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How the World’s First IVF Baby Has Changed the Lives of Millions

Last month we celebrated the 40th birthday of the first In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) baby ever born in the world, Louise Brown. Since this historic moment, as many as 8 million babies have been born with the help of this revolutionary fertility treatment and assisted reproductive technology (ART). As the procedure advances, becoming more reliable with higher success […]

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Fertility Treatment Options for Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

When a woman has experienced two or more miscarriages, it is referred to as recurrent pregnancy loss. Only about one percent of all women will ever experience recurrent pregnancy loss, but for those that do these repeated miscarriages are emotionally, mentally and physically devastating not only for her, but for her partner as well. Most […]

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What Are the Fertility Options for Women Over 40?

Whether it is your first child or a new addition to your family, making the decision to conceive after the age of 40 is both exciting and nerve-racking at the same time. Most women know that the chance of conceiving a healthy, viable pregnancy at this age is significantly more difficult, but that does not […]

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5 Things Men Can Do To Improve Sperm Motility

Being told you have low motility (sperm that struggle to make their way through the female reproductive system) may sound like it’s the end of the road when you’re actively trying to conceive; though, while low motility makes it more difficult to conceive, it does not mean it’s impossible. If you and your partner are […]

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OVARIAN STIMULATION AND IVF

1. CONTROLLED OVARIAN HYPERSTIMULATION (COH) IVF success rates are dependent upon the number of the mature eggs and healthy embryos available for transfer. A patient undergoing IVF is given fertility drugs for two reasons: (1) to improve the growth and development of her ovarian follicles in order to produce as many healthy eggs as possible […]

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Are my frozen embryos, eggs and sperm safe?

Are my frozen embryos, eggs and sperm safe? A common question of the week: The short answer is “yes” in most fertility clinics and storage facilities despite the recent major problems in two separate facilities regarding their storage tanks. Apparently, in both occasions, the storage tanks failed somehow or liquid nitrogen used to keep them […]

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Dr. Bayrak presentation about endometriosis at the 2nd American Fertility Expo on April 28, 2018 in Pasadena

Endometriosis affects one in ten women in the general population and up to 50% of women with infertility may have endometriosis. It can be difficult to diagnose endometriosis clinically and in some women it can be present with minimal symptoms, but yet it can cause significant inflammation of the pelvic organs which can lead to […]

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The Myth of Unexplained Infertility

I felt like I have to write another article about the mysterious diagnosis called “unexplained infertility” after seeing a number of patients in their early 30s with this diagnosis recently. I often hear from patients that “everything is normal” or “nobody could identify any problems”. It’s also not uncommon to hear “I went to different […]

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Treatment of Endometriosis-Associated Infertility

Can Endometriosis Cause Infertility? Endometriosis, as discussed in a prior blog, is a condition found in women of reproductive age which commonly causes symptoms of pelvic pain and difficulty conceiving. According to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), up to 50% of women with endometriosis may have subfertility, reducing the probability of having a […]

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Zika Virus & Pregnancy

What is the Zika Virus and how can you get infected? The Zika virus was first reported in South America in 2015, and has since spread to many parts of the world. Like other viruses in the same “family”, it is mainly spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. Infected mosquitos now found in […]

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