Category Archives: Infertility

American Air Force Awards $50,000 Grant to Help Treat Infertility

Honoring Our Military Heroes

The Air Force is investing $50,000 in a progesterone-testing kit company that could help service members who are trying to conceive.

Fertility and the “Egg Timer” Test

women who want children but don’t have a partner

As women, we are born with a finite number of eggs, and as we mature those eggs degenerate and the quality of our eggs decline as well. One of the most important factors in determining your chance of achieving pregnancy is age. Generally speaking, fertility starts to decline when women are in their early 30s, […]

Need an R.E.? Meet Diana E. Chavkin of HRC Fertility

Diana E. Chavkin

Dr. Diana Chavkin is a board certified Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) specialist who currently sees patients at HRC Fertility in West Los Angeles. She provides patient-centered, compassionate treatments for individuals who want to begin or add to their families. She offers counseling for individuals seeking to learn more about their specific fertility potential and […]

Men, Seriously. What Are You Thinking?

Men’s Fertility Knowledge, Motivations in Pursuing Fertility Treatment

A preliminary analysis of results from an online survey show that men in the United States know somewhat less about fertility and infertility treatment than women do and are particularly optimistic—or confused—when it comes to what they think they know about female fertility and age. Texas-based researchers Parker Murray and Rashmi Kudesia presented their study […]

Do I Need an Egg Donor?

Egg Donation

Are donor eggs right for me? We are often asked that question by parents at a crossroad in their fertility journey. It is probably one of the most profound and difficult questions to ask (and answer!) let alone whisper it. Just saying it out loud makes it real—makes the unthinkable, thinkable.

No matter what stage of the journey you are at, asking this question is the beginning of a new dream—it is a (giant!) step forward in making your dream a reality.

Trying to Conceive Over 40

#TTC over 40

Infertility is challenging, no matter what age you are when it presents itself. Any individual who has been faced with infertility has likely done their research and discovered there are tons of options available for overcoming this problem when wanting to start, or grow, a family. However, any type of infertility treatment takes time— which […]

#InfertilityUncovered

Everyday at EDI we have the honor to journey with many infertility warriors. You share your heart and path with us. This coming week is especially important as we continue to elevate the conversation during National Infertility Awareness Week, April 21-27, 2019. This year, RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, is changing the conversation around infertility […]

Egg Donation Process for Intended Parents

Donor Eggs

If you’re considering egg donation or have decided it is the right choice for your family, you may be wondering what the process will be like for you, the recipient. The first thing to do is register as a recipient on our website. Once you do this, we will contact you to answer any questions […]

Embryo Transfers – What You Need to Know

Embryo Transfer

One of the essential parts of the in vitro fertilization process is transferring the fertilized embryo to the recipient’s uterus. It helps to know what to expect, along with some of the risks and precautions to keep in mind. Here is some information on how the process works and for whom embryo transfers are an […]

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