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Fertility Doctor of the Month: Lowell T. Ku, M.D

Dr. Lowell T. Ku started his medical career as a family practitioner, and later did a residency in obstetrics and gynecology. While he fell in love with delivery, he knew that helping couples conceive was in his future when he and his wife had trouble having a baby. Following a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology he became a board certified reproductive endocrinologist.

How To Maximize Your Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) Success

Frozen Embryo Transfer

Before undergoing a frozen embryo transfer (FET IVF), I recommend checking the hormone levels to be sure they are balanced, screening for thyroid disease, and examining the uterine cavity. If the patient has been pregnant and delivered a baby through c-section (caesarian section), scar tissue can affect the uterus as well and can make it difficult for the embryo to attach.

Secondary Infertility: What You May Not Know About TTC the Second Time Around

November 29, 2012

Whether you’ve battled primary infertility or having your first child was a breeze, many couples do not realize that they are at risk for secondary infertility. Some believe that having a baby after primary infertility suddenly flipped the “fertility switch” so they will not experience difficulty conceiving in future attempts. Those who have never faced fertility struggles may be taken by surprise when they realize they are not getting pregnant as easily as expected.

Quadruplets: Texas Family Welcomes Four New Babies,  July 24, 2012

Texas family welcomed a set of quadruplets over the weekend. The quadruplets range from 2 pounds and 5 ounces to 3 pounds and 7 ounces and born 10 weeks premature. The Shawvers tried having children for three years before turning to a fertility specialist and had a miscarriage on their third round of treatment. Ironically, their fourth try ended with four little heartbeats.

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Dallas fertility clinics offer some of the most advanced fertility treatment in the country, along with some pioneering infertility research.

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In order to analyze the sperm, a sperm analysis can be done several times to ensure accuracy of the test results. If there is a reproductive issue with the male, time is a dependent factor on prospective treatment for the couple, explains Dr. Seth Levrant who participates in the clinic Partners in Reproductive Health in Munster, IN and Tinley Park, IL.

Dr. Richard Paulson, a fertility doctor with USC Fertility in Los Angeles explains how the hormones estrogen and progesterone can prepare the uterine lining for implantation of an embryo, even in women who have had ovarian failure or in menopause.

UCSF's Dr. Evelyn Mok-Lin discusses the role of egg freezing today.

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Experimental Treatment Offers Fertility Independence,  May 30, 2012

When Dr. Sara Beers hit her 30s without a husband, she decided to create her own modern family. She adopted Maddie 6-years-ago, then she had Jack three years later via in vitro fertilization. The baby bump in her belly now is truly unique. "Little baby Oliver," Beers said. "He came to be from a frozen egg."

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Fertility Procedure Catching on in North Texas

Dallas Business Journal,  May 25, 2012

A procedure that’s gaining acceptance in the medical community offers an additional option for women who want to delay childbearing and is becoming an increasingly meaningful piece of the fertility business in North Texas, doctors and fertility experts say. Oocyte vitrification is a technique of rapidly freezing a woman’s unfertilized eggs, said Dr. Jerald Goldstein, medical director of Fertility Specialists of Texas, which has locations in Dallas and Frisco.

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Texas Doctors Study Fertility Without Multiples


Women undergoing fertility treatments often end up with twins or triplets. Now, a San Antonio study is helping test different treatments to see which one is most likely to yield a single baby. UT Medicine is looking for infertile couples to volunteer. They must have tried unsuccessfully for at least a year to get pregnant. The woman must be between 18 and 40.

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Don’t mess with Texas—or its Dallas fertility clinics. These clinics offer some of the most advanced fertility treatment in the country, along with some pioneering infertility research.

KCBD News Anchor Christy Moreland Becoming an Egg Donor

KCBD,  April 20, 2011
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Lubbock's KCBD news anchor Christy Moreland is in Spokane, Washington. Her sister-in-law Donna had a difficult time conceiving with her first child, so Christy is becoming an egg donor for Donna's second child. Egg donors come forward about 20 times a year in Lubbock, and about 7,000 couples go through the program nationwide.

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