At Reproductive Medicine Associates of Southern California, we believe in the highest quality of control, strong ethics, positive environment and a caring staff. We value each one of our patients, and our facility has the robust selection of treatment options, personalized treatment protocols and comprehensive care which may not be easy to find in the standard medical facilities. At RMA of Southern California, you have access to a wide variety of well-validated treatment options in a single location, which can be tremendously beneficial for your chance of success and reduce the time you need to spend in treatment. The internet is a very powerful tool, you can do all your homework about fertility topics online, such as IVF, inseminations, genetic screenings, and many more, but it is important for professionals to assist you to further understand the contents of what you are searching.
At RMA of Southern California, we want to assist you to comprehend the information and apply it to your needs. Our experienced experts are here to help you make informed decisions about your fertility treatment options and lead you through every step to create your family dreams.
Infertility can have many different causes, including the age of the couple. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that about 12% of the reproductive-age population led to approximately seven million Americans struggling to conceive. You are certainly not alone. In roughly 2/3 of infertility cases, the cause can be attributed to a specific problem in the male or female partner. The cause of infertility remains unknown in the other 1/3 of cases. Besides these cause factors, age remains the largest obstacle.
If you are under 35 years of age and have been unable to get pregnant after twelve months of trying, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) recommends you see a reproductive specialist. If you are over the age of 35 and have been unsuccessful for six months, it is time to find some concrete answers. RMA of Southern California will help you explore your situation to determine the fertility treatments that will yield the most successful results for you.
Male infertility accounts for about 1/3 of all infertility cases. The causes include low sperm count, sperm abnormalities, hormonal imbalance, and various physical issues with the reproductive anatomy. Lifestyle choices and other medical factors may also play roles in male infertility.
As a recognized leader in LGBTQ Health Care Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, we take great pride in successfully helping same sex couples become parents. We offer a comprehensive approach and proven path to having a family in the shortest time necessary, for all patients from Florida.
When you first begin researching infertility, you may begin to feel overwhelmed by the various acronyms and medical terms you’ll need to know. It is important to us at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Southern California (RMA of Southern California) that we help you make sense of all these important terms.
Our objective is always to help you achieve a healthy, viable pregnancy, and delivery as quickly as possible. Since time is a factor, we’ll have to act quickly to improve your chances of success, but not without first thoroughly discussing your infertility problems and treatment options at length to determine the best plan for you.
RMA of Southern California specializes in the latest fertility treatment options in our California office. We only use the most validated and proven effective procedures in assisted reproductive technology (ART). Some of the possible treatments may include:
Initial Infertility Work-Up: Every one of our patients starts with a thorough review of their medical history. An ultrasound screening and blood work may be conducted to help us determine the root cause of your infertility. Most insurance carriers will cover the cost of an infertility work-up, so check with your healthcare provider for more information.
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI): An IUI is a procedure in which the male partner’s or donor’s sperm is directly introduced to a female’s uterus to help increase the chances of fertilization. IUIs are the preferred method for treating cases involving low sperm count or in tandem with ovulation-stimulating medications.
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF): IVF is one of the most common and effective fertility treatments available today. The female partner’s eggs are extracted and combined with the male partner’s sperm in the laboratory. Once fertilization is achieved, the embryos are allowed to grow for five or six days after fertilization to the blastocyst stage of embryonic development. Only tightly controlled IVF laboratories can consistently offer blastocyst development, which is a proven method of increasing embryo implantation rates. Donor eggs or donor sperm may be used during the IVF process.
Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET): By safely cryopreserving or “freezing” embryos, care providers can implant an embryo at the optimal time while the patient’s hormone levels are at their most natural state. FETs are clinically proven to increase implantation rates and support improved obstetrical outcomes. FETs also typically lead to higher birth weights and a lower risk of premature birth than fresh transfer cycles.
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD): PGD helps make the IVF procedure safer and more effective. Genetic testing helps us identify any genetic issues that may impede fertilization, such as Cystic Fibrosis, Huntington’s Disease, Fragile X Syndrome, and the BRACA I and BRACA II genes. We can reduce the likelihood of transferring genetic conditions like these by removing affected embryos from the selection pool and only implanting unaffected embryos.
Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS): PGS can help your care provider determine the chromosome balance in your embryos to help find those with the greatest likelihood of becoming successful pregnancies. Too few or too many chromosomes in embryos almost always lead to failed IVF cycles or miscarriages, and PGS helps mitigate this risk.
Fertility Preservation: Many young women choose egg freezing to provide peace of mind while pursuing relationships and career advancement. Egg freezing also allows you to preserve your eggs while dealing with serious health problems such as cancer. Patients with recent cancer diagnoses will be seen within 24 to 48 hours after diagnosis, before any chemotherapy begins.
Fertility Yoga: Many experts believe that yoga can improve reproductive health by increasing blood flow to the pelvic area, stimulating the glands that produce reproductive hormones, and relieving muscle tension. RMA of Southern California works closely with local California yoga studios to offer this treatment option to our clients.