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November 18, 2013

Students from the Department of Biology at the University of San Francisco came on a field trip to Pacific Fertility Center. Dr. Conaghan taught the students about the clinical applications of developmental biology and discussed the exciting state-of-the-art procedures at PFC!

Here are some pictures of the students during Dr. Conaghan's lecture at Pacific Fertility Center.







November 12, 2013

In a brief video, Philip Chenette, MD, board certified reproductive endocrinologist at Pacific Fertility Center (PFC), describes how comprehensive chromosome screening (CCS) is changing the experience of in vitro fertilization (IVF) for PFC’s patients. Watch the video here.

San Francisco, CA – November 12, 2013 – A new genetic screening technique, Comprehensive Chromosome Screening (CCS) is producing very high pregnancy rates with low risks of miscarriage, multiple gestation, and Down syndrome, reports PFC’s Philip Chenette, MD. With the help of CCS, in fact, three out of four embryo transfers in 2012 resulted in a pregnancy at PFC—most with the transfer of only one embryo.

October 29, 2013

High pregnancy rates with minimum risk:
The new technology of CCS enables transfer of a single embryo while maintaining high pregnancy rates:

Building healthy families, one baby at a time, is our goal at Pacific Fertility Center.

Optimizing treatment outcomes is not just about high pregnancy rates. High success rates must be balanced by reducing risks. The goal is delivery of a healthy child in the fastest and lowest cost possible, while reducing risk of medical problems of pregnancy.

October 23, 2013

San Francisco, CA – October 23, 2013 – July 25th marked the 35th birthday of the world’s first “test tube baby” in the U.K. On the occasion of this significant landmark, the BBC recently visited Pacific Fertility Center (PFC) to get a glimpse of some of the more sophisticated assisted reproductive technologies that have emerged since that time.

October 17, 2013

Patient Case
KJ was 35 year-old when she presented to PFC after attempting to conceive with her partner for over 2 years. They conceived spontaneously after 14 months, but the baby did not have a heartbeat at the first ultrasound. She subsequently had a miscarriage. Her cycles were regular at 28 day intervals with increasingly heavier flow over the last several months. Her workup included a cycle day 3 follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) of 10 mIU/mL, antral follicle count (AFC) of 8, and an anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) of 0.5 ng/mL. Hysterosalpingogram (HSG, dye test to evaluate the fallopian tubes) revealed open tubes on both sides and a large uterine cavity filling defect. Preovulatory transvaginal ultrasound showed a 8mm endometrial lining whose trilaminar pattern was obscured by a 25mm submucosal fibroid. Semen analysis was normal.