Visit Pacific Fertility Center » Volume 14, Issue 3 | September 2016
Pacific Fertility Egg Bank’s 4th Anniversary
Since the opening of the Pacific Fertility Egg Bank (PFEB) in August of 2012, we have continually looked for ways to be more successful and to make the process easier and more efficient for our patients. When PFEB first opened, we offered patients an embryo guarantee of two Day-3 embryos. Now, with 4 years of operational experience, and many more years of vitrification (freezing) experience under our belts, we recently transitioned our program from a “Day-3 embryo guarantee” to a “Blastocyst embryo guarantee.” Here are a few of the specific benefits of the new blastocyst embryo program.
PFC’s Genetic Counselor Speaks at Conference in Italy
PFC’s Genetic Counselor, Lauri Black, spoke at the 15th International Conference on Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis in Italy earlier this year. This year’s conference covered wide-ranging topics such as innovations in embryo biopsy, mitochondrial DNA, and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), the newest platform for genetic testing and a subject of hearty debate. “This conference is the best place for us to learn about the most up-to-date and emerging technologies in the embryo testing arena, said Lauri Black, MS.
Fertility Apps and Websites: Are They Accurate?
Timing is everything. . . well, maybe not everything. But when it comes to getting pregnant, it’s clear that timing is crucial. A wide range of methods have been used to get the timing right—from taking basal body temperatures or assessing cervical mucus to using ovulation prediction kits. These all have certain advantages and disadvantages. In the recent past, a wide range of websites and apps have also gotten in on the act, using programs to predict the fertile window...
No Link Between IVF and Increased Risk of Breast Cancer
After long-term follow-up, a study conducted in the Netherlands has found that there is not a link between in vitro fertilization (IVF) and an increased risk of breast cancer. In fact, among women undergoing IVF, the risk of breast cancer did not differ significantly from that in the general population.
UK Survey: Infertility a Problem for 1 in 8 Women and 1 in 10 Men
Many researchers conduct infertility studies on men and women who are already seeking medical attention. But by surveying a general population in the UK, researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine may have revealed a more complete picture about the scope of infertility—which they defined as the inability to achieve pregnancy after trying for more than a year.
New Patient Seminar & Webinar
PFC offers complimentary monthly educational seminars & webinars hosted by our infertility specialists.
Thursday, November 10
Fertility Preservation Webinar
PFC now offers complimentary fertility preservation educational webinars hosted by our infertility specialists.
Wednesday, September 21 & Thursday, November 17
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, October 22 & Saturday, November 12