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National Infertility Awareness Week Baby

Congratulations to Jessica and Anthony Lombardo! Last year during National Infertility Awareness Week (NIAW) they were the winners of a free IVF cycle from Northern California Fertility Medical Center. Today, Jessica is 19-weeks pregnant with their baby girl.

Fertility Doctor of the Month: Michael J. Murray, M.D.

Michael J. Murray, MD., Northern California Fertility Medical Center

April 2013

Dr. Michael J. Murray is a Board Certified Reproductive Endocrinologist with Northern California Fertility Medical Center, a private fertility practice in Roseville, CA. He is a clinician and a surgeon, and has won several grants and awards for his research. Fertility Authority is pleased to recognize Dr. Murray as Fertility Doctor of the Month.

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Video: Should I Choose Egg Donation or Adoption?

How do you know if egg donation or adoption is the right family building option for you? Dr. Michael Murray of Northern California Fertility Medical Center explains egg donation and adoption.

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Sacramento, CA

There are 63 fertility clinics located in the state of California, with four of them located in the Sacramento metropolitan area.

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Source: Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine
Tour the Southern California Center for Reproductive Medicine with Dr. Robert Anderson, its Founder and Director, and learn more about the fertility clinic's state of the art treatments and operations.

Dr. Eric Surrey, a fertility doctor at the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine explains how we can reduce multiple pregnancies by better evaluating an embryo. Adding chromosomal analysis, or comprehensive chromosomal screening (CCS) increases the chance of a single embryo transfer being successful.

There can be several problems with an embryo which might not be picked up by screening.
Dr. Eric Surrey M.D. , a fertility doctor at the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine discusses embryo screening and its limitations.

Sacramento, CA, in The News

Sperm Gene May Explain Some Male Infertility

Time,  July 20, 2011
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A mutation in a gene for a sperm-related protein found in 20% of men may be responsible for a significant proportion of unexplained male infertility, according to researchers at University of California-Davis. They studied the impact of the gene, called DEFB126, in 500 Chinese newlyweds attempting to start a family. In couples where the man had two copies of the mutant version, the odds of childbirth in any given month were reduced by 30% and the average time to conception was delayed by two months compared to couples in which the male had only one or no copies of the aberrant gene.

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Avoiding Ethical Quandaries in Embryo Donation

Time,  April 27, 2011
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When it's most successful, in vitro fertilization, or IVF, yields far more embryos than a couple could ever use (unless that couple is the offspring-obsessed Duggar family). There are frequently frozen embryos left over, and the options for what to do with them are limited: destroy them, donate them to research — or, rarely, to other couples — or continue storing them in liquid nitrogen for a fee. There is very little consistency in terms of how fertility clinics ask patients for their preference.

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California Infertility Insurance Mandate

California is one of the few states that currently has an fertility treatment insurance mandate in place. Only 15 states have an infertility insurance mandate in place to offer coverage or provide coverage for fertility treatment and IVF costs.

Common Plastic Chemical Linked to Infertility

California Watch,  Dec 16, 2010
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Researchers find BPA may reduce success of IVF, damage eggs

A new study suggests a chemical widely found in a variety of household products may reduce the success of in vitro fertilization and damage human eggs.

Researchers at UC San Francisco analyzed the blood of 26 infertile women and their eggs. The eggs had been collected for in vitro fertilization.

The team found that those women with the most bisphenol-A (or BPA) in their blood had the least viable eggs, and vice versa. Indeed, as the blood levels of BPA in the women doubled, the percentage of eggs that fertilized normally declined by 50 percent.

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Giuliana Rancic’s 63 IVF Injections a Month! Is This Par for the IVF Course ...

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Or an atypical patient experience?

Recently, reality star Giuliana Rancic, anchor and managing editor of E! News, opened up about her fertility treatments, revealing that she receives more than 60 IVF injections in one month to prepare her body for the IVF procedure. But is this number of IVF injections typical for an average patient?

According to Dr. John G. Wilcox, a board certified reproductive endocrinologist (fertility doctor) at HRC Fertility in Pasadena, Calif., representing that more than 60 IVF shots a month as the normal patient experience can be misleading.

“That’s an exceptional number of injections,” he says. “It would be highly atypical, profoundly atypical.”

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