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The Infertility Blog

PFC Team's picture
September 05, 2017

Compared with children born after natural conception—where no assistance is needed to become pregnant—how healthy are children conceived after the help of assisted reproductive technologies (ART)? What about long-term intellectual, language, and motor development? Until recently, those outcomes were not entirely clear.

Data about development. In 2013, a large review of more than 80 studies concluded that more data were still needed to truly understand whether or not fertility treatments had an impact on children’s outcomes.1

Although previous studies hadn’t shown a difference in the cognitive development of children born after use of ART, results for motor development were deficient or conflicting. But the biggest remaining question had centered on language development. By addressing shortcomings of previous research, a recent prospective study may have helped to lay some of this controversy to rest.2

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August 31, 2017

Dr. Chenette talks about how infertile women get pregnant with SELF Magazine.

“Check in with your doctor after a year of trying if you're under 35 or after six months of trying if you're 35 or older. That said, it can't hurt to check in with your doctor if you have questions,” Dr. Chenette says.

PFC Team's picture
August 25, 2017

If you're considering egg freezing, one of your first questions is likely "will it work?" There are three parts to the answer.

First, is the egg freezing technology vitrification proven? Yes, vitrification has been used extensively for egg donation in more than 10,000 cycles with high success rates. The vitrification process is identical for egg freezing and egg donation.

Dr. Givens's picture
August 21, 2017

Do egg freezing benefits help retain women at tech companies? Dr. Carolyn Givens from Pacific Fertility Center was interviewed about the topic.

"I think they're trying to compete for employees, and this is just another benefit that can set them apart from their competitors," said Dr. Givens.

PFC Team's picture
July 18, 2017

We wanted to share this video about a couple struggling with infertility.