Visit Pacific Fertility Center » Volume 15, Issue 4 | December 2017
Pacific Fertility Center joins Prelude Fertility Network
Pacific Fertility Center is thrilled to announce we have recently joined the Prelude network of clinics. Prelude’s vision is to create a national platform comprised of best-in-class fertility clinics, with one in each major metropolitan area. We are delighted to be their San Francisco partner. Together, we are even better able to advance our shared goal: to make family-building options available to more patients, and create “one healthy baby at a time”.
Pacific Fertility Center Presents Original Research at ASRM Annual Meeting
As in years past, Pacific Fertility Center (PFC) submitted original research this year for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), held October 28 through November 1 in San Antonio, TX. Our study on genetic screening was accepted for poster presentation.
PFC Staff Lead ASRM Interactive Session on Genetic Counseling
An increasingly important aspect of clinical care in reproductive medicine involves medical genetics and, specifically, how to test for and avoid genetic diseases or chromosome abnormalities in offspring. To advance this discussion, Carolyn Givens, MD, and PFC Genetic Counselor Lauri Black were invited to present and moderate an interactive session at the ASRM annual meeting. The title of the session was “Follow the Double Helix: How to Intertwine Genetic Counseling and Your Practice.”
Louise Brown, the 1st IVF Baby, at ASRM Annual Meeting
A Jeopardy answer, an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records, the first “test-tube baby”—Louise Joy Brown has been a household name for decades. From Bristol, England, Brown was born in 1978 to Lesley and John Brown who tried to conceive for nine years before becoming the first to successfully undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF).
Study: Freeze-Only Transfers Outperform Fresh Transfers
Which type of transfer—fresh or freeze-only—leads to higher implantation and ongoing pregnancy rates (OPR)? A recent study was the largest to make this comparison, finding that freeze-only transfers are often the clear winners.1 Why is this so? It may have something to do with the delicate “dance” between the embryo and the lining of the uterus (endometrium).
Can Ovarian Reserve Tests Predict Fertility?
As they age, many women postpone pregnancy, but some may be leaning a little too heavily on results of certain tests to predict their ability to become pregnant. Perhaps they’re gaining a false sense of security—or insecurity, for that matter. According to a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the number of remaining eggs in your ovaries (ovarian reserve)—as revealed through blood and urine tests—don’t necessarily predict fertility.1 So what exactly do these tests reveal and what’s the best way to make use of the study results?
Egg Freezing Webinar
PFC offers complimentary egg freezing educational webinars hosted by our fertility specialists.
Thursday, February 1 & Thursday, March 29
6:30-7:30 PM
Fertility Seminar & Webinar
PFC offers complimentary monthly educational seminars & webinars hosted by our infertility specialists.
Thursday, January 25 & Thursday, March 15
6-7:30 PM
Mind-Body Infertility Support Session
Workshops are taught by Pacific Fertility Center's Marriage and Family Therapist, Peggy Orlin, MFT, and Lauri Black, 500hr Registered Yoga Teacher, and our Licensed Certified Genetic Counselor.
Saturday, January 6 & Saturday, February 17
9 AM-1 PM