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Fat, Carbs and the Science of Conception.

In a groundbreaking new book, Harvard researchers look at the role of diet, exercise and weight control in fertility. Guarantee: you will be surprised. by  Jorge E. Chavarro, M.D. , Walter C. Willett, M.D. , Patrick J. Skerrett |   December 1, 2007 9:29 AM EST Every new life starts with two seemingly simple events. First,…

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Stress and Infertility

  I have been in the medical field for over 24 years.  The last 15 of those years as an RN working everywhere from California to Alaska and Hawaii to the Virgin Islands. I had thought I had seen and done everything until I started working at La Jolla IVF one year ago.  New to…

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Menopause Mondays: Women’s Fertility and the Biological Clock

March 11th, 2013  – by Ellen Dolgen New Girl has got me thinking: Where have all the good eggs gone? During a recent episode, Sadie, the show’s “friendly neighborhood gynecologist,” broke the news that a woman can lose up to 90 percent of her eggs by age 30. Jess (and I!) had a little more than…

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It DOES make a difference which wins the race: Scientists scan 100 sperm from one man – and find huge DNA differences

The ‘race’ between human sperm to the eggs might just look like a bunch of wriggling tadpoles – but it makes a big difference which sperm wins, say Stanford researchers. Full Story: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2176016/It-DOES-make-difference-wins-race-Scientists-scan-100-sperm-man–huge-DNA-differences.html 30 July 2012 www.dailymail.co.uk

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How Does Egg Donation Work?

Perhaps you are interested in becoming an egg donor, or maybe you’ve decided to use an egg donor for reproductive assistance. Egg donation is facilitated by a fertility specialist who extracts eggs from a donor’s ovaries and either freezes them for future use or fertilizes them immediately for implantation in a woman’s uterus in order…

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When to Consider Gestational Surrogacy

Surrogacy is a type of reproductive assistance in which a woman carries and delivers a baby for another person or couple who will go on to raise the child themselves. The surrogate mother may or may not be the biological mother of the baby she carries. The Latin word surrogare means “in place of” or…

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Tips When Using a Surrogate Mother

A surrogate mother is a woman who carries and delivers a child for another person or couple. The surrogate mother does not continue to fulfill the role of the child’s mother after the child is born. The surrogate mother may or may not be biologically related to the child she carries. The word “surrogate” comes…

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Why Wait on Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis

In vitro fertilization remains one of the most cutting-edge procedures for treating infertility. New discoveries provide opportunities to advance technologies and provide even better results to patients. Recent research regarding preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) asks fertility specialists to rethink when they perform PGD—is it better to screen developing embryos on day 3 or day 5?…

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La Jolla IVF receives CAP Accreditation

La Jolla IVF, a San Diego fertility clinic recently received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP); this is recognition of the highest standards in IVF laboratories. http://www.prweb.com/releases/SanDiego-fertility-clinic/LaJolla-IVF-CAP-certified/prweb9477304.htm La Jolla IVF – San Diego Fertility Clinic and Fertility Specialists We see this as the gold standard for IVF labs. We really work hard to maintain…

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