While there are a number of causes of infertility that vary from couple to couple, the most important thing you need to know is that we are here to support you throughout the process of helping you conceive. Together we will find the best way to treat your infertility, and we promise that we will create a custom treatment plan to maximize your success.
The most important factor affecting IVF outcome and successful pregnancy is egg quality and the best predictor of egg quality is the age of the woman from whom the eggs are retrieved. Using eggs donated from young women in their twenties has been shown to have very high success rates because these eggs are of very high quality. Using donor eggs allows women to become pregnant even if their ovaries have stopped producing eggs, or if the eggs are of poor quality.
Fertility Preservation is a newer procedure that can substantially improve the chances of preserving one’s fertility after a serious illness, or for after a woman’s natural fertility declines. Today, egg freezing, embryo freezing, and sperm freezing are the three types of fertility preservation techniques available to fertility specialists.
How Health and Wellness Affects Fertility
Your overall health may have dramatic implications for your fertility; this is why at West Coast Women’s Reproductive Center, we emphasize treating the whole you. By taking a careful look at health factors including diet, exercise, body weight, response to stress, chemical exposure, caffeine intake, and smoking and alcohol consumption, we can help you make crucial adjustments in those areas that have been proved to affect fertility in order to better your chances at conception.
Fertility Treatment Financing
Our practice understands that choosing the right fertility treatment option can be overwhelming. That’s why we are proud to partner with ARC Fertility (ARC) to provide you with the most affordable options through affordable treatment packages, financing programs, and convenient pharmacy plans.
Hormonal treatments are used to help women who aren’t ovulating to ovulate, or to help normally ovulating women to “superovulate,” meaning they produce more than one egg. Women who do not ovulate spontaneously and have normal estrogen levels are traditionally prescribed clomiphene citrate, also as known as Clomid. For women who don’t ovulate spontaneously, 80% will ovulate with clomiphene and 50% will conceive.
There are many reasons why a woman may consider intrauterine insemination including unexplained infertility, male infertility, or hostile cervical mucus. Here at West Coast Women’s Reproductive Center, we offer IUI for women looking to take the next exciting steps towards growing her family.
In response to the unpredictable and unstable nature of today’s health insurance system, we are proud to offer our general gynecology patients an affordable, personalized membership service that provides consistent, in-depth, custom health care and is designed to support the whole you and your best health.
IVF is the process of combining the eggs and the sperm in a laboratory to create embryos. Once the embryos are created and carefully assessed, the best embryo (or embryos) is placed into the uterus through a woman’s cervix. While IVF is used by all fertility doctors, your specific infertility circumstances are unique to you. At West Coast Women’s Reproductive Center, we customize your IVF process to your individual needs and desires.
Lesbian Parent Options
Here at West Coast Women’s Reproductive Center, we are passionate about helping everyone who wants to start a family to be able to do so. We fully support lesbian parents and couples, and it is our goal to find the best possible solution for our patients and their partners to help achieve their dream of having a child.
Male Infertility Treatments
Many people may be surprised to learn that 40% of infertility in couples is actually due to male infertility. The Semen analysis is one of the first diagnostic steps in the evaluation of the male partner. If this suggests abnormalities in the semen, then further investigation into why the semen is abnormal is undertaken.
Surgical Treatments for Infertility
As your fertility doctor, we will conduct an examination and take a thorough health history, and then discuss potential treatment options with you. We understand how important your reproductive health is, and we want to ensure that every option is considered in your treatment plan. However, sometimes our patients require surgery. At the WCWRC, we offer several surgical treatment options for your individual needs, at surgery centers that suit your individual circumstances, preferences, budget and insurance.
Gestational surrogacy is a process in which one woman (either the intended mother or a chosen egg donor) provides the eggs used to develop embryos, and another woman (the surrogate) undergoes the embryo transfer and carries the pregnancy. The sperm can come either from the intended father or from a sperm donor. The intended parents are intimately involved during the course of the pregnancy, are usually present at the time of birth and assume parenting responsibilities immediately following delivery.