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Discussing Fertility with HRC
For more than 20 years, HRC Fertility (HRC) has introduced and perfected new fertility treatments and procedures. Our impressive fertility success rates are due to our commitment to cutting edge reproductive technology. The HRC IVF treatment program's long, very successful history cements our place as one of the top fertility clinics in the nation. We are committed to giving our clients every infertility treatment option.
Our California fertility center established the first IVF (in vitro fertilization) ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) pregnancy on the West coast. Our laboratory is committed to excellence and we are at the forefront of reproductive clinical research. HRC has always been one of the top fertility clinics applying innovative infertility procedures such as microfertilization techniques. We also performed one of the first PGD cases in the USA in 1989 for a sex linked genetic disorder. Our state-of-the art embryology laboratory was built in 1988.
In our blog "Discussing Fertility with HRC," fertility doctors from HRC will discuss various topics to help answer your questions about infertility.
I have treated thousands of people trying to conceive and I can say that stress won’t affect the results of your treatments or hinder your success but it can make you feel worse and cause unnecessary emotional stress. I have found through the years that many of my patients feel they must do certain things that bring about stress including attend baby showers or go to lunch with pregnant friends. I can tell you that it is important while going through infertility to attempt to limit exposure to things that cause you to feel sad or hopeless.
As we move into 2015 and celebrities become more public about their baby desires, we are seeing younger celebrities talking about IVF even if they may not need it. IVF is not a publicity stunt for the majority of the 6 million couples who suffer from infertility and it’s important to get a clear message out to women who may feel like giving up – the majority of women/couples who pursue alternative family building techniques like IVF, do have a child.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects a woman’s menstrual cycle, fertility, hormones, insulin production, circulatory system, and appearance. Women have both male and female hormones, but women who have PCOS have higher levels of male hormones and experience irregular or absent menstrual cycles and small cysts on their ovaries. It is estimated that 5 to 10% of women who are of child bearing age have PCOS.