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Pacific Fertility Center (PFC), in partnership with Swirl Radio, is proud to offer an educational seminar specifically designed to educate women of the LGBT community about fertility options and growing their family.
The seminar will be hosted by a panel of fertility specialists, offering women of the LGBT community an opportunity to learn about medical options and legal issues surrounding fertility as well as psycho-social issue considerations for women in our community wanting to build families using Advanced Reproduction Technology.
PFC is proud of the fact that we have been able to help so many of our patients in the LGBT community to create families.
For women of the LGBT community who are considering the use of Advanced Reproductive Technology, the options for conception can include:
Dr. Carolyn Givens was quoted in the PS Mom Reviews blog. The article talked about what not to do when you are pregnant.
Learn more and read the full article here.
What is the difference between fresh and frozen donor cycles?
In a fresh donor cycle, you select a donor who is then contacted to begin her pre-cycle screening process. Her menstrual cycle must be synchronized with the female intended parent or gestational carrier, and then she can start her stimulation medications. The cycle from choosing your egg donor to pregnancy test is from 3 to 6 months.
Almost since the inception of in vitro fertilization (IVF), the successful freezing of egg cells (oocytes) has been a goal of reproductive biologists. The oocyte is a large, delicate cell and, until recently, it stubbornly resisted all attempts to develop a reliable freezing method.
In the last 5 years, however, a new procedure called vitrification overcame all these problems, turning egg freezing into a routine procedure. Vitrification makes it possible to put oocytes in storage indefinitely, and yet also be able to create high quality embryos at the time of thaw. We now can bank high-quality oocytes from young donors in much the same way sperm has been banked for decades
PFC is extremely pleased to now offer our patients a bank of high-quality oocytes from young donors. The DEB provides the following opportunities: