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How Egg Freezing Can Benefit You as a Transgender Parent

If you’re a trans man who wants a baby, you may consider freezing your eggs. Egg freezing is recommended for all people with ovaries who aren’t yet ready to have children. It may be especially important if you take hormones or get bottom surgery.

May 1st, 2022
Stress and Infertility: How are they Linked?

It’s a Hollywood cliche: An infertile couple is told to “relax and have fun.” They head out on vacation, and bingo! Next scene, they have a baby. That scenario’s just a bit too good to be true, but the link between stress and infertility is real.

Apr 1st, 2022
5 Encouraging Facts About IVF

You’ve tried everything else, and now you wonder if in vitro fertilization (IVF) is the procedure you need to build the family of your dreams. However, you know that IVF is relatively expensive and can’t be guaranteed. Is it worth the risk?

Mar 8th, 2022
I’m Intersex: Can I Have a Baby?

If you’re intersex, you may wonder if it’s possible for you to have a baby. The answer depends on your individual anatomy, chromosomes, and hormones. The answer may also depend on whether assisted-reproductive technology (ART) can help you.

Feb 3rd, 2022
Are There Downsides or Risks to Egg Freezing?

The upside to egg freezing is pretty awesome: You preserve your youthful eggs while you’re still fertile. Then, when you’re ready for a baby, your eggs are ready for you — no matter how old you are. But is there a downside?

Jan 5th, 2022
When To Seek Help If You’re Not Getting Pregnant

It’s not always clear as to when the 'right' time to check in with a doctor about trying to get pregnant is.  Here, we cover the textbook answers, as well as the reality of when it may be helpful to seek expert advice.

Jan 4th, 2022
6 Potential Causes of Infertility

You always thought it was a simple thing to have a baby. In fact, you spent a lot more time preventing unwanted pregnancies than you did considering infertility. But now either you or your partner is infertile. Why? And what can you do about it?

Dec 12th, 2021
Effective Pregnancy Options for Same-Sex Couples

Same-sex and LGBTQIA+ couples can have their own biological children, thanks to assisted-reproductive technologies (ART). If you and your partner yearn to create a family with DNA from one or both of you, you have a variety of options.

Nov 14th, 2021
5 Benefits of Gestational Surrogacy

You’ve always dreamed of having your own baby but, medically speaking, that now seems impossible. Either you don’t have a uterus, or you can’t or don’t want to carry a child to term. Gestational surrogacy could make your impossible dream possible.

Oct 1st, 2021
Is Embryo Transfer Painful?

You know you can’t get pregnant on your own, but still you hesitate about moving forward with in vitro fertilization (IVF). You worry, especially, about the process of transferring an embryo to your womb. Will it be painful?

Sep 8th, 2021
How Does Metformin Help PCOS?

PCOS, or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, is a condition that often consists of menstrual irregularities (typically absent or sporadic menses), signs of increased androgens (hair growth, acne or hair loss) and the presence of multiple ‘cysts’ on an ovary.

Sep 8th, 2021
PCOS Awareness Month: Infertility, Other Symptoms and Treatment

Most cases of female infertility are due to your ovaries not producing or not releasing eggs on a regular basis. Your cycle could be out of sync because you have a hormonal condition, such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), but you are not alone.

Sep 1st, 2021
Can I Be an Egg Donor?

You’re young and you either need extra money or you wish to help people who can’t get pregnant by themselves. Either reason for donating eggs is perfectly acceptable. However, not every woman can donate her eggs. How do you find out if you can?

Aug 8th, 2021
How Does OC Fertility Help Prepare For Your IVF Cycle?

Before you start your IVF cycle, there are many items that must be reviewed and completed in order to optimize a successful cycle, as well as a positive experience for the patient. Here's what you need to know as you're picking a clinic.

Aug 2nd, 2021
5 Reasons Why We Suggest Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

In our continued efforts to educate, here are some of the many reasons why we recommend that anyone who is eligible to receive the vaccine consider getting vaccinated, if they have not already, against COVID-19—even while pregnant or trying to conceive.

Jul 28th, 2021
Understanding Your Menstrual Cycle

The menstrual cycle is an important part of women's health and having a better understanding of it, could be of use to those trying to conceive.

Jul 26th, 2021
How To Tell If You Ovulate

Ovulation is a pivotal part in conception, and the timing is what dictates the "fertile window." It is something that happens at predictable intervals for women with regular menstrual cycles—yet it’s not that easy for everyone to tell when it's happening! 

Jul 19th, 2021
Four Medicines for Ovulation Induction

If you don’t ovulate, you can’t get pregnant. Even if you do ovulate, ovulating more eggs increases your chances of pregnancy. How do you encourage multiple eggs in your ovaries to mature during the same menstrual cycle and move into the fallopian tubes...

Jul 18th, 2021
Early Pregnancy Ultrasound Findings

Whether our patients get pregnant on their own, via ovulation induction and intrauterine insemination (IUI) or In-vitro fertilization (IVF), we make sure to follow them closely throughout the first trimester of their pregnancy.

Jul 5th, 2021
Understanding Ovulation

Normally, a woman’s body matures and releases just one egg per month, a process known as ovulation. However, not all women ovulate every month. If you want to become pregnant, here’s what you need to know about ovulation.

Jun 14th, 2021
Men's Health Week: Helping the Men in Our Lives Stay Healthy

As we gear up to celebrate the fathers, grandfathers and uncles in our lives this weekend—lets truly show our appreciation for them by encouraging them to make their annual physicals and maintaining a healthy lifestyle with diet and exercise.

