- IUI or IVF: What is the Difference?
Intra-uterine Insemination (IUI) is an office procedure timed to coincide with the woman's ovulation day. The sperm sample is washed in our lab and the healthiest sperms are placed in the woman's uterus with a soft straw so they can swim quickly toward the egg cell.
In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is done by giving the woman fertility medicine to help her eggs grow. Eggs are then removed by ultrasound and placed in our Embryo Lab. One healthy sperm is placed in each egg to help it become an embryo. Two embryos are placed in the uterus and extra embryos are frozen for future use.
- How Can “Fertility Fitness” Help You?
Our Fertility Fitness Program helps women achieve emotional and physical wellness during their vulnerable time of overcoming infertility. There are many benefits which includes lowered stress levels, improved fertility potential, weight loss, increased energy levels, increased physiologic response, and reduced inflammation in body.
- Hormonal Imbalance/Polycystic Ovaries
Women with hormonal imbalances/Polycystic Ovaries often have irregular menstrual cycles, infrequent ovulation, weight problems, excessive body hair, diabetes, insulin resistance and high blood pressure.
This makes pregnancy difficult and treatment must be individualized. Medical problems must be treated before attempting pregnancy for the mother and baby's health. Testing in our laboratory helps us determine your hormonal status.
- Male Infertility Treatments
Mild cases of male infertility can be managed by IUI, but men with "zero" or extremely low sperm count and motility must be carefully tested to determine the cause and treatment.
Our Male Infertility Program combines examination and laboratory testing to arrive quickly at a diagnosis and treatment plan. ICSI, PESA and donor sperm are all treatment options available. We will review your semen analysis and help place you on the path to fatherhood.
- Does Age Matter for Fertility?
Women are born with a finite number of eggs which must survive during her life to become a healthy baby. Each egg has a pre-destined life span an there is a continuous attrition during the woman's reproductive years. With advancing age, egg quality is affected by a physiologic decline and by environmental factors and health issues.
The Egg Quality or Ovarian Reserve can be determined by measuring a woman's reproductive hormones, estimating her resting follicle count and calculating the volume of the ovaries with ultrasound. At WCFC, all tests are easily done in one visit.
- Miscarriages and Genetic Screening
The most frequent cause of miscarriage is an abnormal embryo which can occur even in young healthy women. It is estimated that only 25% of embryos will result in a healthy baby. Chromosome abnormalities are often the cause of failed implantation or pregnancy loss.
Our specialized Genetic Screening Program (PGS) can 1)test for abnormalities before an embryo is transferred to the uterus and 2)confirm the gender of the embryo. Our Diagnostic Implantation System™ test can determine if your uterus is healthy to carry an embryo.
- Egg Freezing to Preserve Fertility
Unanticipated life events can threaten a woman's reproduction. Cancer at a young age, career demands, single marital status, family or medical history can all endanger a woman's fertility potential.
But now, you can take charge by preserving your healthy unfertilized eggs through Egg Freezing which has resulted in the births of over 100 healthy babies and counting from frozen eggs, one of the world's largest series from a single Fertility Center. Women less than 38 years have the best outcome and simple Ovarian Reserve testing can determine if you are a good candidate.
Welcome to West Coast Fertility Centers in Orange County, California
Founded in 1988, West Coast Fertility Centers is the most established and premier Fertility Treatment Center in Orange County with on-site, accredited laboratories and surgical suite. You will definitely notice the quality difference in our experienced and compassionate approach to treating infertility. Because of our reputation for scientific research and fertility solutions, we are referred some of the most difficult cases by the medical community. We are focused on finding your precise infertility diagnosis and providing fertility treatments to include IVF, artificial insemination, IUI, ICSI, blastocyst transfer, assisted hatching, PGD, frozen donor egg bank, surrogacy, and egg freezing.
West Coast Fertility Center has been recognized by Aetna Institutes of Excellence for demonstrated infertility care expertise and safety.
The dignity of every person who seeks our help is respected regardless of background or partnership status. We strongly commit to teach and inform our patients in order to seek out the best, but not necessarily the easiest, treatment for success.
A new life has been our life's work for the past 28 years. Thanks to your confidence in our treatments, over 3,700 long awaited children have graced the lives of loving parents who more than anything wanted to have a child.
From your first visit to our infertility clinic in Orange County, fertility specialist Dr. Diaz and the entire team will build a long-lasting relationship with you based on trust, care and respect in a comfortable, reassuring setting.
We specialize exclusively in the treatment of female and male infertility and its associated conditions such as endometriosis, fibroid tumors, hormonal disorders, polycystic ovaries, premature menopause, genetic disorders, donor eggs and surrogacy.
Quality control is assured with our private in-house accredited Surgical Suite, Genetics PGD service and Laboratories: Embryology, Andrology, Clinical and Egg Freezing.
Read tips from our licensed therapist with over 25 years experience who can help you cope with the anxiety and mixed emotions whirling around patients struggling with infertility.
We have helped patients to become pregnant in California and from around the world. Our Fertility Concierge Service can assist with your travel accommodations near our fertility treatment center in Southern California.
Dr. Diaz received his training in Reproductive Endocrinology at Harvard Medical School
11160 Warner Ave., Suite 411
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
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In support of the LGBT community, we offer reproductive options for starting and building families.
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Intended parents may arrange for a surrogate pregnancy.