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Take Time to Care

National Women's Health Week (NWHW) May 8-14, 2022, is an annual weeklong observance that begins on Mother’s Day and encourages women to make their health a priority and take care of themselves.

National Women’s Health Week (NWHW) is a time to encourage women to #KHOWHmore about ways to prioritize their health today, including staying up to date on health visits and screenings. During National Women’s Health Week, the FDA Office of Women’s Health (OWH) is highlighting key messages each day of the week to encourage women to […]

The “Perfect” IVF Timeline is up to You

The perfect IVF timeline

The IVF timeline has become a two-step process—changing the answer to the FAQ: When is the right time to try IVF? A question that Dr. Mary Hinckley from Reproductive Science Center of the San Francisco Bay Area gets asked quite often is when is the right time to do in vitro fertilization (IVF)? Most people […]

Egg Donor and Intended Parent Matching

Egg Donation and Intended Parent Matching

As in all of our egg donor and intended parent matches, medical records of your donor are sent to your IVF clinic for further review. Your physician will be the one who will ultimately give approval of your donor.

What is FSH

What is FSH

Follicle-stimulating hormone, also known as FSH, is a hormone checked routinely between days 2-4 of the menstrual cycle. It is produced by the pituitary gland to stimulate the ovaries to develop follicles. As a dominant follicle develops, it in turn sends certain signals (inhibin-B) that will suppress FSH release (negative feedback).

Guidelines for Egg Donor Evaluation

Guidelines for Egg Donor Evaluation

All donors, both anonymous and known, should be screened per the most recent guidelines of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). Donors should be legal adults in their state and preferably between the ages of 21 and 34. The reason for the age minimum is to ensure […]

The Cost of Becoming an LGBTQ+ Parent

LGBTQ Family Building

One of the first questions that prospective patients ask when starting to learn about LGBTQ+ family-building is, “how much is this going to cost?” When it comes to LGBTQ+ fertility, there are so many amazing pathways to biological parenthood – between IUI, IVF, and surrogacy, as well as egg or sperm donation, the considerations are […]

Steps to a Successful Egg Donation Cycle

Steps to a Successful Egg Donation Cycle

Egg donation has helped thousands of infertile couples realize their dream of becoming parents. Upon selection, egg donors go through a five-phase process. This entire process is a delicate one and the steps to a successful egg donation cycle are closely monitored by our team of experts.

Why Do I Need Genetic Counseling?

A genetic counselor will integrate the family and health information, genetic testing results, along with personal values and goals, into one complete picture

By collecting family health history and having this information early, people are able to access the growing number of genetic tests available, expand their options for family planning, improve the management of pregnancy or neonatal care, and take advantage of treatments for inherited disease

The Importance of Egg Donor Screening

The Importance of Egg Donor Screening

Screening for Egg Donors refers to the way Egg Donation Agencies, IVF Centers, Third Party Reproductive Lawyers, and Surrogacy Agencies evaluates potential donors to be sure their eggs will offer a safe alternative for family building.

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