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Watch: Understanding Your Frozen Embryo (FET) Cycle with Live Q&A Oct 29th, 2020

Ovarian stimulation and egg retrieval may seem like the most labor-intensive processes of the IVF journey, but for many it is the transfer cycle that is the most nerve wracking. Please watch as OC Fertility walks you through what a Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET) cycle is, the various protocols used...

Should I Freeze My Eggs? Oct 15th, 2020

Mother Nature never claimed to be just. Although most men remain fertile well into their senior years, women’s fertility starts to decline in their 20s. As they age, the decline becomes a cliff drop: at birth, you have between 1-2 million eggs. By puberty, you only have a couple hundred...

PCOS Awareness Month: Infertility, Other Symptoms and Treatment Sep 28th, 2020

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), in which your body produces too much testosterone and you don’t...

Common Causes of Infertility Sep 22nd, 2020

Let’s start with the good news right away. Just because you’ve been labeled as “infertile” doesn’t mean that you’ll never have a baby. Infertility affects about 12% of women in the United States, aged 15 to 44 years. However, when you discover why you’re infertile you may be able to...

Watch: How Do You Talk to Your Family and Friends About Your Fertility Journey? Sep 20th, 2020

Despite being surrounded by well-intentioned people, infertility can be isolating for many. Figuring out how to maintain relationships with those closest to you is challenging—and can sometimes result in people feeling they need to distance themselves further from others. That's where this video comes in. This discussion between MyBeautifulBlunder's Erin...

How to Get the Most Out of Your IVF Journey LIVE: Webinar Recording Sep 10th, 2020

We know that IVF can be an intimidating process, which is why we at OC Fertility want to do whatever we can to make it easier for our patients! That's why OC Fertility's own, Dr. Nidhee Sachdev, hosted this informative and interactive session, walking patients through the IVF process. Watch the...

Am I a Candidate for Reciprocal IVF? Aug 20th, 2020

As infertility treatments become more advanced and inclusive, partners of lesbians and trans-men who may have felt marginalized when conceiving a child through traditional artificial insemination or in vitro fertilization (IVF) now have another option. A process called reciprocal IVF — also known as co-maternity —  allows both partners in...

How to Mentally and Emotionally Prepare for Your Fertility Journey feat. Anita Patel MD Aug 19th, 2020

This educational webinar features a discussion between fertility influencer Anita Patel MD and OC Fertility's own Dr. Sachdev MD about how to think through your fertility journey and plan, where possible, for the highs and lows that may come with it. Practical advice you can act on today! Our deepest thanks...

A Guy's Guide to Male Infertility feat. The Penis Book Author Aaron Spitz MD Aug 5th, 2020

This Fertility Within Reach-sponsored webinar features The Penis Book author and world-renowned, Orange County-based male fertility expert Dr. Aaron Spitz, in conversation with OC Fertility's own Dr. Moayeri. Dr. Spitz shares the latest information on how male infertility can be treated, as well as strategies for improving sperm quality though lifestyle...

Optimizing Your Chances of a Successful Pregnancy and Healthy Baby feat. Dr. Afrouz Demeri Jul 28th, 2020

This webinar brings together an open-minded ND and MD team to share the conventional and holistic, natural ways to optimize your chances of a having a healthy baby in one hour! Dr. Afrouz Demeri of AIM for WOMEN and our own Dr. Sachdev answer your questions about fertility, pregnancy, and baby...

The Physical and Emotional Effects of Miscarriage Jul 6th, 2020

When you lose a child before bringing it to term, you probably don’t feel any better knowing that up to 20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage. Whether your miscarriage occurred early or late in the pregnancy, you had an emotional attachment to the child and to the hopes and dreams...

How Genetic Screening Can Help You Determine Possible Pre-Existing Conditions Jun 21st, 2020

If you’re considering having a child, one question may be at the top of your mind — Will I have a healthy baby? Thanks to the advanced technology known as genetic screening, Dr. Sharon Moayeri and Dr. Nidhee Sachdev here at OC Fertility can help answer this question both before...

