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TTC Journey with Laurel Fertility Care

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Our journey began in 2019. We were newlyweds ready to start a family and believed that like many of our friends, we’d be pregnant very soon. To our surprise, month after month passed and nothing was happening. We began to worry that perhaps something was wrong. I was 33 and knew that my age could […]

A Message on Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

From Laurel Fertility Care Medical Director, Dr. Collin Smikle “We are deeply dismayed and concerned for several reasons about the landmark decision made by the Supreme Court regarding Roe v. Wade. This is not just a restriction on reproductive rights. Many may think that this has to do with only abortions, but reproductive rights start […]

Supporting the LGBTQ+ Community

11 million American adults identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning (LGBTQ+). Many of them have or are considering expanding their families. In fact, up to 3.7 million youth under the age of 18 are being raised by an LGBTQ+ parent, and Family Equality’s 2019 Family-Building Survey revealed that of the estimated 6 […]

Join us for FREE Community Yoga for Pride!

Come celebrate Pride Month with us and one of our favorite LGBTQ+ owned, local businesses— Yoga Garden SF! Wear your favorite rainbow attire and join us for a 60 minute all-levels flow with Instructor Martin Scott! When: Sunday, June 19 at 11 a.m. Where: Noe Valley Town Square, 3861 24th St, San Francisco, CA 

Ectopic Pregnancy: Causes, Treatments and More

An ectopic pregnancy refers to any pregnancy implanted outside of the uterus, most commonly in the fallopian tube. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine reports that ectopic pregnancies account for one to two percent of all conceptions. What is an ectopic pregnancy? During a healthy pregnancy, an egg becomes an embryo after it is fertilized […]

Laurel Fertility Care Expands with a New Office in Oakland, California

Oakland, CA (May 9, 2022): Laurel Fertility Care, a leading fertility clinic in the Bay Area is pleased to announce the grand opening of its newest office location in Oakland, CA. Located at 494 Hawthorne Avenue, the new location will serve patients in the thriving Berkeley community and is conveniently located near the Oakland Medical […]

Meet the Founders: Posy Fertility App

Technology helps most women and people feel supported during their family-building journey. From ovulation tracking to pregnancy and parenting mobile apps— there are plenty of places to turn to for advice, education, and a welcoming community. When it comes to support during one’s fertility journey, things look a bit different. Caitlin and Emily, Founders of […]

March Baby of the Month: Meet Emma

It took six IUI’s, two egg extractions and six egg transfers for us to have our sweet girl, Emma Rose Avila. It is hard to even think about of what we have experienced to be where we are today, but with the perseverance of the Laurel Fertility Care team and the wonderful Dr. Collin Smikle, […]

Support & Resources for Black Women

Infertility affects all different backgrounds, genders, races and religions. Some races, however, have higher rates of infertility paired with a lower likelihood of seeking treatment. It is important to us as a black-owned fertility practice to help educate and raise awareness on these topics. Infertility in the Black Community Black, Indigenous and BIPOC women experience […]

Thyroid Health & Your Fertility

What is the thyroid gland? The thyroid is a small gland located in the neck that releases hormones vital to controlling the body’s metabolism. When functioning properly, it produces and regulates hormones in the bloodstream. Hormone imbalances caused by an overactive (hyperthyroidism) or underactive (hypothyroidism) thyroid gland can affect energy levels, weight and mood, but […]