SELF / Southern California Reproductive Center What to Say–and What Not to Say–to Someone Going Through IVF September 25, 2017

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If you have difficulty conceiving, it’s comforting to know that in vitro fertilization is an option. That said, no one ever actually wants to go through IVF. The process involves money, hormones, self-administered shots (often in your butt or stomach), and a lot of emotional highs and lows. And it doesn’t help that people don’t really know how to act around you when you’re going through it.

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HealthyWay / Southern California Reproductive Center 12 IVF Truths No One Tells You About September 25, 2017
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“Where do babies come from?” is a question that can make anyone blush, because we all know from a relatively young age exactly how babies get here.
That is, until we grow up and realize many couples have trouble making a baby the old fashioned way. Wanting to have a child and not being able to get pregnant is heartbreaking, but luckily, parents who aren’t able to conceive on their own now have a decidedly modern option: using medical technology to help them get pregnant. (more…)
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Zocdoc / Southern California Reproductive Center Simple Answers to Complicated Questions About Polycystic Ovary Syndrome September 19, 2017

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a hormonal disorder that affects between 1 and 6 and 1 and 20 women of reproductive age. It’s a leading cause of infertility – 40% of women with PCOS experience problems with fertility — and women often learn they have PCOS when they encounter difficulty getting pregnant.

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SELF / Southern California Reproductive Center FYI: Struggling With Infertility Doesn’t Mean You’ll Never Get Pregnant August 31, 2017

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High school sex ed did a number on me, and I spent most of my life living with a low-grade fear that I would get pregnant every time I had sex, even though I used the pill. That notion was further confirmed when I got pregnant with my first son the day my husband and I started trying. But when we decided to try to have another baby, things weren’t so easy.

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US Weekly / Southern California Reproductive Center Molly Sims Opens Up About Her Fertility Journey August 23, 2017

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Molly Sims is partnering with Us Weekly to talk about fertility and share her journey to becoming a mother of two — and soon three! The 43-year-old actress, married to producer Scott Stuber, 47, spoke candidly in a video for her YouTube channel about freezing embryos, trying IVF twice and ultimately conceiving naturally with each of her pregnancies.

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Fox News / Southern California Reproductive Center Molly Sims Gets Candid About Her Fertility Struggles August 18, 2017

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Molly Sims is a proud mother of three children who has never kept quiet about her fertility woes.

“I think now it’s much more open, but I think it’s open because people are talking about it,” the 44-year-old model told Closer Weekly Thursday. “It’s not an easy path, and I think a lot of it is hidden, and there are a lot of things out there. As much as ‘it takes a village’ when you have children, I think now ‘it takes a village’ to have a child.”

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Healthline / Southern California Reproductive Center Thinking of Donating Your Eggs? I’ve Done It Three Times and This Is What Happens August 16, 2017

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When I first became an egg donor, I was inundated with many questions from curious friends. Many people wanted to know if donating my eggs meant I was now infertile, or whether I still had ovaries, or whether it was a painful process.

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Romper / Southern California Reproductive Center How Do I Know If My Partner Is Infertile? A Fertility Specialist Explains August 3, 2017

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Infertility. It’s a painful and deeply personal word for a couple to be confronted with, and one that is wracked with emotion and grief. Most couples discover infertility only after trying to achieve pregnancy for quite awhile, and the first question they wonder is, Where exactly is the issue here?

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Romper / Southern California Reproductive Center Does The Toothpaste Pregnancy Test Work? Let’s Talk About Science July 25, 2017

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Desperate times call for desperate measures and for some women, whether hoping for a positive or a negative result, the driving need to know if they’re pregnant ASAP pushes them beyond what many would call the edge of reason.

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AfterEllen / Southern California Reproductive Center Reciprocal IVF and the Future of Lesbian Reproduction: An Interview With Dr. Shahin Ghadir July 24, 2017

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Dr. Shahin Ghadir is paving the way to make reciprocal IVF (a way for both mothers to have a genetic bond with their biological baby) be accessible for lesbian couples who want to become parents.

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Shanghai Daily / Southern California Reproductive Center Chinese Women Look Abroad to Freeze Eggs July 14, 2017

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AMY Wang, 31, flew to the United States in May to have her reproductive eggs frozen for future use when she marries and decides to have children. ”I want to freeze my eggs at a prime age to ensure a healthy child,” Wang said. “This liberates me from anxieties about a pregnancy late in my reproductive years.”

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Bloomberg / Southern California Reproductive Center China’s Sperm Count Problem Has Created a Billion-Dollar Market July 13, 2017

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On a recent afternoon, a visitor from northern China took a smoke break outside the Beijing Perfect Family Hospital. Cigarettes were one reason he had come to the capital: he reckons his nicotine habit played a part in damaging his fertility.

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Beijing News / Southern California Reproductive Center Embryo and Egg Quality is the Main Focus for Customized IVF Services Abroad July 5, 2017

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Shanghai Daily / Southern California Reproductive Center Chinese Women Look Abroad to Freeze Eggs July 3, 2017

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AMY Wang, 31, flew to the United States in May to have her reproductive eggs frozen for future use when she marries and decides to have children. ”I want to freeze my eggs at a prime age to ensure a healthy child,” Wang said. “This liberates me from anxieties about a pregnancy late in my reproductive years.”

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More / Southern California Reproductive Center What to Know About Fertility (Even if You’re Not Ready to Get Pregnant) June 8, 2017

pregnancyPregnancy may seem like a far off (or maybe never) venture for you, but here are the things doctors think you should know about your fertility in advance. (more…)

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Romper / Southern California Reproductive Center Does a Miscarriage Affect Future Fertility? Experts Weigh In June 7, 2017

booties-2047596_960_720Far too many women live through the heartbreak of miscarriage, and there is a wide spectrum of healthy responses afterward. Some are ready to try again as soon as possible, while others may need to give themselves a long physical and emotional recovery period before seeking another pregnancy. But one common thread can be found post-miscarriage and that’s the question, does a miscarriage affect future fertility? (more…)

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Hoy Magazine / Southern California Reproductive Center Infertility Among Latinas May 22, 2017

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A growing problem, devastating for women and invisible to society. (more…)

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Fit Pregnancy / Southern California Reproductive Center 5 Things You Should Know Before Starting IVF Meds May 5, 2017

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ART (also known as assisted reproductive technology) helps bring many new babies into the world–but like many of my in vitro fertilization (IVF) sisters, I never thought ART would become the only option available for me to become pregnant. And so, when I started with IVF meds, I didn’t necessarily know what to expect–and I found plenty of surprises along my journey to motherhood. (more…)

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HealthLine / Southern California Reproductive Center 7 Popular Infertility Myths, Debunked by Experts May 5, 2017

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“If I hear one more ‘my friend got pregnant after five years of trying,’ or get emailed another article about the next crazy herbal treatment that can increase fertility, I’ll lose my mind,” saysLinda Rice, a Massachusetts-based certified nurse and midwife who experienced fertility issues for three years before having a son. (more…)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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