Endometriosis and Infertility: What You Need to Know May 1st, 2020

Between 30-50% of women who have endometriosis have difficulty getting pregnant. But there are treatments that can help. At Orange County Fertility Clinic, Dr. Sharon Moayeri and Dr. Nidhee Sachdev have helped many patients with endometriosis understand their condition and what their options are when they are ready to have...

Facts About Fresh vs. Frozen Embryo Transfer Feb 27th, 2020

Forty years after the first baby was ever born via in-vitro fertilization (IVF), there are now more options for women trying to conceive. However, there are still debates within the medical community regarding many aspects of IVF and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Embryo Transfer There are two ways to...

How Vaping Negatively Affects Your Egg Quality Jan 19th, 2020

Studies have now found that the nicotine and flavorings both used within vaping devices may affect a woman’s fertility, making it more difficult for her to conceive. If you are considering in vitro fertilization, you may want to reconsider using any type of nicotine delivery system or product. What is Vaping?...

What You Need to Know About Egg Freezing Dec 18th, 2019

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. The eggs that are harvested from a woman’s ovaries are then frozen and stored for later use, where they may be...

Key Things to Know About a Basic Infertility Workup Oct 8th, 2019

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 for an...

Getting Pregnant After a Tubal Ligation Sep 20th, 2019

Making decisions about your fertility health and well-being can be a stressful and emotional time. Such a personal topic warrants great consideration prior to making any decisions but sometimes, even after research, consultations, and a lot of thought, you may find yourself wanting to reverse a prior decision. Fortunately, modern...

How Age of Both Men & Women Can Impact IVF Aug 13th, 2019

More and more women are deciding to get pregnant later in life. The average age for a first birth is now 28, up from 24.6 in the 1970s. Some choose to wait even longer, delivering their first baby well into their 30s. In fact, the birth rates for women in their 30s are currently...

How to Choose an IVF Clinic in Orange County Aug 12th, 2019

The first step to start or grow your family involves deciding to reach out for professional fertility guidance. A fertility clinic can help you achieve your goal, and in California, you have options. According to the CDC, out of the 50 most popular IVF clinics in the U.S., ten are in California. How...

LGBTQIA+ Parents: 4 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Fertility Clinic Aug 8th, 2019

It’s no secret that choosing a fertility clinic can be an emotionally and intellectually exhausting task. It can feel as though you are placing your family into someone else’s hands. Allowing a person—let alone an entire clinic—into your family and allowing them to walk the often difficult and life-changing journey into parenthood...

Reducing Infertility Risk Factors Jun 20th, 2019

Infertility is generally recognized as the inability to conceive after one year of regular, unprotected sexual intercourse. While about 10% of women in America – approximately 6.1 million – between the ages of 15-44 have difficulty either getting pregnant or carrying pregnancies to term, many women are unaware of their own...

LGBTQIA+: 5 Considerations on the Path to Parenthood Jun 12th, 2019

While an increasing number of LGBTQIA+ couples are starting families, there are significant barriers on the path to parenthood for the majority of LGBTQIA+ individuals. A national survey conducted by the Pew Research Center in 2013 found that 51% of adults who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender either...

Navigating the Real Cost of In Vitro Fertilization May 24th, 2019

Struggles with fertility can be mentally and emotionally draining. Finding the right clinic is only a fraction of the struggle, but one of the most essential in meeting your fertility goals. A quick internet search for ‘average cost of IVF’ will provide you with a variety of answers—many not altogether...

10 Frequently Asked Questions About Genetic (Embryonic) Testing Mar 18th, 2019

Why should you seek genetic testing?Genetic testing can be beneficial for many reasons and helps to determine a couple’s viability for a healthy child. It can aid in determining the cause of frequent miscarriages or previously unsuccessful IVF cycles. Others may want to know if they are carriers of a...