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The Infertility Blog

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January 10, 2018

As more companies are offering egg freezing benefits, egg freezing is becoming more accessible. So why not do egg freezing?  Perhaps you’ve heard some concerns surrounding egg freezing. A lot of which is wrong.

To sort out fact and fiction, Dr. Carolyn Givens, a Reproductive Endocrinologist at Pacific Fertility Center®, offers these facts to set the record straight.

Myth: Egg freezing is still experimental.
Truth: Sperm and embryo freezing and thawing have been successfully performed for decades. In 2013, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine declared that egg freezing should no longer be considered experimental. At PFC, we have proof that egg freezing works. We’ve had over 100 babies born from frozen eggs, including those from patient’s own eggs and donor eggs.

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December 22, 2017

We are so proud of Michelle Meow, and her new programming partnership with the Commonwealth Club. PFC has been a longtime supporter of “The Michelle Meow Show”, and we are excited for this new partnership. 

The new weekly series will expand the range and depth of programs at the Commonwealth Club surrounding issues of interest to the LGBTQ community.

"This partnership will enable us to bring discussions concerning the LGBTQ community to a larger platform,” said Michelle Meow.

Here is a picture of PFC’s Dr. Isabelle Ryan and a few PFC employees with Michelle at the welcome reception where we kicked off the series last week at the Commonwealth Club.

December 20, 2017

Cara Jones froze her eggs, got married, and never thought she would need her frozen eggs. 

Read her heartwarming story here.

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December 14, 2017

Pacific Fertility Center is thrilled to announce we have recently joined the Prelude network of clinics. Prelude’s vision is to create a national platform comprised of best-in-class fertility clinics, with one in each major metropolitan area. We are delighted to be their San Francisco partner. Together, we are even better able to advance our shared goal: to make family-building options available to more patients, and create “one healthy baby at a time”.

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December 12, 2017

As in years past, Pacific Fertility Center (PFC) submitted original research this year for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), held October 28 through November 1 in San Antonio, TX. Our study on genetic screening was accepted for poster presentation.

Carrier screening. This type of screening tests for “carriers,” in other words, asymptomatic people who have a mutation that causes a recessive genetic disorder. To have the disease, a baby must inherit a defective gene from each parent. Fortunately, lowered costs of testing now allow simultaneous screening of multiple recessive genetic conditions. This is called expanded genetic carrier screening.