Visit Pacific Fertility Center » Volume 13, Issue 4 | November 2015
ASRM 2015: Why Sex Chromosomes Really Matter
The 71st Annual American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) meeting was held in Baltimore, Maryland last month. This meeting is one of the two largest meetings of reproductive specialists, embryologists, nurses, scientists, geneticists, genetics counselors, students and practice administrators in the world. One of the keynote speakers of the conference was David C. Page, MD, who has devoted his career to scrutinizing the biology and evolution of the sex chromosomes.
ASRM 2015: CCS Poster Summary
This is a study presented at the October 2015 annual ASRM meeting. This report comprises the largest reported embryo dataset (over 37,000) from women undergoing IVF treatment with 24-chromosome SNP-based PGS (also known as Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening, or CCS). The data was gathered from 181 IVF centers with pregnancy outcome data obtained primarily from two large IVF centers...
Drugs for Unexplained Infertility: Comparing the Results
Funded in part by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, a multicenter, randomized clinical trial has found that a breast cancer drug called letrozole (Femara) has similar but no better effectiveness than standard fertility drugs in treating women between the ages of 18 and 40 with unexplained infertility.1
Time-lapse Imaging of Thawed Embryos
In the embryology lab we track “implantation rates” closely for all the patients we treat. It’s the number of embryos that implant in the uterus after transfer, divided by the total number of embryos transferred. When we perform genetic testing on embryos, we can get implantation rates of 50-70% or more regardless of the age of the patient, but only if the patient has a chromosomally normal embryo.
Prenatal Self-Care: Sorting Fact from Fiction
Most women want to do everything in their power to have a healthy baby. And if you’ve been challenged by infertility, chances are you’re even more motivated. But with so much information out there—on the Internet and circulating among family and friends—it can be tough to know what is critical to do—or not to do—during pregnancy.
New Patient Seminar & Webinar
PFC offers complimentary monthly educational seminars & webinars hosted by our infertility specialists.
Thursday, January 21 & Thursday, February 11
Fertility Preservation Webinar
PFC now offers complimentary fertility preservation educational webinars hosted by our infertility specialists.
Thursday, January 28 & Thursday, March 24
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, December 5