Jun 14th, 2021
Pride Month: Supporting LGBTQ+ Family Building

We’re proud to support the LGBTQ+ community, not only by providing a safe place to discuss family building goals, but also as a supporter of our local LGBTQ+ Center of OC in their endeavors to support the people of Orange County!

Jun 1st, 2021
Who Should Consider In Vitro Fertilization?

You may never have considered going through in vitro fertilization (IVF). In fact, you may not have even realized that it could be — or might need to be — an option for you. But IVF could be the solution for the family you desire.

May 26th, 2021
Common Causes of Male Infertility

You’ve struggled with your partner to get pregnant, but it’s not happening. What causes male infertility and is there anything you can do about it? Male fertility may be caused by a number of factors. Read on to learn about the most common.

Apr 21st, 2021
What Are My Options If I’m Infertile?

When your doctor pronounces that you’re infertile, you may worry that you’ll never have the family you’ve dreamed of for so many years. However, infertility is a condition that has many remedies, depending on its causes.

Mar 17th, 2021
What is Endometriosis and How Does Affect Fertility?

Endometriosis is a disorder in which the glands within the uterus are found in other parts of the pelvis (i.e. the ovary, fallopian tube, bowels, bladder, etc.), which has a strong association with infertility.

Mar 17th, 2021
Eggs vs. Embryos: Which Is Right For You?

Fertility preservation is a topic that is (thankfully) being discussed more often, however the next decision—whether to freezing eggs or embryos—often is not.

Mar 14th, 2021
COVID-19 & Fertility: Should I Be Doing Treatment Right Now?

It's important to recognize that undergoing fertility treatment—be it family building or preservation—has an added layer of complexity to it in the era of COVID-19. A lot of patients ask if it even makes sense to pursue treatment in the midst of a pandemic

Feb 9th, 2021
What Are Donor Eggs?

If you’ve been struggling with infertility, have undergone in vitro fertilization without getting pregnant, or are part of a same-sex couple, your OB/GYN may recommend using donor eggs to have a baby. Read on to learn more about it.

Feb 9th, 2021
Myths and Facts About IVF

Decades have passed since Louise Joy Brown was the first baby born through in vitro fertilization (IVF). Though the technology’s advanced since that first IVF birth in 1978, understanding of who IVF can help and what it achieves has lagged behind.

Jan 20th, 2021
What is the ‘Right’ Interval Between Pregnancies?

For many, conceiving the first time around may be difficult. So when deciding when to start planning for their next, the fears and trauma associated with trying to conceive the first time may urge some individuals to begin treatment, or trying to conceive,

Jan 13th, 2021
Popular Fertility Medications

If you’re infertile, your ovaries may not be producing or releasing eggs on a regular basis. Fertility medications increase your fertility by increasing your egg production. What are these drugs and how do they work? Read on to find out.

Dec 16th, 2020
Is it Okay to Cheat? (On a Pregnancy Test)

Many people opt to "cheat" and do a home pregnancy test during their two week wait, prior to finding out the results of their blood test. While it makes sense for a lot of reasons, there are a few things you should be aware of before you take that test.

Dec 14th, 2020
SART Data: Understanding Fertility Clinic Success Rates

In November, we finalized our annual SART data. SART is an acronym that stands for, the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology. SART is an important organization that helps accumulate data from IVF and infertility clinics all across the country.

Dec 1st, 2020
What’s Involved in In-Vitro Fertilization?

When you don’t have enough eggs to conceive a baby, or have other fertility or genetic issues, you might need to turn to in vitro fertilization (IVF) to realize your dreams for a family. Here’s what you need to know — and do.

Nov 13th, 2020
Should I Freeze My Eggs?

You’re young and you’re busy building your career and your life. Though you want to have kids someday, you’re definitely not ready right now. But right now, you probably have plenty of healthy eggs, and someday you won’t. Should you freeze them?

Oct 14th, 2020
Common Causes of Infertility

You can’t believe it when your doctor tells you that you and your partner are infertile. Everyone else you know gets pregnant so easily! But do they? Infertility is common. Here are some reasons why.

Sep 22nd, 2020
Am I a Candidate for Reciprocal IVF?

You’re a lesbian or trans-man and dream of having a baby with your partner. If your want to conceive and carry the child together, you may be a candidate for a unique procedure called reciprocal in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Aug 20th, 2020
Careers at OC Fertility

Want to Grow Families, Together with us? Check out our latest career opportunities and apply!

Jul 13th, 2021
The Physical and Emotional Effects of Miscarriage

A miscarriage is a traumatic event that has both short- and long-term effects. You may carry your grief for months, years, or a lifetime. Your body needs time to recover, too. We are here to help you move forward.

Jul 6th, 2020
Endometriosis and Infertility: What You Need to Know

If you have endometriosis, you already know that it can be a painful condition. What you might not know is that it can also affect your ability to conceive. This post describes the symptoms so that you know what to look for.

May 1st, 2020
What You Need to Know About Egg Freezing

Oocyte cryopreservation, also known as egg freezing, is a way for a woman to preserve her ability to get pregnant or have a biological child through surrogacy in the future.

Dec 17th, 2019
Key Things to Know About a Basic Infertility Workup

If you are under the age of 35 and have been regularly trying to conceive for over 12 months or you are over the age of 35 and you have been regularly trying to conceive for over six months, you may want to consider visiting a fertility specialist.

Oct 8th, 2019