Ovulating February 3, 2017

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Have sex, they said. You’ll get pregnant, they said. They were wrong — sort of. Even though you can get knocked up after having unprotected sex just once (thanks for the heads up, sex ed!), timing often plays a huge part in conceiving a baby. After all, your chances of getting pregnant can largely depend on if you’re ovulating. A quick crash course on what ovulation is: It’s when an egg is released from your ovary into your fallopian tubes (it usually happens roughly around the middle of your cycle). There, it can connect with sperm — a meet-up that may result in, boom, a baby! You’re most fertile on the day you’re ovulating, and the 5 days leading up to it. (more…)

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Southern California Reproductive Center SELF / Southern California Reproductive Center Beyoncé Being Pregnant With Twins Actually Makes A Lot Of Sense February 2, 2017

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Fans collectively freaked out Wednesday afternoon after Beyoncé Knowles announced on social media that she’s pregnant with twins. Knowles made the announcement in an artsy Instagram post that showed her posing in lingerie while cradling her belly. “We would like to share our love and happiness,” she captioned the photo, which has become the most-liked Instagram post ever. “We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. – The Carters.” There’s no official word on when the twins are due, but once they arrive, they’ll join big sister Blue Ivy. (more…)

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SCRC Yahoo Beauty / Southern California Reproductive Center It Doesn’t Matter How a Woman Conceives: Chrissy Teigen Can Teach Us All About IVF January 31, 2017

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Chrissy Teigen has been open and vocal about her struggle with fertility and her subsequent choice to undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) to have children. And now, she’s tackling critics head-on who suggest that she took the easy way out. (more…)

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Southern California Reproductive Center Prevention / Southern California Reproductive Center 8 Reasons Your Period Is Lighter Than Usual January 25, 2017
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When most of us complain about our periods, we kvetch about those heavy flow days and the bloating, cramping, and exhaustion that can go along with them. So if your period suddenly becomes very light the whole time, it might seem like a good thing. While less bleeding may very well make you more comfortable, it could be a sign something’s gone awry. (more…)

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Southern California Reproductive Center Bustle / Southern California Reproductive Center 11 Surprising Things Your OB/GYN Wants You To Know January 11, 2017

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Sex education and women’s health magazines cover some important topics, but there are still so many things women don’t know about their vaginal and sexual health. No one knows better about these facts than your gynecologist, and there are a number of surprising things your OB/GYN wants you to know. You may be afraid to ask, or maybe you’ve just never thought about it before, but there are lots of topics regarding self-care and sex that many women don’t know that much about. (more…)

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Southern California Reproductive Center MIT Technology Review / Southern California Reproductive Center Rejuvenating the Chance of Motherhood? December 9, 2016

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An audacious startup thinks it can give 40-ish women a better shot at having children. Should desperate would-be parents believe it? (more…)

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Southern California Reproductive Center Glamour Health / Southern California Reproductive Center 6 Signs Your PMS Is Something More Serious December 7, 2016

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While at least one symptom of PMS affects 85 percent of women, severe discomfort or moodiness before your period could actually be a sign of something more serious. Some women spend years not realizing they suffer from endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), or another major health problem because they’ve confused it with run-of-the-mill PMS. (more…)

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Southern California Reproductive Center Prevention / Southern California Reproductive Center 12 Things That Could Be Messing With Your Guy’s Sperm December 7, 2016

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If your quest to get pregnant isn’t going so well, don’t automatically assume that you’re the culprit. Though women usually get most of the blame for fertility problems, a third of cases are caused by issues related to the man (one third is due to the woman, and the remaining cases are caused by a combination of problems in both partners, or for unknown reasons). For men, many fertility troubles are due to problems with their sperm, and the 12 factors below may all negatively impact those swimmers. (more…)

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Southern California Reproductive Center LinkedIn / Southern California Reproductive Center STDs at an all-time high: 7 effective ways to prevent STDs November 4, 2016

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In October a new CDC report found that sexually transmitted diseases have reached an all-time high in the United States. Moreover the CDC earlier conceded that STDs can cause permanent damage leading to infertility. (more…)

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