Infertility Services in Los Angeles
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is an alternative to in vitro fertilization (IVF). With ICSI, the eggs are retrieved in the same way as conventional IVF. However, the eggs and the sperm are then fertilized in the laboratory by direct injection of a single sperm into each egg.
Intrauterine insemination (IUI), also known as artificial insemination, is an effective technique that can increase the chance of pregnancy. During this procedure, the sperm is inserted directly into the woman's uterus, increasing the number of sperm that successfully reach the fallopian tubes.
Clomiphene Citrate, also known as clomid, induces ovulation in women who do not regularly ovulate. It can also result in multiple ovulation in women who ovulate regularly but have not had success conceiving. Clomid, introduced in the 1960's, was the original "fertility medication."
We are proud to offer a spectrum of fertility treatments to gay, lesbian, and bisexual couples, such as an egg donation program. It is our firm belief that having children is the right of any individual irrespective of his or her sexual orientation. We have been providing fertility care to non-traditional families since 1987.
Fertility preservation was originally intended for cancer patients prior to chemotherapy or radiation. Preservation, through egg freezing and other means, can enable patients to conceive later in life. Today, fertility preservation is also an option for women who delay childbearing for other medical, professional, or personal reasons.
PCOS dramatically impacts the lives of women worldwide. Many women who have PCOS develop small cysts on their ovaries, which can result in hormone imbalance. Over time, this can cause an increase in facial hair, insulin resistance, and infertility. We offer treatment options to address PCOS.
Dysfunction of the male reproductive system contributes to infertility in up to 40 percent of cases. Due to this high rate, we comprehensively evaluate both the male and female partners during our infertility work-up. We can address male factor infertility to improve the likelihood of conception.
Recurrent pregnancy loss can be caused by genetics, anatomical issues, hormonal issues, or for unexplained reasons. We believe that the combination of appropriate testing, aggressive and creative treatment, and compassionate care can lead to success in even the most dire circumstances.
Diminished ovarian reserve implies that a woman has fewer eggs than expected, and the egg quality may be affected as well. We now know that choices in nutrition and lifestyle play an important role in the number and quality of eggs that a woman releases each cycle, and we can offer guidance.