Visit Pacific Fertility Center » Volume 14, Issue 1 | February 2016
Understanding Treatment for Endometriosis
March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. It’s a great time to bring attention to a condition that’s been far too often overlooked or misdiagnosed. Many women search years to find answers for the pain or infertility they experience with endometriosis. What is endometriosis? This condition occurs when tissue similar to that lining the uterus (endometrial tissue) is found outside the...
Developmental Delays Not Tied to Infertility Treatment
Does infertility treatment affect a child’s neurodevelopment? Past studies have been inconclusive, but results of a recent large study have gone a long way toward putting this longstanding fear to rest. Led by researchers at the National Institutes of Health, the New York State Department of Health, and other institutions, the study found that children conceived using infertility treatments...
More IVF Tries Yield Better Live Birth Rates
Persistence pays off. That seems to be the message of a study published in The Journal of The American Medical Association (JAMA) at the end of last year. The researchers found that nearly 2 out of 3 women gave birth after undergoing 6 in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles.1 These results suggest that stopping after 3 or 4 cycles may be a bit premature—at least for some women.
My Journey to Becoming an Embryologist
While pursing my degree in genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I enrolled in a summer course in the animal science department, Lab Techniques in Mammalian Gamete and Embryo Biology. Although not part of my program requirements, the course description piqued my interest as an exciting complement to the rather tedious work that I was doing in a Drosophila (fruit fly) genetics lab.
Fertility Preservation at PFC
Many women today are choosing to delay conception until later in life. Some want to pursue an advanced degree. Some wish to establish a professional career. Still others simply haven’t yet found the right partner. Delaying pregnancy may be the right choice, but also may mean a woman misses her best opportunity to conceive.
New Patient Seminar & Webinar
PFC offers complimentary monthly educational seminars & webinars hosted by our infertility specialists.
Wednesday, March 16 & Thursday, May 12
Fertility Preservation Webinar
PFC now offers complimentary fertility preservation educational webinars hosted by our infertility specialists.
Thursday, March 24 & Thursday, May 26
Mind/Body Workshop
Workshops are taught by Pacific Fertility Center's Marriage and Family Therapist, Peggy Orlin, MFT, and Certified Yoga Instructor, Lauri Black, who is also PFC’s Certified Genetic Counselor.
Saturday, March 5