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Blocked or Damaged Fallopian Tubes and Infertility

A common cause of female factor infertility is a blocked or damaged fallopian tube. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), tubal factors and factors affecting the peritoneum (the lining of the pelvis and abdomen) account for about 35% of all infertility issues.  The fallopian tubes are two thin tubes on each side […]

Coronavirus Update

Laurel Fertility Care is closely monitoring news and reports from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and local government authorities regarding the new Coronavirus disease: COVID-19  to ensure the safety of our patients and employees. We know that new information is changing daily, even hourly and we are taking numerous actions […]

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Side Effects

For those struggling to get pregnant due to fertility issues, in vitro fertilization (IVF) may be an option. IVF is a type of assisted reproductive technology in which eggs are retrieved and fertilized with a sperm sample in a lab. The fertilized egg, or embryo, is then transferred to the uterus. IVF Side Effects There […]

IUI Procedure: What to Expect

When a couple is facing infertility or a woman without a partner wants to get pregnant, there are different fertility treatments that can help. The most common is intrauterine insemination (IUI), often referred to as artificial insemination.  In IUI, sperm is transferred directly into the uterus. Because there is no egg retrieval or fertilization outside […]

Am I a Candidate for Mini IVF?

If you are struggling with infertility, you have probably asked your fertility specialist about many different types of fertility treatments. You might have even done research on them. But you may not be aware of minimal stimulation IVF, which is more commonly referred to as mini IVF.

5 Tips for Traveling with Fertility Medication

Just because you and your partner are undergoing fertility treatments doesn’t mean your lives have to come to a grinding halt. Your journey to having a new family is one that should be accomplished alongside your daily life; a milestone that creates new and exciting opportunities, rather than difficult roadblocks. With that in mind, taking […]

How Much Does a Surrogate Cost in California

If infertility has become a roadblock to starting a family, you can find comfort in knowing that you and your partner still have options that can help. In addition to ovulation induction and in-vitro fertilization (IVF), choosing to use a surrogate mother has proven to be a successful alternative that leads to positive results. Between 1999 and 2013, gestational surrogacy […]

Average Cost of Fertility Treatment

Infertility affects roughly 10% of women in the U.S. alone, which means that for some, choosing fertility treatments is a necessary step in order to achieve a healthy pregnancy.

Fertility Problems After Cesarean

The majority of women should have no problem getting pregnant after having a cesarean compared to other fertility issues, but there are definitely some risks to consider. WebMD did a survey that concluded approximately 2% of mothers who had a C-section experienced problems with getting pregnant again. If you have had a cesarean birth and […]

Advantages and Disadvantages of Intrauterine Insemination

For many people, the first treatment that comes to mind when they think of fertility care is in vitro fertilization. Although IVF has revolutionized fertility medicine since the first successful IVF pregnancy in the 1970s, there are many other treatments that might be more appropriate, especially as the cause of infertility is determined. One such […]